This little fellow winged his way out west to live with our youngest grandbaby and by all reports it seems to have been a big success. So much fun to make, and used up some scrap yarn from my stash. Pattern is 'Donato' and is a free pattern found on Ravelry HERE.
(and before you ask, no I didn't do the watercolor that he's posing with! It was painted by my Australian cousin).
I can't (won't) show you what I'm doing right at the moment because it's an icky mess. Currently there's little bits of cloth hanging over the chairs on the balcony so they can dry after I've rust dyed them. Not exciting at this stage (come to think of it....maybe not exciting at ANY stage!!).
- Vicki Welsh has posted her latest 'play' with making sun prints HERE and she has a great tutorial HERE about how she does it. (Did you notice how I moved right into another form of dyeing?)
- I've been asked for a review of the online Craftsy class that I took prior to undertaking my barn landscape and I'm more than happy to do so. The class was called "Pictorial Techniques with Machine Applique' by Wendy Butler Berns and you can find it HERE. If you are at all interested in creating landscape quilts using your own photographs, this is an excellent class! Wendy uses a technique that is really easy to master and the amount of detail you choose to include in your project is up to you. Of course you know I can't NOT include at least some embroidery!!
- THIS is a really cute pillow.
This is another quote from an anonymous source..."We get so worried about being 'pretty'. Let's be pretty kind, pretty funny, pretty smart, pretty strong"