Tuesday, April 28, 2015

rope rope rope

Sorry, I do have more to show you, but I was so excited to show you this, that I must do it now.
 This is not a pure cotton rope, it is polyester and cotton. 
With a foam core. The foam squishes and flattens when you sew it. 
It seems the rope is a little smaller in size also, although it says it is the same thickness. 
And it is half the price of the pure cotton rope, which I can't find.
(Anyone have a lead on cotton rope?)
I think I will make more of these though.
So many variations to try.

I thought that with the polyester quotient, it would be good to make coasters.
Yes, it would be. More to come. 
And what about that stool in the photo shoot?
We have two of them.
 They were made by my Husband's grandfather. 
I love the paint on it. The other one is clean.
 I toyed with sanding it down on a few occasions,
 but really..
it is distressed honestly, no fakery there.
And in news from the chicken farm:
One of our chickens died yesterday. 
Balky or Brownie, we're not sure which one, 
but the one pictured below is, indeed, the one that has passed.
Passed in her sleep after being slow for a few days.
thanks chicky hoo hoo
we enjoyed your eggs and entertainment.

Brrr, must go sit by that roaring fire in the photo above.
Bring on the spring weather!!


Monday, April 20, 2015

cotton bowls

It's been busy at the sewing machine. I think I will stretch it out to give you more blog posts.
Here is the latest obsession:
Cotton rope bowls
I've been wanting to do this for years. 
With the latest craze documented by some of my favourite bloggers,
 Soulemama and maya made 
and finding the actual rope at the local hardware store, 
I felt it was time to try it out.
Love love love.
Do you see the thin threads of colour?
Yea, it wasn't enough colour for me.
So I tired it again with bits of felt.
Yes, much better!
 I love the texture and pops of colour. It is therapeutic to sew around and around.

I have many more ideas for adding colour to the outside.
 The only thing stopping me is lack of materials. It is very expensive at the local hardware store. I think I may have to wait until I or someone else goes to the city.
Should I make these available to sell at the Spring Craft sale at the Fire Hall on May 2nd?
Whaddaya think?

have a good one,

Friday, April 3, 2015

I sewed a pair of socks!


Look how pretty they are! 
And so comfortable.
Now I know what I'll be using my patterned cashmere sweaters for.
I bought the pattern for Polar fleece socks on a trip to Joann's in Sarasota.
Oh yes, we went to Florida for 2 weeks in March. 
I haven't taken the crappy pictures from my phone yet, but I will write a post here for record keeping.
It was wonderful. Hot, sunny, beachy, hot tub, pooly and other interests were taken care of.
And I didn't need a pair of socks once!