Friday, July 22, 2011

Beating the Heat

I thought I would show a few things I have been working on, crafty-wise. It's too hot to even walk in the garden these days, though I do it to water and pick veggies and fruit. So I've been inside, sewing and crocheting. I can't work upstairs in my craft room because it isn't air conditioned. I can't bring all my paper crafting stuff downstairs, (way too much!) but I've brought my sewing things to the kitchen/family room and set up a work space for the duration.


I made up these pillows earlier this summer. I am redecorating our kitchen from dark country colors to lighter cottage/farmhouse colors. It was fun working with a different palette. They actually match the sofa better than this picture shows. I will be posting about the new kitchen soon.


I made this bag from an Annie Downs book. The panel is made with felt, then added to the patchwork bag.


I'm using it to store this work in progress, a ripple afgan, from a pattern by Lucy from Attic 24.  Again, the colors are for the kitchen, they perfectly match the new rug we bought.




This set is from patterns in a Country Threads magazine, which is from Australia. I love all the stitchery projects in this magazine. I haven't chosen a closure button for the bag yet, but I'll enjoy going through my collection to find the perfect one.

I will continue to work on my afgan this weekend, and I've got a few more projects in mind. What are your crafty projects this summer?

8 comments:

  1. I love love LOVE the bags you are making with the embroidery! I am determined to relearn to embroidery this summer but I haven't started a project yet. I need to figure out how to transfer a pattern first! lol I love your pretty pillows, too! Very nice for summertime! ♥

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  3. You are so talented. What can't you do? I love those pillows. I can't wait to see your header photo in fall. I have seen winter right? Spring and summer. Now I can't wait to see fall colors in your yard. We get very little here.

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  4. Oooh, you make the prettiest things! I love them all. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I'm really glad to find your pretty blog!

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  5. Such pretty pillows and bag and needle holder! Your work is just lovely! I know how you feel with all of this heat! Stay cool! blessings,Kathleen

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  6. You are so very talented Cindy! I just love the pillows your making! The patterns are beautiful.
    So you've had some rain, I do hope it helped out a little bit.
    Keep cool, Lots of hugs Rosemary.

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  7. I love the bags! Especially the one with the sheep.

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  8. You've been quite busy, Cindy. Everything is very pretty and I especially love that sweet embroidered set. You've chosen the perfect flower fabric to go with the embroidery.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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