Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pipe Cleaners and Fabric

We've been experimenting with pipe cleaners and the creations in the Klutz Pipe Cleaners Gone Crazy book I bought at a yard sale a few weeks ago. Nature Girl has enjoyed twisting pipe cleaners together for awhile now. She likes making snakes and dragons. Nature Girl made her own creation while I enjoyed following the instructions to make items from the book for her. It's amazing what you can make with a few pipe cleaners!
Today I was looking at Nature Girl's flamingo quilt trying to decide what to do with it. When the mail arrived it contained a package from the fabric swap. Tracey sent these wonderful fabrics! She also included some buttons and a clothespin doll which were quickly claimed by Nature Girl. I think the greens, yellows and pinks will be added to the flamingo quilt. The reds and blues are destined to be used in some mini quilts. It's so much fun getting new fabrics in the mail! Thank you Tracey! By the way Tracey is hosting a new swap. It's a tote bag swap. For more details and to sign up go here. If you post the information about her swap you could win this fabric so go check it out!

7 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I love those Klutz books - so many great ideas to stimulate kids imaginations! Your pipe cleaner guys look cute.

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful blog. I have just popped over from another and had a great look around.
Hope you dont mind me commenting.

val said...

what a wonderful mix of fabrics....can't wait to see the flamingo quilt!

jovaliquilts said...

Those pipe cleaner creations are amazing! You know, if you can do it with pipecleaners, you can twist rick-rack and do the same on a quilt top, I bet!

Katy said...

I love klutz books...especially as I am a klutz and they make me feel less so (I know they're for kids...but I am still a big kid!)

flamingo quilt??? Ooooh, you've got me all excited!

Pattie said...

What IS it about pipe cleaners that make them so much fun, no matter our age? It must be their fuzzy nature (kind of like my brain these days! LOL!)

What a fun package to receive. I can’t wait to see more of the flamingo quilt.

Have a great weekend, Jill

Ruth said...

Those Klutz books are great! Looks like you made heaps of cool things with your pipecleaners! I fondly remember doing this with my mum when I was little... I'll have to get some pipecleaners for my kids!