I had a chance to play with her latest line this spring and I have been smitten ever since.
I looked forward for moment to arrive and I already knew that I would have so much fun playing with this sweet and whimsical line!
First I called my sewing friend Kristin down the street and asked if she want to play with me.
Because it’s Playground where you play tag, hopscotch and sewing with your friends.
When I first saw this print, I wanted to draw these kids’ faces and I finally did!
I don’t know if my guess is close enough, if the top girl is a tomboy, if they are just two boys, one with shoes and the other without.
What do you think?
I wanted to make something for Amy that only I can do. Because I could hardly compete with those amazing sewists.
And how clever is Amy to design those binding prints! These are my first pick when it comes to binding!
When I wasn’t so sure if my design is good enough, my friend Kristin told that my work is totally unique. She assured me that “it is always best to do the kind of work I do best, and not worry that it is different from the other designers.”
I will try to remember my friend’s wise words.
I love to add that extra bit of charm – it’s like a dessert you don’t want to pass up.
<made by Kristin Esser>
When Kristin sent me a text “Done!”, my heart was beating faster and I couldn’t wait to see her work in person.
I brought my cushion and camera to her house and had so much fun photo shooting our makes.
She has two cats and one dog and I often says I would take better picture (or more followers. 🙂 ) if I had a pet like her.
Well, in this case, I learned that nothing is for free and your pet doesn’t stay still for you when you need her. 😉
If you saw us; one girl shooting 20pictures, sweating and the other girl trying to let this cat stay under the chair for only a few seconds, I bet you would crack up, seriously.
<made by Kristin Esser>
I am very fortunate to have a friend who can sew, drink tea and hide some sweets in her pantry. 😉
And her table dressed with handmade quilts always inspires me.
I think my Playground cushion and Kristin’s quilt top makes the best sewing scene when they are together.
I should make the same quilt top to brighten my house and my hubby need to buy me this handsome chair to complete the scene. 😉
I hope you enjoyed my diary of Playground.
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I was so thrilled to have my Beautiful You tags included!