I made this runner for my dear friend Sandra. I have made a few things for her
kitchen using this selection of fabric. I have been saving the remnants each
time to make something else so that it all matches. On this occasion I wanted to
make something to sit on her island.
I used heat resistant batting so
that hot things can be put on it safely. I hand sewed it also so I could take it
anywhere with me while I was making it. I have to say this is my favorite thing
to do these days. It looked pretty cool when finished and Sandra loved it.
Last year I bought a couple of quilt kits on clearance from Jo-Ann's. My plan
when I bought them was to make a quilt for my mum. The kit was made up of
hexagons, a shape I have never used before. I made the decision to hand sew it.
This gave me the added benefit of being able to work on it anywhere.
It was very
exciting to watch it grow. I had to take a break from it on and off due to
traveling. But when it was finished It looked great. I was enjoying the hand
sewing side of things so much I wanted to keep going so I hand quilted it too.
Made with love from start to finish. I gave it to my mum for her birthday in
January and she loves it and it is getting lots of use.
I made this for my niece and her husband and sent it to them for Christmas. I've been wanting to make this for a while but paper crafts have kind of been put on a back burner. It was nice to sit down and make something with paper. Hopefully this is the first of many.
While my daughter had her arm in a cast last year we had to find loose fitting shirts with large arm holes to fit her cast through. At the time of year she had her accident most stores were clearing out their summer ware ready for fall/winter which made things a little difficult as we were still having 100 degree weather and the stores had long sleeve tops. I managed to find this sleeveless top in Walmart in the boys section. My daughter being a very girly girl was not impressed. I found some cute ribbon however and put it around the sleeves. she was much happier with it once it had been suitably girlified.
Last year my daughter wanted a summer themed party/sleepover at our house. We had everything planned out for the weekend after her birthday. On her birthday we took her to the American Girl store in Dallas. Little did we know that the very next day she was going to break her elbow while doing gymnastics in our family room. So needless to say the party had to be cancelled. Thankfully she is fully healed now and looking forward to having the birthday party she didn't get this year instead.
blank note cards, stickers and a You're Invited stamp were used to make invitations
I have been grabbing small windows of time here and there to teach my daughter some sewing basics. starting with an American Girl craft, a t-shirt bag that she also colored herself and a pouch for her recorder for school. She has quite a steady straight stitch these days. I'm very proud of her.
You guys may remember the pillow above. I made it for a friends daughter a little while ago. well the family liked it so much I ended up making them one each. It was a very fun project to do and no sewing involved. Here are pictures of two of them and one of the fabric used for the last one. Silly me was in such a rush to give it to my friend I forgot to take a picture. LOL.
Just wanted to get online and wish everyone a Happy New Year. Things have been a little busy as you may have guessed. I wanted to try and post more often but that idea doesnt seem to work to well for me. However I do intend to come on and show you the things that I am doing as I get them done. That in itself should ensure you see me a little more often at least. Gonna get the ball rolling with a few things that never made it on here last year. Starting with this reversible Fishy Tote.
These are so easy to make. I got the instruction sheet free from Hobby Lobby and all I needed was a pair of flip flops, a bright colored bandanna, rotary cutter or scissors, and a pair of pinking shears.
My daughter loves the finished flip flops and wears them all the time.
I found this remnant at a store a little while ago. I just love the feel of fleece, don't you? it was the perfect size to make my son a scarf, not to mention the fact it has his 2 favorite colors. I find that my son gets a little left out with all the sewing stuff as it is mostly girl stuff. So I made this just for him for his birthday.
I made this little bag for my son. When we go out to restaurants he usually has pockets full of toys and things to occupy himself while we are waiting for our food then comes the worry that one day he is going to leave something behind.
He went with me to the craft store so he could pick out the fabric himself. It looks really cool finished. Now I just need to get him to actually use it.
I bought some cheap neck cushions at Target a little while ago for the kids to have in the car for long journeys. They often fall asleep in the car after a busy day or a late night out so these were perfect. The cover wasn't that cool so I decided to cover them in fleece (it's my new favorite fabric). I probably should have taken a little more time over these and made a pattern so they fit better but the kids love them and that's what counts.
A good friend of mine had gotten a secondhand foot stool and needed a new cover for it. I offered to recover it for her so we went out fabric shopping and found a really nice fabric that matched really well with her living room decor.
Once I had taken some measurements and cut out all my pieces, the cover came together fairly quickly. I even had enough of the fabric left to make two matching bolster cushions and a regular cushion cover.
Oh my goodness, there goes another month. I'm so very sorry, seems like my motivation comes in waves and the one to stay on top of my blog is failing me. Must try harder!!!
So here I am with a little project from last month. I decided to take a cluttered place where everyone (including me) just dumps stuff to get it out of the way and make it pretty and practical instead.
I bought this fabric quite some time ago, the foam too. Good intentions and all that. Any way I finally sat down and worked out a pattern and got busy. Here is the fruits of my labor (the circle cushions are store bought).
My Daughter has been bugging me since Christmas to make her one of my denim shoulder bags. I have this very pretty pink and purple fabric with castles and wands and things all over just for her. The jeans part came from a pair of her brothers old jeans that he had worn a hole in the knee of.
With a fat quarter you can cut two pieces 8x10, two strips of 4x22, and have enough left over for the outside pocket and even an inside one too.