Everyone loves a party don’t they? The children shouldn’t get all the fun with balloons, we adults need a bit of fun in our lives! In January this fun came to the land of Two Tiny Makes in the form of Diedras from Quilty Obsessions tiny dresden party.
A whole month of teeny tiny pinwheel style fabric creations. The challenge was to make these beautiful little flowers to adorn our fabric creations, embellishing and adding to their beauty!
I had planned to make 8 as I was sewing them by hand I thought this would be achievable in the month. A healthy target but yet one to fail at. I made 4 plus 1. Here are the main 4.
I used bright neon fabrics for my petals steering from the cute flowery fabrics everyone else chose and centred them with these fabulous birds. I love them I just needed to find a use for them to complete the challenge.
A Book Cover
As part of my Finish Along list I decided I wanted to make a book cover with my newly loved mini dresdens. I ran out of time to show them off in January but doesn’t mean I couldn’t catch up. The book I decided to cover was Tula Pinks 100 Block book. I choose some Kona solid colours of teal and heliotrope for the main bulk of the cover and the neon colours to create a striped spine:
Most of the projects I do are hand sewn but apart from carefully hand sewing the mini dresdon proudly on the front I did the rest by machine. I do find that my stitching is often all over the place and I this is possibly due to my machine but also my need to practice!
My main issue when creating this is I didn’t measure properly so although it fits, I ended up making it too small. I really should measure properly in future projects!!
The observant amongst you would have noticed I said 4 plus 1. I very sneakily made a 5th one. My smallest one out of tiny scraps for my send a little love project:
Now I own this new skill I am very likely to make more. I think they are a really good way to add a bit of pow to a project. If you have a spare moment or two then head over and look at all the other creations on the #tinydresdonparty hashtag.
What else do you reckon I could embellish with my left over dresdons with? If you could host a party for making what would you make?