I am so excited to tell you about the challenge I have set for myself in 2012!
Susan pointed out to me that a lot of people have jumped onboard the 365 Photos train; they take a photograph every day for a year and change their life! I don't expect to change my life, but I do expect to stretch my creativity with my personal challenge: 365 Sewn Hearts! Yes, that's the name of my new blog, click on it and you will see that I have already started planning to sew a heart a day, starting on January 1, 2012. I've always been a "heart" person (my user name on Craftster is Leslieshappyheart), so this is an obvious choice for a challenge for me.
Because Susan is such an awesome friend, she has also sent me some fabrics to jump-start my imagination as I plan my attack on the 365 hearts!
These are the fabrics she sent from her stash. All of these are small-ish prints, with more than enough fabric to make a big heart out of each one. Yes, my imagination was indeed stimulated by these! I have decided to start the year doing a series of hearts using an "A is for Apple" type theme (okay, she didn't send me any apple fabric, but she sure did send pigs, monsters, and handcuffs!) Each heart will have the appropriate letter sewn on it.
The fabrics below came from a friend of hers in Hong Kong. Because Susan is so awesome, she sent them straight to me, without even taking them out of their wrappers! They are all so beautiful! Thanks, Susan!