Thursday, October 28, 2010

Yes, I still craft

Here is my latest work in progress:

This quilt is going to be huge...I haven't measured it yet but trust me. It is ginormous!!! I saw this pattern in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Easy Quilts magazine Winter 2009 issue. This pattern is called Lizzy's Parade by Cherri House. It is a great pattern and went together pretty easy. So far the hardest part is making the quilt sandwich and starting to quilt this monster on my machine. But even just pinned together I love it and have seriously thought about just using it with the basting pins! LOL!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Looooong time no post

Well, it's been a while since I've had a chance to post anything crafty so I thought I would dip my toe in the water and start off with a mini project.
I just bought my first serger and was so proud that I was able to thread it myself!
We have a stray (who I am pretty sure is now officially our cat) who sleeps on our back porch and I thought he needed a new bed. I found a cute little basket at Marshall's for $4.00 but the lining was pink checks and I didn't think that went with Oliver's (see we named him and everything!) manly cat-titude. So I picked up some outdoor fabric at JoAnn's and tested out my new serger:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Coffee Table Facelift

I finally tackled the coffee table that we bought last summer at Shipwreck days...It was a cute table before but I thought it could use a little update.

Here it is before:

...and here it is after (please ignore the CRAP in the background!):
I originally wanted to distress this but since this is my mom's house and she said she likes the table as is and not distressed I guess it is going to stay as it is...although I think the top might need a little something!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Makeup bags

I've been working on a couple of things but all I have pictures of so far is a couple more makeup bags that I have given away as gifts.
I think they turned out pretty cute! The inside of the owl bag was a crib sheet that my friend wasn't using anymore. Gotta love recycling!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Travel Bag

...or makeup bag or whatever you want to call it! I think it turned out pretty cute (once I figured the pattern out! I won't even show you the first attempt!) I don't know why the first time I make something it always turns out really homely but then the second one turns out really good. I guess I have to figure out how to do it step by step once and then I'm good to go.
Anyways here is the makeup/travel bag I made for a friend. I saw this super cute fabric and immediately thought of her!

I added an extra little pocket for the little bits and bobs (wow, I totally never get to say that!) that you might want to keep safe while traveling and hopefully I will get it sent of to her this week! Key word hopefully!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Two posts one day

I made this cat pillow for a friend who loves animal prints and has a little girl kitty. I've had this faux fur fabric laying around and couldn't figure out what to do with it. I used a black velvet jumper/dress thing I bought at the thrift shop for a couple of dollars and used the stuffing from two old pillows. I love reusing old stuff! This picture shows my kitty Furrgus "testing out" the new pillow and Finnegan is keeping an eye on him!

Flour Sack Towels

I've seen some cute hand embroidery projects on different blogs lately and wanted to try my hand at it. I found some tutorials and patterns (can't for the life of me remember where!) and here are a couple of my first attempts:

I think they are cute and will look cute hanging in the kitchen(s) (I sent them out to friends).

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pillow Fight!

I found this super cute fabric and immediately thought of my friend. I know that she has been having a hard time finding things to decorate her house with so I thought that I could make her some super cute throw pillows.
Here's a close up of the fabric:

and here is a picture of the front and back of the pillows:
I am loving how these pillows turned out! The chocolate fabric on the back of the pillows is super rich and my friends husband even likes the pillows too!
I'm linking to A Soft Place to Land - DIY Day!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Jewelry

A girl I know is getting married this summer and she was stumped as to what to give her bridesmaids as gifts. I came up with a couple of necklaces with birds because her wedding is having a garden theme and I know she loves birds.

I thought they turned out pretty cute!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A little crafting on the side

Man, the holidays went fast! I've been kinda M.I.A. for crafting...I've been doing stuff but feel like I have nothing to show for it! Well, I do have a couple things:
Here's a little necklace I made with a cute bird on it. A little different than stuff I usually make but I think it's cute.

My friend gave me some coffee bags to play with so I made this purse/bag out of one coffee bag (with some material left over) and a kinda yucky shapeless jumper dress thing that was made out of a really pretty green linen fabric. I bought the dress at the Humane Society thrift shop for less than $3.00 and I still have some fabric left over!