I did a bit of a studio clean up (I know - what IS this world coming to!!) and came across something I have been meaning to share for awhile. Several months ago our honorary member of our little CQTeers crafting group (Liz) sent us each one of her little artist books with the challenge to fill it with something. It took me awhile to decide what I could do. I have an inherent fear of defacing books which my mother instilled in me when I was little so it took some mental talking to before I could manage to touch it. Here's the beautiful handpainted cover that Liz created for my book...
|The book measures approx. 5" tall x 4" wide|
About the time the book arrived I was in the throes of a somewhat more thorough cleanup of my sewing room and came across what I created in an online ledger class taught by Karen Ruane. I sat down to look through it and was aghast to discover that the double sided tape that I had used was turning everything brown and was letting go (despite having been assured in the store that it wouldn't do such a thing....false advertising!!). So...I ended up taking the ledger apart, salvaging what I could and putting them into this new little book (MINUS the double-sided tape I might add!!). This is the result...
If you are interested in seeing more of the ledger I originally did, you can find the first post about it HERE (and if you want to know more, if you click on the 'journals' topic in my sidebar it will take you to more posts (you'll have to scroll down).
- THIS is a sweet knitted sweater for a little girl.
- If you'd like to try covering plastic coat hangers with crochet, have a peek at THIS. I think I'd prefer to use wooden hangers if I could because plastic does tend to break after awhile. They would make great gifts though!
- THIS is a really intriguing idea for consistent blocking of afghan squares. I think I'd be tempted to use dowels though, simply because they're a little more sturdy.
- The San Francisco School of Needlework and Design has unveiled their latest online show with the theme 'A View From My Window'. Go HERE to see the amazing works of art! Their current challenge theme is 'Burlesque' and I know the entries for that will be fabulous too. You can find out more about the SFSND by visiting THIS link (they have a really interesting newsletter too).
- I'm not a hat person, but I know a lot of you are so perhaps you might like THIS crochet pattern.
Another anonymous quote..."The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence"