Category — Inspiration
I spend a bit of time each night looking around various blogs, Etsy and Flickr at inspiring creations. I thought it’d be fun to share some of these with you!
First, I’d like to introduce you to Natalie of Greenleaf Goods.
Through this amazing quilt on Flickr, I found her blog. Which led me to her Etsy store. Where I found that she makes *awesome* felted wool scarves from recycled sweaters. I immediately knew I needed one! (Even though I think it was 85 degrees at the time.)
photo courtesy of Greenleaf Goods
Fast forward to yesterday when my scarf arrived and all I can say is, I am in love. I was actually wearing it around the house. In August.
The second person I’d like to introduce you to is Cynthia of Meringue Designs. If you haven’t visited her blog and Etsy shop, you are really missing out! I am absolutely in love with her sense of style.
photo courtesy of Meringue Designs
If you have ever found yourself looking for modern embroidery designs, you have probably noticed they practically do not exist. Except for at Cynthia’s Etsy shop! I have purchased several of her designs and am working on decorating my sewing room with them. They stitch out beautifully! If you don’t have a machine that can do embroidery, she also sells finished items. And patterns too!
photo courtesy of Meringue Designs
A couple of months ago she made this amazing quilt based on Denyse Schmidt’s What a Bunch of Squares quilt design. I am so inspired to make one for my bed now. Oh, and she made the headboard too. Not only does she sew, but she does woodworking too!
Finally, I have probably mentioned that my daughter is just a *little* bit of a fan of princesses. She is turning 4 in October and as soon as I saw this adorable Princess and the Pea doll toy and bag by Toni at Make It Perfect, I knew I needed to make one! I especially loved the use of the Heather Ross, Far Far Away double gauze fabric for the bag. Unfortunately I had used all my fabric up on her quilt…but after much persistence and searching on Google, I found more and am ready to get sewing!
You can find a free pattern for the mermaid on the Martha Stewart website.
Lots of beautiful things out there! Now I just need the time to make everything on my list!
August 25, 2010 4 Comments
Yardage will be available in the fall!
August 20, 2010 5 Comments
You probably know that I’m a *huge* fan of Anna Maria Horner’s fabrics and patterns. Well it turns out she’s a pretty darn nice person too! Anna Maria is organizing a quilting relief effort for those that have lost everything in the Tennessee floods this year. You can get the details here and join the Flickr group here. I can’t wait to get started on my blocks!
June 2, 2010 No Comments
I have a lot of projects going on right now. A lot. I need to stop starting new things and wrap a few up! I thought I’d share a bit of what’s in the pipeline. (And the scary thing is, this isn’t everything!)
The string squares above are not for another string quilt. I remember saying it’d be a LONG time (if ever) before I take a project like that on again. Well, ever since I saw these pillows from Ashely at Film in the Fridge, I knew I needed them for my couch! I’ve had an Arcadia jelly roll sitting here for just this purpose for a few months it seems. Well, I’ve started!
My husband’s cousin asked me to make her son a quilt for his first “big boy” bed. Of course I would! She picked out Riley Blake fabric, mixed in some surfer prints, for an adorable twin quilt. I finished the top this week and am waiting for the backing fabric to come in the mail.
There is a quilt in the book Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts that I’ve adored since I purchased the book. Well, I decided since I didn’t have ENOUGH other things going on, that this would be the right time to start it. LOL I’ll be using fabric from Denyse Schmidt’s Katie Jump Rope line. I actually have all the patterned fabric cut, but need to cut the white still.
And today, just for fun and instant gratification, I made my son some new reversible bibs. I just took one of his junky bibs and traced it with about 1/4″ extra on all edges. I put a layer of batting in the middle and poof! Instant adorable bibs!
I still have that second MoMo Wonderland quilt pinned and waiting to be quilted, and have started this tutorial for an advent calendar. (That one has an obvious deadline!) So what are you working on?
November 2, 2009 7 Comments