Tuesday, February 24, 2015

5 Fabric Coiled Bowls

I made 5 coiled bowls. 2 are made using Christmas fabrics.
I used a variety of Christmas fabric scraps for making this bowl. I played around with the shape of this bowl, giving it a more rounded sculpture.
Inside the bowl.
I turned the bowl over so you can see the bottom of the bowl on this one.
Another bowl in Christmas fabrics. This bowl is angled up more on the sides.
Looking into the bowl.

I used a variety of scraps for this bowl.

Looking down inside the bowl.
Another bowl with lots of fabrics.

Looking inside the bowl.
I used all brown tones scraps for this bowl.

Looking inside the brown bowl.
All 5 bowls stacked.
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fabric Name Tag Pockets

My knitting/stitch club met on Valentine's Day and I decided to make them all name tags that had a pocket to hold little tools like stitch markers, a measuring tape, a pen, or whatever they want to put into the pocket to keep close at hand while knitting or crocheting. I made 13 name tags. Not everyone showed up, so I will be giving the remaining name tags when I see them again and making a couple more for the women I forgot. One woman was new to our group and I wasn't sure if she was coming back, but she did so I will make her one for next month's meeting.

I wrote their names in different fonts and used a few different decorative stitches on my sewing machine to stitch the hearts in place. I used only scraps so the colors and name tags are all varied too. Some of the buttons I stacked and some I used heart buttons to hold the strap in place.
Here are 6 names tags.
Here are 7 more name tags.

My only goof on Teri's name is that I spelled her name with 2 "r's", when she spells her name with only one "r". Oh well. I might need to make a do-over.
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Giveaway I Won

I just found out I won a giveaway from Prairie Sewn Studios. I haven't received it yet, but I know it will be even better in person. I won a fabric vase. Linda and Laura are a mother and daughter team who wrote a book together and blog together, even though they live in different states. The book is called, Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Accessories. There is a fabric vase on the cover of the book. I am such a container freak as I love boxes, bags, etc.

Here is the cover of their book and you can order it directly from Linda and Laura or on Amazon or American Quilter Society too. Thanks Laura and Linda I am looking forward to receiving my vase.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Blue Dew Drop Knit Cowl

My friend Tara gave me some yarn recently and I was drawn to the beautiful blue color of this yarn. I decided to knit a cowl and thought the Dew Drop Cowl would work for this yarn. It's an easy pattern to knit. I had an earlier version of this pattern and it was a long knit. There is an updated version in a shorter length now too.
Wrapped around a few times.
Wrapped twice around.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scrappy Green Zipper Pouches

I wanted to use up some scraps of fabric and my batting scraps too so I decided to make some scrappy zipper pouches. Sometimes I just mix up my fabric scrap colors, other times I like to use one color family of scraps. So I decided to grab my bag of green fabric scraps and make several zipper pouches. I ended up with 10 small bags and one that is slightly larger. I still have plenty more green scraps, but I thought that was enough to make for now. The green will be great for Saint Patrick's Day or Earth Day or for Christmas.
10 small and 1 large zipper pouches all in green fabrics.
The far right bag is the larger one and the rest are all smaller.

My friend Tara gave me some green fabrics that she didn't want and some of it was partially pieced together. I was going to donate it to one of my groups, but then thought of using some of it on these bags and it worked out great, since I needed small pieces. The fabric with the currency/money was one of those she gave to me and I thought it was a great fabric for a little bag like this and that fabric would make a cute wallet too. 
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Curious George Birthday Gifts

My daughter's boyfriend's nephew is turning 4 years old this month. He is the cutest little guy. His two favorite things are elevators and Curious George. I thought it would be fun to make a little quilt to hang on his wall of Curious George. So I surfed the internet looking for Curious George pictures and I found the absolute perfect one, which was a coloring book page of Curious George riding an elevator! How great was that? So I turned it into a quilt for Joey.

I also had a lunch box with Curious George on it that I wasn't really using. I had purchased it years ago around Christmas and it had some candy inside. I used to work at a local public library and a few times I wore a Curious George necktie. I don't wear the tie anymore either, so I decided I would give these things to Joey for his birthday because he loves Curious George so much and I was glad to give them to a cute little boy who would get some joy and use out of them.
Curious George Rides the Elevator quilt.

Curious George lunch box.
Curious George rides a bicycle neck tie.
All 3 Curious George gifts.
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