Julie Crossland http://juliacrossland.blogspot.com/ has come up with an interesting monthly challenge called "Being Creative".
I love Julie's intent behind the concept:
"A fun, light hearted invitation to create, open to all.
To build a creative community of people of all abilities from around the globe.
To provide monthly inspiration, guidance and creativity tips as well as shovel loads of encouragement and support should you need it.
To help those creatively stuck souls to become well and truly un-stuck.
An opportunity to make a commitment to regular creativity."
The first theme is "Garden" and the reveals start today. You can choose any medium for your interpretation. I've already visited some of the other participants and I highly recommend you do the same :) If you want to participate click on the link in my sidebar.
I found a way to use one of my leaf applique orphan blocks and my heart theme :) Voila, a small cushion 10"x71/2" that fits the color scheme in my front living room.
All the fabrics are left overs from other projects. I want to add some "emerging buds bling" (and maybe a few small leaves) but nothing in my boxes of bits and pieces is saying "use me", so for the moment I'm calling this one done.
An explanation of fabric choices.
The pillow background = grass, the brown yo-yo's = dirt, the burgundy yoyo's = blooming flowers.
April challenge - Dessert. Yum.