|Stunning quilt photo borrowed with kind permission from Nova of A Cuppa and a Catchup|
Before I dive into this post, I just wanted to thank you for all your entries to win Jennifer's Paganelli's goodies in the last post. I'm delighted to announce that Amy of During Quiet Time loveliness is the commenter who will hopefully be orbited into dressmaking happiness by her win - Judith Norman of RickRack should soon be in touch to arrange getting your prize to you. I can't wait to see any things you might make from the book. For the rest of us, should you be interested, you can purchase the entire package that was offered for the giveaway here, or if you would just like the book, then Girl's World can be found on Amazon here.
I've seen so many fantastic things on my travels around the Internet recently that I thought I'd start the week with a round-up post sharing some of them with you (I say 'start the week' but actually this post is being written from my infirmary over the weekend. Struck down with tonsillitis and a fever, I thought I'd be fiendishly cunning and pre-write some posts now, so that, once recovered, the Easter holidays will be freed up. I have been told I have been a little delirious though, so please make allowances when reading.
|This photo and quilt is the work of Nova of A Cuppa and a Catchup|
|Created by The Materialists from fabric and yarn|
- Can you believe that the piece above is actually created using a mixture of crochet, knitting, quilting and applique? When I first saw it, it looked so similar to the original (Klimt's 'The Kiss') that it didn't quite register that this was a version rendered in fabric and yarn. It was created by a large amateur knitting group called The Materialistics based in South Tyneside, England. You can read more about the group here on The Customs House website. At the moment I'm really enjoying quilting that depicts scenes - you can find a few other things that I've fallen in love with recently on my Pinterest boards here. And just in case you hadn't already discovered it, Pinterest is a place where you can 'pin' things you've seen on your way around the Internet and curate your own mini art gallery of personal inspiration and even more thrillingly, discover the pin boards created by others (thanks to Amy and Kate for introducing me to it).
|Photo courtesy of Adore Vintage|
|Photo courtesy of The Purl Bee|
- The Purl Bee have a wonderful and recently updated tutorial for making a tie for any men you might find nearby. My own husband has never worn a tie, but my father does and I love the idea of making him one of these at some point. Purl have used beautiful Liberty fabrics, making them extra specially lovely to look at.
*This analogy is a slightly flawed one: I don't actually work for Adrianna and Susan and as far as I know, unlike Felix Dennis, neither of the Crafterhours girls has ever been incarcerated. But you get my drift: we're talking about movers and shakers.