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Monday, March 5, 2012
Add A Little Brightness
honor of National Craft Month, I have a couple of new designs. A
sample assortment of bright Kaffe Fassett prints inspired me to
transform two household items from drab to dazzling.
we need an ice pack, I usually wrap a bag of peas or frozen cold pack
in a dish towel. Now I can slide the bag into this cheerful sleeve
complete with velcro to keep it in place. And why shouldn't my
heating pad have a jazzy colorful cover? I stitched and quilted
both in just over an hour, and I have enough fabric strips left for a
little bag to hold makeup or phone accessories.
challenge you to create something fun this month. Use brilliant hues
or peaceful shades. Make a sparkly cup cozy or pretty new place
mats. Dress up your ironing board. Transform something old into a
useful accessory. Look around your house for a dull corner to spice
up. You'll find plenty of inspiring ideas and free patterns right
Go ahead...add a little brightness to your life!
are the smiles of nature. ~Leigh Hunt
color combinations are like eye candy, and virtually all people
respond in a positive way to images with brilliant color.~ Jim