Monday, December 10, 2018

Dresden Plates

There are a lot of Dresden Plates for sale on Etsy, some new, some old. Almost all of them are just the plate, some with the center piece, some without. The one thing they all have in common is that they still need some sort of work to complete the block.

My Dresden Plate quilt blocks are complete and ready to use. They are attached to a background square measuring 12 1/2 " x 12 1/2". They are machine button hole stitched on with black cotton thread. The center is red. It is fused in place and it too is machine button hole stitched with black cotton thread. Each of the 20 blades is made of a different, cotton fabric. I usually sell them in sets of 4, but you can order as many as you like. No two blocks are ever quite the same.

You can find these and lots of other completed, ready to use, appliqued quilt blocks in my Zizzybob shop.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Baby Doll Quilts

Looking for a special gift for your little girl? How about a handmade, one of a kind, quilt for her baby doll. These sweet little quilts measure 21" x 16', just the right size for her cradle. Made of 100% cotton fabrics throughout, they both boast of some machine applique work and some cute little buttons.They have a sleeve on the back in case you would prefer to hang it on the wall.

These too lovelies are on sale right now, 25% off until December 15.

You can find them in my Zizzybob shop.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Red Cardinal Baltimore Album Style Quilt Block

This listing is for one Red Cardinal Baltimore Album Appliqued Quilt Block . It measures 10 1/2" by 10 1/2" and incorporates the traditional green, red and a touch of grape colors. The background is made of bleached white muslin. The designs are hand traced, hand cut, then fused to the background. The designs are machine button hole stitched in matching cotton thread and the block is finished and ready for use. The thread tails are drawn to the back and woven through the stitching to prevent unraveling. This block would make a great focal point for a wall hanging, table runner or can be used in a full size quilt. All thread tails are drawn to the back of the work and woven into existing stitching to prevent unraveling.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Christmas Quilts

For quilters, summertime means starting those Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas quilts. Here's a few quilt blocks in my shop that will help get you started.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Scrappy Little Houses Appliqued Quilt Blocks

Little houses, on a hilltop, little houses made of ticky tack.

Ever block is different, every set is different.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wedding Bells Applique Quilt Block

This quilt block is made with todays trending colors of lilac, violet and fuscia. It is a generous 14 1/2 inches x 14 1/2 inches square. The background is hand tea dyed muslin and the design is made from an assortment of quilt shop cottons. This would be a great focal point for a wedding quilt or anniversary quilt.

This block is available in my shop, zizzybob at Etsy.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

OOAK Handmade Cloth Art Doll

For those of you who collect dolls, this is just the thing. It is one of a kind and certainly an eye catcher.
Iris and Ivy Dolls owner skraczy says,

OOAK handmade Art Doll. Not for children. This doll is made expressly for display. The total height if erect is 18 inches although she is made in a sitting position of 9 inches high. Body is cotton Batik fabric, hand sown beads, polyfil and buttons. The eyes are bridal satin buttons colored with Micron pens, watercolor pencils and white gel pen. False eyelashes complete the face. Her hair is rag strips matching the different fabrics used in the body. Her fingers are filled with pipe cleaners and are movable and separate. The body's main pattern is Van Gogh's "Starry Night".

I like to think that she is a thought, a dream or a promise. Her name is Promise. She belongs to the night sky and watches over the land with the promise of delightful dreams. The fairies look to her for inspiration and guidance. She needs a home where she can sit and look out at the night.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Shabby Cottage Crochet Rag Rug

I'm loving this rug, so pretty and delicate, yet strong and sturdy. It can be found in the Artyah shop named Carpet Baggers Creations.

The shop owner describes this rug:
Crochet round rag rug, scatter rug, bathmat, more.
Hand crocheted from clean, used recycled fabric and bed linens made from cotton and cotton blend fabrics.
Very versatile, and one that will lend itself well to many settings and décor. Colors: (shown here in natural and incandescent lighting)
Wide bands consisting of splashes or primary colors – red, green, orange, yellow on a white background. -Wide bands consisting of splashes of teal/turquoise, chartreuse/lime, red, white, multi.
Bands of solid light beet / medium dusty pink.
Bands of solid white.
Would look great in the following settings:
Would be very nice in homes, cottage, or country homes and décor.
Nurseries, children's and/or baby's rooms or play areas.
Cabins or country lake cottages.
Country or summer kitchens/pantries.
Seaside or beach side homes, cottages, condos, resorts.
Victorian/historic and country utility spaces.
Transitional living or utility spaces.
Select contemporary spaces.
Bedrooms, guestrooms, baths and select living spaces.
Round in shape, about 34” round (~86.4cm)
Reversible - can be used face up on either side. (See photos - last shows top view of front and reverse side.)
Lay on wood, tile, or vinyl floors, tile, or very low pile carpeting. Depending on your floor, you may want to use a thin rubber non-skid pad underneath.
Condition - newly made with freshly laundered recycled material. Some natural fraying, characteristic of rag rugs, but sturdy, clean, no stains, odors, etc.
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Rubber Band Gun

What a clever idea. A great gift for Dad, brother or husband.

DecolorisShop owner Omer says:

Husband gift, Wooden rubber band gun and 3 animals targets (duck, rabbit and squirrel)

With the gun you get 10 rubber bands. You can also use regular rubber bands or get some here-
Can be personalized, use this link to add initials-

Have fun shooting stuff, but be careful!

For kids-
Do not try to shoot animals or people!!!

For men-
Do not shoot one another. I know it is a great men's cave game. I know how fun it is to shoot your buddies, especially after 2 beers. But don't do that.
Do not shoot your office buddies while they are concentrated in something really important, then hide your gun and pretend you are doing something else. Do not do that.