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Chunky green crochet slippers by starbuckwhalerider
Chunky green crochet slippers
Made using a pattern from SMP crafts, found here…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! :)
beccascrazyprojects Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the :+fav:!
starbuckwhalerider Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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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