Good Morning - its time to Wake Up with Kona!
I must admit, I have never worked with solids - I even have trouble using them with prints, never mind by themselves. When I signed up I thought it would be a great time to use up the Jelly roll I bought ages ago. Then I looked at the Jelly roll and it wasn't Kona. Oh stink! I have less than a week to find fabric and then make something fabulous. Why didn't I check that sooner? ( because it's me) Of course last week - we were in a polar vortex and it was 16 below zero. and my driveway was very full of snow. Thankfully I had a friend who was going the right direction and she offered to pick up my fabric! (I have the best friends)To make things easier I told her just to grab 2 blues, 2 greens and a white.at this point I didn't really care- I just needed fabric. I still didn't have a clue what to make.
|you will meet professor Kona in a moment|
|Stanley doesn't care about the catnip, but he |
did play with it a little
In my Hawthorne Threads Newsletter there was a pattern for catnip mice- "hey, they are solid I will try those!" Of course they are made from felt so it didn't work quite right- it took me a few tries but I got one to look ok!
Making the mice got my creativity jump started and I found the pattern for Owl you need is a Sewing buddy and made....
|Professor Kona is holding all my little necessities.|
I added some elastic on the one wing to hold more stuff!
|He also sells my supplies so I can't find them|
|Kekoa Pueo means Warrior Owl|
|Kekoa Pueo's Pet is one of the earlier attempts at the mouse|
I just couldn't get the formula for the ears right
I found this pillow on Pinterest and decided to give it a try- I really love the pattern and will definitely make it again. I made it a pillow case for my favorite reading pillow.
Another Pinterest find ! I fell in love with this heart
decided to try a solid one- I found a piece of black solid in my stash- I stole it out of a kit so hopefully I will remember to replace it before trying to make that project. It is definitely NOT Kona- not good quality at all. I made a postcard ( thanks Sheila for getting me addicted to these) This picture is not the greatest. :(
|Since these hearts were so small, I decided to FMQ all|
over them instead of around the edges of each one.
For my last project- I was inspired by a comment left on another post- " I was expecting a coffee cup" Since the logo for this hop is a coffee cup, I made another postcard.
The Best Part of Waking up is Kona in your Cup- be it coffee or fabric! Since I didn't have much color to work with ( the yellow is a scrap of "not Kona" from my stash) I used a variegated thread for some more color and rickrack for fun.
|the postcard backs|
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