While back at the thrift store I came upon this set labelled "Japanese Tenugui" and, I bought it because I liked the cotton material. Once home, I googled to find out what "Tenugui" meant, and found out that they are a type of Japanese hand towels.
You can read more about http://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/en/1310_tenugui.html here.
The set contained, three printed cotton pieces in different sizes. I used the material to sew this bag.
I added a lining, hand sewed the details around the patterns to add texture, then used the machine to sew the two panels together.
winter light is not too favourable for fine needlework..
What you think of this watering can make-over? I got the tin can for 0.99 cents from the thrift store.
I filled it almost to the top with rice first, so it will be sturdy and, then added polyfil stuffed body.
I am pleased how turned out...once again it is with all thrift-ed yarn. It really does brighten gloomy surroundings.
The only way, I could take few good pictures, (with some light) was outdoors. These were taken Sunday morning at the park; managed take few shots before my fingers went numb. I think it was about -7 or 8 celius.
it keeps me cosy & warm while tying a selfie on snowy Monday morning :)
Inspiration Pinterest ..... a pair of ankle socks made from a sweater that I could not wear anymore.
I picked up this Coca Cola tray at one of the Church Christmas sale's recently for 50 cents. I simply liked the print on it. (not Coca Cola) It is printed in 1976; a reproduction of 1916 WWI serving girl. A bit of browsing on ebay, I came across the original as well as the same re-print.
I was able to put together, a sort a fall colour palate from my thrift-ed yarn lot. But don't think what I have so far will be sufficient for the size of shawl I have in mind; a trip to the thrift store is coming up soon :)
I have also managed to add few more lines to the kantha quilt .....since the autumn light is not too favourable, I do most of the sewing on weekend mornings.
Tutorial for this can be found here;http://jenniferjangles.blogspot.ca/2014/07/house-hot-pad-project.html
I hand stitched everything; including all the details and used wadding instead of fusible webbing. I think it can be used either as a potholder or a hotpad.
November sun and a walk in the park, I wanted to show the crocheted scarf I made this summer.
(I m not good at taking selfie ....)
(a purchase from the thrift store, a pretty fridge magnet $1.99)