Saturday, February 21, 2009

An apron for a bee? Something's brewing @ the library

Last evening I made an apron for Sting, the library's bee mascot. Sting will be in the library lobby to promote our cafe. Not too long ago drink-and-food were strictly prohibited in libraries. Now that water bottles are ubiquitous, and that ours is a caffeinated nation, we allow covered beverages in the reading rooms. The library is nowhere near any place to get coffee. Patrons have had to bring their own or do without -- until next week, when the cafe opens!
I found the perfect accessory in my box of vintage kitchen linens. The red-and-white checked towel looks just right on his arm.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ugly Fabric

I went to my vintage fabrics stash for the uglies. Here are photos of the candidates. I chose the green/orange/purple floral to make four 6.5" "Old Maid's Puzzle" blocks.