Whenever I get the chance I join my fellow knitty friends at our Jersey City Crafty Knitters Meetup group and right now we are working with Knitting For Good to assist Jersey City's homeless.
A call was put out by my knitty friend Debora asking people to use their favourite hobby to help someone in need. Donations of items are to be auctioned off at the local church Bazaar to raise money to help fund the soup kitchen and buy supplies for the homeless folks. I won't be able to knit an item in time for the auction but I was able to whip up this make-up bag and tissue case on Sunday morning before heading off to our Meetup group in the afternoon.
I decided to use this Folk Art fabric by Timeless Treasures because it's so popular right now with the customers at The City Quilter and I hope that's a good sign that it'll spark a fair bit of interest at the Bazaar auction.
I fussy cut the front and back of the tissue case:
added detail to the zipper ends using the same fabric as the lining;
and quilted/top stitched in Aurifil 40/2 2770 - Very Light Delft
I'm not a 'skull' person myself, far from it, but recently I'm starting to learn more about the Mexican holiday Day Of The Dead and I've just watched the movie Frida about the life of Frida Kahlo and have to admit that I am fascinated by her and would love to see some of her actual work.
My first introduction was the skeleton fabric that I used to make an apron for my son's partner, Ana, Paseo de los Muertos for the Folklorico Collection for Alexander Henry. I chose this fabric purely because the skeleton's were dancing flamenco and that reminded me of Ana's fabulous flamenco dresses and Seville's Fair, Feria, and the time I've spent with them in Seville, but now I'm understanding more about it!!!
Are you a fan of skulls, Day Of The Dead and other folk lore, what's your favourite legend?