Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bishy Barnababes FM Appliques

One of the things I love about sewing is that it challenges me.  There are so many techniques to do so many things and there's always something new to learn.  It's absolutely nerve-wracking for me when I decide to tackle something new but so very exciting and rewarding when I succeed.  I've done plenty of appliques, but they have always been very basic, nothing fancy or unique.  I've known of Free-Motion Applique for a while, but was admittedly terrified and avoided it.  When the opportunity to test for Bishy Barnababes came I decided to just take the plunge.  Boy, am I glad I did.  I first tested her adorable Ballerina Briony.

 It was a little tricky to get the hang of but Vicki's instructions are great and helped so much.  In the end, I really enjoyed it and it really wasn't hard. The patterns also have the option to have the head and face, but I wasn't THAT brave, haha.  The stitching of the eyes and mouth still scare me a little so I did the faceless one.  Kallie's got such a cute face anyways so...

My little ballerina was in love with it.  She wanted to wear it all day, which is huge coming from a girl who changes her clothes about 5 times a day.  Next, Vicki presented the chance to help with one of her next patterns and since I was hooked after the ballerina, I quickly agreed.  This time I chose to try Mermaid Millie since Kallie, like every little girl, loves mermaids.

Can anyone guess which mermaid I was going tail, purple shells.......Ariel, of course.  Just a very blonde version, haha.  Yes, I chickened out of doing the head again...don't judge me!  Isn't it so cute, though?!?! Absolutely perfect for summer and trips to the beach.

I just love all the details you can add with Free-motion applique!  Mermaid Millie was just released  long with, Fairy Fiona, Princess Paige, and Cool As Ice.  The possibilities are endless! I see Tinker Bell from the fairy, Cinderella and Belle from the princess and the ice cream cone can be stacked as high as your little ice cream loving heart desires!! Dresses, shirts, skirts, pillows, tote bags, even a backpack!  They can go on anything! They're available on the Bishy Barnababes Etsy page and there some great coupon codes available to get them at a great deal.

APPLIQUE saves you 20%
3BUNDLE saves you 30% when you buy any 3 patterns
5BUNDLE saves you 35% when you buy any 5 patterns

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