After spending so much time on these I thought I needed a break, but not a sewing break! I grabbed a charm pack that I bought at Joanns a while ago (at a great price of course), and thought I'd try the Disappearing 9 Patch that I see all over. Its kinda fun! First you make several of these:
And then you cut it in half both ways and you get to play with these:
It seems that I wasn't paying attention, and I rearranged a row without noticing it until the 9 patch had been cut, so I have 2 different blocks to work with here. There were only enough charms in this little pack to make three 9 patches so I need to get more because this is just not big enough for anything. When I go to add more, I think I'll repeat the mistake so I have a consistent set of blocks. Its fun to play around with these.
And this morning before work I had a fabulous lightbulb moment! My part time lady rearranged part of the store on Monday, and a bench we sell is now facing the front door, surrounded by a display of bird baths. I like where its sitting, but I felt the display needed a pop of color. While I was getting ready this morning, it hit me - I could whip up a little pillow for the bench! So 40 minutes later I had a great little prop for the shop.
And a closeup - I love the fabric. Its from the Robert Kaufman Joie de Vivre collection, which happens to be part of their breast cancer awareness lines. I didn't realize that when I bought it, but I'm really happy I have it.
These pictures look so much better on my computer. What's up with that?