Sunday afternoon is being filled to the rim this weekend. Listening in to the church service, sewing on various projects and then some yardwork. Before I get to the sewing stuff, I’ll share with you an Inez Clipping that’s appropriate for the moment.
Grandma evidently needed some adult humour to get her through those days of teaching in a one-room school house. After 27 years in childcare, I can relate!
And speaking of sewing, the season of craft shows will be here before I know it. So spending the extra time working on stocking up has to happen. Along with all the other events and ‘must-do’s’ that come with summertime, when I get a free moment, I’ll be in the basement, keeping cool and using up my stash of fabric. Here’s a sneak peak of some of my stuff….
No bottle of hair color needed when you can cover your hair with accessories. Scarves come in a splendid array of styles, materials and colors. For the purpose of Sunday Sampler, I’m sharing my latest vintage-inspired creations.
After a recent request for a scarf with cloth ties versus the crocheted ones, I took some time to fill the order, add an extra one for good measure in the shop, and waited to see if it was a good option. And guess what?! It sold. So without further ado, I’m making some more and giving some options for the Fall craft show season. These are size small. Hoping to gather my volunteer models this coming week for photos. (crossing fingers)
This crochet needle is for thread work. Tiny stitches make for pretty lace.
For the Weekly Photo Challenge, I decided to go with the current project. It was finished Sunday evening on a special request order. It’s for an 18-month old little girl who I feel would also fit in the tiny category. I’m happy to say the customer was very pleased!
If you make it this far in the A to Z Blog Challenge you may feel like you’re ‘on the edge’. But in Crochet and other hand arts, the best stuff is often ‘on the edge’. For example, I have been making fabric kerchiefs for some time with a crocheted edge. They can also be called Babushkas, Head Scarves, Triangle scarves.
This vintage fabric was transformed into a kerchief and the edging serves double-duty by accenting the edge as well as functioning as ties for the scarf. This leaves less bulkiness on those hot summer days when less is better.
Infant Babushka with Vintage Fabric and Crocheted edging
I absolutely could not resist showing you my favorite baby model! Thank you for tolerating this moment 🙂 The cotton edge of her babushka helps keep ‘the itchies away’. Another reason to put some crochet ‘on the edge’.