Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Now what?

Have you ever gotten home with some fabric that you loved in the store,
but you really had no idea what you were going to do with it once you got home?

Welp, I have.
And here it is....

I picked up this cute little birdie bundle at JoAnn's
this past weekend, because, well, it was so cute!

I think maybe I got caught up in that I was going
to a baby shower for a little girl this past weekend.
But, did I make anything for said baby girl out of this?

And now what?
Please tell me this has happened to you.


  1. OMG this happens to me ALL the time! I love the fabrics you bought ... they would be cute to add to a cloth diaper. Cut out a square and sew it on with a tight zig zag stitch all the way around. Mmaybe add some coordinating ric rac and you have a cute diaper burp cloth!

  2. This happens to me all the time. I have about 6 metres of lush fabric that I havent used yet as cant bear to cut it up until Im 100% certain of what I want it to become! Really like the fabrics you bought. Lovely colours. x

  3. I do this all of the time and have a whole cabinet to prove it! LOL. Your new purchase is cute. It would make fun Easter fabric too.

  4. Sometimes you just have to buy what you love...and figure it out later. At least that's what I do with scrapbooking stuff. :)

  5. Oh I do that all the time! Especially off-cuts in the bargain bin - fabulous fabrics that I know one day...!! I'll find a use for! now I have boxes full of bits of fabulous fabrics!!!

    Anyway, I just stopped by to let you know that I featured your on my round tuit post this week!
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Sorry, I managed to delete a bit of that post just as I clicked on post comment! aaarrgghh! It's your party apron favours I featured!! (oops!)