Remember this old cross-stitch fabric? I don’t recall what it’s called, but I did enjoy working on it. This is my own design. I got it and three other seasonal designs published in a McCall’s craft magazine years ago. ‘Wonder if I can find my copy? My mom bought all the others!
Remember these prints that everyone put on sweatshirts and embellished with glitter glue? I found this little guy already fused to Wonder Under and waiting for a grandchild in my craft stash. I picked up a plain, red, long-sleeved tee shirt at WalMart Sunday, and it looks like I’ll be getting out the iron, soon!
I have had the best time decorating for Halloween tonight. Here are the spookies on my porch:
And upstairs, in the attic window, what’s that? Vacancy at the Bates Motel….
I found the handkerchief in a package of 2 (the other one is white with yellow flowers,) in the dollar bin at CVS. I decided to embellish the printed corners with silk ribbon embroidery and use them in my crazy quilt projects.
The flowers are two-toned and I didn’t have any variegated ribbon that would work. What I did have was a set of dye markers from Dharma Trading. I used the pink one in this set to “over-dye” areas of my already solid pink silk ribbon. I am very pleased with the results!
I’d like to make a book cover for a paperback novel. I drafted my pattern and put out these fabrics and trims to choose from.
Then, I removed the trims and any fabrics that didn’t seem to fit. (The gold paisley fabric at the bottom is from Evening Star Designs)
Next, I added back the trims that matched best. A search for charms and bobbles and I’m ready to cut and sew!
It came from Evening Star Designs in Raleigh, NC. They sell fabric and embellishments for crazy quilting. (They are also now carrying quality quilter’s cottons.) This is a patterned velvet. I used a scrap of it in Mama’s Bible cover. I photographed it so I can contact Evening Star and request more.
What I love about their website/store is that you can buy sample packs of fancy fabrics VERY reasonably. You can even request packs of colors you choose!
Here’s the link: http://www.eveningstardesigns.citymax.com/
I met my best buddy, Laura, in Fancy Gap, VA, today. We visited a deli, antique and garden store, and more importantly not one, but two fabric shops! I also got a few good snapshots.
Fancy Gap Pottery and Antiques has replaced their antique mall with a huge fabric outlet. Laura bought lots of yellow and blue quilter’s cotton to finish an Ohio star quilt. I bought lots of ribbon at 25 cents/spool!