Thursday, February 11, 2016

Color Me Fabric

Have you seen the awesome Michael Miller Color Me fabric designed by Hayley Crouse from Mouse House Creations? It's amazing. To continue the amazingness, Hayley is releasing a NEW line that plays into the adult coloring book trend. I was like a kid in a toy store when I was given the opportunity to sew something with it before it hits the shelves later this month! I could not choose which design I wanted to use! I went with the owls on white (officially called What a Hoot) and I knew it would be perfect for making a Divided Basket from Noodlehead.

I had so much fun with this project! I knew I wanted my colors to be bold and vibrant, so I painted my fabric with acrylic paints in a rainbow pallet.

(iphone shot ^^^)

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!!

It's so bright and cheery!! The front has a pocket. I used another Michael Miller fabric for the bias binding.

And I love the back just as much as the front!!

A close up of a section of the back. The fabric took to blending the paint colors well. I did interface with SF101 as the pattern instructed to. I had no bleeding and the fabric didn't pull. I am THRILLED with the results!!

I love that little pink owl. :)

Such pretty colors! This basket is so cheery! This project was so much fun to work on.

Another close up of the front. I use clothes pins for everything! Am I the only one? I'll use them to hold chip and frozen veggie bags shut, clip a towel around the neck of a baby when I can't find a bib (read; they are all in the wash), securing blanket forts to chairs, stick them to the wall with command strips to hang a rope, hang items from said rope, and even clipping clothes in place during fittings. I don't own a clothes line, so I don't really hand clothes with them.

I don't have many scraps left over from this project at all. But, I do plan to make a key fob and a little coin pouch with what I have left.

Luckily for Thomas, I have some of the previous lines of Color Me fabric sitting on my shelf. He has been asking me to paint on fabric ever since he watched me do this. I have a pillow case planned with this Space Adventures.

Or maybe a tote. See, that's my problem, I can't decide what to do with it! I want to hoard it forever, but I know it deserves to be used and loved by my little boy.

Thank you so much, Hayley for allowing me to create something with your beautiful fabrics!!

I can't wait to order Fish Frenzy! I think it would make a super fun pool bag for this summer!
What would you make with the new line of Color Me Fabrics?

1 comment:

  1. It's very cheery! I haven't seen anyone paint this yet; what a great idea!


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