Sunday, August 07, 2016

Changing Things Up

Notice anything different?  I was creating a new header for my Etsy shop and liked it so much I decided to try it out on my blog as well!  Is it too early for fall?  It's starting to feel like it here already.  The nights have been quite cool lately, and the apples are ripening on our crab apple tree.  We haven't had too much of a summer here, it's been very windy and not very warm most of the time.  We are looking forward to fall, which is really the nicest season here - the summer winds die down and the weather becomes a bit more pleasant for being outdoors.

I decided I wanted to work on a little fall project - a leaf mug rug.  I looked on Pinterest and on Craftsy, but never did find what I envisioned, so I decided I needed to do my own thing.  I found a piece of paper, a pencil and a Sharpie marker and started to work.

 First I drew a leaf shape.  It wasn't quite the shape I wanted so I did have to do a bit of editing!
Next I added the veins.
Then I used my Sharpie Marker to draw in my lines, leaving a 1/8 inch gap where the veins are.
Since I will be using fusible web, I turned my drawing over and traced the lines on the back for my templates.
Then I got out the fusible web and traced my pattern onto the paper side of the web.
I pulled out my fall fabrics and had a great time picking and choosing the fabrics for my leaf and in the end here is how my Mug Rug came out:

I was so happy with it, I decided to write up a pattern!  You can get it in my Craftsy shop - Leaf Mug Rug.

Are you thinking of fall yet?

1 comment:

Michele T said...

Your heading looks great!!! I love fall colours!!