Remember last Friday, when I started Alabama Chanin again? I was able to finish off the stitching on one piece during our long weekend drive. With the last light of the evening, I indulged in the very best part - cutting the aqua jersey to reveal the underlayer.
Mmm... the reveal. It's so good.
What wasn't so good was hand sewing through the Tulip fabric paint. It created a thick, disappointing plasticy layer that my needle didn't appreciate. Happily, the reveal cuts away almost all of the paint, so that I don't think it much matters anymore. But, I wouldn't want to do a large project with the Tulip brand fabric paint. That's for sure.
Here's the finished needlebook! The underlayer fabric is an oldie by Cosmo Cricket and the binding is a Lecien dot.
On the inside, more cuteness.
Wanna know something funny? I was originally going for subtle and sophisticated with this one. HA! But I fell in love with the Cosmo Cricket orange sketchbook print paired with the solid aqua. And then the dots. After that there was no denying the playful, girly vibe. Ah well, there's always next time.
Far from sophisticated, but I'm still quite happy with the results. I hope one of my campers is too!
Also, I've made some recent acquisitions of the cloth kind.
Now this is no surprise. Seems like everyone is buying up the new Free Market Fancy these days. I plan to get more, but these are the seeds I preordered from Pink Castle Fabrics. Wasn't taking any chances with the seeds. They kind of look awesome with everything. Everything.
But this... did you see this coming? We went to Ikea on last weekend's trip, so I spent some time in the fabric department. The royal blue print will be the perfect backing for Half a Trip Around the World. The darker print, called Patricia, is one I've crushed on for awhile. It doesn't feel right for this time of year, but I'm glad I took it home. And the bright blue dot... it's an oilcloth fabric - my first. What should I do with it? I bought a yard. Hmm.....