Monday, July 21, 2014
In my garden there are glass mushrooms. If I am not careful they will be sprouting up everywhere! The idea of reusing, remaking, recycling has always intrigued me. While an object was made with a specific purpose in mind, I love to find new and sometimes unexpected uses for the same object. Enter -- the glass mushrooms!
Sunday, July 6, 2014
This week I've been "cooking" up a storm in felt! A niece had asked me if I had any felt scraps and wondered if I could make some felt food for the anticipated arrival of her two sons. Oh, yes, I have felt scraps, and this opportunity was exactly what I needed to use some up! I was trying to think of a cute way to "present" the assorted foods, when I came upon a great blog with quiet book ideas. I made a few variations to the project shown on the blog, but used the pattern pieces offered for the most part. Here is my version...
Disclaimer ... Adults may be tempted to play with this! This was so much fun that I think I may need to try some of the other pages.
|Love this range! The knob even turns.|
|Mmmm... pancakes with bananas!|
|Eggs and bacon coming up!|
|I tied a little handle on here, but it has grommets in case you want to add more pages -- held together by rings. |
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I joined a new swap this month -- Need A Little Needle Book Swap. Just in case you are wondering what a needle book is, it is a "book" with fabric or felt pages in which to hold sewing/embroidery needles. Check out this page -- https://www.flickr.com/groups/2631188@N24/ -- to see some great examples of needle books! Mine, which is called the Needlebook Butterfly is included! The free pattern and tutorial I used is from Wild Olive. When I saw this pattern I knew it was the one to make for my partner! I'm on the search for some "extras" to add to my package for my swap partner, and then it will be in the mail. The fun part about swaps, besides making some new sewing friends, is that a something special will arrive in my mail box as well! For as much as I sew, I still don't have my own needle book, so the one I received will be my first -- and very special, indeed!
Monday, June 9, 2014
For weeks I have walked by my sewing machine ... looking at it ... sewing only when I absolutely felt I had to! It was a big time sewing slump! Has anyone else ever been there?? Perhaps the beginning of summer break will help to motivate me back into the creative process. A recent baby shower gave the push to uncover that machine once again. The result?
Baby shoes are so fun to make!
Baby shoes are so fun to make!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
If you would like this apron, just leave a message below. I will randomly choose the winner next Sunday. As I did last year, I'll also make one for a family member. So...to my family... if your name is pulled you may choose one similar to this, or in the style of one of the other Cindy Aprons I've made.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
This quilt top (banner size) has been on my "work in progress" pile for way too long! For years it has been waiting for a backing and quilting. I'm happy to say it is finally complete! I cannot remember the name of the pattern used, but I found it on http://www.debbiemumm.com/ some years ago. My original thought was to make a wall hanging, but it seems to have made it's way to the table. I used a combination of machine quilting and long stitching.