Spring is in the air and there's so much to do ~ yet things are moving rather slowly around here. (Picture me as an old grumpy turtle. Ya got that image in your head? Oh, it's sad but true! And now picture all these little bunnies hopping over and around me.) It took a few days to draw up the templates for my scrappy Easter garland. I wanted to draw good ones because I hope to share them with you (once I figure out how)... (Note: get the templates here.)
The egg was easy. The chick wasn't. (I sketched it skinny, big headed, no feet, open beak, you name it...)
And in the end, the carrot is my fave.
Using up tiny scraps for these projects is fun, and I've got a big bucket full of 'em. For this garland, I arranged the scraps onto a piece of fusible featherweight interfacing (I'd traced the template shape onto the backside), roughly stitched the scraps in place, carefully cut out my shape, and then appliqued the silhouette onto the linen. The linen pieces are 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" raw, and they are backed with a pale minty green Moda print.
I thought about embroidering the names of each shape on the linen (ya know, like "egg", "chick", "bunny") but then I looked at the clock... at my kids... and at my other waiting projects and said, "Nah!"
Other doings in my sewing corner include pulling out a dress I'd made for Olivia when she was 1 1/2. The dress needed a button replacement, a good pressing, and to be hung up on the wall (it will eventually hang in the new baby's corner of our house... and that's all she's getting is a corner... we're running out of room!)
And last but not least (yes, I'm still trying to keep your attention for just one more minute)... today is a special day. I looked it up and today is this blog's first birthday! Isn't that cute, she still seems like a baby to me. But in all seriousness, it took a lot of guts for me to start this blog and you all have made it just an awesome experience... thank you so much for the nanaCompany love, and for your comments which make me feel like it's all worthwhile.
Happy Birthday my dear blog! You deserve a cake and a party but it's time for my nap...