Before Christmas I blogged about using free motion stitching for the first time – to quilt random curly swirls on to our Advent Calendar. In researching how-to’s for that project, I came across people using free motion in all sorts of ways – to write, to draw, to colour-in. It has this messy, sketchy quality that I love. Continue reading
This one starts with a bit of a disaster!
I wanted green curtains, to tie in with a few other bits in the living room, and I had a vague idea about doing a pattern on top with bits of fabric I’d collected. The first step in this plan was to die our scraggy old cream curtains green. However it turns out that Switzerland only does one brand of dye… and they only do one shade of green… and that shade, far from being a luscious leafy colour, came out a yucky pastel mint colour. SO it was back to the drawing board.
Fastforward a week or two and we were wandering around Ikea looking at things for our ‘garden’ (world’s tiniest concrete balcony) and I saw some rather nice bird&leaf pattern curtains. The only issue was the colour, or lack there of…
So I decided to jazz them up by adjusting my original plan.