Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Shopping Trip"

After church I went shopping for some supplies to finish up some of my projects.  It was so much fun!  Everything was either on sale or I had a coupon for it.  Lovely.

For my bags that I make I needed some muslin so that I could quilt the outside fabric of the bag without it showing on the lining.  And it was one of those wonderful sale items.  Good quality muslin on sale for half price.  Gotta love it!  The best find, though, was a beautiful candy apple red wool that I'm going to felt this afternoon and use this week for a project.  At $25 a yard it was beautiful--with a 50% off coupon--it was spectacular.

Candy corn is something I've wanted to make out of my hand dyed fabrics (orange & yellow) for awhile now.  I used one of Megan's designs but realized after I stuffed it that there was a better option out there than stuffing.  Namely, lofty batting so that the shape stayed true to what candy corn looks like.  Now I just have to figure out the mechanics of how I want to do it.

I've almost got my little ghost perched on the second Trick or Treat Bag that I made.  It is a cute ghost--all swirly and chubby.  What a cheerful ghost!  Just like ghosts should be at Halloween.

Tomorrow I'm going to dye some fabric specifically for some projects I have in mind.  It's suppose to be in the upper 80's tomorrow and on my deck I suspect it will be over a hundred degrees.  Perfect for dyeing fabric.

The leaves are beginning to change and fall to the ground as well.  I want to get some and trace their shapes.  Some of the other blogs that I've been reading have some of the artists putting leaves, weeds, you name it from outside in with some fabric covered with water and are leaving it for the winter.  I'm not sure I'd like the results although since all the main stuff is just laying around in your yard the only thing you'd lose is fabric if you didn't like it.  I'll have to think about this one.  I love color so much in hand dyed fabrics that this technique would have to give some really special results.

Looks like a fun week to be outside and do things.  Fall is my favorite time of year.

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