It's been busy long weekend and it isn't over yet. With the possibility of my brother being in the area (ok, within 3 hours of here) and long time friends under our roof, I haven't been able to skate but the fun and laughter and good food has been worth it. With all of that I still managed to get a couple of creative things done.
I've had a plain white t-shirt hanging out on the back of my sewing machine chair for a very long time. I've had plans and ideas for it but just hadn't gotten around to them. For some reason, yesterday was the day. It's not completely finished, I want to add my skate name and number on the back but thought the front was still cute enough to share.
My super secret, ridiculously easy & totally re-createable method for making this cute skull & cross bones?? Kaisercraft's Skull album!!! I traced it on the back side of my fabric, cut it out, pinned it down and sewed around it! A few details on this - after stitching around the left eye a couple of times I carefully cut the grey jersey out so I got a color contrast; I stitched back & forth and all around for the little nose space; the skull & cross bones are one piece, I just stitched them independently to give the look of separate pieces & the heart was stitched using silver thread for a little interest. I'm debating adding a bow of some kind.
The other creative project is due to Jackie Smith!! Jackie regularly takes my Coloring Class at Scrapbook Barn and had told me about a sweet little Patchwork Santa image. I'd asked her to bring them to the next class so I could look at them and perhaps feature them. She surprised me by sending me an envelope PACKED with beautiful stamps. As soon as I saw the Santa she'd mentioned I HAD to start coloring! This is one I colored on a little and then walked away from. And came back to and colored on some more and so on. It was just so detailed and intricate that I needed time to let the colors blend and dry and to let me decide what I wanted to do next. I have no idea yet what the card he'll be featured on will look like but I think it's likely to be simple to let the image & coloring really stand out.
What have you been up to? And how do you think this image should be displayed?