Today’s Meet and Make designer is Lorine Mason. Lorine is the author of six books, a free-lance project designer and an editor whose work can be found in-print, on-line and through television programming.
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10 Fun Facts About Lorine Mason
- I am an avid sewer and crafter with the goal of blending the two arts, one successful project at a time.
- I’m the author of seven books, with eight and nine coming soon.
- My first licensed product concept arrived in stores this spring. Yeah Loop d doos!
- Color is my inspiration of choice. Coral is my favorite color these days.
- Saving money while creating wonderful things for my home, my family and my friends just makes me happy.
- I absolutely love giving homemade gifts designed especially for the recipient and they don’t look homemade if you know what I mean.
- Working at home is wonderful. No commute and my studio is packed with almost everything I need if I can just find it when I need it.
- Even on a not so great day, the hum of my sewing machine is music to my ears.
- I am the mother of two beautiful daughters and am lucky enough to be married to the guy of my dreams.
- I am a citizen of two countries: Canada and the USA – How do you improve on that!
Here’s Lorine’s Project
Fabric Doodle Flowers
- Assorted bright cotton fabrics
- Fusible Web – I like Steam-a Seam2
- Black Fine line ink marker – I used a Sharpie ultra-fine point
- 1/8” hole punch
- Metal flower brad
- Cardboard scraps – empty cereal boxes work great
- Scissors (paper and sewing, decorative edge if desired), pencil, pattern, iron & your choice of pin backing, hair clip or hairband
- Trace the patterns provided onto cardboard; cut out.
- Trace around the outside edges of the cardboard patterns directly onto the right side of your fabric.
- Remove the paper backing from the fusible web and iron to the back of the fabric with the traced patterns.
- Cut out the fabric circle and set aside.
- Remove the remaining paper backing from the fusible web.
- Layer a second piece of fabric right side out and fuse all layers together.
- Cut inside the traced pattern lines.
- Repeat the steps above to create a leaf using a different color of fabric.
- Cut out the leaf using decorative edge scissors if desired.
- Let your imagination flow freely and doodle a different pattern onto each layer of the flower.
- Punch a hole into the center of each petal layer.
- Layer the petals, inserting the brad through the punched hole.
- Open the brad at the back of the flower. Remove the paper backing from the fabric circle cut-out, center it over the brad, insert the bottom edge of the leaf and fuse in place.
- Add a pin backing, or glue your flower to a tote, hair clip or add it to a finished hairband.