Friday, July 18, 2014

Meet Skully

For the last week or so I've been obsessively working on this:

Designing patterns for foundation piecing is no piece of cake. Lots of trial and error. I'm hoping to have the pattern ready to go out into the world very, very soon. Hopefully before Halloween...
("eye" fabric: Graffiti Abstract Dots from Windham Fabrics, stripe: Itty Bitty Ric Rac from Lakehouse)

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


A couple of weeks ago, I found a whole collection of vintage crochet patterns at a yard sale. I'm slowly listing them in my Etsy vintage store because there's no way I can keep them all, but they are SO inspiring!

Yesterday I hopped on over to Michael's and aquired a skein of really, really, thin crochet thread.  Actually, it is size 10, which is nowhere near the thinnest there is, but it's quite intimidating.
I also bought a set of 6 really skinny crochet hooks and, unbelievably, the correct size is not among them. I'm just going to have to wing it because there's no way I'm going back into town today.
DMC Baroque
The booklet it's sitting on is from 1913! Not sure I'll be able to follow the instructions but stay tuned.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Oh, How I Love Striped Binding!

Getting ready to attach the binding to my latest strippy runner.
I'm making it using the Spring Trees kit I added to the store a while ago.
Spring has come and gone but I think this one will work for Fall too.

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Monday, July 14, 2014


Finally! Something I can be proud of.
Here's a sneak peek.
Free pattern to follow soon.
(The "eye" fabric is Graffiti Abstract Dots from Windham Fabrics.)

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Not Good

This is the result of yesterday's attempt...
...but I will persevere!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today there will be Sewing!

I have a little Halloween project in the works.
(The "eye" fabric is Graffiti Abstract Dots from Windham Fabrics.)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Another Quilt Top on the Block

Sadly, the Patriotic Stars quilt top is up for sale today.

I love it but just do not have the room.

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