Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kitty in the Patch

Here is what my first quilting project is supposed to look like when I am done:

Kitty in the Patch quilted wall hanging

And this is what I have done so far:
square 1

You will, perhaps, notice that I put the kitty on backwards. 'Cause I am awesome that way. The lesson to learn here is, of course: Don't attempt new crafts at 5:00 am.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Trying something new

I started my very first quilting project this morning. I have wanted to try quilting for a while now, and I finally worked up the courage to start. The project is a pretty simple applique wall hanging, with four squares featuring a black cat and pumpkin design with a block border. I got all the border pieces cut out this morning and one black cat cut out and attached to the background.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thought I would share some more experiments in dyeing. Here's a bunch of roving that I have done up over the last few months:

Friday, July 16, 2010

I actually dyed these a few months ago, but never got around to posting them. I had scored a huge cone of this horrible mustard yellow mohair yarn from the classic elite factory store, and promptly set about overdyeing it to much less horrible colors. Well, in my opinion anyway.

I had 2 other colorways that I did from this yarn, which were mostly reds and oranges, but I managed to sell them before I took a picture. Whoops.

This one was from a different cone of natural white mohair yarn:

From that same cone, I made the following:

For the pink/red neckwarmer, I kettle dyed the yarn, and then knit it up, while for the second one, I knit it first, and then dyed it. Good times.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I am still on a sewing kick and have a bunch of stuff to share. Lately, I have been using my insomnia to my advantage. When I wake up at 4:30 and can't go back to sleep, instead of staying in bed and wishing I was sleeping....I've been dragging my butt up to the studio and getting some work done.

Here's what I have been up to:

More aprons:

Knitting needle cases:

And purses:

So that's pretty much what I have been up to lately.

In other news, I have changed studio mates. Amber left our space this month, which makes me a little sad, but I totally understand why she needed to do that. My friend Jaime is going to be moving in with me, so I am looking forward to playing around with our space. I am finally putting up curtains! (or at least, I will be as soon as I can get someone who is not afraid of heights to come over and help).