Tuesday, November 27, 2007

November 27

I had a nasty accident while making these. The rotary cutter skipped up onto the ruler and sliced a big chunk off the side of my left index finger. Bled like a stuck pig, I did, but luckily not on the project. Anyway .... these coasters are 100% linen, embroidered on one side (no, I didn't do the embroidery myself, I bought a skirt at the thrift store that had six big flowers stitched along the bottom).

Josh says he needs twenty-seven gifts for his colleagues. More coasters. More banana bread. More coasters. More banana bread. Lucky I don't have anything else to do :-/


Lindsay said...

So sorry to h ear about your accident. Luckily, it was not your right hand.
I've been into sewing more lately and have really appreciated your gift post. I made a couple of sets of these coasters. I find that the thicker fabrics make turning and points harder to work out. You too? Anyway, I've really been enjoying yoru blog and thanks.

vickylw said...

These coasters are delightful! Sorry to hear of the pain in their making. I especially love the fact that they are made from a thrift store find & have a new life as a piece of art.

Now on to my own "honey can you make..." -- my husband made Wahoo boards for friends and I am sewing the marble bags to go with them.

Anonymous said...

Bravo -- to all projects this past month, Hashi. As usual, you continue to inspire! 'can't wait to give your Christmas gift! The color scheme -- I believe -- is right up your alley! Its a pleasure to bestow one handmade treasure for another. xo guess who!

Irene said...

These are simply beautiful! What a great idea using a thrifted skirt. But sorry to hear about your finger. I've come so close many times so I know how easy it is to do. Hope it hasn't cramped your sewing too much!

jess said...

i did the exact same thing a few months ago. actually, i have done it a few times. it usually happens when my blade is dull and i am right in the middle of a big project. boring story, i know. just wanted to say sorry about the finger but the coasters look great. i look forward to making a few myself.