Friday, February 15, 2013
Enlarged Heart, and a "Craft Fail"
Against all conventional medical advice, I decided to enlarge my heart LOL!
I liked my Valentine Cards so much (so did my husband and 2 boys), that I decided to enlarge it to a 12.5 x 12.5 inch size and make the first block of a "gross anatomy" quilt. It's been way too long since I did a fun geeky quilt, and this heart was just what I needed to realize that!
I also thought I'd share a "craft fail". Truly, a fail is also a learning experience. I've dabbled in the past with using bleach to "discharge" the dye in fabric to make shirts, and artwork. I bought this bleach pen a few months ago, after seeing a craft made with it on a T shirt. I was going to write out my card with the bleach, but the result was less than desired.
In the end, I bought the largest gauge thread I could find for my sewing machine, and free motion quilted it. It was a button or upholstery thread I believe, and it really stretched the limit of my machine, but it worked!!
I just got to add that with 2 kids in school, I hear often about the pros and cons of teaching cursive writing anymore. I'm not sure I could do this as easily in print :-P.