Wednesday, April 14, 2010

the wednesday scoop

IMG_3147 The scoop is this: my pile o’ fabrics is shrinking down. That is a good thing, I suppose. Like any cherished fabric, having the “stash” be reduced to scraps can be a tug on the ol’ heart strings. If you cannot relate to this, just compare the sentiment to having the very best meal served to you and, after enjoying bite after delicious bite, there remains one last fork full – one last bite and…no more delicious meal. All that is left are memories.

IMG_3123 So how has the “stash” been used? Well, some went into making up pennant banners. Isn’t the cupcake fabric perfect for a birthday party?

IMG_3112 The sweet girly flowers, plaids, polka dots and paisley were used in the pink banner. I am loving all of the color in the fabrics and decided to go out and buy some colorful flowers to put in my sap bucket.

IMG_3032 Delphiniums, daisies, tulips, poppies, carnations and a little butterfly….


…and all from the dollar store. Yes, I said the dollar store. So, for about $15.00 I can have pops of color that will last and last. They go nicely with the little cherry shirt I made. I’ll share about that one and the pattern I used later this week.

Thank you to everyone who left comments on my finished projects post!! You are all so sweet! Creating with fabric is one of my passions and hobbies. It brings joy to my heart to make things that others enjoy. Thank you!


Rebecca Nelson said...

Totally sweet. Love that fabric! When I was little my Momma made my sister and I sunsuits out of seersucker. Wish I had one now!

Love to you~Rebecca

marie said...

So bright and cheerful! I love your new pennants and I can't wait to see your new shirt.

About those flowers ~ the Dollar Store!!! Really? I'm on my way ~ well, after work anyway.

Anonymous said...

All your photos just made me smile today...cuz I heart color:)


Anonymous said...

I buy inexpensive flowers for around the house too. They can add such a brightness to the day just stuck in a corner of the room somewhere.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Sinta Renee said...

Those banners turned out so cute! Very festive and happy... like the flowers. I enjoyed going back over your last post also... I love your purses and pillows that you have made! I didn't remember seeing the dolls before... so sweet! Must be a self portrait kind of thing... but with a change of hair color!

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful! Love the bright cheery colors. Isn't it amazing what you can find at the Dollar Store??

Sandy said...

Yummy fabrics, colors and banners! I can tell you are an excellent seamstress! Those are beautiful flowers you bought at the Dollar Store. Maybe I need to find one of those stores.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Vee said...

Your banner is terrific! I'm going to attempt to copy it with my fabrics because my little banner gets lopsided every time we go by it. Your design would be the solution! Wonderful use of that light and summery!

trish said...

Your finished projects posted from yesterday are absolutely beautiful!! Each one tugged at my heart. :o)
Your banners are adorable! They look so cheery. :o)
I hope that you are having a wonderful day.
Sincerely ~ Trish

Raggedy Ann said...

Yummy eye candy..i love the pennants.


Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmm, delicious banners Becky! And I can see enough of that cute top to know it is adorable:>) I know exactly what you mean about creating with fabric!

Skoots1moM said...

these do make me smile :)
so pretty

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love sewing and creating, too. I bought fabric this morning and my mind is going wild with ideas for it! Love seeing your pretty things! ♥

addie373 said...

Adorable banners!
And Becky, You bring joy to my heart!


Donna said...

Darling fabrics you used! I love anything with cherries on it ... I can't wait to see the shirt you made.

Molly the Airedale said...

Your posts always make mom smile! Thank you, Miss Becky!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Elsie said...

Becky~ Love your pennants,I really
love your seersucker. I think of
all the little sun dresses I have
made for my two girls when they
were little and my twin granddaughters. I have more fabric
than any fabric store. I love it
and I know I will use it all one
of these days. I sew all the time
so I know I will use all of it
eventually. RIGHT!!! Just don't
tell the hubby, he'll never know.
teehee!!!:O) I have 4 of those green scoops in my big cannister jars.
Love them.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your photos are so beautiful and cheerful!

I know what you mean about the fabric stash dwindling down. Mine is headed in that direction as well.
It's time to restock for moral support.


Thimbleanna said...

Your banners are adorable Becky! Can't wait to see the details on the shirt -- I love the fabric!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love your sweet banners....the colors are wonderful!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your new pennants are precious! I love all the beautiful fabrics. And those flowers from the Dollar Store and so pretty. Love & blessings from NC!

Simple Home said...

I love the bright colors in your banner fabric. Just like Rebecca said, it reminded me of the sunsuits I wore as a child. I've picked up flowers at the dollar store too. I was amazed at the selection they had.

Marcia said...

Such happy and cheerful colors. I can see why you love them :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I can identify completely! I love to sew and create and have amassed quite a collection of fabrics, trims, buttons, etc.

But...every time I get ready to start a project, I cringe at having to cut up any of the wonderful fabrics in my stash. Is that an illness of some sort? LOL

Enjoyed your post!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

fiberdoodles said...

The banners are VERY sweet and I can't wait to see that "happy" blouse. All the pretty colors! And poppies ~ who could not love poppies? :)

Happy sewing and enjoy your day Miss Becky!!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Good Morning Becky,
My goodness busy girl!everything is perfectly lovely! I really want to make a banner. They look like such a fun project.
It was so cold this morning when we left of the bay area.I even have my office floor heater on this morning to keep warm.
Enjoy your day and Big Hugs,

Pondside said...

What a lovely splash of colour on a grey and overcast day here in the North west - thanks for that!

Susan Freeman said...

I know what you mean about fabric stashes. I have a cabinet where I store fabrics for quilting and craft projects. I love to open to doors and see all the different prints folded up. When I use them for projects and the scraps become smaller and smaller, I put those scraps in boxes. I just treasure each one and the happy memories of creating quilts and projects. Now I am off to the dollar store to hunt for fabric too!

Susan and Bentley

Unknown said...

Becky! These pics are wonderful. Such pretty colors!! Love them.
Can't wait to see your next project!


Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful fabrics & creations. You are incredibly talented.

Lallee said...

Oh lovely!!!! You are killing me with these fabrics. I want a peasant blouse.....problem is I have a peasant body that makes them look more like a tent. Sigh.

I love your flowers. So cheerful. I have some silk roses that I bought a Dollar Tree years ago. I still display them in my guest bath. Such fun to find special buys like this.