It is no secret that I have a major fabric addiction and occasionally I get quite obsessed with a particular fabric and while away many hours dreaming up ways to use it. Melody Miller's* Bee Springtime was one such fabric.
I bought half a metre from The Eternal Maker and therefore only had one whole bee in the piece of fabric which I put to use in a mat to sit underneath the glass top of this washstand I have recently renovated and painted for my bedroom. I hand-sewed a simple running stitch hem with perle thread and some lazy daisy stitches over some of the printed details on the fabric.
Along with a roll of wallpaper by Rob Ryan that I spotted in Grand Designs magazine while I was in the hairdressers, my bedroom has a very welcome splash of colour to compliment my super-colourful ripple.
With the rest of the half metre (and part of another bee!) I made a big square cushion to sit on my bed. The coordinating fabrics are from fat quarters from the rest of the Ruby Star Spring line and some plains I had in my stash. It was always going to be a difficult to make something that wouldn't get overpowered by the ripple, but I think this bee holds its own marvellously.
I am camped out in my sewing room crafting to my heart's content this week (and last week too!) as my kitchen is being decorated and so I have been booted out of my usual haunt! It looks like this today and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished new look by the end of the week.
*This little video made me smile so much when I first saw it last year.