Friday, November 10, 2006

some new fabric & work in progress

The other day I picked up some Christmas fabrics in hopes of making a patchwork table runner or topper for the kitchen. I thought this red fabric with snowmen, mittens, & stockings had an old-fashioned look...

I loved this one because I love fabrics with writing...

And this fabric with its somewhat faded pattern of stockings, presents, & trees also seems a bit old-fashioned. Hopefully I can add some fabrics I have on hand and come up with something before the holidays...

While looking around, I came across this fabric which reminds me of Cath Kidston stuff. I bought a couple yards just because I loved it; no idea yet what I will do with it.

Last Sunday at the antique co-op I found this linen towel with Lincoln's Gettysburg address. Maybe it will end up in some patchwork potholders and bags...

This is a little drawstring bag I'm working on that will have a crocheted bottom and patchwork top. Still haven't figured out exactly how to finish it ...

Thank you for all your comments yesterday. Pony Jessica seems much better today; the vet is running some tests and hopefully it was just a bad tummy ache.

Enjoy the weekend everyone.


  1. Ohh great fabrics. I love fabric with writting too. That tea towel looks wonderful !! Clarice

  2. Your drawstring bag reminds me of one my Grandma made my daughter. When you folded down the top, the bottom looked like a baby buggy with a piece over about 1/3 of the bottom. It had a tiny doll wrapped in a blanket inside. I hadn't thought about that in years!

  3. Wow, I never see fabrics like that. I need to expand my fabric store horizons. :) They're all great. I thought of you just a bit ago when my only real potholder was missing (in the laundry) and I tried to grab a pan with a dishtowel. ouch. I really need to make some of the potholders from your tutorial.

    It's so fun seeing you make those crocheted bottom bags. I can't wait to see them finished!

  4. I love them all but *especially* the floral. The colours are just yummy :) I'm looking forward to seeing your completed bag. I've never seen patchwork combined with a crochet bottom.

  5. Ooh.....beautiful fabrics! I especially love the floral one. I hope your pony is feeling better.

  6. Oh dear, the last thing I need is more fabric, but you've made me want to head to the fabric store! Love these and can't wait to see how everything turns out.
    The Christmas season is starting to tiptoe into everyone's blogs. It's so interesting to watch!

  7. Lovely fabric! And I really love the flower fabric, very beautiful.

  8. Anonymous4:25 PM

    I love the new fabrics! So delightfully old-fashioned looking. Oh, and I can't wait to see how the drawstring bag with the crocheted bottom turns out. Your projects are always so great.

    Glad the horse is so much better.

  9. Anonymous3:46 PM

    So pleased Jessica is on the mend.
    Your fabric haul is delightful I'll be back to see what you make, and to check on Jessica of course.

  10. Anonymous5:35 PM

    I can't wait to see what you make, I also love fabrics with writing on them too:-)Suzanne

  11. Hope your little pony continues to feel better.
    I love the vintage look of the fabrics ~ looking forward to seeing what you create with them!

  12. I have to say my fave is the linen with the Gettysburg Address on it!

  13. I love the crocheted bag. I'm wondering what yarn you used for the crochet part? Very fresh and fun looking!

  14. I am loving these fabrics and the prospect of that bag!!!

  15. What a beautiful collection!


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