It's been busy around here. Preparing for company (more on the reason later!), and getting gifts ready to send back with our guests to distribute to others.
I wanted to show you a way to make something new out of something gently used...applique.
First example, this changing pad.
I LOVED using this PBK diaper changer for Baby. My sister-in-law found it at DownEast Home cheap because it had already been monogrammed. I liked it so much, I made one for her, and even showed you how to knock off your own, HERE.
It's now off to be used by another sister-in-law, this time with a lovely new monogram. I just used heat n bond lite, and carefully satin stitched the letter to the background, and then the background to the bag.
Second example, a darling blanket.
Also PBK, and also found at DownEast. I made a two sided applique (a little tricky getting the placement just right), because the old stitching still kinda showed through.
I used Traci's Little Monkey as a guide, and had fun playing with colors. The strawberry print is from Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet line.
I hope that gives you a few ideas. I'm off to finish dinner and await the arrival of our guests!
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Blue Cricket Designs