Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dreaming of Summer

Do you find yourself dreaming and yearning for summer all year long?... especially those moments at the beach just soaking up the warm sun, being cooled by the fresh salty air, and curling your toes up in the sand while settling into an inner calmness lulled by the soothing constancy of the waves crashing onto the shore. Such summer memories were the inspiration for my latest projects for Lena's Patchwork Magazin.

One of my favorite beach time activities as a child, next to building sand castles, was collecting seashells. Still to this day, I am fascinated by their beauty and uniqueness. These pretty little free motion applique mussels can be used in a variety of ways for fun summer decorating from table runners to vase covers, or even adorn a favorite picture frame.

The complete pattern and instructions, as well as more summer crafting ideas, can be found in the June issue of Lena's Patchwork Magazine. (German) For my other projects as featured in both Lena's Patchwork and Anna Magazin can be found here, here, here, and here.

 Linking up to Let's Bee Social and Sew Cute Tuesday.


  1. Yes. I do like to dream of summer. Your beautiful beach inspired applique (and those FISH!) would be a wonderful project to work on to keep the dream alive and to enjoy all year round.

  2. I wish it was summer all the time, with the beach lapping at my feet! What adorable projects...those fish are my so cute!

  3. Those fish are simply gorgeous. I HAVE to make them as a decoration for all the parties we hopefully will have in our garden when the weather is warm and sunny...

  4. I do agree. Those fish are "stinking cute" :) And probably easier to make than the trip to the beach... Congrats to being published again xo

  5. Such lovely summery items Alison. I LOVE the fish especially - so versatile with so many uses!! Yes, I am dreaming of a beach. Now it has got really hot here we all just want to head to the beach. Hopefully we will for a couple days next week!!

  6. Where I live we are still waiting for last summer. I do like your projects though.


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