Thursday, December 26, 2013
The two bags coordinate- I just love the plaid fabric. I thought it was so masculine looking!
Make one of these for the special men in your life! Click here to order the pattern from my Etsy shop!
What is your favorite Christmas icon that you like to decorate with?
I made my this queen sized blue and white quilt for my son and his new wife. And yes, I did shove that whole quilt under my sewing machine to machine quilt it!
I used white squares for the center of the blocks and then added assorted blues for the sashing strips. When it was done, I noticed that the sashing formed what looks like a nine-patch square on the corners of the white blocks. I like how that adds interest to the quilt.
I also added a row of blue squares along the side where the quilt will hang over the edge of the bed. I thought that it needed a little something.
Here is what it looks like when I (finally) finished it! I started this quilt in July while I was on my vacation and was hoping to get it finished in September for their wedding. Why is that they always take so much longer than you think? I'm just so glad that it's done!
What do you think of the pink mixed with the animal prints? What color would you put with the animal prints?
Friday, December 6, 2013
I have been working on making this little quilted tree ornament for about a week! I didn't just copy a pattern from someone else, I designed it myself! (Pat on the back here.)
The drawing is now over. Debb R, you are the winner!
Don't forget to leave me a comment! You could win one of these quilted tree ornaments! What new things are you making this year for your tree?
Now I want to get more felt and make some ornaments of my own. I didn't design these, but it sure got my craft juices flowing! I am ready to start making up some of my own felt patterns!
What new craft has inspired you this year?
The snowman is made from charm squares, 5" squares. Most of them are cut in half, thus all of the rectagnles. I got this bundle of fabrics from ebay last year as a gift to myself. I just love how it came out!
I found some cute black buttons and a carrot-shaped button at Joann's to decorate his face. I added some yo-yo's on his belly and placed the scarf on after I was finished. You can't tell from the photo, but the scarf is 3-D.
This snowman is hanging on the wall ready to greet all of my family and friends who come over for the holidays! What special handmade item do you have hanging up in your home for the holidays?
The past few weeks I've been as busy as an elf working on Christmas gifts! Pictured here are some gifts that I have made for the women who come over to my house to learn to sew. I had a lot of fun making them and love watching the ladies choose a Christmas gift from the "gift basket!"