Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Scattered Thoughts


The weather has cooled off here, and we're back to our usual weather of cool and cloudy.  *Whew!*  Some of us like it hot, but it's not me!  The little flower was happy to be cooler too!


Here's a present I made for my friend K's birthday.  It's been delivered now so I can show you the photo.  This is the Open Wide Zipper Pouch that I found a tutorial for over at Noodle Head.  The tutorial is so well written and easy to understand that this went together with no problems at all!  Go take a look over at Noodle-Head - Anna has a whole bunch of tutorials for cute, useful things.

I used that great fabric that I found at Walmart, and I also found the lime green zipper and cute striped and dotted buttons there too.  K really likes lime green!


And this pouch really does open wide!  You can see into the very corners, so nothing will escape your scrutiny.   I made the small size and it's just right for carrying your cosmetics.  Next time I think I'll make a bigger size - Anna has directions for 3 sizes!


I'm still plugging away on my Witch's Pantry.  Here I'm tea-dyeing the computer-printed labels for the spell ingredients.  I did a test first to see if the printing ran in the dye process - it didn't!  The printer fabric was so white that it looked weird on the jars, so I was hoping the tea dye would tone it down and make it look "older".  I think it looks pretty good.  Ooops, forgot to take a close-up shot of the jars and labels.  Next time, OK?


So, now my jars are labeled and on shelves.  That wasn't too bad.  Now I'm working on making a chair.  I made a rough sample, just to understand how it was going to work.  No, you don't get to see it - it was really rough!  I learned a lot though, and hopefully will have something to show in a few days.

This weekend I need to turn in some quilts for the Western Washington Fair, and I had the sudden thought that maybe those quilts should have some labels on them!  So I'm trying to get some labels made.  Why do I wait until the last minute??

This weekend is also the big Pacific Northwest Quilt Show in Tacoma.  I had to miss it last year, so I'm looking forward to going this time!  I understand it's a good show, and pretty big for this area.  Whoo hoo!  Anyone else from this area going to be there on Friday?

Happy quilting!

7 comments:

  1. Your pouch is cute and I love seeing those little dots inside!
    I love your jars quilt!

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  2. Cute pouch. I'm intrigued by your tea dye too. I'll be at the show on Friday. Maybe we'll bump into each other!

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  3. Cute pouch, I like how wide it opens! Oh your quilt is just darling...I love to tea-dye. Have a great time at the show, and get those labels done!

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  4. The flower is gorgeous...glad it and YOU are cooler! The pouch is adorable with the little buttons. The witches pantry is a hoot! Wish I wasn't missing the quilt show. Have fun!

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  5. wheee, love seeing your witch's bottles. you're making so much progress! enjoy the quilt show.

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  6. I love your dotty pouch, it's wonderful! Wish I could go to the show! Have fun and take some pictures to share!

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  7. What a wonderful pouch!! Your spell bottles are so fun!!! I wish I could read the ingredients, is there "Eye of Newt"? That always seems to be in spells. Enjoy the show!!!

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