Thursday, May 5, 2011

Self Taught & Proud of it- Pretty Baby Appliques!

I was never the type to enjoy sitting in a class room being lectured. As long as I can remember I was a hands on learner. Trial, Error, and I go WAY back and many years later, I haven't changed a bit. No sewing or crafting classes for this crafty woman!

Pretty Baby Accessories has been a dream come true for me. I am learning how to do something new every week & perfecting it to be sold in my store. Now don't get me wrong, I am no crafting goddess (just a goddess- ha!). I definitely waste a bit of my materials each time I teach myself something, but in the end it all seems worth it to me. The pride I have when mastering something I've taught myself is unparallelled! 

Created by Me (Kristina) Feel free to use it.
So what have I learned this past week you ask? APPLIQUES! For those who are not sure what an applique is - " A cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material". These can be shapes, characters, animals, and letters! I started easy and practiced with a diamond shape on a piece of scrap fabric. By the end of the day, I had perfected letters. The next day I graduated to creating a custom Lovey, or security blanket, with appliqued initials!

"Sports Star" Lovey
"Dino-mite" Lovey

I am so proud of my mastery and look forward to learning something brand new this following weekend! What have YOU taught yourself recently?

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