Friday, August 22, 2008

Cotton Time

Sarah hooks me up with this subscription every other month. This is Cotton Time issue 79. I think it is the July 2008 issue, but I can't read the Japanese...
Cotton Time Issue 79

Cotton Time Issue 79
Cotton Time Issue 79
This issue has lots of various bags. I like the one below that has a zipper along the side to give it an adjustable capacity.
Cotton Time Issue 79

These slippers made from the cuff of a man's shirt are great:
Cotton Time Issue 79

Here is a parrot pattern made from textured fabric.
Cotton Time Issue 79

Here are some ideas to use those cords you can knit with that little whats-it-called tool (seriously, what is that tool called?):

Cotton Time Issue 79

Here you can use little adorable fabric scraps to decorate simple cards:
Cotton Time Issue 79

It's only on this one page, but there are some simple ideas for embroidery on gingham commonly called "chicken scratch". I know my grandma gave me some clippings or an old booklet on chicken scratch, but I can't find it anywhere! Publishers take note! I will buy a new book on chicken scratch embroidery in a heartbeat!
Cotton Time Issue 79

This issue also has some simple clothing patterns and tips for how to make a child's hat from a pair of old jeans. Additionally, you can cut up a t-shirt and stitch it into a funky hat , bag, and shorts for the little one in your life. I should have photographed that page too, but I was distracted by the gingham on the page above,

4 comments:

Jill said...

I think the I cord maker is called a spool knitter. Lion Brand has a tutorial for maker your own spool knitter. Or you can pick them up wherever you buy your knitting supplies or use double pointed needles.

upstateLisa said...

Looks like a great issue! I think your love of Japanese craft books is how I found your blog in the first place!!!
BTW, I found some blue Zazu on etsy today and bought 2 yards! thanks for the info!!!

jennyleigh said...

This is a beautiful magazine. I love each of the projects you've shown. Too bad such a thing isn't available in ... KY. LOL!

Sonya said...

You get the neatest books! I love the slippers and the totes.