>Orange dress turned into a shirt


image 1 orange crochet shirt

My 7 year old is very small in the shoulders and she wanted the dress turned into a shirt (pattern on Ravelry) & (etsy) for 3.75 US Dollars. I actually finished it today and she is out skipping around finding grasshoppers outside in it to feed to her praying-mantis. If you want the pattern it is available on etsy and ravelry. If you get the pattern and you find mistakes let me know and I will fix them and send you a new copy

image 2 orange crochet shirt

Just so you know all these photos in this post are natural light. The bottom two we are standing by our front door and the light is shinning on my daughter from the side windows next to the door. It looks like I put a spot light on her but I didn’t.

image 3 orange crochet shirtimage 4 orange crochet shirt

>Repairs on second afghan done


repairs all done
repairs all done

The second afghan is all done with its repairs. This one was harder to match threads to as I said before it was a strange size of thread. Also this one had a strange color to the thread kind of a gray blue patina. Not sure what it had been washed in, in the past probably liquid blueing which tends to make colors a little weird after ward. This one was washed about 10 times trying to get it clean. Had some weird yellowish stains on it and a few weird orangeish stains. Very pale ones but very annoying to try and get rid of.
close up
close up

>Romanian Lace a few links

>I noticed that I had a few hits from a specific French site this morning so I thought I would check it out. Every now and again I do that. This site has a person working through Romanian point lace. I have a tutorial how to make the cord but I don’t have one up yet what to do with the cord. She is working through her project and posting it isn’t a how to but it might show you enough for you to get it your self.

And a few other Romanian lace links

>New repair Project


afghan in need of repairs

This project actually traveled all the way from Illinois for me to fix it. The owners are staying in Provo for the summer and had been trying to find someone to fix it for them.

the two motifs

It is an interesting size of thread for something so old. It looks to be size 5 very odd indeed as most things this age are in size 20 or 30. Size 5 is some thing more from the 1960’s so it is perplexing to me.

holesmore holes
more and more holestons of holes

Enclosed in this post are just a few of the damaged spots on this afghan there are many more than I am showing but once again that would be to many photos to post. I tried to take two photos with out holes which are the top two in this post

center holesholes in chainstreble holes

>Pink Hat for infant


detail of flowers
This is a hat I was playing around with making today. It is a little hat for a little girl the widest part measures 18 1/2 inches around my tape measure slipped when I was taking the photo so it looks like 18 1/4 in the photo. The hat is made of a synthetic yarn.

18 1/4 to 18 1/2 measure kept moving
flower cluster

The seventeen flowers are all double sided satins and organza. With a few white bead accents. There is an organza ribbon going around the hat with a bouquet of flowers on one side with their stems steaming around the hat.

flowers cluster
steams of flowers

>Colors Galore Eye Candy


silks button hole threadsilks button hole threadsilks button hole thread

The above threads are all new as of yesterday to me. But they are all old silk button hole threads most are on wood spools but not all.

side view

Above my storage boxes for normal threads.

I returned the afghan I repaired to its owner yesterday. She loved the repair job. I did show her that the repairs are still visible if you look for them. But in general repairs don’t show if you are just glancing at a piece which is what most people tend to do. She asked if I would like some thread she had received and some silk fabrics and a hide (I believe she got all from her grandmother). The threads are silk button hole thread and others too. I didn’t have my camera yesterday to take a picture and I had already stored them with my other threads by the time my husband got home with the camera. I just decided I would show the old and new threads together. You can just enjoy all the colors.

all old and new

Below are my old threads mixed with the new (vintage) threads from yesterday. I guess I have a collection of threads. But it is always nice to just be able to grab the correct threads with out having to go to the store to find the right color. Some are cotton, poly, some a mixture of cotton and poly, mono-filaments, stretch threads, and nylons …. just a wide variety. Lots are on wood spools. I keep the wood spools in time I hope to carve on them.

old and new oranges brownsold and new white grey and blackold and new blueold and new green threadsold and new purples and pinks old and new yellow and orange and mono filament

This is the fabrics she gave me. She also got the Irish crochet tam I made a few weeks ago. I am glad as she likes hat and wears them a lot she said. So since it was something I debated on keeping or selling I am glad it went to a person who loves hats and will use it.

bolts and hidebolts and hide

Blue oriental silk over 6 yards.


Cream acetate rayon blend looks like raw silks not sure how many yards but I think it is over 16 yards.

cream fabric

Jacquard cream and green 16 yards.

upholstery fabricupholstery fabric

This is the calf hide she gave me too. In time I will use this for the cover of some hand made books.

calf hide

>An interesting turn on English Paper Piecing

>Have you seen this tutorial. I think it is such a nice new concept on EPP. Sort of like a yoyo quilt or Cathedral windows in that as you add the pieces to the quilt you are done with that piece don’t have to go back, and you quilt as you go so thatis already done too. Wish I had thought of it but it does open up ideas for me. I will have to try this in the future. Here is a goggle translation into english. This tutorial was found through a link I saw on this blog.

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