Link Love: Hexies, Teneriffe, and Felted Cat Toys

28 Jun 2013

"Welcome back, Mom. I accept your apology for being gone all afternoon."

Welcome to Friday! Here are my favorite links of this week - a little thing we call Link Love. You're welcome to join in the fun - just make a little post on your blog, sharing your five fave links from this week. Then come back to the end of this post and pop your link into the list!


English Paper Pieced Hexies, on The Zen of Making

Haley came out to PDX to play recently, and we spent a lovely morning together doing some EPP. She posted a great how-to this week for a basting method I really love - it's basting you don't have to remove in order to take out your paper patches!


Teneriffe, at Gingerbread Snowflakes

Teneriffe is a very old technique of pin-weaving with thread. It's a bit intense, so my ever-resourceful Mom decided to come up with a simplified version using larger thread. These will make pretty Christmas snowflakes, yes?


Decorated Paper Lantern, from Agus Yornet

Paper napkins offer up lovely graphics, which you can cut out and apply to all kinds of stuff. Here, Agus has used them to dress up a plain paper lantern.


Felted Cat Toys, from 7 Yaks Design

This looks like a fun project to do with bored kiddos this summer. It starts with a whiffle ball, and then incorporates fiber, pantyhose, and your washing machine. And, a little bell!


Hexie Quilt Border, on Badskirt

Amy's method for retaining the hexagon shapes at the borders of a hexie quilt is very smart and simple. I must use this on a future hexie project!