painting: kitties (04/06/19)

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Are they sweet or what? I like the unusual shape of canvas.

8″x24″ oil on stretched canvas. SOLD.

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pretty things

I saw someone make these refrigerator magnets probably **years** ago by now, and always thought back on how pretty they were, and how I would like to make some.

I had to find the right fabric, and the button covers, and the magnets…not difficult things to accomplish, but not something I made an effort to achieve.

Until now.

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I used Tilda “Apple Butter” fabric.

These are sort of fiddly to make, and took a lot of re-doing.

It feels a little more zen to have a tidy “look” to the refrigerator clutter.

 

just like Scrooge McDuck

I ordered some fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Life is too short to buy fabric that makes you say, “I guess this is okay.”

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“This is pretty close to what I’m looking for.”

We only have so much time on this earth, and thanks to the internet, we don’t have to waste time looking and looking and looking. It’s all right at our fingertips now.

This first photo is various Lecien “Flower/Sugar” designs. I love Lecien fabric.

It just makes me happy.

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All the remaining photos are Tilda “Apple Butter” design. I am so so so so so happy we can buy Tilda in the US now. I’ve been seeing UK people show it off for several years, and it just made me weep I couldn’t buy it, too.

But now I can.

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This design is just my favorite, after watching several of the past few releases.

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It has a 30s vibe going on, while being entirely modern.

I never buy green or yellow fabric, but I just had to buy the whole collection. They’ll be put to use, I am certain.

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I have wanted to make an American flag wall hanging, and have not found just the right dark blue. I’ve been looking for a looooong time. I think I will buy more of that middle pattern, because it will do the trick.

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When you see a beautiful quilt, you never think of how much time went into finding just the right fabric. Because there are so many choices out there, but only a very small collection does exactly what you want it to do.

I love the internet, because now I can find just what I had in mind. All the years of, “I guess this will have to do,” are over.

I wonder what it’s like to never have known anything different?

mspt: a spring bunny flag bunting

I found this terrific bunny fabric at Walmart. Bunny fabric that I actually like is somewhat rare, but this design is charming. And at $3.97 a yard? Sign me up!

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I thought it would make a good lunch bag for spring.

The contrast fabric is lovely, too.

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Instead of sitting down to make that lunch bag (which I have recently sewn four other versions, shh, I haven’t shown them off yet), I decided to make a spring bunting

Now, in my mind I had enough green fabric to make the third flag. In reality, I didn’t have a good green that would go with this. So I just happened to have the blue stripe out, and I love this blue stripe every time I use it, so I thought–“Just use that.” And I did.

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But if I would have set everything out in advance, instead of just diving right in and cutting, I would have said to myself, “Hmm, pink and blue makes it baby decor.”

Rats.

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It’s baby decor.

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So I think I will offer it in my Etsy shop. because it’s perfect for a baby reveal party, right? And perfect for a baby girl.

I even put in the extra time adding the rick-rack to each flag, and it really sets off the white points. I thought I was making this for me, so I did an awesome job. 🙂

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This is 8-feet of flag bunting. It is going to look terrific celebrating a baby. Maybe you know someone who will appreciate it? Please check out my Etsy shop and take a look.

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