Friday, January 28, 2011

recent creating, sewing love

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I would really like to post here more than the barely once a week I have been managing. We'll see, I may become quite chatty...

More sewing love with my vintage feedsack scraps. The natural/white fabric I use is an organic poplin, which is my current substitute for linen.

First I made this little piece. (Patchwork trivet? Sure, let's call it that...) The colors feel nice and warm to me, wishful thinking...

And then I made this piece, the coming Valentine's holiday offering a nice excuse to create with one of my most favorite colors, pink! Both of these little pieces are being sent off to some very sweet friends. I hope they bring some cheer to the recipients.

And here is the bigger piece that I recently finished. I mostly love it, but not completely. I tried to be a bit carefree and do some random stitching on the white part. Well to me it just looks like I can't sew a straight line. I think I would like this look if someone else did it, I guess I am just too particular/critical about my own work. And clearly still need to work on letting go of some of my perfectionist tendencies. (Let's not even mention that upper left-hand corner...)

I wanted to show some of the girls recent creating too, mostly in the form of artwork, but the pictures are on the camera and the battery is dead so maybe next time.

Wishing all a creative and inspiring weekend!


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15 comments:

Ginny said...

i think the bottom one does look perfect :)
all three are really cute!

a little crafty nest said...

Oh Renee, Aren't so many of us so hard on ourselves...I see mamas writing that a lot (me included). But if you could just step back and see your work with fresh perspective, you might just see what I see - loveliness!!! Really, simply sweet (particularly the last one which you see more of the imperfections of!) Well done to all these little inspiring projects. I'm off to begin one of those dollies you told me about...for Valentine's Day!
xo Jules

sheepish said...

I agree with both comments before me.
Why do we examine our work so closely pretty much looking for any little imperfection?
All three pieces are really sweet and I would welcome any and all into my home.
happy weekend.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Those are so great- I love the fabrics that you joined together- great combinations!! Have a great weekend.

S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen said...

I think they look super! The bottom one reminds me of those little tiny quilts Amanda (Soulemama) used to make and sell in her shop before she went all bookish on us. ;)

W-S Wanderings said...

They are GORGEOUS in their patchworky warmth. And I hear ya on the 'imperfections' that glare out at the crafter, but form beautiful charm in the eyes of others (IF they even see the so-called imperfection at all). Love, love, love the fabric and embroidery work!!!

Melanie~Our Ash Grove said...

Oh Renee, I love how chatty you are- you made me smile "I may become quite chatty!" :)
I love your work as always, and we have the same taste in vintage feed sack fabrics. . .
<3

The Handmaden said...

I really like the stitching on the white part! The fabrics are wonderful too.

milkymumma said...

But that top left hand corner is Oh! So sweet!

Ann said...

Just wonderful and such pretty fabric

gardenmama said...

The last is my favorite Renee, I love the fabrics you chose on all of them. I hope you are enjoying a lovely end of January, your shop looks so sweet and natural I love the changes you have incorporated! Sending lots of love and a big hug xoxo Love Nicole

earthboysblog said...

Renee, these are lovely! I think they are perfect, I love the colors you have selected for the Valentines holiday - they radiate the love and warmth from your heart. Really beautiful. So talented you are, I would never have seen anything other than beauty in the work you have done along with all the intricate embroidery work!

camille creates said...

Hi friend!
Did you happen to see the quilt I made my husband?
I used a bunch of the fabric you sent. I blogged about it early December.

I've been feeling quite too.
Cheers to a new weeK.
Love, Camille

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Beautiful creations. I love the embroidery paired with the patchwork. Very sweet.
Nicola

hands follow heart said...

Those are great! I love the fabrics. The embroidery gives it such a nice touch.
Luciana