painting: horse shoe (08/09/19)

End of day shadows, a slow walk home. Looking forward to rest and ease.

shadowhoof10x10

10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Available in my etsy shop.

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favorite quilts at the fair, 2019

Disclaimer: None of the following quilts were made by me. These were my favorites from the Benton County fair this year, picked either for color or pattern, and in a few cases, both.

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Does anyone know the name of the fabric in the circle below? If you do, leave a comment. I’d like to find it.

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That is one charming bunny–love his race car and jaunty scarf!

1d1eA library cat amongst the book shelves!

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What a gorgeous pop of color. This would look so pretty on my wall….I need to learn this technique. I did not make a note whether the same person made the similar one above (which also has terrific colors).

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What a great use of 1930s repros, in a period-appropriate pattern. Wish I owned this one.

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Don’t these inspire you to get to work? Yeah, me too.  Thiiiis close to doing it….

Maybe in the morning. 🙂  If you posted pretty quilts on your own blog, please link in the comments. I’d love to come see.

handmade grocery bags

I notice my sister, the talented CraftyTokyoMama, has two Halloween themed grocery bags for sale in her Etsy shop at super-reduced prices–under $10, including shipping straight from Japan! I have several similar bags, and I can attest these hold up for YEARS.  Wash, dry, re-use.

The jack-o-lantern pic above is shown with 8 quarts of milk inside to demonstrate how much it holds. The purple one is slightly folded flat. These roll up to about the size of a child’s fist, so easy to carry in your pocket or purse while doing your shopping.

CraftyTokyoMama’s Etsy shop is here. I bet these won’t last long!