Do you remember that Golden Girls crochet afghan? Still working on it, and I likely will be for the foreseeable future. I’m just over 1/3 of the way through.
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.
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
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.
I went to my stash for the extra materials and set to work on my very own project bag.
I thought I needed a really gaudy ornate gold frame for my Golden Girls cross stitch. I thought wrong.
I saw this one at HomeSense and immediately thought of the living room furniture on Golden Girls, so of course I had to go with it. Now I just need to find the perfect spot to hang it, it’s sitting on bookshelf until I decide.
Blanch finally has her pants on. Now that it’s all done I need to find the perfect frame; of course it’s going to be golden!
I missed one of the colours when I was picking up supplies for my latest wee little stitches pattern, which means that Blanche is without her pants for the time being. Anyone who’s ever seen the show will understand how fitting the situation is – after all, Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux was quite the colourful character.