I was lucky enough to win a copy of Lara Buccella's new book, Crafted Applique...New Possibilities and wanted to try something small to test out Lara's method. Lara Blogs at Buzz in Bumble. Lara did a free tutorial for his cute rotary dial telephone as a guest blogger on Sew Mama Sew last month. Of course Lily Tomlin's character, Ernestine the telephone operator came to mind as I was working on this applique.
I love both Lara's applique method and this cute telephone!
|I ended up hand stitching around the dials because my straight stitching on applique just isn't too neat! These were too tiny to machine stitch straight.|
|I am so pleased how this cute telephone came out. Thanks Lara for writing a wonderful book! There are definitely some new possibilities to explore using your applique method. You will be seeing a lot more applique from me.|