Jungle Illusion – Kit Available

9/17/2018 – Update

Jungle Illusion is complete! It made its first appearance at 2018 Fall Paducah QuiltWeek last week. Kits are being sold by the American Quilter’s Society. You can get yours here. This is a great pattern, easy to cut and assemble. Perfect for precuts. And gives a wonderful aesthetic affect of floating blocks when complete.

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8/27/2018

Newest addition to my illusion quilts. Like Seaside Illusion but with a twist. This one is Jungle Illusion. Made with exciting animal prints and batik-like patterns. Layer cake friendly as always. Solid green for shadows and cream in place of white.

Off to the quilter it goes. I do love Judi Madsen’s edge-to-edge quilting services!

Fabrics Used
Cream Background Fabric
Olive Green Shadow Fabric
Jungle Cruise Precut Batiks

This quilt is expected to be displayed at 2018 Fall Paducah QuiltWeek® and 2018 Virginia Beach Quiltweek®. Full kit available soon through the American Quilter’s Society.

 

Bowl Potholders

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again. Time to start shopping for Christmas. The Bowl Potholders are great for everyone. Easy to use and keep you hands from being burned. Simply put your food to be heated in a bowl, put the bowl in the Bowl Potholder and put it all in the microwave. Enjoy easy removal from the microwave with no burnt fingers!

Easy Bowl Potholder is two sided, microwaveable, washable, reversible and reusable. Combine with a bowl, spoon, napkins and a can of yummy soup and these make incredible gift sets.

$12.00 for two or $18 for a complete gift set.

Email me: ContactMindy@yahoo.com

Handmade Pendants

Made some new pendants tonight. They are still drying here. I can’t wait to see them tomorrow all dry and shiny. Great for necklaces or as keychains. They just sparkle.

Taking Orders….

Several pieces available for sale. Also taking custom orders if interests. I accept Paypal, credit cards or cash. Thanks for looking.

Mother Daughter bracelets: $20 for a set of 2. Soft cotton yard crocheted with seed bead embellishments. Easy loop/ball closures.

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Peaches and Cream bracelet: $20. Soft cream colored yarn. Beautiful peach colored iridescent double strung beads with 2 silver seed beads between each. Easy bead/loop closure.

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Tortoise Stone Wow: $25

Soft-white yarn, crocheted while adding beautiful beads for embellishment. The necklace is on long length doubled to wear with removeable beaded-tortoise stone.

Mother/Daughter Bracelets

Could they be any cuter? I love making these crocheted bracelets. The possibilities are endless. These have glass or metal seed beads and turned out super cute. I’ve started making all kinds of jewelry. Some crocheted, some wire, some beads.

My first paper Kusudama flower

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“The Japanese kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) is a paper model that is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together through their points to form a spherical shape (Kusudama, 2018). Alternately the individual components may be glued together. (e.g. the kusudama in the lower photo is entirely glued, not threaded together) Occasionally, a tassel is attached to the bottom for decoration.

Kusudama originate from ancient Japanese culture, where they were used for incense and potpourri; possibly originally being actual bunches of flowers or herbs. The word itself is a combination of two Japanese words kusuri, Medicine, and tama, Ball. They are now typically used as decorations, or as gifts.

The kusudama is important in origami particularly as a precursor to the modular origami genre. It is often confused with modular origami, but is not such because the units are strung or pasted together, instead of folded together as most modular construction are made.”

Reference:
Kusudama. (2018, February 17). Retrieved February 22, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusudama

 

 

Sugar Skull paper quilling complete!

I’m really  becoming addicted to this paper quilling. I had been wanting to work up to making a sugar skull. I have a curio cabinet full of sugar skull items and this will go perfect. Here are some photos from beginning to finally in its shadow box and all done. I’d love to get some feedback from you. What do you think?

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In the beginning . . .
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Outline complete
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Starting details
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Progress . .
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Progress . . .
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Progress detail . . .
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Detail . . .
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view from the side
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Eye detail . . .
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Complete showing dimension
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COMPLETE!!!
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Framed 🙂