i found this over the weekend at the antique market in kutztown and i had to have it.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
i'm on the lookout for any fabric with a Pennsylvania Dutch feel to it - here are three of my favorites. the only problem is that i become so in love with them that i can never find a project worthy of that initial cut.
True Up (one of my all time favorite blogs) did a great PA Dutch fabric tribute:
here we go - all lined up and ready for the machine. my old friend used to say - "those who aren't busy being born are busy dying"... i think i'll be "bringing it all back home" with me this afternoon. (are you catching all these dylan references?"
anyway - i'm on the attack - time to restock.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I love this rabbit pillow and have every intention of giving it to a friend. I found the fabric at a second hand store and I loved the detail of this drawing.
I added a little orange embroidery on the butterfly for fun.
I made this originally as a seat cushion for my husband's computer chair - but it then transformed into a thicker plusher pillowed version of itself. It's the perfect modern splash my living room needed.
This year I made very simple
tree ornaments to fill in all the empty spaces (and since this is my first tree there were plenty of empty spaces). Two circles of fabric sewn together, stuffed with a little poly-fill with a simple ribbon for hanging. They've worked out great! I've hung them all over - but especially low to the ground so Eli can grab them and put them in his mouth.
Also - check out the tree skirt. Yup, did that too. Soft grey wool fabric with felt snowflakes and red accent dots. I had every intention of making the stockings too (and still may) but so far haven't found the time. I'm also making a bunch of presents so I'll be posting them soon too.
I'm really having a nice Christmasy Christmas (and Eli smiled with Santa this afternoon).
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I couldn't be more proud... Kimberly of Chez Sucre Chez has a full two page spread in the latest issue of Ready Made magazine. Thanks for putting Kutztown on the map - go check it out! (I got mine at Border's) Then go check out her great stuff on Esty.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Okay well, here they are - my first attempt at Infant Mat making.
My friend Dannie made something similar for me when I had my baby (11 months ago). It was my most useful tool - I took it with me from room to room and laid him down with me wherever we went. Later, when "tummy time" became important we used it for that - and in my house (where every room is hardwood flooring) it turned out to be essential. These Mats are super thick and comfy.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Welcome to Clothesline. I guess I'll be using this blog to keep you updated on my latest craft projects - so far giraffes and blankets. Actually - not blankets - infant tummy time mats. That's what I think I'll call them (and more importantly market them). Anyway, right now I've recently signed up for a local craft show that I'm in no position to be showing at - I'll have to spend the next few weeks busting to get enough done to not humiliate myself with a half empty table. I'll let you know what I come up with...