Last weekend I took myself off to a craft show. Lucky for me it was just 3 train stops away. I had to take my son so he appreciated the albeit short train ride. I had a wonderful time despite a not very enthusiastic child. He however changed his mind when we checked out the wood working demonstrations and started buying his own fat quarters.
I attended a half hour workshop where Paula Storm talked about applique and her technique. Now if you have ever tried the starch method you will want one of these brushes that she has designed. Much better than spraying starch into a lid and using a paintbrush. It has inspired me to try applique again (one day). Paula even gives you a recipe to make your own starch (recipe comes with the brush).
(I couldn't find them on her web site but I am sure you could email her if you would like one)
Of course I didn't have to try very hard to find some fabric that I liked.
I have extremely busy week coming up. Let's hope its controlled chaos all the way!
I hope you have wonderful week.