Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday's "Job"

Yesterday I hit some thrift stores and found 2 wool sweaters to make into boiled wool "cloth".

After boiling or felting the wool I made a beret from a Martha Stewart pattern....I need to try this again, looks more like a beanie!

Last, but not least, my latest pieced apron. This one I let the fabric "talk" to me. I began the apron by using a purchased applique rose (from the dollar store) to a piece of fabric and went from there. Probably a little bazaar, but I think it is marketable!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Red Hat Lady

This little lady was a request from a friend - and I got to have free license on just how I accomplished the task.

These are so much fun to make! Her "boobies" are little fuzzy pom-poms.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Rainy Days

An embossed velvet wine bottle bag; a clutch purse; a pansy pillow (or giant pincushion); a Sitting Lady and a tote bag. The least favorite of mine is the clutch purse - the remainder all have varying degrees of - yes, this was fun and I'd do it again.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Another day - something new

I learned how to piece an eyeglass case and a pansy pincushion. As I made the pincushion I kept thinking of my mom because pansies were her favorite flower.

I had forgotten how much I once enjoyed embroidering!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Fleece Hats & Chickens!

Busy day while Larry helped prepare taxes. I made three fleece hats and 2 poultry pin cushions. I also washed and ironed what seemed like hundreds of yards of fabric!

The fleece hats were a snap to make and came out quite nice. The pin cushions were made by piecing together fabric scraps --- going to have to get some more little buttons for the eyes if I'm going to continue making these things!

Friday, February 8, 2008

More Cold Weather Projects

Amazing what one can get done when there is rain and more rain. A chicken pin cushion, a log cabin pieced purple apron, a log cabin apron in multi colors, a manly apron for G and a crochet hook case for Susan.

Little projects that are fun to do.

We have already been out on our bikes during February. Tomorrow we are off to Yolo County for brunch and, hopefully, an awesome motorcycle ride.