Welcome to Angelfishy's blog!

there are quite a few blogs out there worthier than mine, simply because they are a bit more consistent in their posting frequency. but you'll see that I have a few things to be proud of, dabbling in quilting, and other needle arts.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Handmade sewing caddies/needle folders for friends' winter birthdays

January of 2012 I was busy making gifts for friends.  My birthday is December 24, my s-i-l on January 22, our three friends in February.  We get together to quilt when we can, though I have been on hiatus at times while working on grad school.

I let them decide who got which one, but it ended up being pretty much what I predicted, which friend would pick which one.

Inside pages are made of wool felt, to hold those needles and pins; pockets of coordinating/contrasting hand-dyed fabrics keep smaller scissors, and other essentials.

One of my favorite fabrics, Bolero, I think it's called.

These batik pinwheels came from a UFO tablerunner I got at a quilt store "garage sale" for $2.  I unsewed, then resewed into these:

The Asian print has some shiny gold in it.  I love it.  The red and gold on the bottom of this pic is the one I wanted, and the one that was left for me.  The two blocks came from a local church garage sale.

Now I have to think of a gift for my four friends for this winter!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Batik baby quilt

Yay!  Another quilt that I forgot about, and am posting.

This one is made from batiks.  The baby's name is River, which inspired the color scheme.  The edges are a bit wavy, but all in all a decent quilt.

 I finally cut into one of my favorite fabrics.

It has been sewn into a quilt top, which is languishing in storage.  I may have to send it out to be quilted, because I don't have the time, and my machine is not quite right for the job.

I found Thimbleberries fabrics to go with it.  They have the warm tones and pleasant colors that coordinate with the forest animals fabric.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Quilted owl purse

Hoot hoot!  Here is the owl purse I just had to make.  I believe it was from Quilts and More Magazine, from 2011, maybe?  I gave it to our neighbor girl.  It seemed like an easy pattern but I was not overly pleased with how the binding didn't seem to match up nicely on the back.  All right for a five-year-old girl, though--I've seen her carrying it around.

Another baby quilt finished in summer of 2010.  Some scraps were from the Little Blessings fabric line.  It's a floating star, which was the same pattern for the quilt I made for his big brother.

Scrappy backing, using up some little ones, too.

Quilts that were finished in summer of 2010, that I found the photos for!

For a new baby of a friend of my s-i-l.  We finished this in June, 2010.  What was this fabric line called?  Simply baby, I think.

Hoot hoot! Crochet owl hat

Hoot hoot!  I found a free pattern on Lion Brand's website.  Free is good!

The yarn came from the thrift store, brand new, but at a cheap price.  The boucle yarn is perfect for the hat, as it has a good texture, much like feathers.

Here is the happy recipient.  He wears it all the time.  At the daycare he attends, it is often his comfort item, and he insists on napping with it on--they take it off when he falls asleep.

I worked on it in September, and he claimed it before it was an owl--it was more of a brown furry helmet. He wore it right away, even though some September days were still pretty warm. It smelled of sun block on those days.

Snowman pillowcases for the little ones on my list

So, I have a little time now that the semester has ended.  A paper written, the last class attended.  (ooh, I made a rhyme!)
I have crocheted a couple things, but am currently working on some snowman fabric pillowcases.
I got the fabric on sale at JoAnn on Black Friday.
Here are the pillowcases.