MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Crazy quilting and Yarn Bowls

I've actually managed to find some time to get some stitching done.  Yay!!  I suffer horribly from withdrawal if I don't get to pick up a needle every day.  Perhaps I'm addicted (I suppose there are worse things).

See?


Above is a beaded seam treatment
done using waste canvas,
and below are three simple
commercial flowers (from a piece of trim actually)
surrounded by french knots and held down with
some cute little flower buttons.



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For the yarn bowl part of this post...
I purchased this lovely handmade pottery yarn bowl
a couple of years ago (for the life of me I can't remember 
who the artist is/was....if it was you, please let me know so I
can credit you!).





This morning whilst trolling around on the internet I stumbled 
upon THIS
Super cheap, super easy and ever so effective
homemade yarn bowl!!
For those of you that knit with more than one colour, 
wouldn't this be a handy option?
 So much better than chasing your ball
of yarn hither, thither, and (mostly!) yon.

4 comments:

  1. Your yarn bowl sure is pretty and very handy!

    I Love your crazy quilt details...your beading fascinates me too!

    Happy Weekend to you and yours...
    oxo

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  2. Love your beaded border.. I need to get back to some embroidery work soon..

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  3. I just love your crazy quilting and the special details you add here and there. Having never heard of a yarn bowl i admired yours then went over and had a look at the simple DIY one - very easy to manage. I usually use a tall glass vase that the yarn cannot jump out of but this idea looked very convenient.
    cheers and when you visit mine you'll see that i took your warnings seriously.

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  4. that is certainly a beautiful bowl....and what a good idea.

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