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A Recent Trade with Jam Band Junkie’s Tie Dye

For the past year I’ve been squirreling away an amazing sheet set made from a velvety soft cotton. My plan was to dye them using a low water immersion technique, but who knows when that project would actually take place. It just so happens that Laurel, of Jam Band Junkie’s Tie Dye, works with sheets, so I emailed her to see if she was interested in a trade. Guess what? She was!

Laurel was fond of a patchy strip skirt I made a few years back. She was interested in having one created in a similar style but in earthy Fall colors. Not a problem! I opened my fabric vaults and started matching up prints.

Pictured below is Laurel’s finished skirt. I think it turned out really cute and she loved it! I can’t wait to receive a picture of her smiling face sporting her Pixy Patch skirt!

For my sheet set I selected a pallet of brown and blue. I love brown and blue, too bad my bedroom and pink and green. Yes, pink. I loathe pink. Growing up every house I lived in I had a pink bedroom simply because little girls are supposed to be suffocated in fluffy cute pinkness. I was a straight up Tom-boy and pink was so not my thing. Finally when I entered high school my mother let me choose the color for my new bedroom. I selected green and accented with yellow. The room at my father’s house was still pink. Ugh!

While the sheets do not match a thing in my room I love them regardless! My plan is to make a quilt or duvet cover this winter in cream and brown, since there is a wee bit of brown in the wall paper and my bed skirt is brown. I’ve been holding off on quilting since I sucked at keeping my cat off my bed. If I am going to invest some serious time in creating a quilt I’ll be damned if it’s going to be covered in cat hair! Since I no longer have inside animals I’d say I’ve got a green light for quilting!

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Swappin’ Goods

Before Christmas I was approached by a fellow stitcher to join a facebook Secret Santa group. Having never participated in a previous crafting swap I decided it might be fun. After learning my giftee loves mushrooms and earth tones, I decided to make her an appliqued Melissa sling bag.
The outside was constructed from two thin wale corduroys; one a solid in camel the other a dark brown with embroidered flowers. For the applique I used brown and green hemp along with a calico for the shroomy caps.
The inside was made from a vintage leafy paisley and solid kona cotton in bamboo.

The pocket is corduroy and features a mushroom applique as well. All seams are hidden so the bag can be used with either side facing out.

I was really pleased with how the bag turned out, especially the pairing of the vintage and solid fabrics.

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