Saturday, February 4, 2012

A little Valentine decoration.  Using Cosmo Cricket Black Board ABC Sweet Mix

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Butterfly to bat

As I was cleaning the other day I found the perfect fabric for butterfly wings.   One was black.  Bummer.  I put it in the thrift pile.
Today I was out wasting time at a Halloween Store while I had to wait for the van to get fixed next door and a lady asks the store worker if they have any bat wings.
{Light bulb} Why hadn't I thought about that!  That black fabric would be perfect.  After discovering they didn't have what she wanted I approached her and told her to check out my website and if she liked the butterfly wings I would make them black.  

I think they turned out marvelous! 

 Lucky for my reluctant model the wind was blowing and I didn't make her run around the back yard like a crazed bat :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Packing Tape

Can someone be excited about packing tape?  Well I am just giddy with excitement.  I was wandering through Michael's and they had this tape on the 70% off sale this weekend.  
Why is this so fun?  
Well you see, we are moving.  Now each girl has their own packing tape to tape up their boxes.  How fun!  They don't even have to write on their boxes.  They will know in a glance which box is theirs.  Does anyone else find this to be a great find?  And at .30 a roll! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

All Dressed up

I have a few costumes ready and up for sale on my etsy sight.  Here is a look at the photo shoot.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Seeing Blue?

Yes blue has came out of my sewing room.  Some friends had a baby boy.  I am embarressed to say he is 5 months old already and I am finally getting this over to them.  I purchased the fabric right after she had him.  Sewed some of it together on a sewing night with my friend.  With in the next week I finished the quilt and it still has been sitting in my sewing room for a month!  Eeekkk.  I am terrible!
I cut out three different sized circles.  Found most those blues in my scrap stash.  Didn't do to bad finding non girly ones.  I did purchase the blue plaid, the backing fabric and the binding fabric.
I sewed each circle on one at a time on to a white square layering them up.  Then I pieced the squares together.

I chose a thin batting as I thought this was going to be a summer blanket.  But because I am a procrastinator it is going to have to work for fall.
I decided to stitch just outside of my seams.  I really like the look it gave it. And it is an easy effect to do with the walking foot.
I wish I had made my middle circle slightly bigger.  I was using what I could find that was round.  The ratio isn't right but in the end they looked fine.
Then I washed the blanket to get a ragged effect.
It is really quite soft and comfy.  I hope their little guy likes it too.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day of Crafting

I have come on a girls get away with my Mother-in-law and Sister-in-laws.  Yesterday we spent the day crafting.  Everyone brought a project to share.  Take a glimpse at what we have been doing.

We are having a blast.  I will tell more about the projects later.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

SummerTime Rag

This one of the funnest summer prints!  It is SummerTime By Barabra Jones for Henry Glass

It has the cutest little baskets and flowers.
The quilt shop had it in a quilt pack.  I didn't like the quilt pattern they had picked so I decided that it would be a perfect picnic blanket.  I used the rag quilt method using old levis for the back..Oh I forgot to take a picture of the back.:(

The blanket consist of 9" blocks in three variations.  Then I ran out of the strip and had to move some colors around.  I think it turned out cute dispite the unexpected changes.

We took it to the church to be put in an auction.  The girls are headed to summer camp and need funds so tonight we had spaghetti dinner for $15/family and bid on cakes for dessert.  I came home with two plates full of cupcakes.  The blanket went to a new home for the price of $150 Yeah!!!