I’m waiting for the mini quilt I completed over Spring Break to arrive at its new home (in Alaska!) before sharing pictures of it, so instead I’ll share these very random crafty pictures.
While at JoAnn’s, I saw this on sale and couldn’t resist:
Related, there’s this:
About 1/4th of the way through the last mini-quilt, I ran out of white thread. Again. It was too late and I was too tired to drive all the way to JoAnn, so I had to stop for the night. But, I had a coupon for 40% off any notion, so guess what I bought soon thereafter? I had previously thought that buying the 500 meter spool was a big deal. Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be running out of white any time soon. (Bobbins, on the other hand…. And any other colors…)
I’ve been admiring all the pictures of Japanese sewing books on Etsy lately, and have had half a dozen favorited for quite some time.
The pictures of the projects are cute, and the entire book is in Japanese, with the exception of a few numbers, and the title on the cover: “One Day Sewing.” The instructions are drawn on the pages after each photo spread, and before I got to the end of the book I thought I was in trouble. But then I found the pattern pieces, and realized everything would be OK. Definitely not something for beginners to tackle, but I think if I take it really slow and think about every step, I might be able to make something from this book. I’m aiming for the dress on the cover (pictured above). Thoughts on color?
While I wait for my miniquilt to arrive from Alaska, I have these miniquilts finally on display in our spare bedroom.
Cute, no? It took me a long time to figure out the best way to hang them (without putting additional holes in our walls), but I think I came up with a good solution (though the application was slightly wonky, but that’s OK) involving 3M products and some thread.