Thanks so much for taking the time to cheer for the turtleneck revamping. I went through my shirt drawer yesterday and pulled out every lonely and forgotten turtleneck. As much as I'd like to chop up each one, I have some other sewing I'd like to attend to first. What I'm really excited about is cutting into some favorite thrifted fabrics I've been holding onto (desperately hoarding). It takes a great deal of courage to slice into a one-of-a-kind piece from my stash... but I'm ready. So, I've been preparing myself by choosing little groupings. Above is a vintage Ikea table cloth from a garage sale, a gorgeous white coverlet from a summer auction, and a piece of lace from a vintage pillowcase. I've got quite a crush on them together like that! Next I have ticking, striped denim, and organic cotton (new). These are classic favorites for me... add a little oatmeal shaded linen and I'm in love.
Finally, I'm pondering what to do with these hand stamped organic pieces. I cut them for tote pockets, but they might have to turn into the center sections of pillows. What would you do? I almost can't sew into them at all. Silliness.
And, yes I'm stamping flowers on everything in site... even stones!