Friday, 12 April 2013

Linkydinks II

As the cooler weather slowly begins to creep over Perth, my thoughts are turning more to sewing and quilting projects to keep my knees warm in the longer evenings.


This time I thought I'd share a few links to some lovely blogs written by people who are very handy with sewing machines, and awesomely talented when it comes to putting fabric together.

Top of my list is the lovely Amy from chick chick sewing. Not only does she make gorgeous zakka creations, she is also my warm, kind and generous friend from California who seems to give beautiful gifts to people nearly every day! Check out the bento lunch bag second from the right in this pic .... I own it, and I take it to work every day with a packed lunch. Amy made the bags to sell in her etsy shop -- in 2012 she selflessly donated all the proceeds of her shop to a Japanese charity for children orphaned after the tsunami/earthquake. I was very excited to learn of her book which will soon be released, called Zakka Handmades.

Continuing on the zakka theme, take a look at Pink Penguin's blog. She has numerous easy to follow tutorials. My favourite is the fabric basket of which I have made several - now I'm looking at this again I'm getting the urge to make another one! She also has a book which was released recently that looks really super.

Mairuru's blog is full of pretty things and cute pictures of her little girl. There are lots of tutorials and ideas on her blog, but it doesn't appear to have been updated for about a year :-(. Well worth checking out the archives though.

Check out the scraptacular goodness that is completely cauchy. I love the way she is pushing the boundaries -- there totally should be more profanity in the world of quilting!

I consider myself an extreme scrap quilter, and that's why I enjoy Karen Griska's blog. I am completely incapable of throwing away any bits of fabric, especially selvedges. I have a signed copy of her book about making entire quilts out of selvedges, and it's one of my favourite quilting books.

Now that she has received it, I can show some pics of a wrist cuff that I made for a friend in the States - you guessed it, I made it out of small and very small scraps, plus short bits of embroidery floss. And lastly, a pic of me running in last Sunday's 10k which I finished in 1hr 8 mins 56 sec, quite a respectable time for me.




I hope you enjoy these links. This is such a fun mission that Tammy set up -- thanks again, Tammy!!!

10 comments:

Natasha said...

Go you!! That is a very respectable time. I am sure the recipient of the cuff will be very happy. Thank you for the link sharing, I am looking forward to exploring! :)

Sam said...

Thanks Natasha, I'm just exploring your links too! xoxo

gypsy said...

You totally ROCK in the marathon photograph! I'm so proud of you! You are inspiring me! I'm off to explore your links and want to THANK YOU for joining the link-love mission and bringing your blog back from never never land.

Sam said...

Hey thanks Tammy :-) I'm really enjoying link-love and discovering so many new, interesting, talented people!

juicy*s said...

Sam! Way to go with your 10K time! Lovin' your links!

Sam said...

Thanks Sarah!!! I'm so looking forward to our little exchange! :-)

Amy Morinaka said...

Awww! Sam, thank you so much for mentioning about my blog and the upcoming book in your post! And nothing makes me happier than to hear that my bento bag is actually being used by you everyday!! Yay! Oh and BTW I really like your new profile pic - you look gorgeous!

Sam said...

Thanks Amy! You are so sweet :-)

gretchen said...

hi sam! this was the only way i could figure out to thank you for your beautiful postcard from the ihanna swap. i especially love your hand-carved signature stamp - awesome! thank you... gretchen

Sam said...

Aww thanks, Gretchen! I guess I forgot to put my contact details on the postcard so thanks for taking the time to track me down :-)

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