Showing posts with label notions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label notions. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NOTIONS: The Unfinished College Granny Square Blanket

College Granny Square Blanket via homework (7)

I’ve mentioned here a few times that the teen is leaving for college soon. We only have one kid so we are going to be empty-nesters in about a week and half. When people say it goes by quickly, they ain’t kidding! When my son started high school I had just started this blog and wanted to learn to crochet. I must have mentioned it in a post because a reader sent me a crochet book.


Monday, July 28, 2014

NOTIONS: Twine Wrapped Inspiration Clip Holder

Twine Wrapped Clip Holder | homework

I actually wasn’t sure what to call this project. It’s a piece of wood with twine wrapped around it and paper clips. Let’s go with Twine Wrapped Clip Holder.



Thursday, June 19, 2014

NOTIONS: Craft Supplies on Etsy

Etsy Craft Supplies via homework

One of my favorite places to find inspiration and craft supplies is Etsy. It’s my go to place if I need a specific item or a small amount of something. Etsy has an entire craft supply category and it’s fantastic. Paper straws, no problem. You can find them in a rainbow of colors. I needed them for a project and didn’t want to run all over town so I ordered them from Etsy. The same with glassine bags. You can order these in bulk or source them from another store, but on Etsy I can pretty much find any size and any quantity I want.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite items. I’ve shopped at some of the stores that I’m featuring but not all of them. However, all the shops featured here today have hundreds if not thousands of positive reviews.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sew and Tell: grandma's quilt

I can’t take credit for this project but for me it’s beyond inspirational. My grandmother made this quilt at least 80 years ago. I looked up the design and it’s called the Dresden Plate.


Quilting around the 1930’s was a complete necessity and most people, including my grandmother couldn’t afford to buy new fabric. I’m sure all of the pieces in this quilt were house dresses, shirts or aprons.




I can’t get over the tiny perfect stitches and the beautiful prints on the fabric.





I will always treasure this quilt. I keep it stored in the closet because it’s starting to wear and fray. Whenever I look at it, I picture my grandmother with needle and thread, stitching away.


The thimble, needles, scissors and thread pictured with the quilt were actually my grandmother’s notions. More treasured items.


Aren’t grandmothers amazing?