Monday, November 15, 2010


I've been busy sewing and knitting and I finally took some photos so I can share!
Over my last four days off, I have worked on a variety of things. I needed to make a dent in the string drawers. They are getting full again! It has only been 6 months since I cleaned all my scraps up! So I made a Heartstrings top using blue strings. It has been awhile since I made one of these! They are so fun and easy, I need to keep a pile of foundations handy!

I also have been working on developing a new product fo my etsy shop. I make alot of the knitted dish cloths, and thought why not make some smaller for coasters? Then I thought, why not make something to store them in? So I made fabric boxes for them. On the bigger ones, I left them plain, but the smaller ones I wove fabric strips through the holes around the edge. I think it dresses them up a bit! The coasters are knit from cotton yarn, and are machine washable. The fabric boxes are made with a stiff interfacing-Peltex. If anyone has a comment, please feel free to critique! The photos need alot of help, I know!

Last, but not least is the two quilts I quilted and plan to bind today. The tulips one I worked on last summer, and the Angel one I made recently. I wanted to get some quick small quilts made for Christmas...I sold the others I had! I have this one with the angels almost and another with a snowman panel still to quilt.

Hope everyone is having a great Design Wall Monday!
God Bless

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C'est Magnifique said...

I think your crochet coasters are a great idea Mary! And the little fabric box to hold them is genius!


Denise :) said...

The blue strings quilt is pretty -- and I love the appliqued tulips! Nice! :)

Cheri said...

I clicked to enlarge your coater pic. Lovbe the brown and cream ones and I also like that holly quilt they are sitting on. Did I miss the link to your etsy store...I might take a peak.

The Vintage Dresser said...

The coasters are a great idea! Just my 2cents worth---I think I'd make the boxes a solid color--pick one color from the crochet thread and use that for each one. I think the business of the variegated yarn and the print on the boxes kind of fight with each other. OR--use solid color yarn to go in the print fabric boxes. JMHO!

Mary said...

Love how the HeartStrings top turned out!