Happy Birthday, Mom!

Here is a look at the finished scarf. One of my mom’s favorite colors is purple, so I used some of the purple silk kimono pieces along with the gray wool from men’s suits. It’s a very simple pattern, but I think it turned out really well.

It was a little difficult to get a good picture, so here are a few.

purple scarf

purple scarf

purple scarf


Another little present

Here’s a sneak peek at a present I’m making. I’m sure that person doesn’t read this, so it’s probably fine.

purple scarf pieces 2

I’m making a scarf using old wool suits and silk kimono pieces, like the others I’ve made. I’ve pared down the variety of colors and patterns of the silk and wool pieces. And I’ve made the design more uniform.

purple scarf pieces ALL

I just love the way these gray and purple colors are coming together. It makes me want to go out and buy a gray coat so I can make one for myself.

Oh! And I have yet to hang up my bulletin board. It’s quite useful for this kind of project as it’s easily moved around the room.

Scallops? Yeah right.

Austen, it’s not going well. Remember how I said that your ice cave couch quilt would have lovely scalloped shapes instead of boring old lines quilted into it? Sorry, buddy. I’m afraid not.

scallops 1

Maybe I’m using this “Quilting made easy” template paper in the wrong fashion. Maybe it should only be used for edges. I don’t know, but it just didn’t work.

scallops machine

I mean, I was able to quilt a little bit… at a snail’s pace, but it was wonky and didn’t look very good. So, we are back to good old diamonds. I hope you can handle the news.

Back to School Pencil Pouch

Check out this cute little pencil pouch I made for Austen. Just in time for the new semester. This is the Japanese robot fabric (with green robots) that I only use on Austen items. Everybody else gets blue robots on a gray background.

This was my first time using a zipper. I think I understand how it could be done a little better next time.