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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cara's Leaf

We're grandparenting this weekend, normal service will eventually be resumed after I've recovered... Today, we took Cara to gymnastics, then had lunch out, wandered round a garden centre, followed by Serious Cake for Cara and Grumpa (who knew a child that small could eat that much meringue...?).  And then we topped that off with a play park, in the Kinneal Estate.  On the way back to the car, Cara really wanted a leaf from one of the many trees surrounding us.  Grumpa obliged (Granny did try to put her off til autumn, but with no success). 

So, I thought, what can I do with this?  Pressing it, of course, would have been a possibility, but I've never really got my mind round what you do with leaves that size once they're dry.  So... I drew round it.  My initial intention was to let Cara colour it in, and I will still do that (she's pleased with the idea), but I'm thinking, applique.  I'm thinking cushion.  Or memory quilt (though there would need to be a lot more memories than just one leaf to make a quilt...maybe it needn't be all that large,though...).  Or just a singled blocked applique quilt.  Yes, okay, I'm wondering what got into me, too, it's so not my kind of thing....clearly the granny genes are kicking in...

And here it is.
And that's as far as it's likely to go, this weekend anyway.  I'm exhausted already, and there's a day and a half left... so won't be playing with the idea any time soon.  I'll keep you posted.

Finally, thank you to everyone who was so supportive after my last post.  I really appreciate it.  Blogging is a bit like talking to yourself, sometimes, hearing other people talk is lovely.

1 comment:

Helen from Hobart said...

How about - keep the leaf outline - next time add something else - keep adding until she is old enough to drive the sewing machine (you can do the pedal).

Cara traces outlines onto vliesofix.
She chooses fabric, you fuse to back of her chosen fabrics.
She cuts out shapes, gets paper off the back, positions on background, you fuse down.

Cara stitches inside the edges to hold them down.
Cut out a backing piece.
Cara stitches them together with a gap, and turns inside out.
Stuff a cushion pad inside, stitch up gap.

and Cara has a personal cushion she has made.

A sewer is born.

Hugz Helen