Thursday, June 30, 2016

And now for something completely different

Hello Everyone! 

I've been a busy little rabbit and doing something I haven't done in quite a while. Sewing! Way back in the days of old (we're talking 20+ years ago) I was an avid and prolific sewist. I made a great deal of my own clothing and was especially fond of quilting.  As I became more interested in other crafts my sewing took a back seat. It's been about 9 years since I last sat down to sew anything more than a repair here and there. Last month an Instagram friend hosted a sew-a-long and it inspired me to get out the old machine and see if I remembered how to do anything. Turns out it's a bit like riding a bike. It all came back to me and I was instantly reminded why I loved to sew all those years ago. So I made a dress and a few skirts and then I looked at my fabric scraps and thought, "I should really do something with them!" 

I am determined NOT to rebuild a fabric stash. I say rebuild because I recently unloaded boxes and boxes of fabric (enough to open a shop, for real) that I had hoarded for years. These days I like to limit my hoarding to yarn so I really don't want to accumulate any fabric. So I started making some fun little items that allow me to use up scraps and bits and make me incredibly happy in the process.


 These (and in the first photo at the top) are Crazy Quilted Cuffs! Not only do these snazzy cuffs use up little bits of fabric but I've used scraps of yarn as embellishment as well.

 The wedge style shown here can be sized to any measurement. I have not attached the second part of the pearl snap so all you have to do is tell me your wrist size and I can make it fit you.

 The other fun, scrappy item I've been making is these handy quilted needle keepers. What a great way to store all kinds of needles and to keep them in one place!

As you can see, my love of color doesn't end with my ceramic work. More color! More color! 

And lastly, there are three of my ceramic and needle felted wool pin cushions available in the shop. I am working on some new pieces soon, so more colors to come! 
Please visit my SHOP is anything strikes your fancy! 
Enjoy the summer!