Friday, February 10, 2012
Not much sewing is getting done at the moment, or cleaning, or laundry. My middle child has not been feeling well for awhile now and is having a particularly hard week. We are hoping that things will improve when she gets her tonsils and adenoids removed next month. In the meantime, I thought I'd show you this little project that I made for BasicGrey about a month ago. I used three monogram chipboards to make the word "SEW." I created a silkscreen in a typewriter font with repeating lists of sewing terms. I'm calling the design "sewing abcs." I printed it in pink ink over the chipboard to give it some texture.
Each letter was filled in with a patchwork of BasicGrey's Hello Luscious and embellished with a little machine embroidery. I connected the letters with zippers from Zipit. That was actually my husband's genius idea. Then I used an awl and hammer to punch holes along the upper edge. I hand stitched through the holes with embroidery floss and a few tiny essential buttons. In the lower right hand corner, I added a die cut tag and another BG essential button to secure it. I stamped the word "what" since the monthly series that I participate in on the BasicGrey blog is called Sew What.