Several weeks ago, Wendy mentioned that she was going to do Leslie Keating's handprinted fabric swap again. I think Wendy encouraged me to do it, or maybe I had a moment of crazies and decided I was going to try it, but either way, I signed up.
I was assigned to Group 14, made up of 4 other ladies from around the world - literally. I now have virtual friends in Australia, North Wales, Canada and New Zealand!
I had an idea of what I wanted to create, but little knowledge about how to go about it, so I started my research. I tried stamping with a potato, but ended up cutting a stencil. I had to change my original design a bit, but ended up really liking the end result. The little mishaps here and there drove me nuts at first, but then I started to appreciate that they added character to my fabric. (At least that's my story.)
Here's what I made:
Cute little orange tulips on an off-white linen. I had planned to have random pink flowers thrown in for a punch of color, but completely forgot. Oops.
Here's what my ladies made:
I'm not sure exactly what I'm making with this great fabric yet, but I have a few ideas!
Check out my new virtual friends:
Kim at Reclaim Prints
Helen at My Inner Thread
Mousy Brown's House
Cheryl at True Story
This is the cute fabric Wendy made!