Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pink and Red

Remember this? The fabric assortment I bought forever ago while visiting in Munich? Well I finally turned it into a quilt.

Okay, I'm finally blogging the quilt, I actually made it last year.

I had to mix in some other fabrics with it since it turned out to be a fat eighth bundle and not a fat quarter bundle. The pattern is one from ohfransson and was very simple.

The Nicey Jane print on the back matched perfectly.

My sewing machine died last weekend, not even 30 minutes later I was online ordering a new one. This is the one I was using so i'm not bothering to get it fixed. I'd probably end up paying more fixing it then what I did buying it. I ordered this one. Hopefully it works! But in the meantime I'm stuck working on non sewing machine related projects like this.

** The Garland I'm working on can be found here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Art & Espresso

The store held another Art and Espresso last weekend, and this time I was actually prepared! Here are some photos of my table.

That pink tree is Tonya's with all of the cute ornaments she made. But I will be needing one because it looked so good on the table.

Two of the main things I made were once again using Keyka Lou patterns. I whipped out several of her camera wristlets and laptop cases, and I think they turned out adorable.

I also managed to make taggie blankets, crayon rolls, tissue holders, baby blankets, and jewelry.

And here is my new jewelry display.... Jennifer gave me the idea a long time ago and I haven't been able able to get it out of my head. Thanks Jennifer!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Little Apples Quilt

It's done! And I love it. The fabric is Little Apples by Aneela Hoey through Moda. I love her fabrics and can't wait for her next one to come out. Sadly The last line didn't go over too well in the store (I think I bought most of it) but hopefully this one will do better.

The pattern is called "A Penny For Your Thoughts" by The Teachers Pet, I think (it may be vice versa). The Pattern has the same 3 or 4 fabrics used all throughout but I was able to squeeze everything out a single layer cake with a couple yards of sashing.

This last photo of it hanging up ready to help sell this awesome line in the store.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ditty Bag and Apples

A while back Beth kindly hinted towards wanting a hot pink mermaid make-up bag. To prove that sometimes and I can be nice I made her one.

Now i'm really jealous of it. The pattern is by keyka lou and if you haven't already bought from her I highly recommend you do. Her patterns are easy to read, you can sell your finished projects, and they're cheap.

The fabric is Mendocino by Heather Ross with some basic blue polka dots. And just because I threw on a crystal and a little octopus charm.

Today my day looks a lot like this if things go well. Hot Chocolate, The Middle, and sewing up some Little Apples finally. I'll show you the finished quilt soon (as in the top part...)

Also I'm going to try really hard to start blogging again, and commenting on everyone else's posts. Sorry about being the silent stalker for the past forever. Oh, and email everyone I owe emails to!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wee Woodland Quilt

Just in time for fall is my wee woodland quilt. These are not my usual colors at all, but I love this quilt soooo much that i've already bought more of the line.

Fabric is Wee Woodland by Keiki for Moda and I can't remember at all what the pattern is called but it is by Aby Quilts. Where's your website Aby?

The binding is an American Jane pindot in yellow, I go through this fabric so fast.

I baked! This is a chocolate oreo cheesecake.

That topping is supposed to be white, but if you know me then you know I love my food coloring.

The recipe is by Hershey and if anyone even really cares I'll send it to you if you ask. (oh, yeah, I really made this like two months ago... and I haven't baked since.)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mary's Quilt

Mary! Your quilt is done... and in only a year! For those of you who don't know Mary look here. Mary, you really should get your own blog one day...! Anyway, my friend Mary needed a quilt... she is cold, and cold people need quilts. That's why I have so many... sorry to everyone i've forced to turn off the fans over the years. Especially you Jennifer. I really should stop blogging if I can't get to the point, or the pictures. So here is the first one.

Point 1: Mary likes pink and green.

Point 2: Katelyn likes lots of animals and critters (gnomes count).

Point 3: Happy compromise. (I had to enjoy making it)

Point 4: We have an awesome quilt.

Point 5: Another back shot because I pieced it.

Take a look at the quilting on this.

It was a pain in my butt because I actually spent time on it, and my back was killing by the end of it. But it was completely worth it. In point 1 you can see the little flower that I put between each of the blocks too. So Mary I hope you like your quilt, and I hope I chose a really good day to give it to you.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Octopuses and Firsts

Octopuses = a slight obsession of mine. In second grade I became fascinated with sea creatures thanks to a teacher who took us scouring the tide pools of Okinawa. She was passionate about the critters and taught my class everything about them (that a second grader needed to know). Of these creatures octopuses were my favorite, so what else would I do but make another stuffed one?

This little cutie was created by Melly and Me for the Moda Bake shop. You can find his pattern here. I however decided against the jelly roll and used some of my favorite Tula Pink Neptune fabric (perfect for the theme, huh?).

I'm showing the bottom because I had to stuff and hand sew each of those legs shut. I'm surprised I finished him!

And there were eight of them! But I guess that's common for an octopus...

Now for a first... I'm actually blogging something the same day I made it! Kelly, a couple of other lovely ladies, and myself got together and sewed us some pj pants today. These are mine... I'm ready for Christmas early this year...

Last off i'm not big on showing pictures of my dog on here (i'm pretty sure that's not why you read it) but this made me smile last night. Apparently it IS perfectly normal to fall asleep on your favorite fabrics...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Little Things

I've been making a lot of little things lately (as in the past year) all of which I haven't shown off. So this post is dedicated to the little things. First off is my camera strap, blue polka dots, animal ribbon, and a ruffle. What could possibly feel better than taking pictures with this around your neck. I found a free tutorial on line for it here but there are many other great ones out there as well.

After seeing these pillows I had to make me one. I already had the focal fabric so it was just a matter of spending the time. I love how it turned out and it really brightens up a room!

And the back, a little katie jump rope.

Have you seen this shop? She sells the best and cutest patterns. I made this camera wristlet from one, and it has been the handiest little thing ever.

I used a linen blend red riding hood fabric from kokka (i think) and it fits my little camera perfectly. And the best part... it matches my wallet! I really love this fabric... I think I need it in the other colorways.

And finally... I've started something I've been wanting to do for a really really long time. Here's a little sneak peek.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dusting Off the Ole Blog

Sorry for the very long and unintentional blog break. The bad news is that I haven't been crafting at all until just a couple of days ago. The good news is that I am now completely caught up on my movies! because that is all I have been doing. I am back to my sewing space though... see.

Recently I bought an ugly cork bulletin board for my wall space since I had just been tacking things to my wall. And since I can't do plain, boring, and ugly, I made it me.

I had to use black model paint for the frame since acrylic wouldn't stick and there was no way I was going to sand. I then mod podged on the hilco mushroom fabric (you can get some here) and put some "every thing looks better with pom pom trim" on it. And I love it! Yesterday I decided to finally join in on the Farmers Wife Quilt Along.

Very late, but I am having a lot of fun with these little block. Here is what I've made so far.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Massive Orange and Blue Quilt

So forever ago I decided it would be a brilliant idea to make myself an orange and blue quilt. Of all colorways this one is my most favorite (for sure). I set aside a few of my favorite fabrics (mainly fishy Heather Ross fabrics) and began working on my little unaware labor of love. After completing a few blocks I thought "Hey, I should have each outer block a different fabric!" dumb idea. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find 100 different blue and orange fabrics that work well together??? Okay, you don't care... but it all worked out okay because I now have this luscious quilt.

As said each outer block is a different fabric and the size is king I think. It's Huuuuuggggeeee!

I used a wool batting for the first time, and if it wasn't so expensive I would use it in all my quilts, because it feels amazing!

I decided to go all out on the backing and bought a ton of princess and the pea fabric from Heather Ross' Far Far Away collection. So this sucker is double gauze and feels amazing!

So all in all I LOVE this quilt and have been sleeping under it every night for a couple of months now, well worth the time pain and money put into it.

And just to make a long post longer (if your anything like me you won't be reading anymore and instead just skimming the pictures) I have a little moral for everyone. I got mad today and stated "I need to take a drive" next thing I knew I was two hours away at the Heidelberg craft shop purchasing this awesome fabric.

I'm a huge Tula Pink fan and apparently felt the need for a little bit of retail therapy. So the moral is never say "I need to take a drive" because you never know what will happen.