Friday, November 28, 2014

Batik Hexagon Quilt

Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams designed and made this unique and lovely quilt she named Fen Koan (a name refering to the peaceful feeling the quilt evokes). 

She used batik fabrics and blocks from a BOM held in my Fabric Fascination shop a couple of years ago.

http://www.persimondreams.blogspot.com/2014/11/fen-koana-quilt-finish.html

 Kim has two shops on Etsy - Persimon Dreams (heirloom quality quilts, fashionable bags, and wearable fabric art), and The Apple (fun and colorful jewelry).  She also hosts a 52 Block Quilt Along which features a new quilt block for every week of the year.

Thanks Kim for sharing your quilt.  It was such a nice surprise to see the beautiful results of your work.

Happy Quilting♥

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Crafting Firsts

I've recently had several crafting "firsts."

My first time knitting socks, my first pair of fingerless mitts, my first crocheted wire necklace, my first cardigan.


I am already on the second pair of fingerless mitts, have finished a second pair of socks, and purchased the yarn I need to make another cardigan.  I may even make another crocheted wire necklace.

Aren't "firsts" fun!

Happy Crafting♥
P.S. - if you are interested, I've linked the projects to their patterns and tutorials:

Socks - Silver's Sock Class a free pattern from Kristin Bellehumeur (Join Ravelry  to access)
Fingerless Mitts - Maize, a free pattern from Tin Can Knits (Join Ravelry  to access)
Crocheted Necklace - a free video tutorial by Jewel School
Cardigan - Mama Vertebrae a paid for pattern by Kelly Brooker (Join Ravelry  to access)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Storewide Sale 40%

Fabric Sale Time!  Take 40% off your entire purchase from Fabric Fascination.  Use coupon 40OFF to receive a 40% discount on your entire purchase.
 
Quilting season is here! Make a holiday wall hanging or a Christmas stocking.  Sew a sweet dress for your daughter or granddaughter.  How about a table runner and placemats for your home. 

Here are a few of the items on sale right now.
  




 Click here to enter my shop, and Happy Shopping♥

Monday, September 22, 2014

Make a Yarn Bowl with a Recycled Coffee Can

I made an inexpensive and practical yarn bowl with a recycled 11.3 oz Folger’s plastic coffee can and a quick knitted cozy.  It is the perfect size for holding an average cake of yarn. You can also punch a hole in the lid to feed yarn through, or leave the lid whole and close to carry.



Here is how you can make one for yourself, or a knitting/crocheting friend:

To begin, remove the can label and run it through the dishwasher to clean.

To knit the cozy I used a 12" circular needle size 7, and some scrap yarn in a sport weight.

Cast on 75 stitches.

Knit 1, purl 1 rib for 1"

Knit the next 1"

Repeat these two sections once more, or to fit height of can.

Happy Knitting♥