You guys, first of all I have to say that I’ve been really excited about this opportunity ever since Bonnie announced the participants for her blog tour! This if the first of it’s kind for me. You see, I consider myself a late bloomer with blogging, instagraming, creating and the many other creative outlets in the world because of this new season in my life . I resigned from teaching in the middle school to be a stay at home mom to my beautiful daughter who is now almost 3. One of my outlets became photography then crafting then sewing then scrapbooking, anybody? I’ve been so overwhelmed with the creative world that I can’t get enough! So, Bonnie all this to say thank you for trusting in me and allowing me to participate in such a memorable event in your career, a launch of yet another beautiful fabric line, Succulence.
One thing that I immediately thought about when I was deciding on a project was how beautiful and rich the colors are in the prints. I mean, Beautiful! So, deciding on a project really didn’t last long. I mean rag quilt, Hello! This project not only comes together rather quickly but I truly enjoy making these quilts. I’ve made several for gifts and they are just fun to have around! There are two color ways that Bonnie created for this line.
Right?! Now that you seen them you can understand how hard it was to choose! Eventually, I finalized some Light of Day for my project and couldn’t be more ecstatic when they came in.
I have a blog post about making this quilt here. If you are interested in putting one of these together check it out! I remember wanting to make a blanket for a friend’s baby shower and came across a tutorial for making a quilt like this one. I was so excited to give it a go. I have to admit that it wasn’t all banana pudding the first go around but I’ve been learning little tips and tricks to make making this quilt easier.
If you like the fabrics that you see, you can purchase them at A Stitch in Time or other online retailers of your choice. I’ll also recommend that you check out Bonnie’s blog when you get a minute. I find her blog to be totally authentic and fresh.
As I left my rag quilt on it’s final wash in the washing machine I saw that I had some long strips of fabric left. I didn’t want to throw them away. I didn’t mention this earlier but in my early twenties when I was in college full time and working full time I had a short stint in the jewelry making business. I called it “Unique Jewelry by Monica”. There just wasn’t enough time to fully devote to it. I loved and still do love making jewelry. So, I came up with this braided three wrap bracelet accented in pink suede and jute twine. To make the braid I just cut 1″ long strips of the left over fabric and began braiding. It’s finished off with a metal toggle clasp and for added cuteness I hung some metal feather charms with a teal glass bead for detail.
Thank you all so much for your support and for stopping in and taking a look 🙂 I can’t be more humbled and excited to have been part of this journey. Ladies of this tour you all are a bunch of talented makers and I am truly blessed to have created along side you all . So just in case you’ve missed the other projects please take a little time and hop on over to the schedule so you can see what everybody has created and the creations that are to come. There are some amazing projects! Take care and enjoy your weekend!
Get after it!