Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

As promised, here are some of the crafty items I've recently made. I guess the best way to do this is start with the newest and work my way back. That nephew of mine that got married in March is going to be a Daddy come December. So, a baby shower gift was planned as soon as I knew it was going to be a boy. I found the adorable, vintagey, little boy print and knew a quilt would be just perfect.

I love pinwheel blocks! I finally finished this up less than 12 hours before the baby shower, but everyone loved it.

Here's the back.

Next up is a Trick-or-Treat swap I sent out last week. I've been hoarding Halloween fabric (mostly Fat Quarters) and I knew it was time to cut into some of them...

so I made this tiny owl ornament

 and then this Trick-or-Treat bag. I had a bit of trouble sending that bag away.

I love making Button Fairies and yet I had never made one in a Halloween theme. So here she is...

And lastly for this swap I made a SPOOKY banner. It's difficult to photograph the whole banner,

So here it is, 2 bits at a time.

And here's the whole swap package with a handmade card and a few more treats tucked in. I tend to get carried away with holiday swaps. My swap partner was thrilled. And that makes me happy.

Have you seen enough yet?
Okay, you asked for it....

I did one other swap this fall and it was for an Autumn theme, handmade, or decorated tea towel. When I think of tea towels, I think of redwork style embroidery. I found an embroidery design (shared by one of many generous people on FlickR) with cornstalks and pumpkins. Just the thing for fall.

My swap partner loves chickens, so I added this pair from a different embroidery design. I thought it all worked out nicely. And here's the whole swap, including the required Autumn recipe and a bonus hand knit dishcloth.

Here's a few more dishcloths I knitted over the summer.

And some more knitting....
Slippers, tagged up for my craft show.

And a bow knot scarf in Autumn colors.

Well, that's all I have time for right now. I know I have a 4th of July banner that I haven't shown yet. Also a couple of new aprons were sewn up. I'll try to find those pics to share real soon. Thanks for visiting.


vivian said...

wow! you've been a busy girl! I love the quilt and the halloween bag! and the little owl and the banner and everything else! I started cutting out a quilt months ago, but never got very far!
i need quilting inspiration! thanks for sharing all your creations. I loved seeing them all

Creative Breathing said...

Linda, This is the most wonderful post! There are so many new ideas. I had never heard of button faries, yours is fantastic! I especially like your Halloween bag. Too cute to hide away between holidays.
I can't thank you enough for joining my small tag swap! I left a space just for you in the hopes you might see it. I was too embarrassed to ask again after withdrawing my first swap. Again, what a thrill to have your lovely paper art in our swap! Elizabeth

LBP said...

Girlfriend you have been busy!!!! I love your Halloween button fairy, she is too cute. And those slippers, yummy and cozy.