A couple of months ago I discovered one of my favorite fabric companies, Umbrella Prints was having a competition with their trimmings. I ordered two trimmings packs and got busy making up a bag of my own design with the blue trimmings.
With another pack of beautiful brown and black trimmings in my possession, I couldn’t resist playing some more. Last night without a well thought out plan, I just started cutting and sewing (my favorite way to create) and came up with a feather. I picked up some scrap leather from a local upholstery store recently on sale ($4 for two beautiful brown scraps and some white 80s style leather that I am dreaming up plans for). I am hoping to put the feather and leather together into a clutch or ipad case. I would love any suggestions!
This is not my first rodeo with pieced feathers. I made a bag and some pillows with the very popular Anna Maria Horner free feather pattern, (Anna Maria Horner) and some hand printed Malka Dubrawsky fabric (a stitch in dye by stitchindye on Etsy).
I will finish this little project up by the end of the month and still not sure if I will add it to the official Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. (Umbrella Prints: 2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition) Regardless, I LOVE creating with these fabric tidbits.
My husband and I are taking our kids to Washington DC next week. If you have any good recommendations for restaurants or off the radar favorite attractions send them my way.