It wasn’t brutally humid today, so we spent some time outside the afternoon, dipping our feet in the pool, playing with chalk, sharing a snack mix. Neil used the chalk to write you all a warning, which I rather hope you do not heed. (Aside: did you know that you can hover your mouse over […]Read More: Fun with chalk and fabric scraps
One of my oldest friends is having a birthday party for her 6-year-old at the bowling alley tomorrow, and of course the first thing I thought was “I have a skirt for that!” I made my skirt back in August, but I haven’t actually been bowling in many many years. I even made a couple […]Read More: Going bowling
I knew I wouldn’t resist the pile for long. I managed to clean the kitchen first, but then I just needed to play. Meet “Button-Embellished Patchwork Scarf in Joel Dewberry Aviary Prints,” who has taken up residence at Etsy and is waiting to go to a loving home. I really like this scarf, but I’m […]Read More: I dug into the pile
Autum Hall, aka Creative Little Daisy, made an apron that appealed to me for its simplicity. It was a light solid color, which I initially mistook for linen, with a patchwork pocket and coordinating colorful ties. I was surprised to learn that it was actually made from canvas. More specifically a canvas painter’s drop cloth […]Read More: What is this thing you call “Claypron” ?
…and managed to finish up my new apron. This is the same style as the last one I made, but I used the Susan Branch fabric that matches my kitchen napkins. And my navy blue stoneware. I want to play around some more with this style – I really think it has possibilities. The beauty […]Read More: Snuck in some sewing time today
You remember the canes I made last week? Well, a few days ago I made some buttons out of them, and today I stitched up an apron. I’ve had this patchwork design in my head for a while, cut up the fabric last week, and finally got a few minutes to put it all together. […]Read More: Plethora of pink
Or are you about ready to gouge your eyes out by now? These are for the boys. The one on the left goes with Aidan’s orange vest, and the one on the right goes with Eamonn’s blue vest. They’re both made in my usual way, with flannel backing, polymer clay buttons, and a few patches […]Read More: Think you can stand looking at a few more scarves?
I’m making scarves for the boys. They’re going to be the two columns on the left, made to match their blue and orange vests. The other three will go in my etsy shop. I had to make coordinating buttons, of course… Here’s another series of scarves I’ll be working on. The one on the left […]Read More: Scarves and Buttons
The boys and I braved 50-degree temperatures, squeaky car brakes and raging PMS for a quick trip to Wal-Mart today. I was in need of baby blue thread, and Neil not being home, I couldn’t just run out on my own. Waiting until Monday was out of the question because I really wanted all three […]Read More: Poor little misfit scarf
See? Told ya my Swamp color scheme and the Bleeker Street fabric belonged together! It practically looks like I custom-mixed those clay colors to match, doesn’t it? I think this combination is just yummy. And what is interesting to note is that there is no actual aqua in the Swamp scheme. The light blue and […]Read More: Matchy-matchy