It is rainy day in western Montana. The carrot, zinnia, beet and basil seeds I put in last week love it. So I decided today is a good day to think about making some art since I am in a show in like three weeks and have felt completely lame about making anything for a really long time. I am sewing tiny 2 1/2 in square pillows. Don’t yet know what the installation will look like but I am trying to just make art and not feel like every single decision needs to be conceptually perfect. Tiny pillows.
Then I decided to switch to craftiness which rainy days also inspire. And since there is a tyke (whom I call bug) on the way and I have been purchasing onesies for pennies at garage sales to avoid contributing to the baby consumption clothes mania obsessed culture (why are new baby clothes even made anymore?)…exhale…I got crafty with the onesies. Today I post about spiffing up stained, used onesies.
I got this great vintage fabric from my mom and saw a bird-like shape I cut out.
I cut out similar shapes of HeatnBond and placed them on the wrong side of the fabric, shiny side up and ironed for two seconds.
And then I peeled the paper off. The glue is left on the fabric cut-out.
I ironed the fabric cut-out on the onesie (opted for one shape instead of two as the design took over the tiny item of clothing.)
I hand-stitched on little bird legs and sewed around the edge of the bird body with a straight stitch. This means the edge of the bird body will fray with washing and I am fine with that…kinda like plumage. If you want a no-fray situation, use a zig zag.
voila. I did a spunky ant too.
It was good to see you at the fabric store yesterday. And really good to see your craftiness. I love the onesies. I have thought about doing something like this, I will store this away in my mind for later. Can’t wait to see the dozens of little pillows.