What I did manage to do, while recuperating in the house, is a bunch of crafty business! I borrowed a couple of quilting books from the library last week, one of which was Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. I decided to give the coasters from the book a shot with some random fabric laying about from one of my thrift store hauls. These are so quick and easy to do and a perfect way to stash bust / make quick and easy gifts. I think I'll be making many more of these.
Yesterday, in an attempt to get out of the house for a little bit, I went off to investigate a local Indian Grocery store ( for which a Daily Dish feature may well appear shortly...) On the way back, I decided to check out the Michael's sale and snatched up a ton of jewelry supplies on sale and clearance. I am now a fan of a couple of newly discovered component lines - Blue Moon "Orient Express", and Plaid's "Forged". I just love some of the things that these lines offer and will definitely be buying more. I'm a total earring addict so that's always my first thought when deciding to make jewelry. Here are my efforts from last night with my new purchases.
Have you tried either of those component brands? Would love to hear your opinions. Also, which of the earrings are you favorite?