Welcome to the Molly and Mama ‘Appliqué A Day’ Challenge! Do you ever feel like you wish you had more time to do the creative things you love? I know I do! I’ve been reading and listening to a lot of motivational material for small businesses. And I realised that sometimes I get so caught up in it all, that I don’t make time to do the things that I really enjoy! So I decided to set myself a 30 day challenge. They’re all the rage right now, aren’t they? I figured, if they’re working for others, they are worth a try! So every day, for the month of July, I have decided to sew and share a different appliqué design. And best of all, many of the appliqués will be available for purchase.
I’m going to keep it simple. I’m creating something each day starting with a letter of the alphabet. I’m using a lot of my own designs, and creating some new ones. I’m challenging myself to use new colour combinations, new embellishments, to use up my supply of t-shirts, tea towels and more. It’s my hope that by taking time to be creative every day, I’ll reinvigorate myself and I’ll feel more inspired. By telling all of you, I’ll also be accountable! I’m not saying that it’ll be easy (truth be told, I’m already finding myself a little behind). But it’s going to be fun and motivating.
These appliqués (and many of the templates and patterns) are available for purchase in my Etsy store. Just in case you’re interested in starting some appliqué yourself, I have written a very concise Appliqué tutorial and have also created some free designs for a deer, heart, and bunny.
But lets get down to the task at hand!
Starting with the letter A, I couldn’t choose between an Anchor or an Apple. So I created both designs. Which do you prefer?
Choosing something for the letter B was easy. Betty Babushka was my very first appliqué design and first pattern too. And pink and green is just my favourite colour combination!
When it came to the letter C, I had to try something new. We were having a day out at the park, and my seven year old son asked for a new shirt. Now this doesn’t happen every day (between you and me, he’s just a bit too cool for Mummy’s sewing anymore). So when he asked for a Cool Cactus, I was more than happy to accommodate.
I went for some French inspiration when it came to the letter E – the Eiffel Tower seemed like the perfect choice.
F is for Fox. Of course!
G? What was I going to sew for G? A pretty little girl seemed the perfect choice.
Happy stitching, Lauren x
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