I have to admit, when I saw the title of this months challenge,
I got quite a laugh out of it.
Being that I raised a house full of boys...the word "Fartsy",
would have brought out hours of giggles and inappropriate conversations.
Oh, those were the days, one minute they were driving you crazy and the next,
they are all grown up. How I'd love to hear "Fartsy" chatter again!
Getting back on subject here...
I'm going "Artsy Fartsy" this month with
These challenges usually make me think on them a bit...
But this time, I knew exactly what I was going to use anyway.
Do you remember awhile back, I made "scrap" fabric cloth?
I shared that adventure HERE during the "Quilt Qwazy Queens" blog hop,
Yes, I get a little crazy with those leftover bits and pieces of
"Island Batik" fabrics!
But it's a great way to recycle and reuse, as well as using up
leftover bobbins and bits of thread.
I use any weight thread that I can make run through my machine or bobbin.
The different weights, add so much to the texture of things.
After trimming up my piece I adhered it Timtex.
Lining on one side and my scrap fabric cloth on the other.
I cut it into 4, 5" wide pieces.
It seemed like such a great idea in my head...
but I got carried away with the thickness when making the scrap fabric...
and on top of Timtex...
Well, I didn't think that one through!
With a ton of patience and a denim needle in my machine,
I was able to stitch through 2 layers and attach a binding, that later was
hand stitched down, to finish it off.
You have to be wondering, just what the heck I am up to????
It's a scrap fabric vase.
Pretty Artsy Fartsy, I'd say!
Having "Aurifil" cotton floss, a curved needle and a pair of needle nose pliers,
was invaluable for attaching the bottom.
Every good vase needs flowers.
These "Island Batik" fabric flowers were just the ticket.
If your needing a fabric flower fix...
I found this quick and easy tutorial, on "Pinterest"
Yep...I'm loving this "Artsy Fartsy" challenge.
A big thanks to "Aurifil" for sponsoring us this month.
Your threads of many colors and weights are perfect for any project you stitch.
...even a vase
If you want a good laugh...google the meaning of Artsy Fartsy.
I do believe I might just "resemble" one of two of those meanings!
I'm really enjoying this months challenge
and it isn't the only project I've done for the month...
Check back in a few days!
(If your not too scared, that is)
tee hee hee hee
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'