Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Love This One...

Finally finished is I think my all time favorite quilt. Just a cute little colorful log cabin baby quilt.

The inspiration came from here.
I love all the little hidden critters in the centers and strips, and the bold solid colors.

I pieced the back mainly because I had that backing fabric, but not enough.

So I used up the scraps from the quilt so it would fit.

Isn't that binding just perfect for it?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blogs Make Me Sick...

It seems as though every time I blog about something I'm sick. So therefore my blog makes me sick... no? Anyways, at least I accomplish things when my blog makes me sick. In fact it seems like it's the only time I ever really finish anything. This time it was my jacket.

The pattern is called the Uptown Coat by Favorite things. When it came in the shop Corinnea and I were the first to grab them. I just now finished mine, and she just now finished her fourth one... she makes me feel real good about my small procrastination problem. But, anyways, here it is.

I used some charcoal colored corduroy for the outside, and the lining is my favorite print from the American Jane Recess line.

I finished it yesterday morning and have only taken it off to sleep ( put it back on as soon as I woke up), It's by far the most comfortable piece of clothing I own. Not only that, but this is the first piece of clothing I've ever finished! Motivated by this I decided to finish a blouse I had long put away... and let's just say that it will never ever see the light of day.... back to small steps.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I hate this quilt!

I really really do.....

It was one of those "everything go wrong" ones. I think it's too busy, I wish I had used a solid brown. The blocks are all different sizes, and the wrong size since my math is sooo bad!

I do like the back though.....

I thinks it's cute, but.... look closely and...

Yup! It's bad. I wasn't paying attention to the long arm tension, so it left me lovely little brown lines all along the back. And to make things worst, my machine completely screwed up on one side of the binding, so I had to do it over.... But it's done now! Oh, and the fabric line is called Mercer Street by Hoffman fabrics, I do love this line.

On a happier note.... I am now the proud new member of the pay it forward movement.

Adrienne passed it on, so now I get to make three lucky people who comment first (and have blogs) something handmade. I have 365 days to get it to you (which gives me plenty of time to learn your likes and dislikes). You commenter's will then have to do the same for three other lucky people on your blogs!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Getting Ready

I've spent my weekend getting ready for this.....

So I've made these....

A few wallets (I don't have them all pictured)

I think I've finally "perfected" (which to me means "good enough to not be tacky") it... yay!

and I've put together a few more pieces of jewelry...

I made up this headband this morning and wore it all day! I love it! But the funny thing is when I walked in the shop today Lizy had already made some herself! Another "great minds think alike incident". Unfortunately I'm now thinking too much into it, and am wondering if maybe she had told me she was making them, and I had just done my smile and nod thing, while not listening.... Sorry Lizy!

And lastly I broke down today....

I've been staring at these earrings for two months now while at the register. Today they were shinier and prettier than ever.... so I bought them...

They are some of Jenny's and I love them like all her other stuff! So if you don't have something Pearlswirl then you have some explaining to do....!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Late Late...

I think that I have finally caught up on my gift making. This mini quilt is late for someone's birthday. Sorry about that. But hopefully the cuteness of it makes up for that. I had had this planned way back when I started my spider web quilt because I new you really liked them.

I used a lot my (And I think yours too) favorite fabric to add to the overwhelming cuteness of the mini. Hope you like it!

And second I have some cute little makeup bags using amy butler's stash and dash purse pattern. These are for my two cousins and aunt who found me some munki munki pj's in the states, and were sweet enough to mail them all the way to Germany for me.

So I just had to use some of the munki munki print to give back to them...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Twisted Coin Quilt

It's finished! My bright and bold Kaffe Fassett quilt.

I'm almost completely positive that this is my own pattern and that i've never seen it anywhere before. If i'm wrong tell me so I can give proper credit!

I used fabrics from his cobalt color way line and paired them with a really really pretty pinkish purple kona cotton color.

I'm in loooove with it, and I think it's because it's completely different from my usual style!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fabric! and a little sewing...

I headed up to Heidelberg today for the "bazaar", but secretly the real reason I went was to see the craft shop. I've heard mixed reviews about the place and was very interested in checking it out myself. So now that I've been there I can honestly say that it was absolutely Awesome!
The fabric section was wonderful, and I truly believe it was one of the fastest hour and half time periods ever spent! So now for the loot!
I found Tula Pink's ladybugs! So I had to buy them in every colorway they had....

I found a couple of pez prints from Wee Play's Peas and Carrots line....

And NEPTUNE!!! I love it! And to think that I was jealous of Deana's Jelly roll!

And I have some good news! I'm finally at a point where I can sew again! (use up some of the fabric I bought, hopefully) And to prove it here is a little sneak peek of what i've started (and almost finished!).

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mental Health Day

I took one of those yesterday! It was for my own sanity.... I hadn't been able to sew in what seemed like forever. My mom commissioned a chicken quilt from me a few months ago for a friend. So I started it but (probably because it wasn't for myself) set it aside to finish later. But the top is finally complete!

I just randomly cut out chickens and formed blocks around them and sewed a bunch of white sashing in between.

Not really my colors but all in all I think it's kinda cute!

All the fabric is used from the metro market and mingle lines by Robert Kaufman.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I'm sick. Chills and aches and whatnots. I'm not sure what's wrong but I haven't been sick since this project. So I spent my day on the couch watching movies and did a little crafting. And what did I accomplish? Three yo-yo brooches. Their cute, but not very productive...

Also here is the reason I've been absent from blogging recently.

It's not just because life has become really busy, but also because I chose to do a very time consuming project. I've spent a month on this spiderweb quilt and it isn't even baby quilt size yet...

Friday, September 4, 2009

I do pottery.... sometimes.

I don't think that there is anything better than having a huge ole stack of crafts just sitting there for your own viewing pleasure.

This is my favorite one, I only wish I could remember what glaze combination I used.

It feels so good to finally have something accomplished after being so busy this past month.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My New....

Poof, Tom Tom, Puff, Tim Tim, or as Amy (Butler that is) prefers to call it... My new Gum Drop Pillow. And I love it!!!

It was so fun and super easy to make, almost instant gratification in my opinion after working for so long on those quilts.

The only thing that I changed was she called for only one end topper, but I though It would look at bit more professional if I went ahead and did both ends. And I really do think that it made a difference.

My fabric choices were totally inspired by this and if it weren't for that picture, I probably never would have made one. But i'm telling you now, there will be many, many more in the future.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Finally Finished

Well... aside from the quilting and binding. But After all the time I've spent on this quilt I think I need a break from it.

Blue and orange (my favorite combination)

And the same thing but this time in pink and green.

I'm really stuck on backings, so if you have any suggestions let me know!

PS: Here is the awesome tutorial!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Trip

So for my mom's birthday present, my dad sent the two of us on a bus tour through Italy. Bus tour? yeah, it was almost as awful as it sounds, except for the fact that it was italy! Long hours on the crowded bus led us to beautiful places such as...






and Florence.

And on this whole trip I only bought Two things!!! Yay me! First is this lovely Murano glass pendant, I had to buy it because of the tree,

And second was this really fun bright plate. I'm in love with it.

And in case that bored you (I tried to keep it short) Here is the progress on my orange and blue X quilt,

And there is another color way following close behind!