Carrying on from my last post, I ended up buying MORE argyle wool sweaters and making THEM into mittens which then quickly got sold! Samples:
My fair last weekend in Halifax went well. My mittens gained a lot of admirers and new owners. This Saturday I am participating in a local artisan show at a Seasonal Open House & Artisan Gift Bazaar sponsored by the Fall River Yoga Centre. I did this last year, and it was really nice!!
As I mentioned previously, I am loving argle at the moment. Here is a design I created on paper with my trusty Sharpie markers, ruler, and protractor (can you spot the colouring mistake I made, hee hee?):
I keep thinking it would be fun to try quilting an argyle pattern for a bag or a blanket. Stay tuned to this blog, because I will surely post photos of whatever I make!
And here is my button collection. I just purged it of buttons I didn’t want anymore (mostly off-white). Now I have a manageable collection of colourful buttons to use on projects. I am itching to start some sort of embroidery/button decoration project!!
And my last fun item to report is that I scored yet another vintage cotton floral sheet at a thrift store for just TWO DOLLARS!!
I have another sheet in this same pattern, with flowers in oranges instead of blues. I love collecting these things!!! I hope over the winter to create with some of them. Maybe a quilt for our bed?