This and That

Spring is showing herself in big ways.  We are loving walks (when it is not pouring-Yay rain!) along our country road watching our neighbor’s newborn calves and soaking up all the flowers in bloom.  It is SO green here which is a nice thing to see for this Seattle transplant as we will soon enter the dry, very warm part of the year in northern California.

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Spring has inspired me to start some new projects. I have several in the works, some just completed and other fun plans in store. 🙂

First I must share this little beauty my crafty aunt sent to me. It was in exchange for a bag I made her several months ago. My picture is not the best but the lovely lady says “Beautiful Transparent Wings”. She will fit nicely in my sewing space.

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I finished lining my recent Noodlhead Duffles and sent them off to my nieces with some other handmade goodies. I really like how the lining adds more heft to the bags and it was fun to find complimentary fabrics.

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I also recently finished a sweater for a friend’s child. I made the five year old version in FrogTree Periboo Worsted in Grey and Pink. This yarn is dreamy and I will certainly knit with it again in the future. The pattern can be found here:

Ravelry: Colorblock pattern by Karen Borrel.

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In the embroidery arena, I’ve been doodling a little with french knots again. Loving this handwork and I need to make time to do more!

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I’ve also indulged in several new fabric purchases in the last few weeks. (I am such a bad girl as I am bursting at the seams in fabrics but fabric hoarding is a disease I suffer from).  I especially treasure the handprinted fabrics from Leslie Keating and Umbrella Fabrics.  Australia must have magic in the water that helps folks produce such lovely handprinted fabrics.  I am hooked!

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The last two pictures are of Umbrella prints trimmings.  Every year the fabric company has a competition challenging people to use their trimmings in different ways.  I have several ideas in mind but not sure they will make it to fruition.  We shall see.  Contest details here:

Umbrella Prints: 2014 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition.

5 thoughts on “This and That

  1. Such lovely fabrics, drool! I love what you are doing with the embroidery! I may borrow that idea for some polka dot fabric I have. You have been so productive too, so much done and the promise of more 🙂

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