Thursday, September 25, 2008
Charmed, I'm Sure
It was July when Lady Harvatine inspired me to make charming little coasters, using... ta-da! charm squares! Charm squares are clever samples of fabric lines, pre-cut in to 5" squares and all ready for sewing fun. Honestly this idea was on the front burner every day, and now that I finally made and gifted some, I cannot believe it was back in July when I first decided to try these. Where, oh where do the weeks go?
I am wild for the Moda fabric, Pumpkins Gone Wild. Had I realized how long it had been since I read Lady Harvatine's tutorial, I would have gone back and read the post again, because some of my coasters started a bit wonky. Her suggestions and directions would have insured I kept this easy project easy. Still, I got a happy ending and lots of seasonally fun coasters. Perfect for resting a tall glass of organic apple cider, hot or cold. Perfect for a quick craft fix, when I cannot resist the urge to make something.
Next time I reach for my big cuppa cheap, decaffeinated Nescafe, I'll have something charming to set my cup on.
Judy, my scalloped edges and other fancy stitches came from the goodies that are on my Janome sewing machine... they're decorative stitches to compensate for my poor skills using Ric-Rac!