Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Same pumpkin - different look !

Are you like me?
I have a huge abundance of scraps left from other projects, and I just can't seem to throw even the tiniest little piece away.
These little quilted wall hangings are quick, easy and can put a small dent in your overflowing scrap pile.
I used the same pumpkin design as I used here.
I just used the smaller pumpkin design and changed it up a bit.
Check it out....
Hope your having a great Tuesday!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Free Craftsy Pattern

 I found this free pattern by Debby Kratovil on Craftsy and thought I would give it a try.
The original pattern is called Wild Strawberries and looks like this...
Mine, however, looks like this...
I just loved the design of this little quilted wall hanging.
 The half square triangles and the cute little prairie points caught my eye right away.
The strawberries are adorable, but I wanted something for fall. 
I purchased the pumpkin applique from one of my favorite embroidery sites ( Planet Applique)  and got to work.
 I am sure you quilters out there will immediately spot my imperfections, but I'm thinking, if we don't tell, maybe the non-quilters won't even notice :-) 
Even though I know it's not perfect, it was a lot of fun to make.
Now, go download  Debby's free Craftsy pattern and don't worry about those tiny little imperfections.
I'm pretty happy with the way mine came out - imperfections and all !
Happy Friday!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Happy (belated) St. Patty's Day!

See ya soon!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day snack mats for my grandbabies

These little snack mats are the same size as my mug rugs, but since my grandbabies don't drink much coffee, I thought I would refer to them as their snack mats instead.
I love making these useful little mats/rugs.
I have several around my house.
 I actually prefer them verses a tiny little coaster.
Hugs and kisses Oakleigh and Brantley - Mimi loves you.
 Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Do you have a motto?

According to the Webster's dictionary...
1. a short sentence or phrase chosen as encapsulating the beliefs or ideals guiding an individual, family, or institution:
I believe that would be mine...
What's yours?
Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Carter's gift basket and a new baby

I just found out last night that we are getting a new addition to the family.
My nephew, Mathew, will be a daddy for the first time.
I am so excited!
It seems it wasn't that long ago that I was making things for the bridal shower.
Anyhow, that reminded me, I never posted little Carter's baby gift.
Carter is the very newest addition to our family.
Carter is Cole's baby brother and my great nephew.
Carter's theme was sports and animals.
I got started with this little elephant design.
I wanted to stitch something to match the elephant I purchased.
I added a bib...
a burp cloth...
 a hooded towel and washcloth...
and started on the basket liner...
I added a few extras like powder, shampoo, wash, etc. and this personalized Christmas ornament I found at Michaels.
Here it is all together.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo after it was wrapped and ready to go.
You can see my other wrapped baby baskets here, here, here, here, here and here.
Stay tuned...
I have even another baby basket in progress for a friend.

I love making baskets for new babies...
Is it obvious?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Remember yesterday's post?

 I was concerned my leopard fabric was looking a bit more like camouflage.

I decided to add a larger piece of the leopard fabric onto the bottom of the cosmetic bag and include a small pouch for Veronica's essentials.
Now that you can see a bit more of the leopard spots,
I'm hoping it looks more like the cat and less like the hunter...

Friday, February 5, 2016

I'm in need of a second opinion...

I'm not standing in the doctor's office, I'm in the sewing room.
I am making a gift for a friend using this leopard fabric.
I started stitching and I thought it was looking pretty cute.
Then it came time to cut out around my applique design and...
Now, it looks like CAMO to me!
Definitely NOT what I was going for.
What do you think?