Sunday, December 23, 2007

just a few coasters

Hands down, one of my favorite things to make. I had no idea. I have been checking in with sew mama sew!, on some quick gifts, and found this. The tutorial couldn't have been easier. It is the perfect thing to use all your little leftovers that you don't want to discard. And after the beach blanket I finished, I had a lot of little Amy Butler scraps and thought this would be the perfect thing. Nice to look at, useful, and I think they must taste good, as well. I sent some to my sister, and her dog ate an entire one. I kid you not. When they weren't home, her dog found them, unwrapped them and went to town. Delicious little coasters.
Still finishing a few things around here.

22 comments:

luv Abby said...

I love these my sister makes them non stop.... You have picked beautiful colour combos...
luv Abby

Chronic Ennui said...

Those are so cute. I loved that Lotus fabric you used.

Was it Pebbles? Is she okay? I love the Pebbles!

Michelle said...

That "Little Misses" is still in the dog house. I love my coasters...Thank you so very very much. Ho Ho Ho

Michelle said...

P.S. Will you please replace the one she ate??? :(

Katie said...

such a great idea for scraps! Merry christmas, Leslie!

peaknits said...

Not nice to laugh, but I did chortle when I read about the dog-ate-coaster incident. I can imagine this - dogs are so funny. Terrible case of indigestion to be sure. The coasters are wonderful by the way!

AJ said...

Very cute indeed. Thanks for the link, I'll have to try a few with some of the scraps I have. I love the owl that's on that one coaster on that website!

Mozilla said...

yeah I loved making coaster too. My was my request but now I think I should make some for ME! ok...and maybe for some other people too.

amandajean said...

I love your coasters, but then again, I love everything you make. :) did you put batting inside them? I made some coasters for the first time last night and I slid in a little square of batting. (I have PLENTY of little strips of batting leftover, if you can imagine that.)

house on hill road said...

laughing about the dog!

they are cute - and lord knows i have lots of scraps!

Felicia said...

Merry Christmas :)

zebraknits said...

Have a very Merry Christmas Leslie! I have enjoyed following your creative adventures this year!

Meggie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, Leslie.

Windy Knitty said...

Very cute coasters! What a great way to use up scraps of material. I am so impressed by your productivity--I confess that I didn't make any present this year:)

Have a very Merry Christmas!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Attractive and delicious? They're bound to be a hit! Stop for a moment and enjoy your bounty this holiday.

Cheers!

Kaet said...

lovely, as always! i hope her little missus did not get sick from her coaster eating episode...bellini downed a whole bag of hershey's kisses thursday night...not a great week for dogs!

sheepish one said...

loving the coasters!! did you see the amy butler feature article in blueprint this month? (actually, it's a december/january joint issue. and sadly, february will be the last blueprint.) thought of you when i saw the magazine's spread.

Sarah said...

Dogs do the darndest things. What a great fabric.

Rachel said...

Hi there--found your blog as I was link surfing tonight (read procrastinating) and have to say I'm glad I found my way here and I will be back! Amazing projects! I love these coasters (the colors are great as well as the design)...and I LOVE the garter ridge hat! That is a very cool hat! Happy Holidays!

Ella said...

Ah. Fiber. The dog will be regular for a few days (just ask me how I know). :D

LOVE the Amy Butler fabrics. I just bought a few (5!) yards of one of the nigella twill fabrics... this is a great idea for the leftovers!

Knitterella said...

Those coasters are great! Prefect for scraps is right. I will have to keep that tutorial link on file - thanks for the info!

Funny about the dog! yikes!

Knitterella said...

Those coasters are great! Prefect for scraps is right. I will have to keep that tutorial link on file - thanks for the info!

Funny about the dog! yikes!