Monthly Archives: June 2007

Make Your Own Thimbles (free pattern & tutorial)

Threads Magazine has an online site that discusses many of the things covered in the magazine.  I love it.  One of my favorites is this pattern for making your own thimble.  Using a thimble is hard for me as I … Continue reading

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Sunbonnet Sue Sitting

I had a request from a reader wondering where to find the pattern for Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill, sitting, and I did find one at the Village Quilt Shoppe.  It is not a free pattern, however. 

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Yvette’s Paper Garden Lip Balm Holder (card tutorial)

I love this idea… I haven’t made any lip balm yet, but that’s on my list of “things to do”…lol  However, I have made my own body cream and it was a great hit..  I get most of my ingredients … Continue reading

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Split Rail Fence Quilt is a Finished Object!!

I have to admit to being very skeptical when our DDIL kept encouraging me to quilt.  It has never been one of the things I have been good at…much less been able to hold my enthusiasm… so it was with … Continue reading

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World Wide “Knit in Public Day”… June 9, 2007

World wide “Knit in Public Day” is June 9, 2007.  There is a list here showing links in the sidebar pointing to meeting places in different parts of the world.  Here in Texas, the only meeting place shown is Austin.  Well, since Texas … Continue reading

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Miniature Quilts (tutorial)

Miniature quilts seem to be the current buzz of the fiber/fabric blogs online.  Whip Up just had their miniature quilt whip lash challenge.  For a really good, clear tutorial for small appliqued quilts…. here is the place..    Creative Life’s  Primitive … Continue reading

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Beaded Crocheted Icicles (free pattern)

Crocheting decorations for Christmas is an all year activity at my house.  There’s just something about having all those hand made things hanging from the tree to bring memories and to know that perhaps at some point these will be hanging … Continue reading

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Ideas…

I did this pastel floral in 2005 as a study in shading.  I’m not too sure what I learned from it, but it certainly was fun to do.  And I like the finished product.  The original idea came from an … Continue reading

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