Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I thought this would make a nice New Year's Eve treat for all you "Onion Chair" enthusiasts out there! Isn't blogland full of amazing delights and inspiration?
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Anna is a publisher, gardener, photographer, crafter, long time blogger, and she has a great sense of humor. Check out her website at: http://www.twelve22.org/
Monday, December 29, 2008
The blog address has a typo; if you correct the spelling, it won't work. Go to: http://www.runandsewuilts.wordpress.com/.
Check back here tomorrow to see an excellent tutorial for making a zippered bag!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Visit her blog at: www.vintagericrac.blogspot.com. (Regular Selvage Blog readers may recognize Jodie's hand model; it looks a lot like the rather aloof Cecelia! See: selvage scarf. The dress is modeled by her daughter.)
Saturday, December 27, 2008
This was made by Sarah London of New South Wales, Australia. You can see more of her creative fiber art on her blog at www.sarah-london.blogspot.com.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Christmas Day!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Above: This is what she'll see when she opens the box! Yikes!
Below: This is the "before" photo, so you can see it started out pretty normal.
I just knitted the scarf with no fancy pattern, since I planned on felting it anyway (and knitting fast is so much fun). I used size 7 needles (4.5mm) and regular worsted wool. Then, I threw it in the washer and dryer on the hot settings. It's as thick as a carpet! And the fringe reminds me of Chewbacca, from Star Wars! It won't lie flat, even though I steamed it a little and tried to flatten it under my upside-down Big Board overnight.
Yes, this scarf is a little scary, but I'm wrapping it up as if it was a nice scarf. The card even says "I made this for you with my own little hands." I hope we laugh ourselves silly; that will be worth it! I'll keep you posted.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
We have guild cards in preparation for our upcoming quilt show on March 27, 28, and 29th at the Pearl S. Buck house at 620 Old Dublin Road in Perkasie, PA.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I love the improvisation in this rug. In "Twined Rag Rugs" by Bobbie Irwin, I learned that this color arrangement (non-arrangement, really) is called hit-or-miss. I like the red-orange at one end better than if the color layout was symmetrical.
Thank you to Betty J. in Oklahoma City who alerted me to this post on Leni's blog: http://www.nanasblogspotcom.blogspot.com/.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sharyn says she was inspired to made these ornaments after admiring Elena McDowell's selvage tree ornaments (shown at right, on the sidebar). I love it how we inspire each other!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I made two more Christmas stockings, these for a dear friend who is getting married on January 3rd. I gave them on Thanksgiving so they could be put to use right away. The novelty fabrics that I've been collecting with all the candy, festive fruits and desserts were just perfect for this project. (Proving once again that we need to keep a stash of "no particular purpose" fabrics that we love.)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I like how this stocking came out, but if I make any more I think I'll add more embellishments. This stocking will be auctioned to benefit the Empire Quilters guild in NYC.