Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thinking Small

 Busy with summer activities, I've found that more often than not I've strayed away from my sewing machine.  To get back into the flow, I decided to try a small project that could be easily transported to where ever I may be.

My jumping off point was this square of muslin from a previous day when I was experimenting with paints and a stamp.

This easy stamp was made from an inexpensive school eraser. While the design is quite simple, it made an interesting design when repeated across the width of the fabric.

Looking through drawers and digging into my stash, I found these threads, beads and fabric that I could use.

Now I'm on my way, and ideas are starting to flow.
Scatter the dust on my sewing machine. 

I added some machine quilting and now I can relax and add hand stitching and embellishment at quiet moments.


  1. I love where you are going with this piece - just gorgeous. I too have a box of simple stamp erasers - I should get out. This is a great reminder that it doesn't take a big complex surface design piece to make a good composition! I would love it if you would link this up to our Off The Wall Friday which is open on my blog now.

  2. Now I'm having fun with handstitching and beading.

  3. This is a great start. Can't wait to see the finished project.

  4. Mmmmm. Nice. Interesting forms.
    best, nadia

  5. Lovely colors you stamped with. What kind of paint did you use? Such a pretty calming piece!

  6. I always love it when I get to the point of sitting and hand stitching. That is my favorite part of the process. Your stamp gave you such a nice design.


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