~I recently had a custom order for a onesie for a beekeepers baby!!FUNFUN....I decided to do a bee applique' and to embroider the bouncing boys name on it as well. I used all re purposed fabrics in the bee design, that I tried to make as sweet and simple as I could. I usually dye my appliqued onesies but I was having a tough time deciding on a dye color this time. I decide to do a tea stain to give it a "honey " look. I was pleased as peach pie with the results and decided to do a little tea dye for a shirt of my own that I have been wanting to "make-over". I will share the tea dye process with you when I post my shirt"makeover post".
~A few bits of on the side.... I made this bag for myself as a practice for a humming bird design I was interested in cooking up. The bag is basically the Fabric Scrap Collage attached to the Halloween tote tutorial. It had been at least a week or two since I was allowed to sit at the machine when I made this bag and it felt good to make something just for me to use everyday. ~Sometimes when I am down in the dumps, I try to just focus on each day and that is what this little bag was for me. A bag to get back to normal daily routines with. The fabric for the tote was all re purposed; the liner and front stripe are from a pillow case and the outside was a pristine vintage score. The colors whisper of the coming fall months.... that seem to take forever to appear in central Texas. I am thinking of having a sewing party making these little totes just in time for the new South Austin Twin Oaks library re- opening. Wanna come?
(ps~I have had a tender summer due to the loss of a pregnancy, I was just not so much up to posting but I am feeling the healing and am hoping to be getting back to the inspiration. Thanks to so many that have sent me sweet thoughts and wishes....luv u to bitz)