A few days ago, Tim posted on his blog that he had a line of fabrics out called Eclectic Elements. It's pretty cool. I've been waiting for it to arrive so that I could cover the art journal that I made a while back (my last few posts) with it. He sent me some to play with and here's what I made:
My first project was the cover for my art journal. I just stitched it right onto the cover of the journal (which was made out of an old Stampington magazine).
My second project was an apron. I didn't finish it until a few hours before it had to be shipped to the Quilt Show in Portland so I wasn't able to get a cool photo of someone wearing it with their cowboy boots on and chickens around their feet. Ha! I do not sew...really...- I think I've made 2-3 things in my lifetime. I sew fine on scrapbook pages but fabric scares me. My dear friend Jeanene helped me with this apron and she was the one who made the seams perfectly straight and sewed on all the vintage lace that I had picked up at flea markets in Paris. She made sure that my vision for the apron came together perfectly.
My third project- a mama bird and her chic chickie.
It's easy to tell which fabrics were my favorites. The subway fab is the one that I used every little scrap of. My other favorite was the red dictionary fabric. Lovely stuff.
Here are some links to other uber cool projects using Tim's fabric line:
Kerry Lynn Yeary's blog - will be up on Sunday