Friday, October 28, 2011

My New Obsession

I was captivated by Cynthia Ann Dubbers article in the most recent issue of Cloth, Paper Scissors Gift magazine. The project she presented is Fabric Forest.  She had done several topiary trees, but the one I liked most was this one. I have lots of scraps and decided to try the project. Each 2 1/2 inch circle is made of five pieces of fabric and secured with a button. I knew I wouldn’t have the patience to fray the edges as she had done, so I decided to add texture with beads. I can’t stop cutting and stacking circles and deciding how to bead them. I don’t know where this project is going, but I’m finding it delightfully fun. Part of the enjoyment is remembering the projects that gave me such wonderful scraps. I have to find a way to include a scrap from my older daughter’s 7th grade shorts, and the vest with the feather print I made for my other daughter, and the red pants my husband wore out.
with beads


  1. Hey Susan thanks for the kind words, I agree cutting circles is like eating chocolate, it's hard to stop. Glad you enjoyed my article, it was my first. I'm also December in the CPS 2012 calendar, what an honor. Can't wait to see the beaded circles. Hope you post pictures soon. Thanks, Cindy

  2. Oh my... these are terrific. What is it about some of these projects that just draws us in. Just got my issue and have not read it, but I'm off to do so now. I wonder what you will be doing with them... hmmm..