The first inspiration: a pair of jeans and a painted velvet rose pin.
|I'm thinking a shabby pillow, maybe working in some embroidery on the denim.|
|For some reason, these jeans give me Mom Butt. I always keep old jeans. Denim makes fabulous quilts and accent pieces in almost any project. It also looks beautiful with black or brightly colored embroidery floss.|
I made this rose from an piece of brown velvet on the back of an old needlework pillow. I cut the velvet into petal shapes and painted them with red acrylic paint. Once they dried, I glued them together to make a rose. The rose has been waiting for a job for quite some time now. Today could be the day.
|The crunchy texture adds to the rustic look of the rose. It needs to go on something rather shabby.|
After cutting the denim into strips, I start stitching it together in a log cabin style.
And then I get distracted... I am not feeling this Country Western direction anyway.
So I will stitch a dog shape into gray wool felt.
Looks too much like a coyote. The felt is not stiff enough. Will look like a wad of dryer lint got stuck to my coat. Moving on...
Maybe I could do something with this wool cardigan. It used to fit, but I put it into the dryer. It is now waiting to be crafted into something else. But what? Pin cushions? Wooly creatures? Accents on a scarf?
|Don't you love the buttons?!|
Ok, nothing is coming to me. Moving on.
These black wool pants have been speaking to me for months.
|I bought these for my husband, but they never fit right. I now wonder if I didn't buy them just for the fabric. Perhaps I knew they wouldn't fit and would end up in my fabric collection. It was only a matter of time.|
I am thinking scarf, so I cut one pant leg into 4 inch strips.
I sew each piece together and top stitch all the edges with the hot pink thread. Then I will add some geometric shapes. Very 80's, neon, Tron-inspired. I make the whole thing into a giant loop that I can wrap around my neck about 4 times. It is looking beautiful! I think I might even wear it to the kids' Holiday performance tomorrow at school. I'll take a pic of the finished piece and will post. I look too scary for photography at this juncture.
Squirrelly finally found her nut.