Abby received her package from my birthday giveaway, so i can show what i sent.
This apron is from One Yard Wonders. i can't recall if i talked about this book before, but it has a huge variety of easy projects. it's a really great book for gifts. i used a combo of quilting fabrics from my stash, including one of my favorites, the odd duck. seriously--how cute is the yellow bird amongst the white ones?
i tried handpainting fiber for the first time. i used highly concentrated acid dyes and a pair of bamboo chopsticks. i think this would be a good method for using a wide variety of colors without getting mud, but i wanted to limit myself for this particular fiber. the black broke a little bit so there's hints of brown, but otherwise it turned out ok.
i'm relieved that the package made it to Abby unscathed. i always have a bit of anxiety when mailing stuff out--maybe because i'm anal and don't trust other people not to screw things up. is anyone else like that too?