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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Amy Butler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amy Butler. Show all posts

Saturday, September 10, 2011

In The LimeLight Scarf

Have you put your hand on the new VOILE fabrics, yet? 
Well, I hope you have, or will, soon. They are absolutely beautiful, and lovely to the touch, too.
I made a scarf this afternoon from this gorgeous Amy Butler voile fabric I bought while I was in Missoula for work last week.
 It came from SELVEDGE STUDIO; a sweet little Mom and Daughter store in Missoula.  They have some very cool fabrics.  Their focus is on fashion sewing but also quilting, too.  Lots of wide widths.  Unusual and high-quality linens. The most luxurious silk velvets.  And Voiles! Cool trims. They offer classes, and have an open-sew night every Thursday in their store.  I sure enjoyed looking through all their fabrics and even  ordered a  Kwik Sew Pattern for a lovely tunic top.  (Oh, yeah... I bought some rayon too!)  It was a pleasant way to spend a bit of the evening!  Hey, if you can't sew on fabric, buy some!
 I just adore the hand of this fabric.  Smooth-as-silk with a surprisingly satiny touch.  This is a print from the Amy Butler collection, new out this fall (in voile), I believe.
 I cut four, four-inch lengths, seaming two lengths together, and then right-sides-together, turn and press. It finished to 3.5" in width, and just over 101" in length, with nice, tapered points.  With a length that, one should be able to wear it in a gazillion, fun and fashionable ways!  And, it's for sale in my etsy shop.
I didn't add any extra trim or embellishment.  I thought I'd let the beautiful fabric say it all.  A practical, wear-with-all, lightweight accessory.  Elegant & fun.

Have you seen the voile fabrics in your quilt stores?  Have you made anything with them? 

EnJOY your weekend!
Blessings,
Leslie

Saturday, January 1, 2011

YO YO'S, Pom Poms and No Bon Bons!

I hate to admit... how late I am "coming to the table" of making  these charming little yo yo darlings!  For some reason over the years... they just didn't appeal to me... but two weeks ago, I WON a grab bag of scraps from Art Gallery Fabrics... and what a BEAUTIFUL hand they have; so very satiny-like and quite luxurious!  I don't believe I've seen these fabrics in our local area, so now I know what to keep my eyes out for, or where to go to buy some more! Thank you Pat, it was a great give-a-way; I'm a lucky lady! These scraps are perfect for yo yo's...I used the form you buy made by Clover...
 
I also saw a charming Amy Butler's "BLOOM" quilt - a FREE pattern (gotta love that!) and it was covered in lovely, incredibly charming, bright colored prints in YO-YOS of varying sizes... stacked everywhere... loved it!  It was made from her SOUL BLOSSOMS fabric collection, available I hope at my local quilt store...SOON!  If not, then I must go shopping at Hawthorne Threads!   

I love bright colors, and now I know exactly what I can do with those new 6 inch and 8 inch circle dies from Sizzix... BIG YO YO's!  Wake me up when it's time to go-go... " - you know that song?  I have NO IDEA who wrote it, or even who sings it... but it is in my head... because I have now re-created it with:  "Wake me up - I love to YO YO!" and.... if I could think of a song to go with Pom Poms, I would!  


While I dearly love to play games on New Years Eve, the kids weren't around, so we just enjoyed a lovely quiet evening in our warm little cozy home. Who knew yo-yos and football fit sew well together!  (Well... they are both kind of round and bouncy! 
 Love that ribbony yarn... this one I think I will make into a frosty-wintery boquet for my office!! 
 I decided to do a bit of re-decorating and embellishment in my dining room... so I  hung the three sizes, from large, medium and small.. I could enjoy them as a decoration!  Christmas tree ornaments for next year, perhaps?!!

A pile of them in a bowl.... pins... hats... oh gosh... what ideas to you have?  I'd love to hear!
LOVE the hand-dyed yarns... pom pom CHEER!

The "assortment!"



 As you may have noticed I dearly adore yarn, ribbons and the like... and now I've found a new way to incorporate them... and a host of other great and inspiring embellishments options!  And another thing to do on a long road trip... that is, if my hubby is driving!

EnJOY a new day... a new opportunity, and a new LOVE!  Amen!
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