...my "back door" neighbors. They are a very nice senior couple. Abby loves them and they love her back. They don't think I'm strange when I'm on "their" side of our fence taking photos of quilts and bags draped over the gate and hanging in the trees.
So this little random act of kindness was handmade, wrapped up and delivered for their quiet Thanksgiving feast.
I had string blocks that didn't play nicely with the others in my pile so I cut them up into 2 1/2" squares then cut olive corduroy to go with them. I made a table mat/hot pad and four coasters.
I finished the set off with 4 handmade napkins and tied it all up with string.
Happy Thanksgiving one and all.
P.S. I have selected two people to review Caity Did and they have been notified. Thanks!
Lately for me it's all about trying something new -- being a vendor, writing a book, upcoming Little Sprouts patterns, and submitting a project to a magazine. More about that later.
So I decided I'd like to offer my readers a chance to do a product review.
I'm offering two of my readers an opportunity to make my Caity Did Bag. Leave me a comment below that you would like to review Caity Did and I'll select two people. I'll send you the PDF and in return you make the bag following the instructions without too much improvisation.
You may use whatever fabric you wish. Then share it on your blog in the form of a product review, linking back to me. The bag and PDF are yours to keep. If you are selected I ask that you post your review by December 12. You may be US or International.
I'm going to be a great Aunt in May. Caity Did would be a super cute diaper bag.
Kimberly hunts, finds, collects, and sells the most amazing vintage fabrics. But she also sews with them. You should visit her blog and scroll through. Her cut velvet bags are gorgeous. We "met" through blogging and her beautiful doggie, Hunny, and Abby have become blog dog friends.
So now I have the perfect little bag for my dish cloth crochet. Much better than a plastic bag, don't you think? Thank you, Kimberly.
Growing up we had a little black poodle named Mimi. I could not resist this poodle hankie.
Never heard of it until the last year or two as it started to be talked about in the quilting world in quilt designs and fabrics. I had to google Steam Punk to see the definition.
I bought these earrings about 10 years ago at a craft fair in Columbus called Winter Fair. It's an annual event held each December. The earrings are made from old watch parts. Perhaps I was Steam Punk cool and didn't know it! I love unique jewelry. Who knows I might start taking apart my old treadle sewing machine to see what kind of jewelry can be made. :o) I might need bigger ear lobes!
The fabrics are Havana by Monaluna. Jennifer Moore is the creative genius behind Monaluna. The fabrics are 100% organic cotton and lovely to work with. Fun, cute, and modern. The sneak peek -- a new bag coming soon but I'm having a lot of fun playing with different fabric.
Next...bicycles, once I find the perfect button. If you need me I'll be pawing through my button stash.