Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kitchen Window Quilt

I finished this quilt early in the summer, it is the first time I've attempted anything this large (queen). Every patch is hand quilted. I love sleeping under it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ghastlies Quilt

Oh, how I love the Ghastlies. This fabric from Alexander Henry has so much hilarious personality. My palette was pink, grey and black prints, set in burgandy sashing. I love printed bindings of a half an inch or more.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Quilt...

I have just begun a quilt for myself! I am actually going to make a quilt that will cover my queen sized bed. The blocks are 'Kitchen Window' from Elisabeth Hartman's book Practical Guide to Patchwork.  These are my colors, I guess thats kinda obvious?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Earring Fetish?

I just love big dangley earrings! I've been collecting them for ages.  I even keep the ones that are missing their mate,with the hope that they will one day be reunited. A place mat made of slim sticks that have been sanded and stained, make the perfect storage/display. Bamboo mats work great too!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My ever unfolding crafty-goodness collection on Pinterest

Pinterest is more than an amazing place to collect great ideas that inspire, or images of things you desire.  It has also become a wonderful place to showcase the amazing works of crafters and artists around the world.

A screen shot of  my Craftilicious page.

Its a place to have collections of collections! The perfect idea storage solution. An infinite possibilities vision-board generator. The potential is endless...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I Heart Pincushions

A collection of my favorite homemade pincushions...

I like having pincushions everywhere, so there is always a pin or needle handy :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mushroom Sampler

I love teaching hand-sewing and embroidery! There is something very satisfying about creating art with colored thread. This sampler is an easy and fun way to make 'vintage style' wall art. I have listed all the stitches used on the next picture, with links to stitch instructions. You will have to draw and cut your own mushroom shapes out of felt, I haven't figured out how to do the PDF template thing. This embroidery hoop is 7"

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fresh Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Free glove pattern!

I scoured Ravelry for the perfect pair of fingerless gloves, and just couldn't find exactly what I needed. Of course Ravelry had a wonderful selection of gloves, but I needed something specific, something very fitted to keep my hands warm while typing or knitting. Something pretty, but with minimal difficulty. So I decided to make my own pattern. 

I love the Double Seed Stitch (also known as the Double Moss Stitch), but realized the decrease would be a challenge to figure out. I frogged my first glove twice before getting it right. Please feel free to leave questions in the comments if anything is unclear and I will do my best to answer.

Yarn: Malibrigo, Silky Merino, Smoke
Needles: 4 DPN size 2

Take me back to Ravelry.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Fabric Stash Frenzy

Does your fabric collection look like this...?

If you are like me, there are piles of fabric in every available space. I live in a small space without a designated craft room/space, so I have fabric in my closet, in dresser drawers and folded into flat boxes underneath my furniture.  I have to take out boxes one by one to see whats in them, which lengthens the time it takes to start a project.

Recently I a saw a blog post about a great way to organize fabric using plastic comic-book board inserts. Its a great way to display your fabric for easy access!

Hop over to Smashed Peas and Carrots to get the low down...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Grandma's Button Jar

 I remember going to my great grandmothers house, around age 5 or 6, and going straight for her huge, magical button tin. I would pour the all of the buttons out onto her bed and dig in, grabbing handfuls and letting them pour through my fingers. Buttons of all colors, sizes and sparkle. 

As I grew up and began collecting my own buttons, I too kept them in a large jar. When doing projects I would pour them out on the rug and dig around till I found what I needed. As much as I still enjoy digging through piles of buttons, it can make me a little crazy.

I recently found the perfect use for some of the many different sized jars that I cant seem to throw away. I use them to organize the buttons by color/style/ size. Now my buttons are much easier to access, and pretty too.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

It Begins...

This blog, for me, will be the ultimate crafty journey. It will be a place to document creative genius from across our visionary Universe. I seek to satisfy and awe the crafty palette while featuring amazing artisans, works and tutorials.  I hope to make it an amazing resource for all who come across it.