If you are like me and have a pile of fabrics 'that you might use one day'...then you will know that sometimes it is just too hard to use them because of indecisiveness or psychological attachments. Well... that's my theory and I am sticking to it.
However, I am trying to use up what I have already have on several projects, but I must admit to buying some new Lakehouse fat quarters recently. I was temporarily seduced by MMMC's post about her new quilting career. Making a quilt for the first time sounds reasonable, but I think I have decided that I am not ready for this amazing passion after checking out all of the fabulous fabrics around. Anyway, I would have so much trouble just choosing fabrics, let alone the colours.
I was after a particular design book that was proving hard to buy and thought that the local library would be worth checking out - I was right. Hopelessly, the 'craft' section seemed to jump out at me and I was hooked. Easily distracted these days???...for sure! Only ten embroidery and patchwork books later!
One of the books I have been enjoying is called Fabric Scrapping by UK textile designer Katie Ebben. This book has easy peasy projects and creative ideas for using up fabric remnants. I love the creatively named chapters;
Use it up.
Sew it on.
Cover it up.
Mix it up.
I thought this peg bag looked rather cute, very colourful and stylish.
Very OTT (over the top) - suits my personality in some ways, so here is my version on a grey denim. What do you think?
It has a combination of flat frills and ruched frills which I think appealed to me. I almost felt I was sewing a little girls dress! I even had to go down to the op shop to buy a child's hanger as there are no such things around here anymore.
Then there was this vintage doily curtain panel that I was taken by and have already bought the muslin for. Just one panel in my creating room would do...just need to save up the doily's!
So what do you really think about my OTT peg bag?