Friday, February 27, 2015

Better Late Than Never :)

I've been sewing so much for my etsy business lately
that I needed to take a day to sew just for fun.
I decided to use the time to get caught up on 
some long over due projects.
I stitched these Halloween/Fall charts for my friends,
Gena, Denise and Amy.
My plan was to have them ready to go before October.
Well I finished all the stitching,
but never made them into pillows.
Until now :)

I also stitched Captain Kirk for Gina for Christmas.
(Yes....he is also late)

Then I turned my attention to a table runner
that I had completed the top last year some time
and I machine quilted it and did the binding by hand.

I think it will be cute for Easter :)
It's made from a Riley Blake charm pack.
Love the colors! 
It always feels so good to chip away at my "to do" list.
Now it's on to the next thing :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me :)

 For my Birthday,
my wonderful hubby wanted to go Antique shopping with me :)
While I was looking at embroidered handkerchiefs
he called out to me from the other room.
I told him I'd be there shortly.
The next thing I know
the owner of the shop comes in the room
and tells me that my husband wants to show me something.
I came into the other room to find him all smiles
standing next to this beauty!
He had already checked it over
and decided that I "needed" to have her.
(Yes....he's awesome )

So we rescued her from the dusty Antique shop
and brought her home to live with us.
She will join my other beauties.
You can see them HERE.
According to Singer's website,
she was born in Scotland in 1910.
She is Lotus model 66K Treadle machine.
I'm still deciding on a Scottish name for her :)

Then my Mom gave me this darling vintage pin cushion!
She made new crocheted flowers for the top.
It's filled with horse hair.
Isn't it just the sweetest thing?

Birthdays are definitely a good thing :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

For the Love of Paper :)

For years I never looked at my sewing machine,
unless it was to sew an embellishment down to a scrapbook page.
(Sad, but true)
I was a Scrapbooker through and through.
I worked on my scrapbooks daily 
and dreamed up new layouts in my sleep.
I bought more supplies
 than I can use up in my lifetime.
My daughter used to say I owned a "store" :)

When I started sewing again,
scrapbooking took a back seat.
Now my supplies have found their way into the closet 
of my husband's office 
because fabric storage has taken over
in my craft room.

I have heard paper, pens and stickers calling me again lately.
I've seen such cute planners that were embellished
with washi tape and stickers while cruising around Pinterest
so I decided to give that a whirl.
I've been having so much fun with cute pens
stickers and washi tape purchased from Korea and China.
It's so much fun to open the packages.
The wonderful Etsy shops even include free "gifties"
in every package! 
So this gives me a bit of a paper "fix"
and still leaves me plenty of time to sew :)

I also wanted to share with you a giveaway on my 
daughter-in-law's new blog.
She is giving away a 1/2 sheet of the cutest Jamberry Nail Wraps
and all it takes to enter is to follow her new blog
 and leave a comment.
There are only a few names so far,
so the odds are in your favor to win!
Check it out HERE

Friday, January 30, 2015

And the Winner is......

So....did you guess right?
7 of you did :)
And I threw those 7 into the hat 
and the winner is.....

Tricia Griffith!!!

Please email me with your address.
And guess what?
The 6 of you who got it right, 
but didn't win the prize.....
I'm going to send you all a little giftie from me as well.
Please email me with your full names and addresses.

Thanks to everyone who played along!
Stay tuned for another giveway
coming soon :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's Giveaway Time!!!

I am currently stitching #9 (Kenny Kangeroo)
from the free Animal Advent series by Brooks Books.
You can find the charts HERE.
She is generously offering these charts,
one per month through October 2015.
Each one is just so adorable!!!
I also joined her Facebook group for this series.
I am stitching these on 32ct Blue Petit Point Belfast Linen
that I got from Crazy Annie's Stitchin.

So what is this giveaway all about?
Well here's how it works.
Just leave me a message in the comments 
with your guess of  which 3 of the following 
completed animals are my personal favs.
You must have all 3 correct to win.
If no one gets all 3 right I'll choose a winner
from those who get 2 right :)
The prize will be a surprise giftie
handmade by me.
I will announce the winner on Friday night Jan 30th.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Home School Organization :)

A few weeks ago my grandson David (age 7)
called out from my bathroom-
" need to come and see this!!!"
Of course you have to wonder what he's 
so excited about, right?
Well it was my mug organizer with all my make-up brushes.
I usually put it away when the Minions come over
just in case one of them decides to get "artistic" with the brushes.
Well I forgot this time and he thought Nana made the 
coolest thing he's EVER seen!
He asked me to make one for him with Avengers fabric
and of course, Evie needed one too.
They wanted them for the home school desks.
Pretty awesome :)

Makes my Nana heart happy to see them
using something I made for them
and I hadn't really thought about how handy
they would be for home school as well as crafts. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Daisy May....your quilt is finished :)

Woo Hoo!
Another finish for 2015 :)
Daisy May's baby quilt is done!
I used the same pattern as I used for her sister Evie's quilt
and you can see it here.
This time I used "Sidewalk" by October Afternoon
and used a fun polka dot flannel for the backing.

I hand stitched the label :)

I hand quilted it with big stitches 
using perle cotton floss size 8.

I can't wait to see her wrapped up in it.
She makes everything adorable....
don't you agree?