Made by Helen Rawlinson--check out the colorful and freeform number applique
Many of you have been busy this past year, making a little something from one of my designs--but not merely making it--making it your own. I love when you do that--because I do that too, all the time.
Recently Modern Parents, Messy Kids did a little write up about giving books for gifts and offered a link to my library book bag tutorial in their post--but suggested that people might just want to use a ready made canvas tote to start with and simply applique on the word "BOOKS" and sew on a library card pocket in the same manner I did mine--which is smart. Seriously. I see things I want to make all the time (um, if you have not yet noticed this about me), but then sometimes I just do not have the wherewithal to make it as prescribed from start to finish so I work in a short cut, or sometimes I just feel compelled to tweak the design in some way because I would prefer the doll have knee socks and not just bare legs or whatever...and as far as I am concerned, this is what it is all about. Making something--yes, good--but making it your own--even better. And I so dig that when you do that with my designs too.
So, I thought I would share a few photos with you from my Beeper Bebe Projects Made by You Flickr group--of all the ways you have made my stuff your own, in that clever, just-ignore-the-very-detailed-instructions-way you have...
Made by Bee Cah--love the array of hair colors
Made by CathinCa--love the addition of domino-like dots for counting on the backside
Made by DorisPepsi--strips of felt replace ribbons (take that, Taggies)
Made by skirt_as_top--crazy about the the pouch and the linen-like stone-colored fabric
Have you been surreptitiously making something from one of my tutorials? If so, please share it in my Beeper Bebe Projects Made by You Flickr group. I'd love to see what you have made, how you have made it your own, or how you may have even made it better.