Happy Friday Everyone!!!
My older daughter is pretty easy to please. My little one, however ... she's much more opinionated about things and has very particular likes ... and dislikes. When it comes to my fabric stash, her dislikes far outweigh her likes - which makes me wonder if someone accidentally gave me the wrong baby in the hospital - but whatcha gonna do? She is who she is ... cute as a button and precocious as all get-up. Wouldn't change her for the world.
I wanted to make her a book cover that would both surprise and please her, but I didn't think I could do both successfully. So I forfeited the surprise part, showed her the purple cover I'd made for her sister and then asked her for input on fabric and design.
Somehow we landed on cherries as the focal element. When I was drawing them, she insisted the leaves point upwards. I asked her why. She explained that they look sad if they point down. I would have never in a million years thought of that, but I think she's right. And now I will always know if cherries are happy or sad when I look at the leaves. And then I will think of her and how much I love her.
I also stuffed a little wad of batting inside the cherries to make them just a wee bit "poofy". I knew she'd like that too. :)
She loves it. I love it. Win/win!
PS: I was asked about the purple book cover I showed earlier this week and when I did the top-stitching. I quilted the cover first and THEN appliqued the design on top for both book covers. I don't have a problem with either of having the top-stitching showing through the appliqued pieces.
Pink Dot: PamKittyLove
Green Check: Lecien Petit Fleur
Stripe and Back Floral: Lecien Old/New 30s (from a few years ago)
Pink Solid: Kona (don't know the colour exactly)