Friday, January 30, 2015

Pillowcases with Crocheted Edge

Found on Pinterest, these colorful pillowcases have charming crocheted edges. Have you noticed that these have become very popular on the Internet? Suddenly they're everywhere. So pretty.

Visit RoseHip for tons of inspiration.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jeans for Fabric Lovers

What a fun way to use some of your favorite fabrics. This looks like raw-edge applique. I like this!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pull-Apart Party Loaf

This looks so yummy and not too difficult to make either. 
See the directions here: Land O' Lakes Test Kitchen blog.
For all you non-football people (like me), 
I hope you get to sew all afternoon Sunday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

White Wedding Coat from Amber Studios

This stunning white wedding coat is the creation of fiber artist Barbara of New Jersey. Her Etsy shop is Amber Studios. I love her work, it makes me happy. She's a creative genius!

I have to show you one more photo, a custom order. Isn't this over the top? It could inspire a novel!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Quilters Ready for the Blizzard?

Let's assume you have enough fabric to get through a blizzard. Heh, heh.
Not so fast. How about enough low volumes for backgrounds? Backings? Thread?
Keep a hand-sewing project ready too, in case the power goes out. 
What do you do to get ready for a blizzard?
We're expecting 30"!
I'm making a "chain" quilt. Photos coming soon!

Don't Weave While Driving

She's lucky he didn't arrest her for holding her knitting needles like pencils! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sock Quilts!

This clever quilt "Odd Socks" was made by Juliet (originally from Scotland, living in New Zealand). Her blog is the Tartan Kiwi. You can see her patterns here. My favorite sock is the blue one in the upper right corner. I like those polka dots. Nice low volume background too.
Great job, Juliet!

Now I'm thinking about sock quilts, so here are some more.

The sock quilt (above) is the creation of Harriet Dennant. Lots of buttons and nice hand embroidery on this quilt.

The "Lost Socks" quilt was made by Teri Christopherson at Black Mountain Needleworks. She made a pattern for this quilt. 

This quilt "Looking for a Mate in Galesburg" was made from donated socks sewn onto felt. This was a public art project. You can read more about it on Susan Lenz's blog Art In Stitches.

Baby socks quilt made by heatherstrunk on Etsy. She makes them using the customer's baby socks.
Cute idea!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Glow in the Dark Cupcakes!

Hold the phone! Glow in the dark cupcakes from Recipe Snobs are made using tonic water and jello. She explains just how to do it here. And it doesn't look that hard! Oh my gosh, this is so cool! I wish I'd known this when my sons were little. But I'm saving it for possible grandkids!