Saturday, 29 May 2010

Creative Tuesdays-Dotty

Now the bedspread is done, I have been able to join in with the Creative Tuesdays challenge again.  The theme for this time was "Dotty".  I'm not known for my drawing skills, I don't have any, so it had to be something simple, and of course, had to use fabric.

The local fabric store didn't have a great range of polka dot material and this one was my favourite of what was available.   I would have loved to have had purple polka dot fabric.

On some plain white fabric, I drew a simple flower and coloured it in using fabric crayons.  I gave the petals spots too, to keep in with the theme.  Once the colours had been fixed with the iron, I stitched the square to the polka dot fabric and then outlined it using white ricrac.

I then made it up into a cushion.  I have enough fabric leftover to do something else, so I may do another cushion with a butterfly motif, or maybe even a bag.  I can't do anything at the moment, I need to get some more white fabric.

15 comments:

loulee said...

It's adoable. I love it.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Jane I love it. I am so happy you decided to put an entry into CT. Mr. T will be so excited and I love the idea that seamstress and handicrafts can enter too. I haven't come up with my 'dotty' yet. I been sketching trying to come up with something. Love it
QMM

maggi said...

This is so bright and cheerful. Who needs drawing skills when you can produce this.

Terry said...

Very dotty! And so bright and cheerful! Must be such a nice change from the bed spread! :0)

Rudee said...

It's so happy looking and yes, cheerful. Lovely!

Linda said...

Who says you can't draw? You still know how to color! I love it, it is so cute. The big dots are so cute. Love it...

Sue said...

That is really cute!

Kay said...

I love how you have taken a theme and used your skills making it in your own style.

Mmm said...

Wow. This is amazing. I love it. And might I add, a great way to get around drawing and perfectly valid. Well, you know, I can;t stitch at all so i do envy your creative entry here very much. thank you so much. I am pulling this image down for the montage that will be up in a few hours. do be sure to check back to see everyone's work.

Mmm said...

Oh, do please be sure to add a link to my blog too when mentioning Creative Tuesdays. Would love for others to come put their hand in too. thanks.

Patty said...

It's so cute! I always love your work anyway but this is one of my favorites.

Christine said...

Jane this is one of my favourites, all those lively polka dots!

Betsy said...

nice job...love polka dots!

lissa said...

how adorable! I think I would have like it in plum or purple as well

Ocean Girl said...

I love the red. It would be a lovely gift.