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Chunky green crochet slippers by starbuckwhalerider
Chunky green crochet slippers
Made using a pattern from SMP crafts, found here www.smpcraft.com/free-projects…
with some adjustments to make them bigger.  Made out of a light green variegated and dark green solid yarn, held together.  They were 100% wool yarns bought secondhand, that I got for Christmas.  The slippers are very comfortable with bulky socks and can be worn right into bed as I have put no soles on them.
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Bottled Sunlight Closeup by starbuckwhalerider
Bottled Sunlight Closeup
I had a photography lesson and used this quilt to practice on; this and the full shot of the quilt came from that lesson.  Here you see an actual blackberry leaf next to the applique blackberry leaf.
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Bottled Sunlight by starbuckwhalerider
Bottled Sunlight
When I was growing up I would make peach jam with my mother every summer and she always said it was like bottling sunlight. I made this quilt in Portland during what I think of as "high summer" - August and September. It was inspired by the colors of the few leaves that were turning and falling through the air. At the time I was reading George McDonald's "The Golden Key" where the characters walk through a valley full of the shadows of leaves. The purple silhouettes are raspberry and blackberry leaves. The quilting is big stitch - a pattern of leaves heavily overlapping. It is hand pieced and hand quilted, all materials pre-loved except the purple fabric and the quilting thread.
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Dinosaur hat by starbuckwhalerider
Dinosaur hat
Knit cotton; the black is second-hand but not used, the grey lining came from a skirt, and the blues are scraps of shirts.  All hand-sewn.
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Mabon Quilt by starbuckwhalerider
Mabon Quilt
Mini wall quilt for early fall, whole cloth embroidered with leaves and apple design
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Amanda Perl
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Lifelong craftswoman, I work most often in fiber (clothes, quilts, spinning, knitting). I also love working with wire and metal, leather, jewelry materials, and found objects. Almost all my materials are already-loved. I also really like steampunk. I like to work slowly and by hand, with as little between me and the work I am doing as possible.
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fave! :)
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beccascrazyprojects Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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starbuckwhalerider Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure!
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DewyCat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the favorite and the comment :) I also love to see how my art affects others!
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