This was the first one I finished. I like the simplicity of it, I like the clear impression of the masher (the best rendition of it besides a picture so far) and I missed a trick with the embroidery, but can't quite figure out what. Probably because I slept badly last night and my head hurts.
I think the theme for March is Water.
Kate suggested fabric manipulations, like ruching and ruffling and gathering and yoyos and generally messing about. It reminds me of Colette Wolff's book on fabric manipulations. She can take a concept and beat it to death with a stick - nothing if not thorough - and the pictures are extraordinary. She used the same unbleached muslin for all her examples, so it is easy to see what effects she has accomplished with each step. She made patterns for dolls and animals too. Platypus designs, I think. I have a mouse pattern of hers that is art. A chicken too, and a mermaid.