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!


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

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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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