I’m practicing free motion sewing on my machine. It’s something I want to master, because I absolutely love little pieces of art like this (click on image for source):
I’ve been obsessed with bunting lately, and wanted to make a mug rug with rainbow bunting. All of a sudden this afternoon I realized that a strand of Christmas lights would be very similar to bunting, and I had to try it out. I’m hoping to participate in a few swaps in the coming months and want to perfect this before then! I’m thinking a strand of red, white, and green lights would be perfect for a mug rug or pillow!
I got much better at the technique in the second practice-go (the one on the right), but I much prefer the design of the first one. Smaller, tighter-packed bulbs will be the key, I think!