Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

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Dec 6, 2014

What's On Your Craft Desk?

It's been so busy today! When I wasn't cleaning and shopping, I was sewing. My hands are really hurting. I've never experienced that before, but I guess they can only take so much. Lol...

I came across a sewing pattern that I just fell in love with. It was just a bit pricey, so I hesitated on purchasing it. In the end I gave in and I'm so glad I did. Now unfortunately I can't show you the finished projects as they are gifts for my daughters and granddaughters, but I will show you some of the fabrics I bought for them. :)

I absolutely LOVE this bundle of fabric I put together. The colors in this bundle are based on the first piece of fabric in the photo. I have gorgeous purple, deep red and lime green patterned fabrics to go with this bundle. The red in the photo is actually a deep, deep pink.


Here's a sample of that first piece of fabric. Not a great photo, but you get the idea. I love it.


This second bundle I just picked up today.  I may find some more colors to go with this, but it's a good start. This bundle is for one of my daughter in laws who loves turquoise.

                                     

I've made one and a half and after these 2 are done, I will be making at least 4 more. I love them that much. They are time consuming though. The first one took me hours as I had to figure the pattern out. The second one took slightly less time since I now know the pattern a bit, but there is some quilting involved, which takes time. It also takes a lot of pinning. 

I honestly can't wait to show you the finished projects. I may have several to show you. 

Until then, have a good weekend! 

Blessings,
Carmen

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous fabrics and I'm hooked ... can't wait to see what you're making. :)

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  2. When do we get to see what you are making? I am so anxious to see.

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    1. I'd love to show you now and I would if I could get away with it, but my daughter-in-laws keep an eye on the blog and they can't see it until the 25th....so I can't show you until Christmas day. Sorry to keep you waiting!

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