First, a tip of the hat to say thanks to Madame Samm and Erin at Sew At Home Mummy for starting all this wonderful inspiration! I am having a great time visiting new blogs (BlogLovin is straining under my continuous additions) and seeing how others have interpreted this theme.
It’s been raining here for what seemed like weeks non-stop so it’s actually appropriately named. The forecast says we’re in for a bit of drier, sunnier weather, and I think we can all do with that. My inspiration for my mug rug was actually a garden upcycle.
I loved the idea of using outgrown boots for planters. Of course, it wouldn’t look like this in my garden. Unless the seeds dropped themselves into the boots & it continued to rain on them. Plants have to survive in spite of me if they hope to have a chance. But I loved the idea. I wanted to try my hand at interpreting this image into fabric. Challenge accepted.
I tried not to be too hard on myself and let things flow, not trying to correct every little thing. Doing raw edge appliqué as well as somewhat improv layering makes me nervous. In the end, I like my boot planters, though I think they look more like Christmas stockings. It’s ok. I love the colours. I wish I had a pair of wellies like the pink pattern. It was a good exercise to stretch my boundaries and a great opportunity to use some new Aurifil thread that I just got in stock.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll have a look around, follow me on your favourite reader, and maybe find a bit of inspiration to challenge yourself. Now it’s time to head on to the other blogs for today and see what they’ve created. If you want to see the full schedule, click here.
Wednesday, April 17
Jen @ Quilter in the Closet
Elita @ A Pieceful Perspective(YOU ARE HERE)