Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stitched Cherries

I attended the Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival while it was in town yesterday. It was such an inspiration to see so many amazing quilts and crafts. I wasn't allowed to take pictures, but the images of fantastic and whimsical quilt pieces and techniques is embedded in my mind. I couldn't make a decision on which quilt pattern to buy, but I did purchase some awesome wool felt project kits from the Lumenaris booth. 

 I started working on the Cherry Candle Mat. The kit came with pre-cut wool felt, floss, and a needle. I don't intend to use this for candles at all, but I just fell in love with the look of the scalloped edge with blanket stitches.

I started stitching in the evening, and for some reason just couldn't stop. I stitched for a few hours until I got pretty close to finishing the mat.

I woke up early this morning and felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I ran to my office/workspace and finished the mat. Before I closed up the front and back layers of the mat, I decided to add my initials.

Now I have this adorable cherry mat. I want to use it for perfume bottles on my dresser. 

The other kit I purchased comes with felt and silhouettes in order to create cameos. I fully intend on turning those into brooches for my Fall cardigans.

Until next time.