Here it is, Friday again! And you all know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!! Something tells me that there's been a whole lot of sewing going on, courtesy of all the snow that's been falling - so let's see what everyone's been working on! Remember, you don't have to have a finish - just something you're doing a happy dance about!
Shortly before Christmas, I was contacted again by Free Spirit Fabrics to see if I wanted to help promote some of their new releases, and of course I said yes! So for the last couple of weeks, I've been playing with Tanya Whelan's new line, Rambling Rose. The big reveal is this coming Monday (1/23), but today I'm going to do a little whooping about some of the small projects I've been making this week...
...like little trinket bowls...
...and my first fabric-covered rope bowl!
I also made headbands for the little girls...
...to match the twirly skirts I made for them!
Now I'm just praying for good weather on Saturday so I can have a successful photo shoot!
There are links to all of the tutorials I used for these items above. I thought I'd better share some changes I did for my twirly skirts. The tutorial I linked to is for a reversible skirt, but I didn't want that for these, so I made mine neatly finished on the inside. I used french seams, and zig-zagged my gathered seams to neaten them up a bit, then topstitched them down on the skirt itself. I also used two lines of gathering threads, about 1/8" apart, which gives a prettier gather. It also takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R, but when I get to see those pretty girls twirling around, it will all be worth it! Be sure to come back Monday to see the big reveal of all these pretties and more - in (hopefully) much artier photographs!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance a little happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!