Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I decided to make totebags for three of my closest friends, Rylee, Miranda and Taylor. They actually are using these bags for school. I used a pattern by Sew & Sew (5380). I ended up winging it for the most part. The instructions could have been written in ancient Greek. At least that is what they looked like to me. I found that improvising wasn't as difficult as I thought. I was able to make the pockets myself. I also (after 3 tries) perfected the lining so that you can't see any seams on the inside or outside. Just another happy reminder of spring!