Monday, August 18, 2014

Craft Book Month, Fabric Dyeing + Bee Blocks

Well, it happened! My little boy learned to crawl. I'm so proud of him, and everyone tells me "you won't be able to turn your back on him" or "your life will never be the same." So far, so good!

Hand-Dyed Fabric Workshop

This weekend, I had the awesome opportunity to dye fabric and learn all about the process with the Music City Modern Quilt Guild. My friend Jayne and her daughter Britt taught the workshop, complete with handouts, buckets, dye bottles, stir sticks, rubber gloves... you name it! You can see more pictures of the workshop at Twiggy and Opal.

Since I can't seem to kick my love affair with yellow and turquoise, I dyed these. I love the rich, deep teal and yellow! Now, I just need to give it a final spin through the wash and decide what to make. We're all supposed to bring our fabrics to the next meeting (sewn or unsewn), and I'd hate to be the only slacker to show up with my fabric rolled up in a ball. :)

August Bee Blocks

I picked up a bag of fabric scraps at The Fabric Studio last week, and wouldn't you know it that it contained just the right colors for my August do. Good Stitches blocks for Toni?! I used the Crossed Block tutorial by Ellen at The Long Thread. I'm obsessed with this block, and can't wait to try it again.

Craft Book Month

Behind the scenes, I've been putting together the details for our 4th Annual Craft Book Month at Craft Buds, which will kick of the first week of September. Yay!

If you haven't heard of CBM, it's an event my friend Mary and I put together to celebrate craft books and encourage people to actually make a project from their crafty library. I can't believe it's been 4 years! Every year, I'm so inspired by what all of you decide to create. I'm tossing around ideas for my own project, and I think I'm going to make something from this book.

If you'd like to join in on the fun, there's an inspirational blog hop and a sew along that happens all month long (with prizes!). So, hit the bookstore or your local library and grab some books for inspiration!

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing what you make with that dyed fabric :o)


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