Saturday, January 17, 2009

Finished Quilts and Breakfast Pizza

As mentioned in my last post, I recently finished Maggie's Color Wheel Quilt, based on the Ives Color Wheel. The quilt measures 86" x 67". It even has a button on it! :-) Here are some pictures of it:
And I finally started a quilt for my old roommate, Mik. It is currently a blue and brown stripey work-in-progress.
I also ordered a headband recently from Bryn over at BatemanHeadbands. I ordered one on a small size in the teal and autumn red because her pictures looked so good.

Lastly, I decided to make bacon and egg pizza for lunch yesterday. I used some of my homemade dough that I make in my bread maker. D-E-licious! See?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Etsy, Finally

The Atelier K site at Etsy is finally up and running, although it is only scantly stocked right now. I am working on getting a quilt up there some time soon, just to see how that works out. You can see the site here - let me know what you think!

Also, I just finished a quilt that has been in the works for 2+ years - a quilt based on the Ives Color Wheel, seen below. The quilt, while elaborate, has far fewer colors, and involved (probably) more math to get all the angles right! Pictures to follow!Also, I am currently listening to the song Sleepy Tigers by Her Space Holiday. Blogger won't let me upload it here, but you should check it out here. It makes me want to do a crazy dance around my kitchen. :-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

X-Mas Craft Time

Welcome to the belatedly posted holiday edition of my somewhat infrequently-posted blog. My mom requested a winter-themed holiday runner for the kitchen table, and even went out and bought fabric for the project, so I was more than happy to oblige. The result was so outstanding that I was commissioned to make a second one for my sister's boyfriend's mom. Here is the one I made for my mom:

Also, my sister's boyfriend, Ev, was quite taken with an away message of mine ("Make art. Or toast. Whichever comes first.") and wanted to have it stenciled onto a tee shirt. I suggested that he do a freezer paper stencil (an excellent tutorial of which can be found here), and he suggested that it be out Christmas craft done before dinner at my mom's house. So, although my sister neglected to participate, Ev and I made some fine looking tees, as evidenced below. Mine is a revolver, which was supposed to look like I have it tucked in my waistband, but the picture doesn't quite do it justice when I'm wearing it.

Lastly, I had been looking to do this project for awhile, and then I found the perfect frame a friend's give away bin. I covered a piece of foam-core board with fabric, and then inserted it into the frame, which now provides a perfect, beautiful storage space to my ever-growing collection of (mostly) vintage brooches.