What's your recipe for happy patchwork? Is it a pair of colors that always makes you sing? Lots of white? Complete randomness? Bright, bright, bright! We all seam to have our pet brews, or at least a momentary favorite. If I were to author a recipe today it could easily be Flea Market Fancy + Text + Black. Oh, and linen too, please!
Last week I sent off a swap gifty to miss Lindsey of L.R. Stitched. I was pretty psyched to have her as my partner because I love her style. But, she didn't mention any specific ideas of what she's like to receive. So.... I took the opportunity to finally make use of the Kimono Shoes pattern by I Think Sew. Instead of using one print for the outer of the slippers, I patched together these from scrap.
And I LURVE them! Seriously do.
In fact, when my eyes fell on them just so, early the morning after their making, I thought how they might like living here. Just basking about in the sun. In all their patchwork-y glory.
Somehow I did manage to send them away. Just kidding - I loved surprising Lindsey with these patchwork slippers and a few other thingamajigs. I hope the AMH Little Folks voile is soft and sweet for her feet!
And, I hope the somewhat rough canvas print I used for the soles keeps her from slipping. I did some limited testing, but I must say - use at your own risk, my friend! That is, if your little one let's you have a turn!
To reward myself for parting so quickly with the patchwork slippers, I patched together a journal cover and an iPad sleeve using the same recipe: Flea Market Fancy + Text + Black + Linen.
How is it that scraps never end? Never, ever, ever.
I especially like the back of this journal cover. It probably wanted to be the front, but the dandelions would have been upside down. Oops.
So, I gave the slippers away and will hopefully sell the covered journal and iPad sleeve early September. But this quilt - this quilt S.T.A.Y.S. It's not the exact brew, but it's close enough as a substitute. And it's kinda special to me by now.
Do you have a recipe to share? Anything you tend to fall back on? It's always fun to try something new...