Have you ever fell in love with a fabric line and just had to make something from it?
When I came across some Sarah Jane at my local fabric store I decided to ignore all the projects on my table and whip out a few little reusable napkins for my daughter's lunch bag.
Her textiles first caught my eye when I was searching for fabrics for my daughter's new room. Isn't her Children at Play line with Michael Miller Fabrics adorable?
But wait, there's more . . .
And she gives the boys equal love -
and . . .
And as if that wasn't enough, a blog I followed featured her shop. That's when I made the connection between the fabric I had admired and the artist. I love her Peter and the Wolf paper dolls, but I'm not ready to let my kids tear them to pieces. Conveniently there are a few sets for free as PDF downloads on her blog that I don't mind my younger kids roughing up a bit.
Both of the books she has illustrated are available in my local library, and one of them has 58 holds. Remarkable! (Make that 59, I added my own name to the list.)
Okay, enough gushing, onto the project.
I ran across Balloons Aqua from Meadow
and School Gingham from Playhouse
This simple little project was really just two 10" squares sewn together. I added the embroidery before cutting out the fabric to avoid distorting the square. Then I sewed right sides together leaving one side open.
From there I hid the knot for the running stitch between the layers -
measured out 1 1/2 inches for the running stitch,
and then top stitched to close the open side.
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