ruffle that!

I’m loving my to-do list today. It’s all nice and scratched out. My list has been a formidable challenge for me lately. I’ve been very fortunate and was asked to contribute projects to three different books – a modern quilt design book, a softies book and a general craft book. I’ve been working on these projects on and off for months and today I’m a few photographs shy of being All Done! All Done! In reality this just gives me a brief moment to breathe in before I jump on to the rest of my list but I’m very happy to have that moment. I thought I’d take the opportunity to ruffle it up. I made a ruffled carrysmall from some of my newly thrifted fabric. I’m happy with it but it still needs a lining and maybe a ruffle on the back too. And I need one of those rufflers. Manual ruffling is for the birds.

17 thoughts on “ruffle that!

  1. Aurora says:

    I used to have a ruffle attachment for my old, old Singer. I am still mad at myself for selling that machine – solid steel!
    Anyway, now I ruffle using an old 4-H trick you might enjoy trying: make a big, giant zig-zag stitch over a piece of string. Affix one end and pull up the string to ruffle. Voila!

  2. Jenn (knittyJenn) says:

    how cute!
    …you don’t know me, but I just started my own knitting blog about a month ago and I thoroughly enjoy your blog! I’m very excited to try making my own wee bunny and pointy kitty!
    that carrysmall is super, super cute…love the colors! and how exciting…you’re going to be in books! 🙂
    ok, just wanted to stop by & say hello!
    .♥.

  3. Blair says:

    Adorable, I love it very much! I’ve never been a ruffle gal, but you are really turning me with all your cute ones. I’m seeing them in a whole new light. And I will be truly excited to see your “works” published. You must be an expert in time management, you craft like a fine tuned machine.

  4. holly says:

    Wow..nice ruffles!!! I bought my ruffler at a thrift store for $1 I have also used the 4-H trick previously posted.
    didn’t photo the bunnies…but will soon.

  5. laurie says:

    This is lovely – great fabric for it too. I’ve been saving old skrits for the express purpose of adding ruffles for years now… I just might use the tip in your comments from Aurora, it sounds very do-able. 🙂

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