Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Big Reveal!

When Jessica S, the winner of the giveaway, said her son liked trucks I searched through my stash, flinging fabric aside as I dug through the piles. Okay, so maybe I didn't really fling fabric around, after all, isn't my to-do list long enough, without adding "re-fold all fabric" to it? But many fabrics did get shuffled around, and what I discovered was.....I have a serious shortage of truck print fabric!

I peeked around at Joann, but I wasn't really feeling like what I found was the perfect fabric for the job, and I certainly didn't find a good solid to go with anything that I did find.

What's a girl with a deadline, no truck fabric, and no hoop for her embroidery machine, to do?!

The answer? Applique, of course!

Honestly. I have only done applique work about 2 or 3 other times, so I was a little nervous giving it a go on some of my best striped fabric (Michael Miller). But the many silent little prayers along the way were answered, and I am actually very happy with the finished product!

I didn't have any co-ordinating solids, so I spent ages painstakingly matching every single stripe, right down to the arm and leg bands!

I dare not let Little Man see this set, lest he decides I need to add a pair for him to my to-do list!

A few links from today's project:
The pattern: The AMAZING Lazy Days Lounge Set by Fishsticks Designs!
The applique: Truck and Tools by Angel Lea Designs on Etsy
This was my first time purchasing from Angel Lea Designs, and it was a great experience! I bought a 3 applique template bundle deal, and despite us being in opposite time zones, the files her sent extremely quickly! They are well designed, simple enough for a newbie like me to put together, and beautifully presented. I'll definitely be back for more!
What was the third template I bought in the bundle? Why an absolutely cool Pirate Ship, of course!
The clothing labels: They're satin, foldover ones from my absolutely favorite label source, Night Owl's Menagerie on Etsy!


  1. Love it! Well done. I'm glad you enjoyed using the applique patterns :)

  2. I am sure they will be very happy. Impressive - all those matching stripes :) & I love the applique!


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