When a Start = Success

I took a moment to celebrate Chocolate Ice Cream Day last week, hoping to calm my brain enough to do something creative. It worked. The next day, I had ideas for two small pieces. Yes, it’s only a start, but I’m counting it as a success.

I’ve been experimenting with sewing squares on acrylic felt, then melting the felt. This time, I thought I would lay down a grid of thread first, and put something on top of that. The dragon applique was just sitting there, so I stitched it over the grid.

This yellow fabric was on top of the scrap basket. I cut circles from it, and scattered them over the surface. There weren’t enough. “Self,” I said, “why not see if a circle of thread will work just as well as a circle of fabric.”

The next step was melting the felt with my craft heat gun. The dragon didn’t mind at all.

The yellow circles weren’t quite as pleased. I added a bead to make them feel better.

Here is the little circle of thread. It isn’t as noticeable as I expected. If I try this again, I’ll make the circle from parallel lines instead of one big meandering line.

Luck and wisdom!

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3 Responses to “When a Start = Success”

  1. norma Says:

    Interesting idea!

  2. timetowritenow Says:

    Has Jordan seen that awesome dragon?

  3. Lani Longshore Says:

    She has one like it. I wish I could take credit for it, but I bought the dragon, probably at JoAnn’s. You can find all sorts of beautiful pieces of thread- or beadwork ready to sew or glue onto your own projects.

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