Confession. The last few times I've done "watercolor paintings" I've really only used acrylic paint and watered it down. So in April I bought real set of watercolor cakes and began to practice. My grandma was so sweet and gave me a whole new special set of brushes just for watercolor. I've always been more comfortable with acrylics- even when I go for a watercolor look. However, as of late I've enjoyed this change in medium. I've been doing a few florals for some practice.
In the spirit of Independence Day I decided to make a little quilt decoration to hang in our home. I feel like Idaho has a found lot more reasons to fly the American Flag, then we ever did in Illinois. Presidents day, memorial day, mothers/fathers day, 4th, Pioneer day, etc.
It was just made with fabric scraps one evening while watching TV. I was inspired by THIS person on Pinterest, but my design is very different. I like the imperfection and whimsical nature of the quilt lines. I think that I might just do this for other months too and make it an exchangeable flag. (This may be the inspiration for my 2018 calendar- stay tuned people.)
I have to share with you one of my favorite projects. I love dressing up for the 4th of July! This year was no exception. I'll talk you through how I made this very simple, and very comfortable dress for the 4th.
This year I've been practicing some new sewing techniques and I wanted to play with some knit fabric. I bought a yard and a half of this red striped knit from our local fabric store. It only cost me about $15.