First of all, I have to commend this amazing woman for her creative blocks. I’m such a quilting newbie, but I am most interested in modern design. This is contemporary, accessible, and gorgeous. And check this out!
It’s beautiful, isn’t it?
It seems seasonally appropriate to think about both skiing and sewing (and when isn’t sewing in season?!). So I hunted down some sewing inspiration for the budding sewist/skier.
Know what a pogie is? They keep the tops of your ski poles dry and warm(ish). They’re also easy to sew – and it’s such a fun thing to personalize! Check out the tutorial here.
I also want to give a shout out to vintage ski patches, which have a long history on the slopes. Of course these days, vintage-inspired patches are everywhere in the Colorado mountain towns, and they’re just imitations of the real thing. The true, old style has beautiful embroidery and a legitimate classic feel:
Ullr! Is he really the Nordic god of snow? Well, no one knows, but they celebrate the heck out of it in Breckenridge.
* Quick note: Tomorrow I’m going to post my first tutorial ever! I made a fleece neckup, and I’ll teach you all about it. It’s so easy, and with the crazy fleece patterns that are so widely available, you can customize it and make it fun!!
I know I can’t be the only one: I’m a big sports fan and a crafter.
So, when I see orange and blue fabric, of course I think about the Denver Broncos. I bought a fat quarter of this Jay McCarroll fabric months ago. And I decided to do something with it today – in honor of my first in-person Broncos game in 8 years.
It’s probably fair to say that it’s also my 8-year anniversary as a Broncos fan, since I came to love them when I moved to Denver. I went to a Broncos v. Browns game in that first year, and ever since I’ve just watched on TV. Anyway, we live a few blocks from the stadium, so Mike made some pre-game Bloody Mary’s while I sewed a little Broncos accessory.
Mike put my Bloody Mary in a sippy cup because I spilled coffee all over myself earlier in the day.
Yes, my sewing little project is a headband. I haven’t yet tired of making headbands; it’s so accessible, satisfying and versatile.
What a perfect combo: sewing, a cocktail and then a Broncos game!
Here it is in use:
How does your crafty hobby intersect with your other interests? Any other football fans out there?