My favorite so far…

My favorite so far…

is this design from the Quilt Square Girls in West Jefferson, NC. It seems like every time I turn one of their barn quilts into a necklace, that one becomes my favorite!I don’t know the name of this pattern, but it’s very folksy, and I love it!

I’m also pleased with the tiny antique button clasp I found to finish it.

This style is different than the images under glass that I made originally. These are more of a laminated lucite. They are harder to produce, but they look more like miniature barn quilts to me.

A Recent Play Date

A Recent Play Date

Laura and I got together a couple of weeks ago for one of our play dates. We made jewelry and did a little sewing. We had a great visit with Libby at Sew Blessed Quilt Shop. We ate lots of great food. The best thing was probably a strawberry margarita cupcake!

The top two are Laura’s. The bottom one is mine.

Laura tried a bigger soup cozy. It’s 12”x12.” It turned out great!

‘Wish I’d taken a picture of that cupcake! Wish I had another one!

My UFO…

My UFO…

Is finished, with a day to spare! Then, I looked at my list, and realized it should of been for March!when I made this pillow top, using every inch of the fabric I had on hand, the pillow front was kind of blah.

I had these 3 butterfly images from Dover Pictura.  I printed them first on paper, on draft, so the colors would be soft. Then I printed them, again, on Extravorganza. I used Mistyfuse Ultraviolet to fuse the images on the pillow top.

I am “right pleased” as they say around here.

Better than Expected!

Better than Expected!

Look what I made, a Black-eyed Susan! I used Susan Thomas’s instructions and added another layer of petals (6, 7 was too many.) I wired them to themselves for a few rounds to keep them from nesting directly behind the front layer. Because there is an even number on the back row, I had to wrap all the way around a petal and weave in the opposite direction to secure the beads.

The beads are all Czech glass from JTV kits. The wire is 26g and all one piece , about 4 ft. I had just enough to leave a little tail to attach it to something. 

Finished!

Finished!

Well, pretty much. That one floppy ear needs some work.

  • This is Unice the Unicorn by the Velvet  Acorn on Etsy.  I used leftover yarn from the gold Barbie dress I knitted to crochet the horn. The horn is my own concoction. The lavender one I knitted by the pattern was too big.

This yarn is Vanna’s Glamour. The rest of the scarf and hood is knit in Bernat Blanket. I worked on it off and on for two months.

Boho Bangle

Boho Bangle

I finally made one! Remember the video I shared on Feb. 4? Here’s my first attempt:


The quilts I use as slipcovers in Mama’s living room came tied in a long bias strip of fabric. I used it to wrap the wire base of this bangle. 

The video called for Aileen’s Tacky Glue, but mine was so old, it had dried to a solid bottle of rubber. I used Modpodge for Fabric and did not like the way it felt when dry. I wrapped the wire a second time and just used the Modpodge on the underside of the fabric. Much better!


A little bird kept it all in place while it dried!

The fabric strip was colorful, but flat, and dull. I added a very shiny, bright purple ribbon with a metallic edge. 

After I wrapped that around and secured it, I followed with a variety of tiny coordinated beads strung on 26 gauge copper wire. I swirled the ends and used those swirls to attach it to itself. Finished fun!

The mane thing…

The mane thing…

on Vivi’s scarf is half done and looking good, I think! This was my project for February! Check out today’s date! I said I might get it done in time for summer! Today is Wednesday, and there’s a slight chance of snow for Sunday night. I will try to get it done!

The yarn is Bernat Blanket, and it is heavenly soft! It’s also a good yarn for a finger and forearm workout!