Monday, April 30, 2012

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

Happy Monday! 
I bought a bunch of buttons when Joann had a sale. I do have plans for them. Oh, wait, I don't know if I do want to use them for what I had originally planned as I am typing up this post. I'll have to see about that. 
On another, note. I will be moving all of my stamping/papercrafting posts over to my stamping blog so that I can keep sewing/crafts separate from papercrafting. I need to keep things as organized as possible so if you are a stamper, head on over to my stamping blog for a visit.

Have a wonderful day :-)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fabric Shopping

I was looking for some Hometown yardage and none of my LQSs carried them. I found this grey print while we were on our trip. I also scored on the white and black fabrics. They were on sale at 50% off so I got some to make myself a bag. I've already sketched the design for my bag. I just need to make time to sew it.

I bought some of these Classic Spots fabrics from Kaffe Fassett. I bought 1/2 yards of these to split them into fat quarters to give half to my friend and half for me to keep. 

I fell in love with the batik fabrics so I bought a bit of yardage to make some bags. They will be small. I would like to make one for myself so I don't carry around a big bag all the time.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tile Necklace

Our girls made these tile necklaces at their young woman activity one night. They gave me this one to wear. I love the simplicity of the design. I was told it was really quick and easy to make. You can find the tutorials for this by going onto Pinterest and search for tile necklace tutorials and a bunch will pop up. I don't know exactly which tutorial was used for this, but they all look about the same except for the glue that's used.

Monday, April 23, 2012

More Baby Hats

I pulled out some more of my leftover yarns and whipped up these little baby hats. I got all of these done in one day. I am getting pretty fast at it. I finished all these in one day. I love the cotton ones the best. They feel so soft. I only have one more ball of yarn but it's a dark blue so I am going to make something else instead. I am almost done using up all my yarn. I only have 4 balls left. YEAH!!! It feels so nice to use things up. Now if I could only use up a lot of my fabrics I would be SEW happy :-)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

FNSI Finishes

I finished these two pillowcases last night and was hoping to get the pictures taken earlier this morning to post, but didn't get a chance to. We just got back a little while ago and I am so glad it wasn't dark so I could get a good picture of these pillowcases. These pillowcases will be going to the folks at Conkerr Cancer first thing Monday. I am so glad I participated in Friday Night Sew In to make these pillowcases. They are so quick and easy to make. I whipped these two up within 30 minutes. I think I am going to be making more real soon :-)

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This is up a little late, but I've gone in and used to pick a winner for the UBP giveaway. Thanks to my new followers! The winner is:

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Please contact me by Monday, April 23rd to claim your prize. A new name will be drawn after Monday if I don't hear from the winner.

Have a wonderful weekend :-)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Night Sew In

Handmade by Heidi

I am participating in FNSI tonight. Check out Heidi's blog for more info and you could win great prizes for participating.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Last Saturday our church held an auction to help raise money for the young women to go to camp. I was asked to donate jewelry and a tote bag. I donated this necklace and earring set I made. I made them using  sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and glass beads. I can't show you the bag yet because it's a new pattern and I am still working on finalizing the instructions. I will share as soon as it's done.

The giveaway is still going on until April 20th. If you follow my blog, leave a comment to enter to win my Bloom zipper pouch pattern or your very own zipper pouch made by moi.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Break Part 3

Spring Break was so much fun! Today our son went back to school so Spring Break is officially over for us. It's time to get back to normal everyday things. This is the last of the pictures I would like to share. We went to Monterey to go look around and do a bit of shopping. In all the years that we've been to Monterey, 
I 've never been to a quilt shop so we decided to make a stop before we hit Cannery Row. We stopped at this quilt shop in Pacific Grove called Back Porch Fabrics. Theshop is small but has a lot of fun fabrics. 

Fat quarter table.

Beautiful quilts on the walls.

Love these art quilts.

Sale table.

It was fun looking around. I did buy some new fabrics. I am going to use some to make myself a new bag and a quilt. I will definitely share when I get them done.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Break Part 2 Shakespeare Garden

I've been super busy with deadlines all around me. This post will be nice and short. 
I thought I had uploaded all my Spring Break pictures to my computer, but I didn't. While we were in San Francisco, we went to the Shakespeare Garden because our daughter wanted to see what it looked like. All I can say is WOW! The garden was beautiful and had a nice peaceful feel to it. Here are a couple of pictures I took of the entrance to the garden.

This walk way was gorgeous. I can see why couples come here to get married.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a wonderful day :-)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Baby Hat

It's nice to be home after being gone for a few days. I'll share those pictures over the next few days. In my previous post I was talking about the service projects I went to. I am finally able to post the crochet hat I did. This baby hat was really super quick to put together.  I think this is for a preemie. I think I whipped it up in 30 minutes. 
If you would like to make one, this is how I did it. 

Row 1 -chain 31, then double crochet in each chain to the end. 
Row 2 - Chain 2, double crochet in each double crochet. 
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 12 double crochet rows. This will give you a little room to roll the bottom of the hat up to act as a brim. 
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Sew up the sides to create a tube, then sew up the top of the hat and pull it tight to close. Tie off.

If you would like to make this for a larger child, the lady in charge of this project (BTW is a wonderful lady), said to chain 60 and make it as long as you would like.

Here is my finished baby hat. I am going to make some more to donate. I have a bunch of yarn I've been trying to use up and this would be a great project to do.