Friday 20 April 2012

 Are you playing along with Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition?

 I am a big fan of Amy's designs so didn't need asking twice when I saw details of the competition.

My fabric pack arrived quite a few weeks ago now and has been sitting on my desk begging to be played with.

 The fabrics sat there teasing me for far too long and this week when stress levels were beyond high, it seemed a perfect time to take a little break and do some therapeutic sewing.

 To be honest when I starting cutting them I had no idea what I was going to make. 
Before I knew it HSTs had been cut (actually this was a couple of weeks ago) and sewn and still I had no idea what they were going to turn into.

 Today it became a little more obvious and now we have the set of Umbrella Coasters, matched with linen and vintage braid detail and, irrespective of the fact that in my book you can never have enough mustard and grey and linen hanging around the house, I'm rather chuffed with the results.

 I think it's fair to say a little amount of beautiful prints goes a long way. The itty bitty scrap bits were even turned into details on the backs (I knew there was a reason I didn't throw them away).

I don't care too much if I don't win as making these today was just what the doctor ordered.
Actually I do care if I don't win...have you seen the prizes???!!


Cherie said...

They are so cute! Love the fabrics =D

Kylie said...

They are fabulous Karen - I hope you do win :) Kx

Nicky said...

Good luck - how about we split the prizes then? In my dreams and I haven't made anything with mine yet!

I love your coasters though - and that colourway!

Caitlin at Salty Oat said...

These are great! I bought a pack of trimmmings too, but I can't decide what I want to do with them. Nice job!

dawn machell said...

Those colours MUST have been picked out specially for you!
Love love love the coasters, you get my vote :-) x

beth said...

lovely, lovely! i love these colors, too, although my pack has blues, greys, and brick red! so fun to see what folks do with their trimmings. love you blog - the header is fantastic!

Lady Jane said...

Ha ha!
I am literally just in the middle of cutting out, playing with and arranging my Umbrella Prints Trimmings (which I read about on your blog - so thank you muchly for the inspiration to have a go!)
Yours look lovely - very you!

monda-loves said...

I am playing too :D
Love your colours - I wasn't so enamoured with the ones I chose (there was some neon brights which were quite hard to know what to do with) but they grew on me once I started matching them with other bits from my scrap bag.
Good Luck with the comp - I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made