Monday, October 29, 2007

Shop Hop

Oh My! I have been enjoying all sorts of quilting goodness! This past weekend Octavia took me to my very first Shop Hop. Before this day I was a novice when it came to choosing fabrics and patterns. I wouldn't call myself a pro now but I am surely getting the hang of this!! I found a pattern I think I will actually finish (fingers crossed here!) and some gorgeous fabric to do it with. Half the fabric is from Moda and the other is Michael Miller. I just love these colors. I also picked out sooooo many fat quarters! I think it is time for me to venture into larger cuts of fabric though.

Oh- the pattern I picked out is called Cheaper By the Dozen and is made by Legacy Patterns. Here is a link for it.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Organizing the Sewing Room

This week I have spent a few minutes each day trying to get my sewing room organized. So far most of my 1/2 yard pieces are folded and put away. I have all my fat quarters stored in their own containers and the large pieces of fabric in drawers under my sewing table. I finally have a shelf to hold my sewing/quilting/crafting books and magazines.
Does anyone have any suggestions for ways to store all the little notions that accumulate? Right now they are just in baskets on a shelf.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Autumn Goody Swap

I joined another swap this morning. This one is called Autumn Goody Swap. We are going to be swapping Fall goody bags with one another. If you are interested and want more details follow the link. This One!

Other than that there hasn't been a whole lot going on. We just started a new program for the girls schooling and that is taking up all my time for now. Hopefully soon we will get a good routine going and I'll have a little time for crafting.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday Crafter!

Another of my projects is an embroidered alphabet quilt. I found an iron on transfer patter from Aunt Martha (this one) and am working on getting all the squares done. So far I have finished A & B and have started C. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those long term projects!

I got a package in the mail this afternoon. It was the fabric I ordered last week. I just love getting packages and even better when its fabric! I have so many ideas for this stuff! Where do I start?!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tuesday Crafter!

The kids have been asking me to make them a dress-up wardrobe for a while now. So tonight I decided to try a cape/robe pattern I bought years ago. While I started cutting out the pattern I told Regan to go pick out the fabric she wanted me to use. She chose this red, white and blue striped velour fabric. LOL I have no idea where it came from! While I am not a fan of velour I used it anyway since Regan was crazy about it. I made a quilt binding type strip and attached it to the neckline with about ten inches extended on each side for tying.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Regans Blanket

I have been working on finishing Regans blanket. She picked out a pink John Deere pattern for both the front and the back. Its been pretty easy to put together since it has the quilt-y look already on it. All I do it sew along the lines! Here is a picture of it in progress.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Lindie Bag

Here is one of five Lindie bags I made this week. Once you get going on these things they are really easy to make. Three of them have no inside pocket so they can be reversible. I think I am going to use these as gift bags. The bag pictured here has already been claimed by Regan who promptly filled it with all sorts of good things.

Friday, September 14, 2007


Yesterday I decided to make a few of the bibs from Bend the Rules Sewing. They were SO easy to whip up! I made four of them in about an hour. (Each with a different color/pattern) The pattern suggests using snap closures so I tried that. Snaps and I are NOT friends! I had no problem getting the 'outie' part of the snap attached but when trying the 'innie' I couldn't get the pieces to stay together. So I think I'm just going to use velcro. It will be a lot easier to remove a velcro bib from a sweet potato covered baby.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Name Game

I'm playing the Name Game I found over at Pink Purl. If you head over there you can find links to read other peoples' answers. Its quite fun!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car),Shelby Voyager
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie),P.B. Wafer
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name),C. Kan
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal),Periwinkle Pup
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born),Marie Willows
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first),Kan Ch
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink),The Plum Water
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers),Robert Damon
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy),Obsession Bit O’Honey
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ),Jean Robert
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter),Holland Houston
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).Spring Daisy
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)Grape Socky
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree),Toast Maple
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”),The Stichin’ Rain Tour

If you decide to play along leave a link to your post (in the comment section) so other people can read you answers!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Finish What You Have

Today I am joining a challenge. it is the 'Finish What You Have' Challenge. I'm sure many of you have projects that you started and for some reason or another set aside and didn't finish. I for one have many of those projects laying around. If you are interested in joining this challenge just head on over to Turkey Feathers and sign up!

Friday, September 7, 2007

This week I have made a few of the things that were on my list. I made half a dozen heidi headbands for the girls. I found the pattern in Bend The Rules Sewing. I finally got the Lindie bag made but still need to get a good picture of it. I also tried my hand at making a reusable grocery bag. My first attempt looked ok but the fabric wasn't stiff enough for what I had in mind. I do some major shopping and need a good bag that can stand up to it. I think I'll try canvas next time.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

September 6, 2007

This blog is intended to be my craft brain. I'll put all blog links, tutorials and pictures here to make my life a lot easier. Feel free to use this blog as a jumping off to find other blogs. I will try to keep everything as up to date as possible. If you click on a link and find it isn't working please leave a comment letting me know so I can try to fix it.