Here's a craft I made today. The inspiration comes from Char at The Pickled Pepper Patch and Denise at The Krazy Krafty Lady. I combined both their tutorials and came up with a cute little sunflower,too!
Now, first of all, I had YARDS of this muslin I bought at a yard sale for something like a quarter or fifty cents. I tried to dye it dark mustard yellow, but all I wound up with was some dirty looking butter color! Okay, so plenty of fabric for sunflowers there...what about the center? I was looking for something black and white, and I'd used some nice checked cotton in a Lone Star quilt for my son. And I needed some green to tie under the sunflower when I was finished. Guess what?? I couldn't move enough of my treasures stored in the Green Room out of the way to find the fabric I kept for emergencies( like an "I gotta make a few dozen quilts" emergency) so what could I do? Why, I took a pair of Hoss' shorts that were a nice beige and black plaid, of course! Way to give it up for the cause, Hoss! (I'll tell him later when I decide to show him what I made, or maybe he can just find out by reading my blog)
I had about a cup of coffee left over, so I poured it into a plastic bowl, added some vanilla and sprinkled in some cinnamon, and added some apple-cinnamon scent to it. Couldn't find the ground cloves or ginger, or that would've gone in there,too!
And here are the 2 finished.
The first one I made x's in the center with black quilting thread(by the way that's what I sewed it up with) which reminded me of an old hand-tied quilt, and that gave me the idea to tie the other one.
The second one I decided to add some knotted thread to after it was finished, then I rubbed some more of the stain finish on the thread. I really like how that one looks, the off white thread looks really nice,too.
And this gave me another idea...I have some torn old quilted pieces, and I think I'll try this for some more bedspring sunflowers, or maybe a bouquet of them.
Thanks for the inspiration!