30 July 2020

Crossed String Tulips

I made a bunch of these angled string blocks to empty my overflowing scrap bag. There is no center string color or even theme. I thought they would look great but this set didn't quite cut it. Time for recovery mode. 

Electric Socket Shock string blocks

Fortunately Kaja's latest prompt about Positive Thinking brought to mind all the string tulips I've admired for years. By removing the center sixteen blocks there was room to create crossed tulips. 

Eight of those removed blocks were used to create tulip petals so they weren't wasted. After making a couple of lighter ones, I realized the blocks with black or navy strings added the necessary depth to the tulips. 

This was just the distraction I needed. Thanks for encouraging us to "think lovely thoughts," Kaja. {Who remembers that line from Peter Pan?} More information on my blog

01 July 2020

Going With The Inspiration!

Already getting started on the new challenge! It just clicked on like a light switch being turned on the other day and I didn't even hesitate. Just went with it. I don't have a fleshed out idea of where this is headed yet, but I know that eventually I will be adding a bit of applique. Of course. That's where the most positive vibes always are for me!
Start of the Positive Thinking prompt
The letters have been much easier this time around, just trying to get the right look and feel in regards to overall attitude. It's so interesting starting with cut up shirts instead of working them in during the process. Will definitely run out sooner than I like! You can read more about the thinking behind this particular start over at my blog....