Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Toile Folder and Cards...
Toile fabric is such an interesting bit of story telling. This particular piece is scenes of the country side and people from years ago. I don't know what the original story is or was but I certainly use my own imagination when I am selecting and cutting and sewing with this type of fabric. Here I have sewn an envelope folder. The recipient may use it for something ordinary or something special. That is part of the fun of the gift.
I lined this one with wool felt. I might think of placing a nightie or nylons within. I might use it for jewelry like a necklace that needs to be protected. If I had some love letters those would be fun to keep inside. What would you contain within these Toile layers?
While the fabric leftovers were sitting on my cutting table I saw some of the little scenes and decided to add them to a tag and cards. This little lad is just begging to travel.
With all of my weekly mailings I never have enough cards and I like to make my own instead of merely using store-bought. So I cut another little Toile scene and stitched it to a blank card.
I think this lad resting by a tree is my favorite. There are so many possibilities of story telling with Toile fabric. It felt so good to take a few minutes and play in my sewing room. A girl cannot clean every day and every minute.
Mr. C celebrated his birthday over the past week. We have been eating way too much food as we enjoy the company of friends. We choose "cake"!
Now it is back to the remodel project where progress is being made. Yesterday we discovered our lighting is all wrong for the new floor. So it is time to study light bulbs and lumens and whatever else is required to attain just the proper coolness or warmness that doesn't "wash" out the color and design of the porcelain tile. This is NOT my area of interest. Mr. C will do a fabulous job of discerning all this technical jargon. Maybe I will be able to sneak off to my studio for a few fun minutes. I think I can find a few inches amongst the chaos to "spread out" and get creative.
Lovely April Day to You as You do what You Enjoy...