I was commissioned to make this shawl wrap for a friend who is getting married. It needed to be orange and whimsical. I experimented with what I secretly call "messy applique" - the pieces are stitched on with loopy, multiple stitch lines and the raw edges all hang out. It has a fresh look that I'm falling in love with, although it was not as fast or simple as I thought it would be.
I am, however, pleased with this wrap. I had three days to execute it and that included shopping for the fabric with children in tow.. . children who are starting to catch on that the fabric store is a "treat" only for mommy.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
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"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."