|the blue tape is the center - to remind me that NOT to put anything there!!!|
Okay. I'll admit it. I procrastinate. I'm sure this is isn't a big surprise to anybody who knows & loves me. But gosh - when you're staring at a composition on your design wall for weeks that is lame, lame, lame (and that's lame - not lamay) - wouldn't you procrastinate??
I don't know. Maybe I was waiting for the nighttime fairies to swoop in one evening and fix what obviously I couldn't. Orrrrrrrr maybe I was just waiting for an earthquake to just shake it all into the right place. Still I had no idea that my salvation would come in the form of a little pack of Angelina Fibers - which is the best dang thing since BACON!
OMG - is this stuff cool or what?? Is that Sun/Moon neatolina?!?! Yes - I have no clue if that is a sun or a moon - but who cares when it sooooo darn cool (almost as cool as Bacon - but not quite - although a lot less fat and calories).
Its so easy to use! All I did was take it out of the package - sandwich it in my teflon applique sheet in a thin layer - press it for 5 sec on the silk setting. And wal- la - very cool Moon/Sun - it was easy enough to cut into the shape I wanted. I did press it a bit longer to give it that more crispy color!
I also decided the piece needed a dragonfly since none of my other lily pieces had dragonflies. I got the idea for its wings from Sandy (who came for a visit today). She loved this one piece of special occasion fabric I had. After she left, I thought - hey that would make great wings and it would balance off the Angelina shimmer nicely. So I layered it on a piece of light sheer fabric - used Ultraviolet Misty fuse and made a set of quicky wings.
So for only 2 hrs in my studio, I finally had a break through! I think the rest of this piece should go easily - well until the quilting line has to be decided on. Its always somethin' isn't it??
So what have you done creatively???