Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love is in the air

Are you doing anything for Valentines day.  I am throwing a party for my kiddos and some of their friends. In between getting games ready and hanging decorations I have been working away on my Farmer's Wife quilt.  I decided to match it with the solstice Stars.  I pieced the top but am not sure it is finished.  I am thinking of appliqueing some hearts in the corners of the white. What do you think?

I also found a saw a tutorial on pinterest for hand stitching ribbon roses onto fabric.  After that an idea started forming in my head.  I took a piece of burlap I had and drew a heart on it in pencil.  I then started sewing roses inside the heart.  I started interspersing some store bought craft roses into the heart for some different dimensions.  I am a little over halfway there and please with how it is turning out!

 Here is a little closer to what it will look like finished.  I planed to hot glue the leaves on.

I know!  So many projects and I still need to get some things finished up.  My friend Carrie has made a plan to come over to sew every two weeks.  It it great fun and allows me dedicated time to work on projects and use up my fabric.  Last time we tried to use a bunch of my scraps.  When we were done it didn't look like we had even dented my scrap drawer. ;)  We came up with some great scrappy blankets with help from my kiddos.  I can't wait to share them with you.  Make sure you visit Carrie's website http://www.believemagic.com/journal/  She is currently doing a giveaway for two awesome prizes!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sweet Saturday

I am getting closer to finishing my Farmer's wife quilt.  It will be beautiful.  Instead of letting you have a peek at the chosen layout I will instead share with you the cupcakes I made up:

I adore cupcakes!  I really should have taken photos of the second batch I made and decorated.  Hope you are having a sweet weekend.