So I'm showcasing some of the new pretties that are doing duty in my somewhat organized little corner of the world.
This box was found at a friends "clean out the house for selling" sale.
Made in India a long while ago, covered in woven fabric and hand printed. The vestiges of holding something sparkly still apparent on the inside, it holds buttons now. A little treasure chest of ideas.
And this looks like it would hold something and it does.
It's a little Sidewinder for winding sewing machine bobbins. I can't believe how cheaply these are made, but it gets the job done, so far.
For Christmas last year I was given a beautiful Maker's Bag and found it perfect for holding projects or hanging off looms or keeping extra spinning wheel bobbins together and dust free. I said I was going to get another one some day and I did.
This again was made by Susie owner of Cheerio Textles. She makes all sorts of wonderful things and is quick to respond to inquiries via her Facebook page.
While at the local Jackson County garden/plant show this weekend, I picked up this beautiful basket to hold inkle loom stuff.
It fits nicely on the Leclerc Cendrel and is keeping all sorts of little inkle extras handy. It was purchased from B&B Market Baskets. I got a cute sunhat from them too.
Lastly, this little pouch from Russia.
This handsome leather Polar Bear is just waiting for his assignment. Maybe knitting accessories, or ? For now he sits on my dresser, making me happy whenever I see him. So beautifully made too. There were many wonderful things to choose from. Have a look yourself!
I want to thank each and everyone who took the time to leave a comment of comfort and support, privately and on my blog on Marigold's passing. It was a tough week and your kindness and sympathy eased our burden greatly. Hugs to all of you. Thank you so much!
The sewing salon did see me brooding a bit, I lost myself in a cutting frenzy and developed a new top variation using my much modified Scout Tee pattern block.
I love this split back linen version and here is a sleeveless one.
|this looks so much better in person.|
Again using this wonderful Moda Cross Weave cotton, another asymmetrical tunic was created.
I had been given this adorable little Chihuahua charm and this seemed a perfect use for it
along with some ribbon detail on the back.
Different dogs, dressed quite alike!
Little Fiona the wolf pup got her warp wound on and some threading started!
Did That Just Happen?
Let's lead with a bit of good news. France did not go for the populist candidate, voting instead to stay on a centrist course and maintain a seat at the table in the EU and NATO. Take that Putin!
The EPA is a mess and now this, the firing of scientific members of a major review board.
She's back....Sally Yates goes to the hill today and we are finally back on the ever emerging Russian collusion story.
Unless you have not bothered to pick up a paper or listen to the news, the Republicans in congress finally got through a tax cut bill for the wealthy masquerading as a health care bill. Oh my god. And worse, the Trump administration wants to stop you from protesting anything. Period.
I'd say Bread and Roses is just as important today as ever.
Parting shot: An equal opportunity cuddler.
|Robin missed Marigold the most. I'm glad he paired up with Smoochie.|