I'm almost embarrassed to tell you what I did today. It seems so trivial .....but I have to admit I really enjoyed myself. (I'm going to tell you but you have to swear not to tell another soul!)
The weather was lovely. I took some of my white rick rack and cotton tape and over dyed them with tan Rit dye. They are hanging on my string clothesline to dry.
Then I got my favorite glue (PVA glue from Paper Source), a sponge brush, sanding paper, chip board (a heavy cardboard), and a piece of decorative paper. I used a piece of music paper.
I cut the chip board about 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" with my rotary cutter. You have to press the blade firmly to cut through this thick cardboard. I spread the glue on the chip board with my sponge brush and glued the musical paper in place. The picture above shows the back side of the chipboard. You can tell from this photo that the musical paper was not cut exactly.
Use the sand "paper" to sand the edges until the excess paper comes away and is flush with the chip board edge. This sand paper is really some kind of netted material my husband purchased. The regular sand paper is my favorite...but this works well too.
After the edges are sanded away I wrap my trim around the card. Now it's ready for my sewing box. This trim is one I purchased at quilt market. It is cotton cording for candle wicks.
I couldn't resist purchasing it. I thought it would be a great finish to some of my pincushions. Who knew candle wicking could be so attractive to me at market? It was one of my favorite finds.
Here is a trim card I made several years ago. It's a color copy of a picture of my husband when he was eight. I have him "all wrapped up!" It's one of my favorites.
This was some wrapping paper that I couldn't throw away. It had to have another use. Now it's holding my rick rack.
I love old bird prints. This is a reduced color copy of one of my favorites. The perfect backdrop for my daisy trim.
Now you know I'm loosing it don't you? I just can't help it. When I get done the trims look so sweet in my sewing box....the problem is they look so great I don't want to use them.
A couple of notes.
September and October Stockings will be released the second week of November. We are running behind....(and I'm busy with my trim cards!)
We will not have a fall quilt book. The pattern Wild Pomegranate is it until spring....we will then have a spring book published by the Kansas City Star. The quilt from the beach will be in the spring book.
Loose Feathers will be released in November too.
There is an error in Joyeux Noel. E-mail me and I will send the missing pattern to you. I uploaded one of Niki's strawberries twice. I'm really sorry...but have a pdf to correct it. I know you will want to make her cute berries!
Until later dear friends.