I am happy to say my newest article in Sew Beautiful magazine is pictured on the cover! The issue mailed this last week, so keep an eye out for it in your mailbox or on your news stand.
This ultra close up cover photo is of my newest pattern, the Yo-Yo & Buttonholes Bubble. The article features making yo-yo flowers, rickrack daisy flowers, super simple whipped tucks and wrapped rickrack trims.
While the cover shows great close-up details, the article has a super sweet photo of the bubble on an adorable little girl. A special "thank you" goes to Jennifer Tarkington of Jennifer and Company for the adorable photo! I have shared one of the pictures below, but you can go to my Flickr photo site to see more.
As many of you know I enjoy adding as many embellishing details as I possibly can into a design or project. So be sure to look closely for details like.....
A yo-yo here, a yo-yo there, but not your Grandmother's yo-yo ...
Tilt the center of your yo-yo to the side and the design goes a little topsey-turvey, but in a good way! As a result, we have affectionately nicknamed this "the barnacle bubble" (thank you Marian for starting the whole thing, you are so right)!
Not really into handwork? Try the super simple whipped tucks.
These remind me of some of my first attempts at embroidery when I was a little girl. They are easy to do and the simple up and down stitches use the stripes as a needle placement guide. And guess what? You actually want the stitches to pucker up!
How high can you count?
Having a super slick Babylock Elegante sewing machine that makes truly wonderful automated buttonholes, I went wild adding buttonholes for ribbon beading. I have always liked the idea of using ordinary elements in a new or different way and this technique really fits the bill. Now, I'm not actually going to tell you the total number of buttonholes, let's just say you could quite possibly break the bank if you had to buy a button for each one!
What was it your high school driving instructor was always saying? Something like "Be sure to check your rear view...."
Well, that's what the photo above shows, the design on the back "cheek" of the bubble. Now if this was for me, I wouldn't be pointing out my widest part, but kids just look too cute from any angle!
Notice too, the new shell stitched bias trim with wrapped rickrack on the leg band.