Thursday, July 19, 2012

Patchwork Ribbon, Pincushions & Gaming Conventions

First off, I think Zakka Style's patchwork ribbon is a fun idea.  This example of it isn't so much (I don't have a ton of scraps yet) but I'll definitely be getting some Christmas fabric of some sort to make holiday ribbon, and probably save romanticky pinks reds and white scraps to make ribbon for Valentine's & birthday gifts for my husband.

There's not much else to say about this, I opted to use 2" strips, I had enough scraps to make 9 totally mismatching feet of it.



I've found that I need a dozen pincushions.  Or I should say there's not a single place in my house I haven't found myself needing one.  Since I've found myself walking around for hours with a few pins secured through a sleeve until I remember to put them where they belong, I figured it's safer to just make more pincushions!  I just embroidered a scrap of fabric with a design from Doodle Stitching - The Motif Collection and stuffed it with Poly-Fil.



Oh gaming conventions - my husband works for a game company and was gone most of last week to San Diego Comic-Con.  I've gone a couple of times but wasn't up for the crowds and entertaining myself while he worked this year.
The alone time was great for me because I had lots of sewing time!  I look forward to when he gets home but it's always a mixed bag because he comes armed with "gifts".  This time he got me a Deviled Hanimal and a drawing of a cat sitting in a litter box.  Among the things he got for himself are a Cthulhu snowglobe which will be heading directly to his man-room, and a print of all the Dr Who doctors as cats.   Oh men!


8 comments:

  1. I came to see your Zakka ribbon...it's so cool!

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    1. Thank you, that's so sweet of you!

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  2. I saw Haminal at Comic-Con! Loved him. Is that cat in a box drawing by Katie Cook? She's such a great cute artist

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    1. Ha! Yes it's Katie Cook - she has so much cute stuff I couldn't figure out why he chose that one!

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  3. Zakka ribbon is cute and I love the pin cushion. I bought the book and have yet to try anything in it.

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    1. I love that there's a sew along for it, since everybody is giving their tips on flickr, it makes it easier to make the projects right! (which is important if you're at all like me and make things wrong if you can ;)

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  4. I LOVE the embroidered Doodle Stitching!!! How cute is that?!

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    1. Thank you! The books is really fun. I checked out your blog and besides your nice Handstitched class projects, I want to say your knitting is just SPECTACULAR! Amazingly intricate designs, and I can't believe how talented you are.

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