I've been using newsprint to trace a template of each piece. Then cutting it out of the fabric.
You can see I have the colored copy of the original underneath my interfacing. It's not necessary, but can be helpful at times. I also have a smaller copy of the the stained glass which is what I really use for color reference.
I iron my fabric pieces onto the interfacing and that holds it all in place.
Look how the stars shine in the sky.
Everything will be outlined with black bias. That will be the stained glass.
I will also do thread work especially around the star in the sky.
I have a memory of a sock monkey when I was growing up. It was when I was a small girl. Whether it's a true memory or not, I don't know, but it got me intrigued to make one. I've seen such cute ones online. So I tried it.
This monkey doesn't have a name yet. He doesn't look like Curious George, so that isn't his name.
He is for the granddaughters to play with.
What would I do different next time? Look for socks with a contrasting heel. That would make him more interesting.
Juliet loves to cuddle babies and monkies.
I would also leave more seam allowance. I've had to mend him already, because I cut too close to the seam.
You can find a couple of places with instructions online on how to make him.
Eloise needed a new apron for cooking at our house. She was getting too big for the one I had and it became Juliet's turn to use it. Clara actually might be about ready to use it. But I decided to make a new one for Eloise. My aprons are just too large for little girls.
So I took some of my stash fabric and came up with this.
This is Eloise's pose.
I was so excited with how her apron came out and also how quick it was,
that I decided to make another apron a size larger to sell. Daisy is posing in that one.
Now I need to get the girls out of pose mode and into playing mode. Here's the back of Eloise's apron.
Now the girl's are having fun.
Daisy makes a sandwich