Time again for another super fun hop. I wanted in from day 1. Problem was that I had no idea what to do.
Had several ideas but none of them seemed to hit the sweet enough spot and time was running out. Lots of valentine sweets were showing up but none of them thrilled me. I did try a couple but nothing.
Last week I was looking at what was being offered on Craftfest (a week of tutorials mainly for cutting machines) and saw one listed for using Iris Folding Designs for fabric sewing. I didn't tune in to see what was being suggested but it did put the idea in my head that I could try something using this concept.
I went through my Sister's cards and found 2 that I thought I could use for doing raw edge applique. This is a technique that I haven't done in at least 3 years.
I forgot a lot but all was rectifiable. The biggest problem I had was that I forgot to flip the pieces before cutting so instead of recutting I reversed the base instead and fudged my placement.
The next problem was now that I did the applique, what should I do with it. After sleeping on it I decided I'd make a placemat.
I love the way it turned out but it was very Male and what if the birthday dinner was for a Female?
I guess it means I need to make another. I took pictures of this one as I put it together since I knew I was using it for the hop.
Well I do believe they are truly Sweet Enough to qualify for this hop and I know I'll be getting some use out of the first one in a couple of weeks.
Here is a list of all of the other players in this Sweet event. I'm sure there will be lots of goodies showing up among them so hop around and visit and leave some sweet notes.
Tuesday Feb 21
Wednesday Feb 22
Thursday Feb 23
Quiltery-For the Love of Geese
Pinker n' Punkin Quilting & Stitching
The card and the pouches are really cute, and perfect for this blog hop. Raw edge applique is a lot of fun to do.ReplyDelete
So many ideas, so little time! These cupcake placemats are terrific for the birthday person! It’s a fun idea Selina.ReplyDelete
I think that qualifies as very sweet!ReplyDelete
All of your projects are cute. I LOVE the cupcakes! So cute--birthday people will love them too! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
They are definitely sweet enough for us! Your place mats are definitely going to sweeten up someones day! Cute little treat envelopes and purses. Those little purses are the perfect size to carry gift cards in as well, once the candy is gone! LOL!!ReplyDelete
Great projects; I love the treat pouches.ReplyDelete
You have given us some great ideas for playing around. The pouches are really sweet, and could be adapted for so many occasions, and let's face it, everybody loves a birthday cupcake. ThanksReplyDelete
First time reader of your blog. I had never heard of iris paper folding so I watched a few videos. How very neat! The cupcakes look sweet to me too.ReplyDelete
All of your projects are cute...love the cupcakes!ReplyDelete
I think you met the challenge with ALL of your projects! I sometimes struggle to meet my own challenges, so I get what you went through. It's good for us to push ourselves to try new things (or so I've heard). Love the cupcake!ReplyDelete
Adorable projects, I love the cupcakes!ReplyDelete
Those are very sweet and cute cupcakes. I am sure it was easy to remember how to do raw edge appliqué. Though the cupcake shape might need to be reduced in size, I bet it would work great as a birthday postcard.ReplyDelete
Very cute cupcakes!!!ReplyDelete
I love your sweet envelopes! And your cupcake is very cute.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure I understand the Iris stuff, I'll have to look it up. The cupcakes I totally get, and they are wonderful, though I also think the earlier projects were plenty sweet enough. =)ReplyDelete
Your placemats with the cupcake on them are adorable. Those other small projects are just a sweet as can be.ReplyDelete
All of your projects are wonderful and definitely sweet. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wonderful projects for today. Funny, I have been thinking of some quick uses for some leftover blocks and your little packages are inspiring me.ReplyDelete
I love the envelopes, all your projects are adorable.ReplyDelete
Great projects! Your paper-pieced cupcakes are adorable. I love the blue one. Sew sweet!ReplyDelete
Darling treat packages and your cupcake is the bomb. Love it!!!ReplyDelete
Totally sweet, and perfect for celebrations. Thanks for sharing your projects!ReplyDelete
Super sweet ideas. The cupcakes are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Wow so many sweet projects! Thanks for sharing the inspiration xxReplyDelete
Selina you truly do have some sweet projects in your hop post. Thank you for sharing. 😁 CarolReplyDelete
Super sweet projects for the Hop, Selina!ReplyDelete
Definitely lots of sweets! Love them all.ReplyDelete