Friday, October 20, 2006

Halloween crafting

She is a plump purple witch and turned out pretty cute if I don't say so myself-Grin- This pot holder and her matching tea towel twin is from these very talented ladies.

I have most of their books and have made every pattern from this one. The only trouble is when you need a pot holder in a pinch I am verrrrrrry hesitant to take this, but it always seems to be the one I grab. And then immediately wipe my hands on her companion below!!

I am so behind the game this year and near panic about the upcoming season of costume making, decorating, re-decorating, gifting, creating, baking, , putting awaying, schooling and working.......Oh my what a lot to do. It always fills me with if onlyies... If only I was done with college, if only I could just stay home, if only I could manage my time, blah blah, if only I would stop whining (you know you were thinking that!!!).

On a non-whining note- the fabric behind my little plump witch are my kitchen curtains, which were a gift from my beloved sister!! I should change them out for fall but ahhhhh I just love how happy they are. I am afraid they must winter with us and perhaps next year they will rest for seasonal curtains.

<------- Plump potholder's dear twin tea towel or should I say 'toad stew' towel? I made the button on her hat, and just in case you can't decipher the greeen blob she is holding it is a frog.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Mini swap and other miscellany

I am a bit late in posting about this but better late then never as they say - grin- This is what I made for the Club Little house mini swap, I also enclosed a copy of the book The Dolls House and a few other odds and ends. The chair is a recovered dollar store purchase, the little bird bath is made from inverted mini wooden pots and a platter. I made the rug using punch needle embroidery -so addicting- and the framed quilt was a quick paper piece job. I had to of course include a basket of fabric scraps. I hope Laura found a home for everything!!

I was very excited to get mail, (thanks again Shar) such a rarity for me. Look what I got
my favorite is the sewing mannequin I have always wanted one of those!! I had to fight my sons for the little dogs I will have one for every floor in my house. She also sent some mini fabric, patters and a tiny scissors. How cute is the baby cradle? ( The rug, some may have called it a doily in its former life, and the chair I had.)


I finally finished the swing for my Aunts fairies to sit on, it took me for ever to figure out what to make for them!! I really like how this one turned out.


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