Today's post is brought to you by the word, pickles. Yay for pickles! I love 'em, do you?!
When I found out my partner in the Phat Quarter Food swap had the nickname, Gherkin, I knew I had to go with it. So I made her a pickle jar, with my attempt at a label. It says, "Leslie's World Famous Gherkins. Petites with a punch." Originally it was to be a patch, but I think this came out better. Now if I could have just got a good picture of it. Taking pictures of round things is hard!
I started by plotting out a pattern on the computer, mainly to play with all the different fonts. And to get the oval shape even, I'm terrible at that sort of thing. I transferred it onto the green fabric with my trusty Clover pencil and stitched away. Somehow my stitching turned out a little crazy in the word, famous. However, I'm learning not to beat myself up and obsess over every little thing, so I went with it still. Once the stitching was complete I cut it out with pinking shears and stitched it onto the orange felt.
The jar is an upcycled Trader Joe's coffee can that I covered with vintage green linen. I couldn't quite get the back seam right, so I used some coordinating ribbon to cover that up. Not thrilled about that so I didn't take a picture, ha. I finished up by attaching the vintage foodie trim with tiny dabs of hot glue. Then I glued the entire patch onto the jar. Added some felt to the lid, done! I filled the jar with goodies and sent it on it's way. My partner, Leslie, liked it, so I'm happy!
Ok, once I share pics of the foodie pieces I've received lately, I promise- no food posts for a while.