Well hello December 19! We are now into single digits for the Christmas countdown, and it seems this month is flying by faster than a reindeer team hopped up on Red Bull. Which just so happens to be my drink of choice lately as I try to frantically wrap up work projects and holiday preparations in an attempt to have lots of lazy time next week. At which point, I plan on adding vodka into the mix!
But while I'm waiting for the sugar and caffeine to kick in, I thought I hop on the neglected blog and share a quick page with y'all. I'm sure you'll be totally shocked to see it features circles (I'm nothing without my predictibility) but unlike most designs that utilize my trusty circle cutter, these are imperfect, hand-cut circles that anyone with a pair of scissors can create. Just don't run with them while drinking Red Bull. Because you might spill your drink, duh.
S U P P L I E S :
These funky polka dots are made up of lots of layers of patterned paper, each one slightly larger than the next. I just eyeballed the margins and cut away (and yes, my hands might have been just a bit shaky. It is possible that five Red Bull before 10 am is one too many.)
It's a wonky, free form look that resulted...but I kinda love it. Or maybe that's just the caffeine talking. I added machine stitching around the edge of each piece, which was the most difficult part of the process. Stitching a curved line is never easy, but these circles are a bit more forgiving. If you want to skip the real sewing, you could add hand-drawn stitching with a thin tip pen, or rub the edges with an ink pad in a coordinating color to highlight the shapes.
Since there were a lot of different colors and patterns in the layered circles, I kept my embellishments neutral, using cork and wood piece to top off several of the spots. And speaking of topping things off, my beverage is running low. Time to refill and hope the "wings" help me cross the last few items off my to-do list today!
Hope your Friday is fabulous!