Thursday, December 29, 2011

Another Bobble-licious Bag

Mum is expecting some visitors soon and they will be bringing their 4-year old daughter withthem and so she wanted a little gift to give her when she came to visit. I quickly whipped up the wonderful Bobble-licious bag for her to give the little girl. The bag is lined with fabric that has little kittens playing with balls of yarn.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Little Wallet

Can I just say....I love this pattern from Valerie Wells for the "Little Walllet". I have had it for a couple years but have never used it until today. I will be using it all the time now. What a great way to use up scrapes and have a wonderful little gift to give as well.
Please excuse my poor photos:

A Set

After seeing reuseable grocery bags at the same local quilt shop where I found reuseable produce bags I decided to make it a set, having already made a produce bag for mum for Christmas. I love how roomy the grocery bag is and may have to stitch one up for myself as well.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Matching Pair

A woman at church called me last week (nothing like waiting to the last minute) and asked if I could making a matching girls' dress and 18" doll dress to include with the 18" doll they were giving her daughter for Christmas. She brought over a pattern for a girl's dress and fabric they wanted to use for it the next day and I came up with as close of a match as I could for te doll. Here is what I sent home with her today:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I love this afghan pattern. Over the last 20 years I must have done about 25 of them. It is quick and easy and makes a beautiful gift, which is why I decided to make one for my boss this year.
The color of the wool is called seafoam.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Crochet Clutch

My co-worker at work does a little crocheting as well as a friend  of mine in South Carolina so I decided to make the Crochet Clutch from the Moda Bake for them for Christmas. I was able to make the two of them from three coordinating fat quarters I had in my stash. Over all I had very little trouble completing these. The designer did leave out the little detail of the spacing for the hooks so I just did what I felt was needed. I really wanted to do a pink for the needle keeper portion and could not find a pink I loved and therefore settled for what I used. I now wish that I had gone with a cream.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Completed Christmas Tree Pants

It's finished

Tea Towels

My sister is starting a hope chest for her daughter this Christmas and I decided to do up some tea towels to add to it for her gift from me. I have only been able to complete two of them so far but will work on the other 5 throughout the year to come and send them to her to add to it as I complete them.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reading Pillow

My Isaiah is quite the reader and so when I saw this pattern for a reading pillow at one of my local quilt shops, I just had to get it. It was fairly quick and easy to put it together. I cut out the pieces yesterday afternoon while the three older kiddos were at school and then spent this afternoon putting it together.
I did get it a little overstuffed and need to remove some of the polyfil but otherwise it turned out super cute and I can't wait to see Isaiah using it.
It has two pockets on it. One for pencils/pens and one for eye glasses. Since he does not wear eye glasses I think I will stick a flash light in that packet so he can "sneak" and read at night when he is suppose to be sleeping.

*Updated to add Isaiah with his reading  pillow on Christmas day

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Tree Pants

I Love the Tutorial that Happy Zombie put together for her Christmas Tree Pants and decided to try it out, making one for my sister for Christmas. All of her Christmas decor is done in blue, white and silver and after finding fabrics in these colors I got started.
Here it is waiting to be quilted.

I like how it turned out and it was really easy and quick. I think I will have to do a few more for gifts next year.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Reuseable Produce Bag

I found these neat produce bags at a local quilt shop and decided to embroider one for mum for Christmas.

I just put the finishing stitch in and need to go run an iron over it

A New Sewing Companion

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Few More Hats

A birthday gift in one and Christmas gifts with the other two

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pink and Gray

A woman at church contacted me about doing a carseat cover for her sister who is expecting a little girl. I really like the color combo and made a couple burp cloths with some of the extra fabric.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Costumes

October is of course, the month for putting together costumes for the kiddos and that is just what I did.
Caleb: The Ghost of Monopoly Man
Isaiah: Ranger's Apprentice
Sarah: Witch
Ivy: Tinkerbell

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Little Something for Mum

Today is Mum's birthday and she has been asking me to make an oval doily so this is the one I put together for her:

Friday, October 7, 2011

BOM Club - Margaret

This weekend marks month 2 of one of my local quilt shop's BOM Club. I have choosen to do all 4 color  ways this year and have three of the four blocks complete.

 19th Century Colorway
 1930's Colorway
 Batiks Colorway

Sorry about the following photos but they are of the free additional pattern we are getting with club. These patterns come from The Alphabet Quilt by Florence LaGenke that was part of a 25-week series that was published in newspapers in 1929 and 1930.

FRIENDS Delivered

Jo received her parcel in the post today. Her photos are far better then what I took so be sure to head over there  for a look.

Monday, October 3, 2011

FRIENDS Received

Boy do I feel spoiled. Look what Jo sent for the Friends swap. Isn't it fabulous! Sorry about the terrible photos but I love it all and look forward to using the bag.

 F= Fob
 I= Indulge
 E= Embroidery (fun bag pattern)
 N= Nellie Sewing Bag (LOVE LOVE LOVE)

 Look at all the pockets
 D= Delicious Dairy Milk Chocolate
S= Stationary

Slouchy Hat

I got a jump start on Christmas this week and made this hat for Caleb. I made him one last year for Christmas and he wears it ALL the time so I decided to make another one for this year.

Monday, September 26, 2011

FRIENDS Swap Sneak Peak

Just a little sneak peak at what I have been working on before I post it for it's journey to Jo in Tasmania. As I started this particular item I had the final product visualized in my mind but then as I was working on it I worried that I had made the wrong choice. But now that it is complete, it is even better then I had hoped. I love it and hope Jo does as well. Course there is something fun for each letter in FRIENDS but this particular one is my favorite.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Pillow for Gina

My Co-worker Gina is celebrating a birthday tomorrow and I could not resist making something for her. I hope she likes it:

Bag and Hat

One of Ivy Girl's little friends had a birthday recently and of course I had to do another of the bobble-licious bags but also decided to do a ht as well.