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Friday, May 28, 2010

Fabric Baskets

I saw these beautiful  fabric baskets in an issue of Sew News a couple of months ago.  The basket pattern came in 2 sizes.  Oh boy, these were some cute.  Some projects just grab a hold of my brain and I can’t stop thinking about making them.  This was such a project.  The only thing to ease the obsessive crafting thoughts was to actually dig through my stash, pick out some fun fabric and make the damn basket. 


Ah, that feels better but still having “basket” thoughts so I made another.


Whew,  all set for now.


Monday, May 17, 2010

My Wisteria is finally blooming!

My daughter bought me a Wisteria for my birthday in June of 2007.  Of course it didn’t bloom that year.  I got excited as spring of 2008 rolled around but no flowers for me.  I figured 2009 would be my year but…no damn flowers!  Imagine my delight when I saw the beautiful flowers dangling from my Wisteria.



Speaking of birthdays…my daughter turned 34 last week.  I decided to applique a beach towel for her.  How about a penguin at the beach.  Seemed like a good idea at the time.   I planned on doing machine applique but the towel I bought was so large that I had a tough time manipulating it while trying to applique.  I ended up doing most of it by hand.  I’ll keep that in mind next time I decide to do something like that.

Happy Birthday A!



Thursday, May 6, 2010

Crochet Frenzy

I can’t stop.  That’s how it goes with my crafts…round and round.  I’ll get in the mood for one and then delve into all kinds of projects.  The only one that I never get tired of is sewing.  Back to crochet.  I had some bamboo yarn that was the right weight for this:

Bella Dress

I had just enough to make this cute little number.  It’s from the Spring 2010 Issue of Interweave Crochet.  The bottom half of the dress is very open and is lined with fabric.  Here’s my “not quite completed” version:


I’ve narrowed the fabric for the lining down to 2.  Which do you like best? I’m favoring the one on the right.

Next on my hook is a cute tank top from the same issue of Interweave Crochet.

Abalone Shell

Sewing updates next time.