Saturday, May 9, 2009

What you've got challenge.

I've set myself a challenge to use up old or idle fabric from my stash. I'm almost desperate for some new fabric, but as we are picking up our van tomorrow, money is a little scarce. Its hard to be inspired by fabric that has become familiar. Anyway, I made a start with this little apron made from leftover fabric from a quilt. I drew up the design (well, more like made it up as I went along) and it turned out pretty well. I'd like to make more when I do get some new fabric!


This is what it looks like on the recipient (one of my daughters). I like simple but pretty things.
I treated myself to the latest edition of my favourite magazine - Homespun and entered a competition to win a beautiful pack of Robyn Pandolph fabric. The entry question was "Why are the women in your life special?"
It made me think about my mother, who passed away 4 years ago as a result of breast cancer. We were very different people and did not get along for a long time. Our relationship started to improve after the birth of my first child, shortly after which she became ill.
I never thought of her as special before that, but as her illness progressed and she had setback after setback a new part of her shone through. Courage. Immense courage. Although it was very hard towards the end, she never gave up. She became (and still is) an inspiration to me.

3 comments:

Fröken Skicklig said...

Such a lovely apron! I should make one for myself - and I know the problem of having fabrics that got a kind of familiar (which makes it hard to use them ;-)

I wish you a sunny and joyful weekend, Juliane

Polka Dot Daze said...

That apron is absolutely lovely! Good work!

The Handmaden said...

Juliane, I've been meaning to make myself an apropn for years and still haven't done it!