Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Here's a glimpse at spring...the Large Stripes Throw Quilt from pepperelm.etsy.com
I definitely want to make a bag like this cute little number called, "Poppy". The pattern is sold by tliss.etsy.com
And this one isn't a sewn piece of art, but I love it. I have a very soft spot in my heart for chickadees and this is a modern, funky print of the sweet little bird by studiolyon.etsy.com
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
TGIF!!! Hope you all have a creative weekend :) I'll be working on painting a wooden stool for my nephew's 1st birthday. Pictures to come...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Write your message or signature with a micron permanent pen. I found mine at Jo-Ann Fabric store in the quilting notions section. I thought it would be in the art supplies aisle, but they sell it near the quilters' square rulers, pins, etc. It comes packaged as a single marker. The "01" tip worked well for me and didn't bleed, as long as I didn't go back over what I had already written.
I then stitched the label to the back of my quilt, using the same stitch as I would the binding. It shows a little, so you may want to use thread to match the quilt backing. Just be careful not to stitch your needle all the way through to the quilt top...just catch a few threads from the backing fabric and it should be secure.
This looks so personal and your friends and family will love to have your handwriting on the tag!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
These scraps are leftover from a camera strap I made as a birthday gift for a friend...I think they will make a cute patchwork lovey. I'm also still in need of a pincushion.
Here are the plans for my next quilt...the plan is to have it finished by March 22nd...my momma's b-day. She's turning the big 5-5 this year, so I want to give her something special. She has always said that she and my mamaw loved goldfinches, and her favorite colors are bright lemongrass greens and turquoise, so I think these fabrics by Heather Bailey and Alexander Henry will look great together...now I need to decide on the quilt pattern!!
Here are some interesting sites for deciding quilt patterns and other sewing fun...
Monday, February 16, 2009
Here is my FIRST QUILT! Woot woot! My best North Carolina Buddy was having some trouble finding the "right" bedding for her newest little "Brady"...I thought, "I can do that!" Sure! And it turned out that quilting is so much easier than I thought...especially with lots of advice from my friend, Jen, some inspirational "eye candy" from some etsy professionals, and a few good 'ol YouTube video tutorials! I'm not quite finished hand quilting within the squares and attaching the binding, but it's really coming along!
With a really GREAT tutorial from a blogger and quilter whom I admire, I was able to make this nifty camera strap cover...no more neck burn from Nikon's "sharp" neckstrap...plus my Nikon D80 looks totally cuter... (except when my husband is using the camera...) Go to here if you'd like to make one too! (Thanks, cluckclucksew!)
I leave you with a picture of my littlest "creative buddy"....