Sunday, January 27, 2008

more for vermont

travel placemats from Lotta Jansdotter's book "Simply Sewing."

keeping busy

well i see it's been a month since my last post. this is exactly why i'm getting rid of the other one. so i've been keeping busy trying to get a box of stuff together for Seven Mountains in Vermont. the cup sleeves have been selling well at the coffee shop at work. the problem is that when i run out of them at work, i steal from Stacey's stash to replenish them. after a few weeks, i think i've saturated the market enough that my stock at the coffee shop will last and Stacey can get hers.

i've also been saving my scraps for piecing together. i'm able to use these patchwork pieces for many things like the front of cards and here as coasters.

i got this idea for piecing from Denyse Schmit's book "Quilting" and find it's a great way to use the small scraps. i tend to fall in love with certain fabrics and don't want to waste any of it. my goal with Stacey's stuff is to try to make things that replace something that might have otherwise been a disposable item and to use all of my materials by not throwing anything away.