Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Maker Bracelet

During one of the great Designs by Little Bee sales I picked up a blank bracelet design in a stack of sizes.
I had a little bit of time on Sunday, so I designed a label and got stitching. I didn't put a bunch of planning into this one. I grabbed a piece of vinyl I had on my cutting table, picked a contrasting thread color already on the machine, and started stitching.
Machine embroiderers can pick up their own copy of the Blank ITH Bracelet Set. The KAM snaps and tool like is at the bottom of the post.
I picked a size that I thought would work. While it fits, it is just a little more snug than I prefer. I may have to find a smaller wrist to put it on. Until then, I can stitch up some more because it was quick and surprisingly pleasing finish. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Yarn Caking

I have so much yarn. Some I picked up earlier this month during the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. This is Yarn Hero Fiber Arts.
The blue is called video games and the pink is called bikini. I love self-striping yarn, and this combines the marled look with self-striping. 
These fun self-striping yarns are going to become something amazing. Not that I know what that is right now, but when I figure it out, the yarn is ready to go!
This is some fingering I painted using Easter egg coloring kits. If you're interested in experimental yarn coloring, I highly recommend you check out ChemKnits. Rebecca makes experimental fiber painting fun! She also has loads of videos on YouTube.
It really came out (blurry) as soft colors. 
This is another fun fingering I painted. I fancy this as poison ivy.
The base is Bare Stroll Glimmer from Knit Picks. That means it has that strand of stellina to give it that sparkle. 
I caked up my newest Avalon Springs Farm yarn from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. When I bought it, I didn't realize it was an ombre until I caked it and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm going to pair it with the darker cake from a couple years ago. 

Now I have to sit down with either my stack of knit and crochet books, or Ravelry to decide what I'm going to make. 

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Stanwood Needlecraft large ball winder
Knit Picks yarn swift

Friday, May 17, 2019

Charity Quilting

Quilted up this fun little quit top mad by Trudy.
The backing was too small, so I pieced in a little more to get it done. Trimmed and ready for binding. I'll be dropping off a stack tomorrow at Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 27

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Machine Embroidery

Some days you need an easy finish.
This is one of the many fun snaptab machine embroidery designs from Designs by Little Bee. A friend requested this little Shiba Inu snaptab and I finally got around to stitching it out. Such a cutie!

Tools and Supplies (affiliate links):
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
Fiskars 4-inch Curved Craft Scissors
Dritz Large Seam Ripper (because sometimes there are mistakes)
Magna-Glide bobbins
KAM snaps