Thursday, July 29, 2010


Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've been in the middle of moving. Ugh!

However, amid the stacks of cardboard boxes and sorting piles for "keep", "sell" and "charity", I thought I'd take a time-out and share some of my favorite things from Etsy.

i'd love some time to swim in this by ladramaqueen

Brass Scissors & Sewing Machine Necklace by NineXMuse

white princess by daniellekathleen

lilly in curry by myTida

I'd love to put my name on this Mustard Damask Calling Card by beansproutstudio

Colette Sewing Pattern from fabricworm

and of course this pin from Gnipmac

Things will be sporadic around here until my new sewing room is settled!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

So Yummy

Hungry for sweet cheeks...I mean, cupcakes.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Old Becomes New

I know that I haven't yet posted my Week 2 Quilt. The truth is life happened this week SO it's not finished yet. It's in the works, but not quite there yet.

I did manage, however, to finish this project. A glider rocker cover! It was for a friend who just had an adorable little baby boy.

I wish I had before pictures of this beauty. It apparently was a yellowish ugly wood with a faded blue denim cover. My friend spray painted the wood black and then I made removable covers in a dark navy blue for the back and seat pads. I also added more padding to the arms because they were pretty beat.

I think the chair was free and the 3 yards of fabric used totaled $15. I love when something old becomes new!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Killing Me With Cuteness

I have to share Oopsie with you - the most adorable octopus you will ever see! Check out the mini yo-yo's on the tentacles. Such Cuteness.

Moda Bakeshop has the recipe here.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Projects Anonymous: Quilting Week 2

Next on the project list are the pieces to the left of this photo...

Not the typical quilt that I would do, but I wanted to try something different. These are jeans from my older son and I will be making a "rag" quilt from them. I'm not sure if I'll have enough jeans to make an entire throw size, but I will probably add in some coordinating flannels if needed.

This type of quilt is super easy, so I'll post instructions when I've finished.

Have a happy 4th!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quilting Week 1: FINISHED!

Quilt #1 is all curled up on my window sill - FINISHED! Yay!

I quickly realized while quilting this why I have so many unfinished quilt tops.

I hate machine quilting.

It takes so long - just about as long as cutting all of the fabric and piecing it - not to mention that it's pretty difficult to do on a small machine.

For the quilting, I used a large meander stipple around the larger border. On the inner thin brown border I used a smaller meander stitch. The inside squares were stitched "in the ditch" or along the existing seams.

I'm not perfect at quilting yet, but I think the imperfections give it character. It's finally done and it feels good!

Check out Projects Anonymous: Quilting Week 2 (tomorrow)