Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy mail, part two

Do you know Chicken Julie? She is amazing, as evidenced here. We met on flickr a few years back, and I've adored her ever since. We decided to do a little swap last year, because she wanted some fingerless mitts. She made me a little mini and a tee-shirt for Oliver.

We decided to swap again, and she blew. me. away.

From Jules: Selvage Mini

Just look at the loveliness.

The way she uses selvages is so inspiring. I love the plus/cross design she created with her rainbow pieces.

Closeup: ChickenJulie Selvage Mini

And look at the quilting. Just look!

As if the mini wasn't enough, Julie also sent along some extras:

The extras

She made some matching selvage potholders, an adorable black and white fabric, some homemade washi tape, and some jam (not pictured)!

Jules, you are awesome! I sent her package out today, and I'll share that with you later this week!

*Total tangent, but I looked up the proper spelling of selvage/selvedge. Apparently, both are correct! I always wondered. Selvage is the US version of the word, and selvedge is the British equivalent. Who knew??

10 comments:

  1. oh, those selvage items are just awesome...I never would have thought to use that part of fabric. The creativity of folks just takes my breath away some times.

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  2. Those flickr friends sure are GREAT:)!! I LOVE that mini! How creative..she really did a fantastic job..Good for you! XO

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  3. oh my gracious, those selvage pluses are awesome! and thanks for the selvage trivia. i always wondered also. and how thoughtful that she sent you some potholders. you do love to cook! ;)

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  4. That is an awesome mini! And the goodies are fantastic too! Thanks for the info on selvedge, I think I'm British, i do the same thing with grey...

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  5. Glad you like your goodies, sweet friend. I love our annual swaps!

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  6. Cool goodies!! I'm terrible at spelling & almost never get selvedge correct on the first try... And two spellings, that will mess me up even more ;)

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  7. Oh my goodness! That mini is awesome! I've never seen anything like it - how clever! Can't wait to see what you made for her!

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  8. whoa, what a lovely quilt! you are a lucky duck!

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