things on the internet that are awesome

March 26th, 2010

I am, admittedly, one to judge a book by it’s cover.  I mean if it’s crap inside, I’m not reading it, but I’m still happy to look it at (luckily I have discovered the inter library loan system and now am not broke with a house full of poorly written, pretty books). This is the picture of a cover of the book called Book Quilts 1700-2010. Kathreen wrote about it on whipup and I’ve been itching to get my hands on it ever since (it hasn’t been released quite yet). I mean just look at that quilt on the cover!

Magda at bohemian girl made some monotype butterflies with her son, painting a design on one side then folding it in half to print on the other. We followed suit with some butterflies of our own a few weeks ago, but now that spring has stalled a bit we may need to make them again.  The mask she made in the same manner for carnival and I just can get over how eerie and beautiful it is. (Magda also has quite a nice etsy shop, if you didn’t know)

I loved the double wedding ring design the first time I saw it, but always thought it was a little too old fashioned for me to make for my home. Denyse Schmidt, of course, made a super fantastic modern version called the single girl quilt, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been a single girl. So when Molly posted this photo of her friend’s quilt I was in love all over again. They took this very traditional quilt pattern and made it super modern. It might even be a little too modern, but a few prints thrown in the mix could even it out for me. Go check out the post, because Molly has some nice thoughts on this modern/traditional juxtaposition in design.

And one little awesome baby coat rounds out this week’s things on the internet that are awesome.  It’s a poncho! It’s a jacket! It’s two! two! two mints in one! It’s the crabby baby jacket, designed and skillfully executed by Lisa from Mama Uses Needles. I’ve always said that baby clothes should have no arms and finally someone heard me. This poncho pops over the little one’s head and then you just zip it up the sides. genius! and cute to boot.

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6 Responses to things on the internet that are awesome

  1. Char says:

    GENIUS!!! Love the poncho…and Bohemian Girl’s shop…and those Quilted book covers are rather wonderful too…thanks for sharing such FAB ideas.
    HUGS and have a great weekend.

  2. That is a great looking quilt – I do like the background colour

  3. Jenni says:

    wow, that was a really interesting read, thanks for sharing.

  4. Lisa says:


    Thanks for the compliments and posting the Crabby Jacket.


  5. trula says:

    Great collection of beautiful things. How do you manage to find them? I agree with you about clothes without arms – so much easier.

  6. Holly says:

    Oh, that quilt. I wish I could put it in my bedroom right now so I wouldn’t have to embark on making my own…