Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2013

**Update: Oh my gosh. I missed the deadline again because I am in the US and they are in Australia. By one day. Oh argh! And big sigh.**

Last year I found out about the Umbrella Prints Trimming Competition too late to enter. Bummer. So this year I made sure to pay attention to the call for entries and I ordered my fabric in time to not only make something but finish something. Wahoo! Success. They have amazing entries every year, so it’s not about winning for me, it’s about the personal challenge to use this tiny little bag of fabric scraps to make something nifty. I bought the “Supergirly” packet from their Etsy shop.

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So, here’s what I made:

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A little kitty set! (I know, you aren’t surprised I made a cat.) I drew a pattern for the kitty, then cut him out of  some of the scraps. I embroidered on his little face, appliqued the heart (also cut out of scraps), and attached his tail. I love the white petals fabric in particular and think it was perfect for his body.  He is completely hand sewn.


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He is also a super kitty, so I made him a cape out of the scraps, too.

Then he needed somewhere to rest and for travel. This wood suitcase I found at the craft store was just right. I added some of the scraps as triangle corners on the front, then made his pillow, quilt, and mattress out of trimmings (which is the only fabric I used for the whole project, except for white felt for the back of the mattress and pillow).

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I think Mr. Kitty turned out quite nicely, and I have a Wee One begging for him, although I may list him in my shop. I also still have some trimmings left, which I am going to combine with some charcoal grey linen and make a little zipper pouch for my change.


11 thoughts on “Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2013

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  2. Very sweet!! Love the bed box-carrying case… too cute! Sorry to hear that you missed the deadline again! Next you will be spot-on!!! I’d love to see what the entries were anyway and will check it out right now!

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