Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Just finished putting the final touches on my fabric tissue covers a couple of hours ago.

They're all stuffed full of tissue packages and are ready to go.

One more down and it's beginning to feel like I am finally accomplishing something!

Have a nice day!



The possibilities, endless. Who knew these little orange knitted pieces could be so versatile. Smurf parachutes, baby bonnets, golf club covers, nose warmers, booties, Peruvian hats, jock straps, sling shots, gnome hats, cushions, and baby blankets. Whew, the one thing that I can say, hands down, is that creativity abounds in Blogland!

Used as a golf club cover, one would never be at a loss in determining if the clubs belonged to you.

I think they look better when viewed from the other side.

Cute, but something isn't quite right.

A view from the side...I'm not diggin' it.

Kinda reminds me of the leather football helmets that were worn in the early 1900's, but with a fluorescent 60's kind of flair.

Nose warmer. Maybe. Along with your nose, there is enough room left over to fit your compact, a tube of lipstick, and an afternoon snack.

Jock strap. It kind of gives me the itchies just looking at it.


Cushions...baby blankets...a very good possibility.

I don't care for how high the leaves are raised (approx. 1-3/4"). Kinda reminds me a bit of the dorsal fin of an orca in captivity. You know, kind of slumped over and floppy. I must say that this has possibilities though.

Thank you to everyone, everywhere, (including the wonderful women in the care home) for your creative suggestions. You have saved twenty-two people from humiliation. I mean, wearing a fluorescent orange bra in 2010 is so, uhm, 60's!

Sorry that I have been missing in action lately. I have been working my fingers to the bone, but yet have so little to show for it. I stare daily at random piles of fabric pieces that end up overwhelming me. I can't seem to concentrate on any one task to completion. Harumph!

A finished project. One down, so many more to go!

Have a fun-filled Autumn day, everyone!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mystery Orange Things

I recently acquired these bright orange knitted pieces. They were passed on to me along with a huge bag of yarn. The owner is unknown as they were originally purchased at a yard sale. There are 44 pieces in all.

I have tried to piece these together in every angle imaginable but they amount to absolutely nothing recognizable. One edge of each piece has been left open. It looks as if they either need to be joined together or be joined to a another piece (which I don't have).

I'm sorry, but all I see when I look at these are tiny little bras. Do any of you recognize this pattern?

Going by the color of the yarn, it looks as if it could be from the 60's.

The recycle-happy person in me does not want to throw these way. I mean, just look at the effort that went into making it.

It has sparked my curiosity so much that I am on a quest to find out what pattern this is.

So, my fellow hobbyists, do tell if you have any idea what these are. If you have a guess, that would be great too otherwise my next quest will be to find 22 tiny breasted people who are interested in wearing little odd-shaped orange bras. Ha!

Take care!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Stamped Flower Pin

I am always on the lookout for rubber stamps with clear and distinct images of flowers. (I know, you're shocked, aren't you?) Aside from using the images in cardmaking or scrapbooking, I like to use it in pin making.

This flower is made from rubber stamped images that have been stamped onto fabric. A few miscellaneous embellishments, and a pin is born.

I am still mega busy, secretly wishing that I weren't, so that I could pay more attention to my blog. As I survey my sewing room, I see nothing but piles of fabric pieces that need to be sewn. The plan is to spend most of tomorrow at the sewing machine. So much to do, so little time.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


P.S. Please note that I am not endorsing the use of rubber stamped images in items that are being made for sale. Please check with the individual companies who own the images to see what it is that you can do with their products.