Firstly, in my Ringo Pie bee, we are set seemingly more difficult challenges each month. This month Lisa (vintage modern quilts) asked for Mid Century Modern doors. I've kind of put this off and put it off because, although a door's square and should be easy, I couldn't quite think how to make it into a block. Well, I finally kicked myself into gear today and made this attractive orange door with bottle bottom glass in it, tasteful wallpaper and carpet and a piece of modern artwork hanging slightly askew by the front door. Knowing next to nothing about styles and eras, I suspect I have mixed seventies carpet and wallpaper in with 80s artwork and a mid-century door. The other people in this bee are all cooler than me and know this stuff and seem to have the kind of fabrics that make this stuff look cool. Me, not so much. I'm more Mum jeans and a nice Marks & Spencers jumper.
But I do need to know whether I need some kind of door handle and, if so, what and how - embroider? machine sew? button? round or one of those sort of L-on-its-side ones? If my sister or Mum read this, they'll know what is "period" door furniture for this kind of door and will be able to advise but they will probably also gasp in horror at the non-era-appropriate room decorations.
Secondly, the DQS which is a "doll quilt swap" has just kicked off over on Flickr. Each person in the swap makes a mini quilt for the person to whom they are secretly assigned. The maximum size for the quilt is 24" X 24" so it is a fun way to try out new ideas and make something small, relatively quick and fun. While we were waiting for it to start, there was a button competition and this was the winner, designed by Amy badskirt: