Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Neptune hoarder.

I'm a little bit proud and ashamed of myself. I am in LOVE with Neptune by Tula Pink. It's harder than heck to come across and is basically extinct. Just an FYI, this is NOT for sale, but if you had some of your favorite fabric, whatever it may be, what would you do with it? I was thinking of making the Diamond Chain quilt in Kimberly Einmo's book Jelly Roll Quilts & More. I loved the colors a year ago when I started becoming a "serious" quilter and I had no idea how hard this fabric would be to find a year later. I think all quilters are serious, who would undertake such a project without being serious about it?!?! Thank goodness for fabric stashing!!! What are you stashing away for the perfect project?

Sorry about the photo. The pages are glossy and my camera's flash doesn't want to cooperate!

A small clutch and more wall deco

I've been busy today. Milwaukee is in a blizzard warning and today I was able to stay home today (and still be paid! Bonus!) So right away after breakfast I finished quilting my wall hanging that I bought fabric for yesterday. I worked as a park ranger from 2007 to 2008 while I was in college, and it was one of the best jobs a person could ask for! Especially in college! I talked to people all day! It was excellent!!! This is my way of reminding myself of that time!

Last night (before the worst of the blizzard hit and our internet went out) I purchased a purse pattern from Pink Chalk fabrics! I love purchasing patterns from them. A, they have a TON of them! B, they offer free shipping 365 days a year on patterns to anywhere in the U.S.! What could be better? And some of their patterns are even PDF downloads that are sent to you within seconds of your purchase!

This is the Keyka Lou Zip Clutch pattern that I used, and then I adjusted it slightly and added a "D" ring on the side and created a clip on handle. There are three sizes that you can make, this is the largest of the three. This will hold my camera, my small wallett and my car keys perfectly!

I can also take the handle off and just use it as a clutch! I love this little thing!

I love the batiks I found for this little guy! The lining is the same purple that I used to make the sash on the outside. And the outside fabric is a bit more golden-orange than the photos show.