Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Iron Craft Challenge #14- Denim

It's been awhile since I have contributed to a challenge. Hope you are all having a good summer. Decided I needed to get back in the swing of things, so I have two entries for this challenge.

Two weeks ago, I went to St. Pete to the Florida Craftman's Gallery to see their crochet coral reef--it was unbelievable--crocheters from all over the country crocheted thousands of pieces to create a coral reef. Fantastic!!

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They also had a shop with craft items by Florida artists. I spotted an adorable baby bib made out of old denim.  Then in searching the web for denim projects, I came upon a similar bib by treasuresrenewed.blogspot.com Since one of my friends just had a great-grandchild, I decided to make the bib using ideas from both sources.

I made a pattern and cut it from an old pair of jeans. I used some red fabric for a bandana, and a little pocket I cut from the jeans and stitched them onto the bib. Then for backing, I used a red towel. Denim Challenge Denim Challenge Denim Challenge

Sewed the pieces together, trimmed the towel to match the bib, fringed the edges all around, and added a velcro closing. My bib was complete.

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Since I had denim left, I made a set of coasters with an old white towel for backing.

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Good for those "sweaty" summer drinks on these hot summer days!

1 comment:

kat said...

That reef is amazing, maybe Jenny & I will get that good. That bib is so sweet.