|Scrappy ATC 2.5X3.5|
Lately I've enjoyed just taking scraps of fabric and sewing them onto something. It's almost therapeutic! (like art) It kind of started with a scrappy ATC I made to send to my U.K. soul sister Jan. I LOVE having a soul sister across the pond! For me, scrappy stitching is all about choosing little scraps and cuttings of fabric that I dearly love for some reason--or beyond that it has sentimental value--or it's something I've embroidered or cross-stitched. I have lots of little hearts here and there, for example, that I cross-stitch all the time. I could cross-stitch a heart in my sleep, and when my hands aren't busy with something else, I'm probably cross-stitching a heart. It's like my little motto: if you sit, you knit. In another words, I never just sit down and watch TV, or just sit around--if I'm sitting, I'm knitting or stitching on something. Otherwise--I'm dog tired and laying down!
You can see, the little tiny Inchies displayed on the scrappy background. But some of those scraps are special too, like the blingy little silky piece of fabric on the upper right. It is from fabric that made up my sash as part of my costume when I played a royal wife in the King & I at our local community theatre.
Down in the corner by this musical Inchie done on black Aida cloth, is a snippet from the ribbon Jan used to tie up the beautiful gifts she made me from her scraps--but they certainly do not look like they were made from scraps--her work is gorgeous. I so love ribbons though--and this ribbon came to me from a beautiful country--so it is stitched into the fabric canvas of my quiltie Inchie gallery.
Of course, one of my Inchies last year was a cross-stitched heart on 18-count aida...and I stitched a bigger heart onto the crazy quilt. I think one of my favorite Inchies was the purple girl with crazy DMC wire floss hair!
This is a peek at how the little crazy quilt began. The base is two squares of felt--then a snippet here and there of fabric stitched onto it--goes very quickly in the sewing machine.
I love this little fabric Inchie that was about sisters, apparently.
Here is one of the darling things Jan made me--by the way! The most adorable pin cushion ever!
The six surviving paper Inchies found a home in my art journal.
Eat, Write, Dream, and Stitch your art!