While trying to capture images of the jade in bloom, I had the distinct feeling that I was not alone. I looked around–nothing, no one. The feeling persisted. I moved my focus a little higher and lo and behold…There she was, hiding in plain sight, and perfectly poised with a naturally occurring bokeh effect behind her.She’s good at camouflage, don’t you think?
It’s been cloudy and rainy here–not my favorite kind of weather. This native Southern California just does not do well without sunshine and warmth. I made up for the lack of sunshine by indulging in some gift making using bright fabrics and coordinating yarn. A couple of aprons and matching dish cloths will make a great hostess gift. (Thanksgiving is only a week away!)
The simple half apron is done in Jane Sassaman’s Hothouse Garden collection with a knitted dish cloth to match and the chef’s apron is Kaffe home dec weight fabric with a crocheted dish cloth. I think they’ll be well received.
As for making up for the lack of warmth…I may have had some help keeping warm today. A little black cat was scratching at the back door and I let her in for a visit. You can see she made herself right at home. She ignored all the fabric mess and went straight to my chair. She purred so loudly that I had to turn the volume up on the TV. Have a Happy Friday!
The last of the Market samples, finally. Finally! That’s exactly how I felt when I got these two bags shipped off directly to Market. These are both made in Denyse Schmidt’s Ansonia collection.I used Coats & Clark’s Phoomph to make the three dimensional embellishment. Yo yos would have been too cutesy for this bag, so I opted for something a bit more tailored. Just two circles of different sizes, one with an initial fused onto it–easy peasy.The second bag has a patchwork flair. The pieced and quilted exterior gives the bag a little body. For both bags, I used a single print to create a “ribbon” to sew along the divide between the top and bottom. This little trick gives you the opportunity to add yet another print to the mix.I had a little help with the photography. Stinka was just waiting for me to set that bag down. She couldn’t quite figure out how to make it work, but she did give it her best shot.
And that’s the end of the posts about Market samples. Phew! Of course, as you might suspect, I have other things in the works. More on those later. Right now, I’m going to sit back with a cup of coffee and think about what comes next. Like a giveaway or two.