Phoenix Indigo Cupcake
|Phoenix Indigo Cupcake|
|Color Swap||2 over 2, 28 ct Galaxy Twirl evenweave by Fabric Flair Pattern|
|Color Theory||Palette inspired by the Lagoon Nebula DMC: 17, 153, 309, 311, 553, 722, 996, 3766.|
|Design: Inspired by Color||Inspired by Sven2102's color palette ; PDF|
|Artist Studies: Durene Jones||2 over 2, 1 strand backstitch. 28 count Lilac Cloud evenweave from Fabric Flair
This is my finish for this month's quest. I selected the Russian Doll patterns from Durene's free patterns on Facebook, and though I only needed one done for the turn in, in true Ranger fashion I decided to do all three.I love how she has used the back stitch to accent rather than outline, and how she makes it curve and flow so well. It's made me rethink how to use backstitch.
|Stitch Spot||So I have two. If my housemate is using the lounge or my girlfriend is over my favourite spot to stitch is in my room, as it's my calm little oasis. Cup of tea and water usually on the window ledge, nice view out of the window
If I'm alone, I tend to sit on my corner of the sofa. It's been my stitch spot for MANY YEARS as you might be able to tell.I will sit and "watch" things on YouTube or binge watch shows while stitching in either place.
|Stash System||Discovered organization inspiration:||Fabric Storage I found this very cool way of storing fabric using wall mounted magazine racks from an interview of Jaime Diersing by Design Mom.|
|Scissor Soiree||These are thread scissors, big fabric scissors, and my amazing kitchen scissors that also help my arthritic hands open basically everything either due to the grabby bits and just the ability to cut plastic.|
|Prepare to Dye||I really wanted to use something natural to dye with so I picked blueberries. After treating the material in a salt warm bath simmer on the stove for an hour, I boiled up the blueberries then added the fabric. I left it to simmer for half an hour then to soak off the heat for 2 hours to try to get a nice rich colour. So now I have a fat quarter of some luscious fabric. Need to pattern hunting now.|