Saturday, August 16, 2014

A bit of what I have been up to

I am attempting to make a come back to the world of blogging.  Something which I actually find super challenging.  I just do not excel at taking pictures or posting at regular intervals.  Maybe it will be my new goal this next January.  In my absence, I have finished some of my UFO's and made progress on a couple of really huge projects!

My Farmer's Wife with a Solstice Star in the middle of it!  It is 100% done and being enjoyed in my house. In fact my daughter was horrified that one of her siblings was laying under on the couch the other day.  I told her my quilts are made to be used and enjoyed.

Finally, got my grandmother's Dresden Plate Quilt finished!  She is enjoying having it on her bed and watching movies under in on the couch in the winter.

This was a lap sized quilt I made.  It was originally going to be a charity quilt but my girls have claimed it to play and picnic on.

Moda Bakeshop put up the Dancing Daisies pattern awhile back.  I had this one pinned and decided to give it a go.  I love it!  The top is finished and next up with be quilting it.  I am finally taking time to slow down and enjoy the process.  It does not matter how long it takes me to finish a project as long as I get it done.

Okay so these are not quilts...but I had so much fun making them for my girls and with my girls.  I thought starting a new school they needed something special.  We actually made a lot more than this!  They have enough ribbons to wear a different one every day for at least 2 months.

So that is just a little of what I have been up to.  I hope to post more soon!  Happy crafting!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sneak Peek at my Sewing Space and Other Projects

 My friend Carrie, has wanted me to share my new sewing space for awhile now.  So I finally got my pendents all sewn and hung. I also made some decorations for one of the walls.

The close up of the decor I made:

What do you think?  I am thinking of painting my sewing table.  It was around a 25 dollar purchase from a thrift store!  My parents found it and then made a new cutout to fit around my machine!  I also want to get a brand new chair...or paint and recover the one I have.

Another awesome thriftstore find of my Grandma's was this little rocker minus the trim and cushions.  She gave it to me to fix up for my daughter!  I added the trim with staple and glue guns.  I then sewed new covers for the rocker.  I think the bottom pad that came with it isn't substantial enough so I might make a thicker one...but that will require finding more of that print.  So we shall see. 

Here are a few other things I have been doing this week:

Braiding hair!  This is the first major success I have had at anything remotely complex.  I am more of a basic three part braid....anything beyond that or adding hair and I am all thumbs.  I sat down with an idea and it finally worked.  Down it hung nicely and naturally over her shoulder.  She wanted it up though.

 I found the cutest chalkboard stickers at a craft store in town along with liquid chalk  Aren't these fun looking now?  I really want to get jars and do it in my craft room too.

 I have also been cooking and trying things on pinterest.  I found an awesome pizza corona and decided to make one.  So simple and awesome! Next I think I would like to try making the Braided Nutella Bread. 

I did get my dresden plate quilt 100% top stitched and the top part of the binding sewn on!  So all I am doing now is hand stitching and then will get back to quilting more. I refuse to touch any other quilt until it is finished.

Happy Crafting!