Saturday, July 5, 2014

My 16-yr old's first attempt at quilting..

My younger one wanted to try her hand at quilting but wanted to make something small. When I suggested a tote bag, she said she would rather make a drawstring bag since she would actually use it! So she sewed up a bunch of these pre-cut quilt squares till they were the size of a drawstring bag, and I added a layer of lining fabric and a back to it, cut up and strung 2 pieces of cord, and VIOLA! Here we have it.... a useable drawstring bag!

What do you think? I would love to hear....

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer time = Embroidery time!

OK, the yarn doesn't feel as good to work with anymore, and you can't really enjoy spreading the WIP baby blanket over yourself in the summer.... :( So, it is time to move onto......TA DA...hand embroidery! My favorite thing to embroider is a dish towel....Here's a pattern that sells well for me, and also one I love embroidering....
I have trouble deciding whether that is a peacock or a partridge. It's pretty either way. You're welcome to leave me a comment if you know :)
Some more dish towels ready to be embroidered!!