25 June 2008

The best ideas come to me in the car

I was driving to Rita's after work last night for a gelati (the only place that makes better gelatis is the Polish water ice place in Ocean City, and that's 3 hours from here and I needed a gelati yesterday), when I came up with what I think is a pretty cool finishing idea for my donkey and my elephant. I am going to make them pulltoys! Not real working pulltoys, that's too hard to make, but wouldn't they be darling as standup pulltoys? I decided not to stitch the wheel part of the design, and I can mount them on foamcore, back that with something a little stiffer and sturdier and see if I can find wheels. I think it would work. I could even make a little pull with floss. That would be awesome!

And that wasn't my only bright idea of the day. One of my favorite songs or recorded pieces is Baz Luhrman's "Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen." It came out right after I graduated college, and I can not begin to tell you how that recording has affected me. It's even up at the top of my blog, LOL. Anyway, so I got to thinking last night. I think it would be kinda cool to stitch the lyrics (words, whatever, it was a newspaper column prior to being a song, anyway, not the point, and make a quilt. Not a traditional quilt, but as a crazy quilt arrangement, with several different counts of aida and scatter the phrases around. Does that sound silly? I don't think so.


~Julie~ said...

You even got me excited about it! I think the pull-toy finish for your donkey is a fantastic idea! How *darling*! But, you have to be sure to post a picture when you're finished...and ...and, and directions, too. k? LOL

The quilt is another way cool idea, Rachel. Sort of a "My Favorite Things" quilt? That's what it reminds me of...things that you really like. You're on a roll, don't stop now, what else do you have up your sleeve(s)??


Annie said...

Better get a fan for that head of yours before it overheats from all these good ideas.

Pumpkin said...

I think that's a brilliant idea!!! Go for it and I can't wait to see a picture :o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls