Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 4th fun with family

A couple of weeks before the 4th, I was inspired to have fun with fabric.  I used Pentel Arts Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks.  They look and use like crayons, but are for use on fabric.  This is my first creation:

Then I added a star stamped in gold:

Next, I was itching to make a "grunge bag".  My niece's birthday is July 4th and our family gathers at my brother and sister-in-law's house for a celebration.  I went through my fabric stash and found exactly the fabric I wanted to use.  Here is the grunge bag I made for Carla:
Complete with Fireworks!!
My next vision had to do with the party itself.  I would be with my nieces and nephews who are all grown and have children of their own, which makes me a great aunt.  I tell them I am their great aunt!  So I figure if I'm going to be a great aunt, then I must act like one. Since I only see them once or twice a year during various family gatherings, I like to bring arts & crafts projects and enjoy getting to know them.  I cut basic cotton twill fabric to make simple bags - only completed 2 before the party, but I cut out squares and rectangles of fabric big enough to make the bags and then some smaller sizes just for fun.

Lillie said hers was a poster for her room. 


I completed Wesley's and Avery's bag
later at home

I tell you, I had plenty of fun!!!!

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