Friday, December 9, 2016

10 Gifts for Quilters 2016 - Off the Wall Friday

In 2014, I originally blogged this list andddddddd I thought quilters and artists deserved an update. Some practical, some whimsical, and some just darn cute!   Without further ado

 1.  Kallax Shelves from IKEA - Who doesn't like cubbie holes.  You can put little bins on them, holding fabric, paint, dye, notions, etc  - all on display.

2. Bobbin Buddies  - Now I  like my amazing bobbin cases (and mostly just use neutrals in the bobbin anyways)but some people like to have exact matching thread.  These handy, dandy idea are perfect for that  - especially if you are in the middle of  a project!

3.  Rotary Blades - 45 mm - I know boring right?  But these suckers are getting expensive and what quilter doesn't go too long  before replacing a dull one.  Not to mention a fresh rotary blade is heaven!

4.  Grayscale Markers - Can Anybody say Value Drawing???  Markers are just that much faster than pencils.  (My Christmas wishlist  this year included a set by Tombow)

5.  Quilt/Art Calendar - Does your quilter have a favorite artist??  Or quilting style??  A good calendar can keep her on track!  (My favorite is Art Page A Day Calendar - amazing quality!  Love seeing what piece of art pops up next and then I can recycle a lot of days into an inspirational notebook)

6.  A Raskog Utility Cart from Ikea - Storage, Movement, Storage, Movement - enough said

7.  Inspirational Sign for her Creative Space - I mean, seriously, Don't we all need some inspiration from time to time?

8.  Art  Book - Give the gift of knowledge!  On my wish list this year is Art: Over 2500 works from Cave to Contemporary

9.  A box of  local Take out Menus and a gift cards to go with them.  We all need to eat right?  But who wants to stop to cook the food?

10.  Time.  This has not changed since 2014 - Every quilter, every artist needs time.

Sorry this is posted late.  I'm just so poopped after work to get it done properly!!

So What Have You Been Up to Creatively?


Jenny K. Lyon said...

Grayscale markers! Never heard of them and now I NEED them!

Afton Warrick said...

Great ideas! I could totally go for 2,3, 6, 9 & 10.

Kimberly Smith said...

How about #14, time? I'll take some of that if you have extra. Perhaps I should learn to use what I already have more efficiently first though. lol. Thanks for the linkup!

Nina Marie said...

I swear I just read through this and caught a bunch of typo's - I really should be banned from writing blog posts during RUSH week at work. I'm such a mess - grin!

Unknown said...

Love the rolling storage. I'm trying to figure out how I would use it in my sewing room. I'm running short of floor space.