Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
* Name Blessing Cross Stitch from Joyful Expressions--You can find the ones I have for both of my boys. Cross stitching is fun, but it takes a long time! Check out the website--she can make a chart for any name and any verse that you want for a great price!
* Nursing cover for my sister-in-law who is due at the start of next month.
* Quilt for my soon-to-arrive nephew. Here is a preview.
* Reuseable Coffee Cup Sleeve--These are super easy and a great way to use up scraps! Plus, it's a nice homemade gift for Christmas or birthday! I have added rick rack and embroidered letters to a few of mine too!
* Car pillow--Mine looks slightly different because I did puffy tires, but Dietrich loves it. I was just excited that he knew it was a "truck" when he saw it!
* Embroidered items for new babies using my new embroidery machine!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
A friend of mine came up with the idea to have Siggy Block Swap. To do this, we need to have people from all over who would be interested. That would make our finished quilts all the more interesting! Here is a tutorial for making a block. It looks really easy! We are looking at an organized way to do this. If anyone has any thoughts (or interest), please comment or send me an e-mail. This will be a fun project!!
More to come...
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I have also completed another thing on my list, but I can't post it for a few days. My fabric stash is mostly shrinking these days, which makes me happy!
Monday, June 14, 2010
My best friend's blog auction is this weekend. They are adopting a boy from Ethiopia and need tons of funds! Check out their blog this Friday to see what is up for bids. I have decided to donate a 4th of July tie strap tank top that I made. Be sure to go over and bid on the awesome items!
My husband and I talked about adopting when we were dating. It is something that we are looking forward to doing. I have some friends who have adopted and some that are in the process of adopting.
This morning, I saw that Wendy's is giving $.50 toward the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) for each Frosty that is sold on Father's Day Weekend. They are also giving $.50 to DTFA for each Frosty card that is sent. Go here to create and send a card. It's super easy!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Here is how I did it:
2. Measure the strap width. Mine was a little fat at almost 3".
3. Double this amount and add a little for making seams for the bow. I cut my fabric at 7".
4. Cut out the cross for the center and back it with some type of fusible webbing. (My husband drew this cross.)
6. Sew the straps down the open side and one of the ends. Flip the straps inside out.
7. Rip the seam out of the tank top.
8. Pin and then sew the strap onto the tank top with right sides together. I did about a 1/2" seam and then did a zig zag closer to the edge for reinforcement.
9. Zig zag stitch around the cross making sure that you're only sewing through the front of the shirt!
10. Tie a bow and try it on!
11. Trace a flower and cut out 2 with pieces of felt. I used this flower pattern.
12. Sew these 2 flowers on with a button. I also stitched down my inside flower at each petal so it will lay flat when washed.
EDIT: Next time I will put a snap on the back and on the shirt so the flower can be removed before washing and drying.
13. Ta-da!! You're done! Enjoy your new tank top with a bow strap!
I am linked up.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I made these Burp Cloths that I had seen on Homemade by Jill. They were super easy! I did one with fabric lined with flannel and the others are flannel only. So cute, handy and looking forward to new owners!
I followed her directions except I only sewed accross the middle on one and the others seem fine. I washed and dried them once and they are plenty worn looking!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I got the top done to my plus quilt and I love it!! I followed the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", 4 1/2 x 12 1/2" and 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" squares. They lined up pretty well which I'm excited about. Usually I cut, sew, cut and sew again so nothing lines up. Not sure how I'll quilt it yet.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I saw these cute bags on clearance at Hobby Lobby and picked them up thinking they would make cute diaperbags for church. So I sewed their names on them using cricut to cut the fabric...but it didn't work, so I had to cut the paper in the font, draw on the fabric and then cut the fabric. Ironed them on and then edge stitched them.
Then I made this cute skirt for church on Sunday with this tutorial by Ruffles and Stuff, but I added a hidden elastic waistband instead of like hers. It ended up being really cute and SUPER easy!! Forgot to take a picture in it on Sunday...