Orange Ombre Basket

I took a bunch of photographs of my completed Orange Ombre Quilted Basket this morning and would love your input. Click any image to enlarge.

First of all, if you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I had to wash the exterior of the basket to get rid of the chalk lines left by the Dritz marking pencil. The result was, of course, a soft crinkled look to the fabric which I quite liked. What do you think? Also, I’d like your opinions on the photos, these are for my Etsy shop and I’d like to know which photos you like best and why. You’re allowed to include five photos with your listing.

Without further ado, here they are:

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p.s., I haven’t slip stitched the top yet so I can still make changes, i.e., iron the exterior fabric.

p.p.s., Thank you for your help!!

This week TGIFF is being hosted by Gingersnaps Quilts.

One of those days…

Once again I rearranged, tidied and organized my sewing space this morning but, it seemed, I just couldn’t do anything right. I moved an extension cord and tipped over an entire box of bobbins and presser feet which flew and scattered all over the floor. My t-square wouldn’t stand up and kept falling on me. A slew of other little things spilt/fell over/tripped me. It was just one of those mornings where I couldn’t do anything right. I’m not the only one, right? I woke up in a great mood, I’d slept through the night for the first time in weeks, what happened?!

The afternoon was better, I started work on another basket. I know they’re not popular here on my blog (very few comments) but I need inventory for my Etsy store, yeah, the one where I haven’t sold a damn thing. How’s Etsy working for you?!

Clearing out the cottage

1970’s Vintage Pots & Pans

I spent yesterday clearing out the cottage and posting vintage goodies on Ebay and Etsy.

Besides the groovy paisley pots and pans, one of my favorite items, which I haven’t posted yet is this little Japanese spice set. The wooden holder acts like a miniature lazy susan, just turn the little wooden knob on the top. (Click any image to enlarge.)

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Other items I haven’t posted yet inclue the ever popular pyrex bowls and cookware.


And groovy glassware.

If you see anything you like, drop me a line and we’ll make a deal. Also, if anyone knows how to get food staines out of pyrex, please let me know! I haven’t tried yet and I don’t want to unnecessarily scratch the cookware.

My friend Andrea is coming over to sip wine, hang out and do a bit of sewing, yipeee!

A pound of scraps

Oddly, scraps stress me out, so as per Tara‘s suggestion I decided to go through my scrap bins and sell some in my Etsy Shop.

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Pack includes Kona solids, Art Gallery solids, Tula Pink, Joel Dewberry, Patricia Bravo, Denyse Schmidt and others in blues and turquoise. Or, if you have something you’d like to swap, drop me a line!