teachers' gifts. Dex is graduating from elementary school and at the Jr. High and High School with multiple teachers it isn't done as much. One of Dex's favorite units this year was on astronomy. Talking about it reminded me of these adorable embroidered constellations by Miniature Rhino and I was off a running...
Wash-Away fusible applique sheets. Since the design was simple I just fused the reversed version of the pattern to my fabric and worked from the back. I find these sheets a bit too thick for quilting but this was perfect and saved me the step of adding fusible after I finished the embroidery.
old school cursive pencil bags with Aurifil 12 wt. I knew it would be perfect for this project also. I love the sheen it has and it's so much easier to work with than multiple strands of floss. With a plan in place I grabbed a glass of wine and kicked back for a relaxing afternoon of stitching in the sun:-)
Patchwork iPad cover but sized it down a bit to fit the latest form factor. For the back and flap I upcycled an old wool dress that's a bit too short for my current style and for the lining I had to use some precious Lizzy House Constellations. She's a really special teacher:-)
Pellon Flex Foam Fusible in place of the fusible fleece. It bonds like a dream and is amazingly easy to sew thru. My only complaints are I can't stack multiple layers to cut and it's very difficult to pull thru a small hole if you are using a pattern that births your bag. It definitely provides a bit more protection for your electronics so I think I'll keep using it and switch to using a bound edge.