Sewing · Taylormadecards4u Inspiration Team

Rekindling an old Friendship

My family has become much closer during our time being quarantine together. We’ve done yard work, planted a vegetable garden, finished up our list of “honey do” and repair projects and rediscovered hobbies that were neglected. Even though we only ventured out a few times for necessities, we accomplished so much and I feel like I’ve had a “reset”. I really needed that. I’ve cleaned out most of the cobwebs in my life and I’m ready for a fresh productive start.

This quote has inspired me during the weeks of quarantine,

“Take a deep breath, ignore the deafening noise, and think deeply about what you want to put back into your life. This is our chance to define a new version of normal, a rare and truly sacred (yes, sacred) opportunity to get rid of the bullshit and to only bring back what works for us, what makes our lives richer, what makes our kids happier, what makes us truly proud.”

Julio Vincent Gambuto

Writing blog posts is like a diary for me. It allows me time for reflection and perspective. I can look back on my past work and ideas and learn from them and it allows my creative side to grow. So, after reading some of my past blog posts, I got reacquainted with an old friend during “the quarantine”. A lot had changed and I had forgotten a lot of things. But, after a few hours together, we were back on track again and we made some fun projects together. I really missed my little sewing buddy. I see lots of sewing projects with my Singer Stylist 7258 in my future!

For today’s post, I was invited to participate in the Coffee Lover’s Spring/Summer 2020 blog hop by Monica at Taylormadecards4u. She is one of 73 Super Sponsors for the hop, so if you are feeling creative link up for a chance to win some great prizes!

I was immediately inspired to make something using the round label designs in her latest coffee themed digital kit, Another Cup of Coffee.

I used the rest of my fabric scraps from my sewing room makeover to whip up a set of coffee themed “mug rugs”.

I backed a piece of white fabric with some freezer paper for stability and printed the designs using my inkjet printer. I followed the directions from this post from Sarah and used her recommendation for using white vinegar to set the designs. They faded a good bit, but that adds to the vintage charm. I haven’t researched other methods of preserving the printed designs for waterproofing, so suggestions are welcome. I will definitely do this again!

Off to make a second cuppa coffee and visit with my crew. Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!

19 thoughts on “Rekindling an old Friendship

  1. I hopped over from the Coffee Lovers Hop because I had to see what these were when I scanned the thumbnails. So clever. I’m glad your family used this time as a reset.

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