Hi, all! Eileen from GoofingOff Sewing here. I finally finished working on the bird ornaments for the Relay for Life Reception in Gainesville, FL T’ONIGHT….nothing like waiting until the last minute…..and have a chance to get caught up with other things….like life. Well, my friends, I am here with a Friday Freebie. These are the cutest dishtowels to brighten up the kitchen for spring.
The design is from Flamingo Toes and posted on her lovely blog. She has the full tutorial with lots of pictures to follow along with. Go HERE to see her work and have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back with sewing tips and tutorials. Promise.
Today I found this cute tote bag pattern from the good folks at Burda. The bag is adorable! The pattern calls for leather strips and a scarf (if you can part with one of your scarf…fabric is always good).
Click HERE for the pattern.
Post by Eileen Patterson of GoofingOff Sewing
Today’s Friday Freebie is a day late but awesome just the same. It is a flower wreath by Jacquelynne Steves. The design is suitable for embroidery, applique, needlepoint, or punch embroidery. It can be done in pastels for springs, orange, brown, and yellow for fall, or silver (or gold) with red berries for the holidays.
Quilt block by Jacquelynne Steves
Have fun and keep stitching!
Post by Eileen of GoofingOff Sewing……Make magic with every stitch.
I am surrounded by old papers and patterns….surrounded…but patterns like this one…..I’m OK. These cute slippers came from an old magazine page….not sure what magazine but they look like they’d keep feet warm on a cold winter night….and winter will come soon enough. Crochet a few pairs of these honeys while you sit at the pool or in the car during the summer road trip and holiday shopping will be a little less hectic.
Per the pattern: “Crochet these from Coats & Clarks Red Heart Knitting Worsted. Six ounces are sufficient for a pair; use plastic crochet hook G. Instructions are given for small size, changes for medium and large are in parentheses. Sew elastic thread around top.
ch (chain) sk (skip)
st (stitch) hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet) rnd (round)
sp (space) dec (decrease)
Enjoy working these slippers up.
Post by Eileen Patterson….who is GoofingOff.
While thrifting I found this pattern in a pile of papers. The pages were rough but this is still a keeper. Easy to make and fun to wear. Enjoy!
Post by Eileen Patterson…who is GoofingOff.
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