Out on the Lanai, Episode 1

It’s no secret that I love The Golden Girls. From cross stitch to project bags, I can never have enough of my favourite ladies. So of course I had to buy Jim Collucci’s new book, Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai, when it came out last month. It’s a great book for any fan and it inspired another Golden Girls related project.

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Loving this colour combination!

I’d been playing around with the idea of making a crocheted blanket for a while now and decided to take the plunge and order some Knit Picks Mighty Stitch yarn in colours inspired by the Golden Girls living room set. Continue reading

I’ll Just Make My Own

You’d think I had more than enough project bags by now. Apparently you’d be thinking wrong. A few weeks ago I was browsing around on Instagram when I came across the most awesome Golden Girls project bag. I was in love! I went through the tags and eventually found the seller on Etsy … and my heart sank. It was just way too expensive for me. Actually, it wasn’t really that expensive originally, but with the exchange rate and shipping to Canada it would have ended up at more than $50.

So I did some more searching and found the source of the fabric. Spoonflower is this great website where people can design and sell their own fabric, wallpaper, and gift-wrap. It’s the go-to place to look for fabric inspired by fandoms, and that’s where I found the Golden Girls fabric alysnpunderland designed. I was able to get two fat quarters of fabric (I only needed one FQ for this bag; I also got some sweet SuperWhoLock fabric, but that’s another project for another day) for less than $30, including shipping.

Thank you for being a friend fabric

Thank you for being a friend fabric

I went to my stash for the extra materials and set to work on my very own project bag.

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