Friday, July 18, 2014

Hearts & Hedgehogs!

A while back...April to be exact...I attempted my first paper pieced hedgehog (Link to post HERE).  

He was adorable and I was inspired to make another one even bigger than the orginal (2 1/2" x 3 1/2").  I did.  But let's not stop there!  I made an even bigger one for the MQG Fabric Challenge featuring Michael Miller fabric. 

3 3/4" x 5 1/2"
5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
I wasn't sure what I would do with the pieces after I finished them.  Both were without sight for 3 months!  

After finishing the MQG Fabric Challenge Pillow, I knew I had to finish these guys.  Why not a zipper pouch?!  I was finally having some luck putting zippers in without having them look like a two-year-old did it, so had to keep the momentum going!

I also had a chance to get some fabric dyeing done too!  Britt and I have been trying to use up some dyes so we can make fresh colors.  Its been so long and my stash was next to nothing.  

I ombre dyed some onesies and wanted to see how a couple would turn out doing Shibori on them.  Both worked out great!

I was sure I could use this method and make a heart...worth a try for sure!  And it worked!  Cute little hearts!

3 1/2" x 5 1/4"
I thought the Radiant Orchid was a nice touch for hearts! 

Just a couple finishes I have actually and finally finished!

Shibori~ is a cloth resist-dyeing technique that may include binding, stitching, folding, twisting or clamping.  Very labor intensive!


  1. Adorable pouches and I love the hand dye with the added details with the shibori.

  2. Such cute little creations! Love love!

  3. Such cute pouches! I like that big purple heart and that hedgehog is adorable!

  4. ooooh the hedgehog!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    not afraid of color

  5. Your onesies are adorable! Love the heart. And your hedgehog is too cute. :)

  6. cool tie dye, and those hedgehogs are too cute


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