The first day of Spring here was BEAUTIFUL! The weather was so nice, my cherry blossoms are blooming too! :) Hey... it doesn't take much to excite me! LOL
A few of my crafty friends and I are doing a Spring Themed blog hop, I hope you'll check out all the springy craftiness :)
Jennifer Carter jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Melisa Waldorf http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com/
Kemi Schreiber http://kssdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kim Sears http://angelatmydoor.blogspot.com/
Amy Kolling http://www.stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/
Laurie Willison http://soapboxcreations.blogspot.com/
Pam Upper http://www.scrappypam.com/
I love yellow, I don't use it often but it's such a cheery color and Spring is reason enough to feel cheerful :) I added some crystal Stickles to the smaller flowers to give them a little glittery shimmer.My next creation I will preface by saying... I'm still learning. I am still VERY much a beginner...
But I wanted to share this fabric coaster that I made. I used this photo tutorial
which was really helpful especially visual learners! Just pretend you don't see my stitch errors. LOL I purchased a tiny piece of fabric to practice with and had some other scrap fabric I used. My last couple turned out MUCH better but they aren't really "Springy" so I'll share them another day.
When I sew I tend to want to start at one corner and proceed to the next but for this project, I found it easier to start about a half an inch to an inch before the corner. When you go to turn your coaster inside out the corners will have a cleaner finish if you start it this way. I didn't do it this way with this coaster but I did with some others I made and they turned out much better! This may be common sense to someone more experienced but I thought I'd share that little tidbit for those of you who are new to sewing too.
If you are new to sewing this is a great quick & easy project to try. This coaster measures approximately 4.5 x 4.5 inches but you could easily increase the dimensions to create some place mats which is what my next project is going to be!
Thanks for looking!