I claim ThreadOrYarn for 1 1/2" (4cm) cotton fabric squares (any color except neon-bright, and no holiday themes please)
I'm in Fairfax, Va (USA). This is my ist claim this round.
About me: I am a 30-year-old stay at home mom who loves to sew, but seems to have very little time to do so of late. I'm not very girly and I'm not a big fan of trinkets. Basically, I'm very practical and like useful things. Of course, I consider things to hang on the walls useful
for my son's new toy kitchen. Felt or crocheted.
-Dress up clothes
. I'm trying to put together a collection of dress-up clothes for my 2.5-year-old son, but I'm stumped for what to include in it. So far, all he has is some capes and a fireman hat. I would appreciate some assistance -whatever you can dream up.
. Ever since I took my little guy to see the butterfly pavillion at the Natural History Museum, he has been nuts about them. Maybe a little crocheted butterfly? Or something made from felt? I don't know. I'm stumped, so help me out!
, for everyday use, in shades of blue, purple, or yellow (to match my kitchen)
-A tote bag
to bring to the farmer's market this spring/summer. Something sturdy enough to handle all my veggies!
. I love homemade soaps and trying different scents. They are so much nicer than store bought, using them feels like a luxury
for my sister-in-law. Her interests are bicycling, recycling, and carpentry. - *new*
for my sister. Her interests are butterflies, origami, and poetry. - *new*
-Anything inspired by my wists
with what you do best. Just, you know, try to make it something I can make use of
. I'm a quilter and my stash is woefully in need of some yellows, purples and neutrals. I'll accept any and all sized pieces (including scraps), but I would really prefer quality fabric.
-Sewing patterns for children's' clothing
. I especially would like a pattern for baby bloomers (you know, to wear under dresses).
for embroidery - *new*
-Bias Tape Maker
-Some kind of crafting book or magazine
that can instruct me on how to actually make felt food. I can figure out a bunch of things for myself, but anything three dimensional really trips me up. I haven't been able to find any books at the library or magazine online, so maybe some crafter out there can help me
-Anything related to Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (and if you know how to get a hold of some episodes on DVD, please PM me!)
-3" fabric squares
for a scrap quilt I'm working on. Don't send a ton - just a few. And all different fabrics please. I want a real variety