Tag: craft

Just Finished Hooking

I had so much fun with the the Sunflower Hooked Pillow that I wanted to play more with the concept.  These two pieces will be made up into petite mini pillows about 6″ square.  My mind’s eye already sees them nestled among books and soaps and flowers or settled on a little person’s rocking chair.  Both are hooked with strips of deconstructed clothing.  One repeats the Sunflower’s color scheme.  For the other I experimented with a background in various shades of milky tea and smoky lavender.  I love the effect.

a background of milky tea tones and smokey lavender
a sunny dahlia

To Topstitch or Not to Topstitch?

That is the question I threw out to the FB gang the other night.  Sometimes I think topstitching adds a nice professional finish, but other times I think it just makes the thing look cheap.  The project that had thrown me into such philosophical woes was my Petite Reversible Market Tote.  Would it be more polished with the right color stitching neatly wending its way about the edges or would the whole thing just get fussy?  In the end, I decided on a compromise.  Neat rows of stitching on the top handle reinforcement areas and let the rest of the bag stand on its own.  I’ve just listed it here and here, if you’d like to take a peek.

Petite Reversible Market Tote
Reversible Petite Market Tote