Tale of a shoe embellished in a 12" square....

Day 54

Ah Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and most of us know how LOVE can really tie us up in knots....sort of like this lovely tree that I can't wait to reaquaint myself with in Spring!

My latest project is based on a well known and world wide translated fairy tale happy ending of a boy and a girl....a romantic vintage fabric that was also used for the lining of this cape could not have been more perfect...I will be VERY sad when I run out of this fabric...

and this vintage fabric cut from a pillow case.....some of us might remember our moms having couches, clothes and such made out of this stuff but I can not for the life of me remember what it is called, some sort of damask? but this is softer than I remember when brushing by some Grande Dame wearing an outfit made of this stuff, as a kid I remember things being oh so much more scratchy and annoying.....so once again romantic and vintage for the project....

together they are parts of a quilt square with a Cinderella theme.....divine shoe pattern eh?

We are free to embellish it and mine will be sparkled with topaz colored seed beads-I wish I had excuses to sparkle more things with beads or the Beadazzler and it is all her fault lol such a glitter queen...

...sorry about the wrinkles -on little projects I tend to smush everything flat with my cutting ruler and iron later...probably not a good example to follow but eh I am cool with it for now, always room to improve and learn if I need to right?!...

I am hoping that my quilt block is one of the ones that will be displayed at a future upcoming quilt market, fingers crossed....and shhhh more info later after I turn it in.....hmm maybe one of my new found blog friends who attend quilt market can see if they can locate this tiny square in all that fabric madness, can you say schoolhouse? Oh I do hope it will be there!

....and of course more on the workings of a start-up business this week ...so be inspired, create or just sit and truly see the world....today in Albuquerque it snowed and sleeted and for a moment the world was white all around the house like we were wrapped in a blanket. A comforting thought as we recover from the flu.

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