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.

Monday, January 07, 2019

More using up

Remember the chunk of a quilt I used to make some pincushions (previous post)?  Well, I also made these...


Eleven bookmarks.  Use part of quilt - check.  Use exactly all 11 'harvested' pieces of doily (flowers) - check.  Fussy cut bits of lace from a larger 'bit' - check.  Use bits of pink ribbon from stash - check.

Now, I wonder what else I might be making with that quilt??  Stay tuned!

The Resident Chef was gifted with a really amazing bread cookbook at Christmas and he's been merrily testing out a few of the recipes, as you can see from this photo...


The Resident Taste Tester has pronounced it good! 
(EDITED TO ADD:  The book is 'Bread Bread Bread' by Martin Johansson)

- I'm sure many of you have made something similar to THIS, but I rather like the combination of denim and fabric scraps.

HERE is a really cute edging you can use if you're making a fleece blanket.

- Go HERE for some fun eye candy (be sure to check out the other galleries too!).

- There's an interesting article HERE about the various uses of freezer paper in your sewing room.

- There are some really great ideas HERE for organizing in your sewing room.  

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Today's quote is from St. Francis of Assisi..."He who works with his hands is a laborer.  He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.  He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist"










22 comments:

  1. Love your pretty book marks, what a great re-use of a quilt! That bread looks absolutely delicious.... I wish this was taste-a-vision!! Christine xx

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    1. The bookmarks were fun to do and will be added to the gift box for later giving. And yes, it's too bad there wasn't taste-a-vision, because that bread is (was!!!) SOOOOOO good!!!

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  2. Great links
    I use freezer paper to make patterns and adjustments to patterns.

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    1. I use it for patterns too, as well as ironing it onto felt for more accurate cutting. Couldn't live without it!

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  3. Beautiful Bookmarks dear and so very smart to use what you had on hand. Compliments to the Chef on that delicious and gorgeous loaf of bread. Wonderful quote today. It is very Wintery here with grey clouds and lots of rain.

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    1. The using what I have on hand is a case of desperation - I need to get rid of stuff so I can make way for some stuff I DO want to use! Flurries just starting here - storm is supposed to be descending any minute, if the weather report is to be believed.

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  4. This quilt is never ending! I live upcycling. About the bread, what's the book title??? Thsy bread looks excellent.

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    1. Sorry - I meant to add the book title (and will) but for now it's 'Bread, Bread, Bread' by Martin Johansson. I've told the Resident Chef that he can start at page one and make them all (with only one or two exceptions).

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  5. OH MY!!! Those are just stunning!!! I don't have quilt scraps but I do have vintage towels, etc. that I could use this for. Wouldn't these be wonderful as hostess gifts, tea party favors, enclosed in a birthday card??? Lovely lovely!

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    1. My thoughts exactly Lauren - perfect for little gifties at any time of the year. A win/win I think!!

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  6. Test comment.... they haven’t been appearing. Anyway, if you get this, I LOOOOve those bookmarks! And that bread is mouth-watering! xo

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    1. Got it Cathy! Hmmmm - wonder where they've been disappearing to. Yes, the bread is simply too good and it's hard not to eat too much of it!

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  7. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Oh My MA...These little bookmarks are absolutely amazing. Love them. See ya soon
    Susie Q

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    1. I think they turned out rather cute too - and served a great purpose in using up 'stuff'. A win/win in my books!

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  8. Two excellent craft people in one home. The bookmarks are gorgeous and the bread looks fabulous. Both items are drool worthy.
    The links are all good too.

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    1. The bread was indeed fabulous - and the next loaf he made was too. I've told him that he can simply start at page 1 and make every single one and I would be a happy (albeit much 'fluffier'!) camper.

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  9. I loved the pincushions and I love the bookmarks - you are a Master ReMaterializer!
    (I think I just made up a word. But it's what I've done with some of the wooden things I've built, then years later, unbuilt and returned to the state of "materials", and still years later, reused in a different construction.)

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    1. ReMaterializer - I love that!!!! I think that word definitely belongs in the new edition of the Funk & Wagnall's!

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  10. Your bookmarks are beautiful!!! And clever! You make me look at everything in new ways. :)

    Mmmm... and that bread looks amazing, too. I imagine you're enjoying your Chef's trying out new bread recipes!

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    1. Trying not to indulge in TOO much bread, but it's hard! Glad you liked the bookmarks - good way to use up small bits of stuff and make something useful at the same time.

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  11. Those bookmarks are great. Reusing the quilt is working out so well.

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    1. At least I'm getting it used up and am getting rid of feeling guilty because it's been taking up so much space for far too long!

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