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I'm still trying to get my Christmas decorations put away. They've been taken down and rounded up and are ready to be packed up as soon as someone helps me get the containers down from the attic. This is what happens when you have to rely on others for the muscle, you have to work with their time table.
This month has been a weird one for me as far as getting anything in the creative area completed. I've spent a great deal of time getting my house in order and all is organized and neat and even dusted which is the one chore I loath. Now that everything is orderly I find myself not wanting to mess it up. Yesterday I decided that I really needed to start working on something so I made myself make a little bitty mess.
I pulled my good old sewing machine out from under the table and a box or two of fabric down from the top shelf and started looking for something suitable for making something for Valentine's Day decorating. I've never really decorated for this holiday but have been seeing some really nice things being made by some of you and decided to give it a go.
Here is my collection of pink or rose fabrics. It's a limited assortment as pink isn't one of my favorite colors. There's nothing wrong with it but I prefer red or green. Go figure.
Since the heart shape is big for this holiday I fooled around making several heart shaped patterns and finally decided on a shape and then I went about cutting and sewing and stuffing the little heart pillows.
Then I needed a bowl to display them and found an old wooden salad bowl that I've owned for nearly 50 years. I haven't used it in ages and had forgotten about it. It didn't look all that great so I set about giving it a face lift. This morning I took some pictures of the finished display.
The fabric used for these hearts is muslin. The patterned fabric is some that I sponge painted years ago for another project. A small contrasting heart is stitched by hand on the plain muslin. I know that three hearts would follow the rule of odd numbered elements in a grouping for a more visually appealing arrangement but I've made four hearts and couldn't decide which to leave out of the bowl so just pretend it looks just fine. That's what I'm doing.
I"m trying to decide what type of mess to make next. Since the sewing machine has been behaving itself I might make a small quilt or some pillow covers for the some of the pillows I've grown tired of. Then again, I might make some new dresses for a few of my dolls or maybe a new doll. That's what's so great about having so many supplies tucked away, all of the options of things to be created.
Hope you're finding enjoyable ways of being creative.
As always, thanks for stopping by.
2 years ago