the town where i live hosts a yearly fair that's kind of a big deal; it's called the folk festival and people come from far and wide to see the pennsylvania dutch-y wonderfulness. in search of inspiration for an upcoming project (okay, yes, and dutch fries, and root beer floats, and kettle corn) the z-town gals hit the fair one night last week. as we were peeping the textiles of one of the antiques vendors, jen spotted this in a bin of quilt squares:
aaah, freak out! it's "my" fabric! (we call it my fabric because i am constantly on the search for more of it.) i thank jen a million times for spying this -- i wasnt thinking to look in a bin of cut-up quilt squares. while i kinda hate that it is already cut up, i also kinda love it -- this makes it easier for me to turn it into product, rather than hoarding it. so, as soon as i can find enough just-right zippers, i'll be making more of those delightful folk-print zippy pouches. oh yes.
and, that same day that we went over to the local fair, sweet karen gave me this little birthday present that she made:
it's so cute! framed in a coin frame thing -- so crafty, k! i love it and the way it goes with the wooly sheep i brought back from scotland many years ago.