Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Week 2: A Pretty and Cozy Cup

I'm posting late this week, so I'll keep it simple. I spent way too long over-analyzing my drawer of fabric scraps before deciding on a pretty floral remnant. And by remnant I mean that I had to piece it together to have enough to go around the cup.

I created a pattern by taping a piece of paper around my cup, placing my pencil flat on a book and rotating my cup around to create a nice straight line.

I also decided to add a touch of lace detailing. My lace was stark white and it looked weird next to the creamy tones in the fabric. So I brewed some tea and didn't drink it. I stuck my lace in there for about 5 minutes and then rinsed it out.

And lastly, as promised, I added some cute buttons. I have thousands of buttons and to be honest, I picked the first 2 that matched as I pulled them out of my jar. Yes, I also have a jar (or 2!) of buttons.

What I enjoyed the most: Dyeing the lace! It was quick and the results were great. Dyeing fabrics is really fun because you never really know how it's going to turn out.

Next time I would... Crochet or knit a cozy! I'm far more advanced with my sewing skills than I am with my crochet or knitting skills, but I'm willing to give it a go.


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