The museum currently has a large exhibit called Quilt Speak that is exhibiting there until early March 2020. I will be writing up a longer blog post this weekend about my experience at the exhibit. There were truly some amazing quilts on display!
I found the tutorial for these drawstring pouches at Twinkle and Twine. They are so cute and very easy to make. I made six in one afternoon, I could have made more, but ran out of vinyl for the windows. The tutorial has great directions, even for beginners.
I plan to make these with other cut-out shapes for different occasions – a baby rattle, christmas tree, cupcake, and so on. I’m even going to make one with a thimble, of course!
Keep it Thimble!
Happy New Year! Time for Keep It Thimble’s 2012 Year in Review. WordPress.com prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 54,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 12 Film Festivals
Here’s to a new year full of projects, ideas, tutorials, etc. Keep it Thimble!
My husband and I went to a concert last night so a friend came over to babysit. He gets the prize for best babysitter, because he came prepared to do a fun food project! He had a bag of marshmallows, a tube of black icing, Jelly Bellys, Airheads, and pretzel sticks Add in one excited 6 year old and you get these adorable snowmen!
The pretzels are used to hold the marshmallows together and also for the arms. A Jelly Belly is used for the nose, and you can cut them in half to make eyes or buttons. A strip of airhead makes a delicious scarf. The final touch is putting on buttons with just a drop of black icing. I can’t wait to make these myself. Thanks for the idea Jim.
Keep it thimble!
My friend Jen just sent me photos of this adorable duck ornament she made for her child’s teacher.
I asked Jen to tell me about her process:
“Sure! I made it from this pattern http://noseynest.blogspot.com/2008/06/lucky-ducky-freebie.html but I turned it inside out to hide the seams. I like the look of hidden seams better, but it made his head so small! Wasn’t thinking about that when I changed it though. It’s just on regular wool felt, and before sewing it together I used embroidery thread to stitch on the decorative stitches.
I used a straight stitch for the downy body, fly stitches for the feathers on the wings, buttonhole stiches to outline the wings and french knots, outline stich and backstitch for the beak. Oh and fly stitch, laisy daisy and outline and french knot for the heart patch.
Then I turned it inside out, stitched it, and stuffed it. It turned out a little wonky, to be honest, but I like the stitching effect and the cute little heart with holly berries. ”
Thanks for sharing, Jen! Keep it Thimble!
I had a class with Liberty Rose yesterday and we made this Santa Claus pillow. The face is embroidered with one strand of floss and a silver floss was used to get the twinkles in his eye. When the face and other parts were stitched down, a bit of stuffing was added to make him “pop” off the background. I added the “ho, ho, ho” on the side since he wasn’t quite centered by himself.
What Christmas projects are you trying to finish up before the holidays?
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This is a cute little project of an Elf Hat and Shoes. The shoe pattern is from Country Whims and the Hat pattern is courtesy of a class with Liberty Rose. They turned out pretty cute and look great in the hallway, almost like the Elf stopped for a visit and took off his shoes and hat off at the front door.
Keep it Thimble!