Monday, January 16, 2017

surviving winter

It's the middle of January...
time to go into survival mode.
 
 
Caramel rolls definitely help!

 
New flannel for a baby blanket
and The Cottage Journal will get me by
for a few more cold days while being stuck indoors.
 
~b is for bored


Friday, January 13, 2017

Sea Bags

When we were in Portland, Maine this past fall
I saw Sea Bags being sold from a truck
and then again in a kiosk at the airport.
 
 
They make bags from old sails...
I love that idea!
 
 
They are spendy and I'm a tightwad.
 
 
So of course...
I came home and made my own version of their wristlet.
And until I come across an old sail in the middle of South Dakota
I will have to use nautical themed cotton fabric.
 
~b is for boat
 
 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

fresh eggs

I dug out three fabric pieces I purchased
 last year while traveling through Iowa
to make this bag.
 
 
I can't resist novelty prints with chickens on it.
 
 
It has a top zipper...new to me.
At my age it is good to challenge the mind.
 
 
 
It may be hard giving this one up.
 
~b


Monday, January 9, 2017

Wake up

Look what Dakota Man brought up out of the cellar this morning...
 
 
 

New screen prints for the shop.
 
Who needs a new flour sack towel?
 
~b



Friday, January 6, 2017

Chef Antoine

It's no surprise that Dakota Man
 had a great December with his screen print items.
They make FUN gifts.
 
 
I enjoy working alongside with him.
We make a good team.

 
Stay tuned for some new prints soon.
 
~b



Thursday, January 5, 2017

creative

Creative days...
 
 
 
I came across some small embroidered squares my mother had done...
beautiful handwork with tiny stitches
and incorporated them into a couple of fabric journal covers.
 
 
Any little scrap of embroidery would work.
Save those old vintage embroidered pillowcases to recycle.
 
 
I put my name on this one.
 
 
And anyone that knows me
knows that this is my mantra...
 
 
 
And that completes this week's quilting project
and my need to be creative.
 
~b is for build
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

sharks

Well...
I definitely got these out of my system.
 
Shark pencil pouches
 
 
They were more difficult then I expected.
But you know I love a challenge.
 
 
As cute as can be though
don't you think?
 
 
I'm kind of crazy about pencil cases.
 
~b is for blue