Ya know...you can doodle with fabric and thread, just substitute the paper for fabric and markers for thread. This past weekends color play started with an idea which was spurred on by a phone conversation that I had on Friday.
I grabbed my scraps and started cutting letters. Yes, I hand cut them, but you could use a die cutting system if you want. I LOVE to sit a cut letters out. For some reason, it is relaxing to me.
It read HANDMAD.Then, out of the blue, I got a great idea. I sat my stitching aside and doodled out the word and then colored it just like (well, sorta just like) the fabric that I had just stitched. What a great way to create doodled letters. Use the fabric and the colors for your inspiration..duh! (notice I had not stitched an "E" on yet...)
Alright, so I went back to my stitching and thought (for reals) "What would Ma Ingalls do?" sooo I hand stitched another piece of muslin to the original piece and kept going. ( I know, I am a dork, it is ok!)
Then I cut out a really random flower, just like a doodled flower, a circle for the center and of course a leaf, and stitched those on. Then another flower to cover the blue paint that was at the top of my muslin scrap. (oh, and I did stitch on an E)I sorta completely LOVE how it is coming out and I love that it was a total game of picking out the fabric. The one I touched was the one I cut and stitched. If I would have taken the time to sit and fuss over matching it, it would not have been as fun and I suppose it would have been too matchy. I am finding that I am really becoming attracted to mixing patterns and incorporating more color to my work everyday. I am feeling a shift.
oh, and what is this HANDMADE thing anyway...
Now go make something colorful!