I adore the Pretty by Hand blog. Her colors, her patterns, her everything make me swoon. Sweet little flowers and pink and lace.
But when I try to stay sweet and pink, it feels false. And modern solids and straight lines aren’t quite me either.
Begrudgingly I admit my style is floral cacophony. I shudder to say almost boho. If left to my own devices, it would be all the colors and all the flowers all the time. Recently, I have been making some things that fit into that style – I am leaning into it, and enjoying it.
I have a whole basket of multi-color florals. I dug those out and some text grey and creams and have started to cut and appliqué circles. My technique is lacking, but getting better.
For this project, I cut some of my favorite floral fabrics (using my Cricut Maker). I just never could think of a project good enough to use them. I have moved past that now, knowing that the universe will provide more lovely floral fabric when I want it. It is almost certain.
And then there is this needle book I made from this tutorial. All the flowers and all the colors and I couldn’t be happier with it. This much visual noise makes me happy.
This little needle minder was a present from my husband for Christmas. Those adorable scissors are from Purl Soho. I am going to get them in a different color eventually so that they stand out more from the background fabric.
Each page stores a different type of needle. This page is for appliqué pins and needles. And I know it is for appliqué stuff because there is a wee appliquéd circle on the page.
This page is for quilting needles and milliner needles (when I get some). Milliner needles are supposed to be good for English Paper Piecing and french knots.
This page is for tapestry needles. And I also am storing my adorable tulip pins here.
And this page is for embroidery and beading needles. Love love love.
And all tied up with a bright orange ribbon.
Here is to finding and falling in love with one’s own style.