Hey y'all! It's my stop along the Forest Floor Blog Tour by Bonnie Christine and I'm so excited to share what I've made. Forest Floor is a gorgeously whimsical fabric line that you can find at Art Gallery Fabrics. Bonnie was "inspired by her experience of living in the forest" and the fabric really captures the magic of nature.
The first project I worked on was with Flourish Aglow in cotton (but knit is also available!). I made a sweet little skirt with lace suspenders for my daughter, Charlie. As of late, most of my inspiration comes from her. She's always so happy and spunky. I felt like this pattern captured the sweetness and sassiness of little girls.
This project was super easy and I couldn't be more excited with how it turned out. I used the circle skirt pattern from Made Every Day with Dana and tacked on elastic suspenders with lace from Martha Stewart's Decoupage line. The little sleeves are made from the circle cut out for the waist band and I finished the skirt off with a bow!
I seriously can't wait to get more of Flourish Aglow just so I can make myself a matching outfit. I feel like a dainty walk among a meadow is the perfect place for her to show off her outfit.
I used a leaf stitch for the hem of the skirt to match the theme of the pattern.
I also made a small little bow headband with Clover Grove Whisper. Clover Grove Whisper features soft purples. I can feel the wind singing softly through a field of clover in this pattern.
With the Clove Grove Whisper, I made a little iPad sleeve with lace detail. I loved this pattern so much, I wanted to make something where I'd be showing it off. With a newborn, most of my work emails happen on an iPad and now I have something beautiful to keep it safe in!
With the scraps of fabric I had leftover, I made embroidery hoop art for Charlie's room. This was actually one of my favorite projects I've done for her nursery.
The biggest hoop features Flourish Aglow and Clover Grove Whisper. I used heat adhesive and adhered the fabric onto felt so I would be able to get crisp shapes using die cuts. The fern die cut is my favorite and reminded me of Wild Posy, another pattern in her collection. I just HAD to make sure I used it.
Looking to see more projects and start working on your own? Follow along on the Forest Floor Blog Tour. A creative maker everyday shares about the project they've made with Bonnie's fabric. Yesterday, Bonnie joined the tour and shared a beautiful quilt with a free pattern that you can check out here. The tour moves to Annie & Dot tomorrow - make sure to check them out!