Monday, May 18, 2009

Here, Have Some Links

When was the last time I posted some links? I really have been neglecting my blogging responsibilities.

Thanks to plaid & herringbone, I have another hedgehog pincushion pattern to add to my collection. This one is on a French blog and I think you can figure out how to put it together without translating it. The pattern is not a pdf or clickable so I just saved it as a jpg and then printed it out. And, then added it to all the 471 other hedgehog patterns I have saved. [sigh]

Oh, I just remembered, I did start making a hedgehog sometime ago when I was in my pom-pom phase but stopped before I gave my poor hedgie a face/head. Maybe I can get him finished up this week. The tutorial for making a pom-pom hedgehog is over at Zakka Life.

Craft Hope has its second project underway, and for this one, they're collecting handmade dolls for an orphanage in Nicaragua. You can find out all the details here [link via All Sorts]. And, if you need a doll pattern, check out the list at One Crafty Place. The deadline to get the dolls to Craft Hope is June 13th so get sewing!

There's an elephant pattern (another thing I tend to collect and never use) at Cicada Daydream. I like how he's made with all different fabrics. And, Amazing Mae has a great owl applique pattern that you could also use for embroidery [both links via One Crafty Place].

This Japanese site has a bunch of cute coloring pages that could be used for embroidery patterns. Thank you, Kellie, for finding this one!

One Pretty Thing has another great Embroidery Pattern Round-up.

This post was not written while I was under the influence of Vicodin. I couldn't get in to the clinic to have a physical and EKG done before my foot surgery on the 15th so the operation has been postponed for about a month. Knowing I have another four weeks of being stuck in this house in addition to however long it takes to recover from the surgery (2-6 months) depresses me to no end and I'm hoping someone will take pity on me and send me a bottle of vodka and/or some happy pills. Let me know if you need my address.

Happy Monday!

P.S. To clean up my vintage transfer patterns, do I need Photoshop? Or is there another way to do that?


marybt said...

I saw those elephants on Etsy and want one for my kid so bad. But they are soooo expensive. I wish I could sew ...

I also wish you could get your foot fixed up. It seems like you've been waiting an inordinate amount of time.

RE: Photoshop. I have no idea. But I didn't want you to think I was ignoring you. :p

andrea said...

great post

barncat said...

Thanks for more links, I hadn't seen the original hedgehog, he's adorable!

I just clean up my old transfers using paint, I run vista and am able to change them to black and white in the gallery by clicking "fix". I really don't remember how I did it in XP. Don't know if that's any help!

Busym1 said...

Thank you for the links. So sorry about your surgery getting postponed again! Cheer up, go to my blog and look at my pretty plants! hugs, michelle

Anne said...

I hope things move along quicker for you for your foot. I do have a giveaway on my blog for some Japanese craft English!

Niki :-) said...

you can use paint program just fine 2 clean 'em up. hugs!

Threeundertwo said...

That hedgehog is screaming cute.

I always love your links. Gives me more things to add to *my* list!

marybt said...

You should post a new blog post. If you don't I will start annoying you with spoonula emails every day. :| Love, Mary

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Thanks for the Craft Hope link...I'll be adding them to my reader.

Bummer about your surgery!!! I don't have any vodka...will Ouzo do?