Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ART PADS


 
It all started with this mat I purchased from Teesha Moore. 
It is not as big as a standard place mat and it's much larger than a coaster, which is one of the things I truly love about it. Once I received it, I knew I wanted a bazillion of them all over my house. The perfect  size for drinks and other things, great for my studio work table, coffee table, breakfast bar, night stand, all over the house and yet still perfect to set a plate on for the dining or kitchen table.  I also knew that not being independently wealthy, a "bazillion" of them would cost me a fortune, so then . . . 

This happened. . . 

I am not great seamstress by any means and sewing alone proves to be a great challenge for me as my machine and I are still quite foreign to each other. The best thing about these  Art Pads  is that they don't have to be perfect. I actually love them with all their little imperfections; not all lines are straight, some have little strings here and there and if you mess up too bad on your lines, the more you sew on them the better they look. They were actually a JOY to make with each one being different and unplanned, just putting pieces of material together as I went. 

I like to surround myself with things that inspire me and make me happy. These Art Pads are colorful and imperfect, a lot like a collage (Inspiring). Useful, and reminds me of journal pages (Happy). 

Teesha encouraged me to try making them. I am pretty proud of them since my sewing machine is still quite foreign to me. I do love the results and it is a lot like doing a fabric collage.





Thank you for stopping and I hope you do something YOU Love today!




14 comments:

  1. I soooo love these too Kim! Makes me happy as well ❤️

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    1. Thank you Kristin for being here and for leaving a sweet comment!!
      I hope your day is everything!!
      xo

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  2. Kim
    Of course they make you happy, they would bring a big dash of happiness to anyone's life. The colours are amazing.
    Kudos to you! I have no doubt that in time you and your sewing machine will eventually become soul mates.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Awww your comment makes me happy Lynne. One can only hope my machine and I will become soul mates. It's really something I have to make myself do if I want the end results! haha! I am only really comfortable with the machine sewing on paper and when it stops working or has a hiccup, the melt down begins. I never give up, I can be as bull headed as my machine, so I am sure it won't be my last encounter! XOXO

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  3. Wow -you did make a bazillion Kim and they are all so fun. Just LOVE all your vibrant colors. SUPER FINE!!! Hugs. j.

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    1. Thank you Joi. I will probably make more as I will be gifting some and already thinking of new ideas with them. Thank you for taking the time to leave a sweet comment. You made made my day!
      XO

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  4. sherry westfall matthewsOctober 29, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    You brave girl! I've been trying to tackle projects with my sewing machine a little more... I can sew by hand- but the machine intimidates me! These are wonderful and inspiring! <3

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    1. Thank you Art Sister for your sweet comment!! I so envy your hand work, no doubt you can sew by hand. I can sew by hand, I just can't say I enjoy doing it, but I do love the results!! I guess the sewing machine is a lot like learning a computer, once you have it down, you are good to go. Its still a WIP for me at the moment. I am about to go for round two!! :)

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  5. Love them all! Your fabric choices are so awesome. Thank you for sharing your lovely creativity:)

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    1. Thank you so much lovely friend and thank you for stopping by!
      XO

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  6. I want to make some, too! Great job you did with yours!

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    1. Warning... they are highly addictive, .... but useful!
      You should do it, you will love them and you will have to keep making more because friends will steal them from you!!! :)
      XO

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  7. Wonderful art pads! The colors and the design is are amazing. I can't get over it! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by. I am still making them and loving it!! :)

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