Friday, October 05, 2007

Winners, Gocco and some thrifting

Thanks for all the comments on my "give-away" post about my cards!!

I asked Joe to pick two numbers between 1 and 31 and the winners of a set of the flower Gocco cards are Atet and Miguette. Ladies, I'll be sending you an e-mail asking for your mailing addresses. Congratulations! I hope you like the cards!!

I've had lots and lots of people ask me about my Gocco. For more information look here for a little tutorial about how to use it. I think it will answer (and probably raise) lots of questions.

I've been spending a little bit of time at Value Village this week. I bought some gingham pillowcases that I plan to use for tote linings and a really pretty linen tablecloth that I'm sure will become a tote or two in the near future. These items are in the laundry at the moment, so no photos.

I did get a little bag of buttons. They were quite dirty so I gave them a little bath. Joe just asked me "What's with the button collection on the kitchen counter?". When will he learn just to accept my crafty stuff all over the house??? :)



I bought some brown fabric today that I really like (on the left) and an amazing sheet with trees on it. I suspected that the sheet wasn't 100% cotton when I was at the store but I just found the tag and indeed it's 50/50 poly/cotton. Will that be ok for some simple totes?? I always use 100% cotton and I'm just not sure. Any advice would be appreciated.



Have a great weekend everyone, and to my Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving!

13 comments:

lera said...

Ooh. I see some big buttons. Do I sense some more button pendants coming in the near future?

I love the fabric. I think the 50/50 will be fine for totes. They just won't get as wrinkly as the 100% cotton, which is a good thing.

Tracy said...

Wonderful fabric and buttons--treats! Happy weekend, and Thanksgiving, to you all ((HUGS))

miguette said...

I still can't believe that I won! I am looking forward to seeing those lovly cards in person.

You and I share a love for Value Village. So tell me, which section do you head for first?

Thanks again, Karyn!

Katie Jean said...

umm Joe? Why can't you ever pick my name!??! hee hee

I'm laughing at the kitchen counter comment. I have taken over our whole dining room for my sewing room. I don't know where we'll eat dinner when it gets cold out!

Felicia said...

Beautiful fabrics and buttons. Hope you have an excellent weekend :)

randi---i have to say said...

Enjoy your weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!

Cici said...

i love those buttons. you've got some really cute ones in that bunch.

the fabric - i think why not? from this angle, i like the two together.

Jenni-Raie said...

great fabric - where'd you get it? fabricland? and happy TG to you too!

Jenni-Raie said...

cool! great buttons you've got there. where do you find all to fthem?

Chara Michele said...

Gah I love that tree sheet!!! I think the 50/50 should be fine for the totes.

I have had that gocco tutorial bookmarked for a long time "just in case I get a gocco." :)

amandajean said...

great thrifting finds! I love that tree sheet...I would use it for tote bags without hesitation.

Saralyn said...

Just be aware that the 50/50 fabric won't press as crisply as cotton. I made DD's Halloween costume from cotton/poly one year, and it severely slowed down the process because I couldn't steam it into submission. It probably won't affect a tote, though. Just be aware. . .

Saralyn

atet said...

The 50/50 blend should be fine for totes. Those buttons are great!