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thread spools carolyn friedlander

July means studio tours all month long over at the Pink Chalk blog, and I am LOVING seeing other people’s spaces! It’s exciting for me to be included in the line-up, and today is my day to share. Here‘s the link.


Aside from having plenty of natural light, above is my favorite thing about where I sew. Back in the day, my Grandfather had a 5&dime store where he sold all kinds of wonderful goodies. This is a knitting needle display that was used there, and I am so happy to have it. In addition to it’s practicality, I love it’s beautiful style and the family reminder.


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just got a copy.




The summer issue of Stitch is here, and I’ve got a project in it. Check it out.


stitch magazine 2012

carolyn friedlander button bling rings in the table of contents

button bling rings by carolyn friedlander in stitch magazine


Fabric rings with vintage buttons–exactly my kind of bling. I’ve never been much of a shiny and/or serious jewelry type person, especially when it comes to rings. Wood versions have been my go-to, but the tides might be changing with these little guys. Plus, it’s always more fun to make things to your own liking. And who doesn’t have a small stash of enticing buttons just waiting for the right project?


These rings take no time (or supplies, really) to make. I could probably find enough fabric to make one in my waste basket. I guess that’s why I made 5 samples rather than the two they asked for…You might say they are addictive.


Fast and satisfying. Hope others like it too!


Get your copy here or here.



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