Monday, March 28, 2011

I made a new button!

Very exciting! I read a post by Mama Spark talking about making her own button and she sounded pretty emphatic that everyone needed one and could easily make one so I followed her link to a very helpful blog, Oikology that gives really easy directions.  So I tried it and Voila!  I have a new button! See it over there?   I am so proud!  Anyone want to grab it and see if it works?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Scrap Swap!

Here are the scraps I have pulled together for the scrap swap so far.  I have 28 rainbow scraps, all over 4 inches square (except two that are over 4 inches long by two inches wide).  I have no idea if this is the right amount but I think I would be happy with this if I got it.  Hmmm…  What do you think?


Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Little Cutie Pie

Here are a few things I have made for my grand-daughter.  She is now four and a half months old and just darling (I’m allowed to say that because she is not my child, right?).  She is rolling over, babbles, and smiles up a storm. 

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This is a fleece jacket and hat I made.  Fleece was a lot easier to sew with than I thought it would be. 

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Here Saydee is modeling one of the pairs of PJ’s I made her.  This pair matches her aunt’s pair.  The shirt was a onesie that I added the snowman face to with wonder under.  This is an action shot (see all the cute rattles on her wrists and ankles?).


I made this pillow for her nursery (it matches the quilt!)  I made the pillow first to see how the butterfly idea would work with the brown dots that her mom had picked out.  I have sat in that chair and read to my cutie pie!  The pillow is a good fit!

I am linking up to Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!   You should jump over and see all the great sewing!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bottled Rainbow Begins

I have jumped in to participate in the Bottled Rainbow Quiltalong at Stitched in Color (you can click the link in my sidebar to see how to join in).  I bought these pretty fat quarters before Christmas when they were on sale from Connected Threads.  Luckily, the fat quarter bundle had all the colors I needed except for two and I managed to find them in my stash.  Here they are all laid out on my living room floor.

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Then I started sorting my scraps onto the matching colors.  Lots of my scraps did not have one dominant color, so I set those aside.  I found out that although I have lots of scraps, I do not really have these exact colors.  Some of the colors I did really well on (bright green, dark green, blue, and the bright pink-no surprise, really) but some of the colors I didn’t have much at all.  I decided to include fat quarters and that helped. March 2011 020
Then I dug into a few of my charm squares packs and I was a little happier (okay, I know that those are technically not scraps but it is better than going out and buying more fabric, right?).  I am sure if I go upstairs and check, I can add some more yardage to the piles but that can wait.  I signed up for the scrap swap at Sew Sara so I am hoping I will get a few more scraps in the colors I need.
I seem to be low on the petal pink, cerise, indigo, and tangerine.  I will have to be on the lookout!

Meanwhile, I guess I need to pick up the living room!

I am linking up to Canoe Ridge's Sew Modern Monday and That Girl's Stitchin' Weekend!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I was featured!

Well, this is a first for me: my blog was featured by Jill over at Creating My Way to Success!  I linked up my pillows on her Round Tuit party and she kindly picked out my pillows to feature.  So exciting!  Thank you Jill!