The other day, the Frist Center for the Arts, an amazing local art gallery, had a free day! I’m so glad a friend invited us to join them. It is a bit daunting taking three children under 5 to an art gallery, but it was great.
I bought all this fun fabric years ago to make patchwork curtains for the kids’ room (which also included a feedbag from my grandparents’ farm that I cut into squares too), and ended up having a ton leftover. I had cut it all into four-inch squares, and one day I started stitching the squares together (was I bored??), and created this enormously long strip of fabric. Who knew it would be so perfect for party decorations?
People kept asking me how I do this, so here it is!
My mom smocked this beautiful dress for my daughter, and I was horrified that it got a marker stain that wouldn’t come out no matter what I tried. Finally, I endeavored to try my friend Melanie’s suggestion to embroider over little flaws. Then it looks custom and beautiful, not even mended!
Now, I’m not an expert embroider-er, so I was a bit terrified to try this. But