Wednesday, 2 May 2018

A Stitch in Time ~ It's a Challenge

It's time for a brand new blog challenge over at That's Crafty
The theme this month is *A Stitch in Time* and we are asking you 
to share your faux or real stitch creations.

Here's what I got up too..

I first started with a piece of  wet organic cotton calico, laying 
the stencil on top and painting multi surface paint through it.


When dry I doodled around the outline of the flowers with a 
fine liner pen. Stabilised the fabric by gluing it onto a piece of card
and machine stitched around the edge.


A selection of buttons have been hand sewn for decoration and a couple for practicality.


Fabric dyed with multi surface paints has been used to back the inside with two extra pieces cut and sewn in along the central line to hold all those sewing accessories.


Keeping my fingers crossed that my measurements are correct it should fold together.

The larger of the buttons acts as a closure with a little piece of elastic 
which hooks around it keeping it all safe and sound inside.

Front


Back


A handy pocket sized needle book holding a few extras.


If you'd like to share your ideas and creations with us there's a prize of £30 
up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend in the That's Crafty online Store 
and in addition to that a stencil prize for each of the chosen Top 3.. 

Pop on over and check out what the Design Team have created just for you in the

Wishing you Sunshine and Creativity

Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! Stencil ~ Daisy Background
That's Crafty! ~ Multi surface Paints
Calico/Card'Fine Liner
Buttons/Elastic cord and stitches

33 comments:

Jannet said...

Beautiful Tracey, what an ingenious way to use the fab stencil !

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful project and great stencil-love the colours and doodling
Carol x

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and special project. Gorgeous colours, fun doodling and love the stencil work x

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic and also useful project, have fun using it. Love the colourful flowers. Hugs, Valerie

Fliss said...

An absolutely stunning creation Tracey. The painted fabric looks so gorgeous and the idea is just fabulous.
Fliss xxx

froebelsternchen said...

Your projects never cease to amaze me - I love this- so creative, inspiring and beautifu Tracey! Hugs Susi
Wishing you a happy May!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous project Tracey, it is a wonderful book.
Yvonne xx

Sue said...

You really are a genius Tracey, there's nothing that you can't do! Your needle book is wonderful. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Dorthe said...

Ohh only now I see it is a needle fabric book- Tracey,- what a fantastic great idea- and so beautiful, with the stenciled flowers, (I`m using the same stencil, for my next blogpost :-) ) - The dyed fabrics, inside looks lovely with pinns, and all attached, and the idea of making the fabric wet before painting the flowers, is fantastic- YOU are a fantastic artist , Tracey .
I hope you have a lovely week, dear- Thank you so very much for your birthday greeting for my daughter , so sweet of you.
Big hugs, xx
Dorthe

SewPaperPaint said...

How fantastic is this! What a neat and useful idea! I'm amazed at your creativity and abilities! Hugs, Autumn

Redanne said...

The calico certainly takes the paint beautifully, the flowers look wonderful! Your little needle book is a delight and a real treasure Tracey! Hugs, Anne xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Brilliant Tracey, loving this to bits. Great way to use the stencil. Might just have to pop over and join in. happy crafty week, Angela xXx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this full of creativity, colour and extreme genius...xx[aussie aNNie blog]

craftytrog said...

What a wonderful little needle case Tracey! I love it! xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Jannet, the flowers are a good size in this stencil perfect for this sort of thing x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much Carol, so glad you like it. Thank you for stopping by x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much :) xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Valerie, it's already being put to good use hee hee!! x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks so much Fliss, it's just me playing around with things and making the most of my machine whilst it's out. Felt the need for some bright colours when the sky was so grey xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your too kind Susi but Thank you.. Happy May xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Yvonne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Believe me Sue there's plenty I can't do.. knitting for one!! Haa haa!! Glad you like it.. Hugs xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I didn't realise until I published this blog that people would probably wonder what was inside it hee hee! I always wash Calico as you never really know what it's been coated with even when they say it is natural, it's a habit I can not stop and as you know there's a chance it may shrink so it stops the worry if you work on it whilst wet, plus I like the movement you can achieve with a paint brush on wet fabric.. it feels so much more different.
I hope your Daughter had a super Birthday.. Hugs dear Dorthe xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You are so sweet Autumn, bless you and Thank you xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much Anne, i'm rubbish with the measuring of things as you know but I can mentally measure .. if that doesn't make me sound too crazy hee hee xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks so much Angela, I really hope you get chance to join in with the challenge :) x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanking you kindly Annie xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you lovely xx

Jane Elizabeth France said...

At the risk of repeating myself every time I see your work...... I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!... Absolutely gorgeous Tracey. The effect with the stencil and paint is simply striking!!.my sewing skill stretches to sewng round cards, I would love to be able to do this and give for little presents so I am gonna have a go!!. Thank you so much for the inspiration. U da best!! Xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Jane you would be amazed how simple this is to do, just give it a go *You CAN do IT* I'll keep my eyes peeled and hope to see a creation very soon xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This looks lovely and something I would find useful too! I have all the ingredients so there's nothing to stop me from trying to make my own - some day soon! xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Super simple Zsuzsa and the cover is really the backbone to many creations. Hope you get to have a go real soon xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, this is a stunning project! I love the design with those colourful faux stitched flowers that you created and complimented with the buttons 😁. Thanks so mucb for the inspiration and wishing you a very happy bank holiday weekend! J 😊 x