I am taking part in a showcase on Facebook that has the theme “Upcycled”. I do love a bit of upcycling so was very excited to join in. My first piece was made from these: A gorgeous tablecloth, a broken bracelet and fabric swatches from a furnishing fabrics sample book (you know how I love those!)
Of course I turned it all into an Art Journal. I pieced the fabrics then free motion quilted over the top using a variety of threads including a lovely variegated sulky. I then added buttons from the bracelet. This is the result.
I love the bright colours in this journal, even though they are colours that I haven’t ever really used, or been attracted to before.
My second item for the showcase is a bag made from a couple of shirts, a dress a vintage tablecloth and a pair of jeans.
I haven’t made a bag for a while so it was fun to do one again. I have since made a couple more!. It is lined with cotton batting and has been free motion quilted and appliqued onto the batting to give it some form.
Both of these items are available at the Upcycled Showcase from Wednesday 5th of June.