Jack and the Beanstalk Rollout Month is here! I’ve spent nearly two years drawing designs and turning them into repeating swatches in preparation for this day. From slowly buying yards of my designs off of Spoonflower and cutting precuts, to creating the actual patterns – this has certainly been a huge undertaking and I’m so relieved to be able to start the show and tell portion.

 

You might be thinking: “exactly what is this Rollout Month?” Well I’ve created about six different projects that will feature the designs in my Jack and the Beanstalk collection. It might be the actual fabric, or it could be designs taken from the fabric and transformed. For this first Rollout post I’m showing off a mommy and baby jewelry set. The Jack and the Beanstalk design is featured on the pendant. The artwork was scaled down, printed, and then cut out.

 

You may have seen a few images of this collection. I’m happy to announce that it’s now available to buy in Layered Cakes, Charm Packs, and Mini Charm Packs at my Etsy shop. Bernina Sewing and Design of Las Cruces will be selling Layered Cakes and Charm Packs. There are limited quantities so get them before they’re all gone. If precuts are not your thing and you would like some yards of this fabric you can buy them at my Spoonflower shop.

 

Since it’s Mother’s Day I would like to say thank you to a very special lady. Thank you mom! Thank you for taking the time to teach me everything I know, and for having the patience to let me learn from my mistakes sometimes. Thank you for nourishing my creativity, and for encouraging me to stay busy and teaching me the art of multitasking. All of these things will forever be with me thanks to you.

 

How to create the pendant & bracelet:

I inserted the printed artwork into a premade pendant tray. I then filled the tray
with Magic-Glos (a quick-curing resin in a bottle) by Lisa Pavelka. I let it dry for one day and voila! A unique and special pendent ready for rollout. Truly a simple and fast project that anyone can make.

I found the perfect beads to match my design at a local crafting and supply store, and created a two-strand necklace composed of soft blues and coral colored beads. Since the fabric collection is a children’s line I thought it would be appropriate to include something for baby. She gets a matching elastic baby bracelet. Simple and fun.

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