Sunday, 22 February 2015

Scrabble Journals


Here are a few more small Scrabble Journals that I have available, getting them listed in my shop this week.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Instagram Loop Giveaway!


Happy Valentine's Day!!! We have teamed up with 10 fabulous WEST Sellers to bring you an awesome giveaway to celebrate the weekend of love! Our shop will be giving away a $25 gift certificate which can be used in either PrairiePeasant or PrairieThreads. Want to help us celebrate? Here's how you can enter:

1. Visit me on Instagram and follow 
@prairiepeasant

2. 
Follow the instructions on Instagram on my post with the picture above

The loop will run for 48 hours, ending 10:30am CST on February 16, and winners will be chosen and announced within 24 hours. 

Thanks for participating and good luck!!!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Paul Klee Recycled Envelopes

What are the chances of finding the same fabulous art book a second time?


A few years ago, I found a once loved book on the art of Paul Klee, and recycled into envelopes. They were quite popular and sold very quickly in my Etsy shop.


This summer I found the same book at a garage sale and finally had the chance to make some more recycled envelopes with the pages.


These will bring a smile to someone's face if they are used for snail mail, and I think even the letter carrier would enjoy seeing them! They are available here.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Etsy Made In Canada

The Etsy Made In Canada day is happening all across Canada next Saturday, September 27. I'm thrilled to be participating in the Winnipeg Market. If you can't make it to the Winnipeg sale, click here to find out where else in Canada the markets will be happening. It's going to be a great day!


Monday, 25 August 2014

New Journals

Here are a few more Gameboard Journals listed in my PrairiePeasant Etsy shop.


I'm not familiar with the game World Wise, but the board had great maps to use as journal covers. Often I get just the boards, so I can't even try to play the game!


And a couple more "Sorry!" journals. What is your favourite vintage board game, and do you think it would work as a journal cover?

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Shop Update

I've been working on stocking up for fall sales, starting with more recycled game board journals.


Lots of covers have been cut


Pages have been cut and folded, with holes punched for sewing


I'm gradually working my way through these books in the queue, and finally listed the completed Candy Land journals in my PrairiePeasant Etsy shop this week:

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Batik Quilt: the Back

After finishing my batik quilt top, I wasn't sure what to do for the back. I knew I didn't want to just buy metres of one fabric and have a plain backing. So I laid out all the leftover bits of fabric from the top on my bed to see how much they would cover.


There was more leftover than I thought! Turns out that a lot of the pieces remaining were a similar width, having originally been purchased as fat quarters.


So I arranged them randomly and pieced them together in one long strip, the length of the quilt-to-be.


I still had a pile of 2.5" squares leftover from the quilt top as well, so I pieced them together randomly into two long strips. They've been added to the striped piece, separated by all the leftover green fabric from the quilt top.


And this is where it stalls. I have a little bit more in odd sizes of a couple of fabrics, so I might make another stripe or two, but I'll need to purchase more fabric yet. What would you do? More green? Batik or solid or something else? While it is the quilt back, I still want it to look nice.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Unfinished projects

I've dug out some unfinished projects this week. First off, my batik quilt is so close to being finished!


Today I added the final border around the edges. All it needed was a simple 2.5" strip of the dark green fabric all the way around for the top to be finished.


Here is the finished top, doing a practice run on the bed it will grace when finished. The colours are so brilliant, I can't wait to have it finished!

Now I have to decide what to do for the back. I haven't thought about it until now, so I'm collecting a few ideas on a new Pinterest board Quilt Backs.


Right now I'm waffling between a colour blocked back, using the leftover pieces from the front, or purchasing a coordinating fabric that has similar colours, and doing a strip of squares from the front across it. What do you think?