October 24, 2010

Blog Posts of the Week IX

Blog posts of the week; a semi-regularly published collection of my favorite blog posts from the past week. (Or however long it's been since the last time I posted my favorite blog posts.) I can't believe that it has been a month since my last collection of blog posts! I believed it once I started wading through 600+ blog posts!

Tatting Posts

Purple Glory
Yarnplayer dyed some tatting thread in lovely shades of purple, inspired by morning glories.

An Impending Death
TattingChic is back to blogging, and, after lamenting the impending death of her computer, shares a lovely celtic bookmark.

Butterfly for a New Necklace
Umi & Tsuru is a tatting blog that I've been reading for about a month now. I love the original ideas the author has of adding tatting to pre-made shapes, beads, etc. In this post she tatted around the edges of a filigree butterfly.

Knitting/Crocheting Posts

Sheri from The Loopy Ewe blogged about how awesome shawlettes are, and quite a few links to various patterns.
Kniterella has designed gift tags for knitters to use with their knitted gifts! The best part about these tags is that the back side has care icons, so you can circle the appropriate icon, and not have to write out care directions.
Jelly Wares designed this lovely crocheted little girls dress, and is sharing the pattern! To get the first installment of the pattern, follow the directions in the post.


This post is from The Purl Bee. Mom and I have been talking about making and using cloth napkins for quite a while. When we were on vacation in Pennsylvania, we bought some fabric to make napkins with. I really like the way the edges were finished on these, so maybe we can try it.

Painting Our Craft Room, Part Two
This is from my Mom's blog, A Crafter's Chronology. This post tells most of the saga of how the project went from simply painting to ripping out the carpet. The new carpet has yet to be installed, and then we will be carefully evaluating everything that goes back into the craft room. I still haven't figured out how we crammed all that stuff in there in the first place. The picture is how our craft room currently looks. The painting is all done. No rug, and no furniture other than the computer desk and chair. The rug has been ordered, but we don't know when it will be installed.


Ginny said...

Whoa! You changed your blog! I like the napkin idea. We could buy some plain fabric for the 16" square part. As for cramming everything into the craft room, do you now believe that I am a master at that?

Sarah said...

Mom - I think we're both pretty good at cramming stuff. :D