Monday, January 31, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Here is what's on my design wall today :
Design Wall

Design Wall
This quilt will be for my Aunt Marie (I don't think she reads this.  And technically she is my Aunt in law but that just sounds silly)

I like working with the triangles! It's my first "triangle" quilt, with a new triangle ruler.  So I have two rows done, and now to make more and see how I like it arranged :D

Enjoy!

Linking up here.
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Baby Quilt Finish

My Lovely sister Melissa is pregnant, and due Feb 16th  - so I knew I had to make a little quilt.  Finally - a girl!  Here is a picture of it started :
Start of Eleanors quilt
And here it is all finished - I used a prepackaged satin type binding, so its soft and silky for her.  I hope she loves it.

Front of Eleanors Quilt

The back is flannel print :

 Back of Eleanors quilt

I am sad to see this little one go.  I did easy quilting - just diagonally across the quilt. <3  This quilt makes me happy.  Do you have quilts that do that for you?


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Friday, January 28, 2011

1 blockdown...


I'm finally getting around to making these adorable blocks for my little man. I love it. So cute. :) have a lot more to make.. ill keep you posted. (Pun intended) ;)

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Diaperdoo Winner - Amy

Random org said 11:

Amy said...
I'm a new follower of your blog! I have emailed Amy.  Hopefully she responds. (Who knew free stuff was so hard to give away? ;)   )
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GIveaway Winner Jane

Jane - I've yet to hear from you!

If I don't hear from you by this evening, I will be picking a new winner tomorrow :S

Check your email! :D

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Diaperdoo Clutch Winner

Random.org said number 6:


Jane said...

My favourite colour is purple! :D
janey-poo(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk


So Jane - I will be emailing you to get your address, unless you get to me first ;)

Congratulations.

Thank you to everyone who entered!!!  I had a great time reviewing Kirsti's pattern - she really has made them easy to follow and well written. :D

(Quilt pictures this afternoon.  I had some UFO Finishes! WOOHOO!!!!)


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Saturday, January 22, 2011

A table topper for Myself!!!

I know - something for myself! I love it.  It matches my walls, and it makes me happy seeing it on the table. :D
Table Topper
Heart Closeup



Back of Table Topper



Don't forget to enter my giveaway here and the one on Kirsti's blog here.



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Kirstikoo Goodness

For a chance to win a quilted bag made by me, go visit Kirsti's blog today!!!  Click HERE to be taken there. :D

There are a couple ways to enter, so go to it my lovely readers!! :D

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Giveaways

Go here to enter to win a $55 to CsnStores from Women who do it all!!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway - you have all weeekend to enter!! It would be the perfect babyshower gift - and if you're anything like me - you know about 6 pregnant women right now :D

Hope you're having a great week - I'll post more sewing/quilting crafts later.  The little man and I are sick...so nothing too exciting happening around here today :P

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kirstikoo Diaperdoo Pattern Review and GIVEAWAY closed

Kirsti over at Kirstikoo handmade Gifts graciously sent me a free diaperdoo clutch pattern, after I had expressed interest in it.  She was very nice in all her emails, and very prompt!!  She got this pattern to me, I printed it, and decided to follow the instructions EXACTLY as written so you, my lovely readers, would get as honest a review from me as possible.

So...here is my final product!

Outside of Diaper Clutch
Clutch Closed

Inside of Diaper Clutch
With 3 Diapers and Wipes in it.


Diaper Clutch Open
Opened and laying flat


Diaper Clutch Flap Open
Flap opened.


Now, let me tell you, this pattern, from cut out to iron to sewing, took all of about 15 minutes.  That's it.  The pattern directions were fairly easy to follow - I'd recommend some basic sewing knowledge.  This clutch is also the perfect size for me - my son is 18 months old, and in size 4 diapers, so I can comfortably fit 3 diapers and some wipes in there.  Perfect for me to grab some, fill it up, and stuff it in my purse, forgoing the diaper bag!  This clutch is a must have, in my opinion, for all Mom's and Mom's to be.

I recommend buying patterns from Kirsti - if you have trouble, she is there via email to help you.  I felt her pattern was very well written, very professional looking, and was clear and concise.

If you would like her pattern, to make one yourself, go here and you can buy it.

Or - you can win this lovely one that I made!!

There will be a couple of ways to enter, so sit tight kiddos:
1. Comment here telling me your favorite color. - easy right?
2. If you are a follower of my blog, comment again for a second entry.
3. If you are a follower of Kirstikoo's blog, comment again for an additional entry.
4. Visit Kirstikoo's etsy shop, and tell me what pattern you like the best, and comment for another entry.

Each step completed must be a seperate comment.  Please also leave an email address, either in your blogger profile, or in your comment, so I can get ahold of you to ship this beauty to you!

Good luck to all you commenters! :D
Edited: I will pick a winner randomly Monday January 24th! Not the 21st.  Sorry for Confusion.  MONDAY JAN 24TH! ALL WEEKEND YET TO ENTER!! :D
Disclaimer: I received no monetary gain for this review.  I received the pattern free, but no license to sell said product.  The rights to this product still reside with Kirsti.

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Zipper Pull Madness

 I have been making some zipper pulls - I love it!

Here are a few I did last night, in between quilting :P




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Monday, January 17, 2011

My husband is the greatest!!

My husband must love me! I have a Barnes and noble nook, their ereader, but no case for it.  So - he made me one!!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :D




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Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's never too early to play in snow

As soon as we woke up this morning the kids wanted to play in the snow.

Now that we're done, mommy is hoping for a sewing break. Brrrr
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentines Swap

I just signed up for the Valentines Swap over at swaperoos...

So exciting! Now to think up what to make...and get a partner! :D

Swap With Me

Go check it out!
My sister is also participating!! :D LOOK!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I'm making my very first little mini quilt/mug rug! Just sorta threw stuff together...I like the black and red together, and wanted to sew but had no real plans.

 First Mini Quilt Trial
Go check everyone else out!!!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Eye Glasses Cases

Haven't had time to get much done, or work on any UFO's! AH!  Been babysitting, and babysitting, and babysitting! Tomorrow I have a couple hours free...so cross your fingers for me finishing or at least working on a quilt!

What I have done are these:

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And some "secret" projects, for my SIL, for her birthday.  I don't think she reads this - but I'll be safe and not show final products :D



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Monday, January 10, 2011

Is that me with the fancy blog??

I am so excited! (Those with a reader, click over to my blog to see - it's worth it!!)

The lovely Rebecca over here was amazing to work with!! She really understood my vision, and added her own beautiful creativity to make me this fantastic signature (below).  And my new header! And the button to share! (on the right).  She explained, and helped me install it into my blog...and made it easy to change little things I preferred.

If you are looking for a very affordable update on your blog, go check her out!! I also have her cute little button on my left column...

*happy dance*

Now that I've got an update on my blog...I can go finish up one of my UFO's and then show you! I'm halfway done!! :D

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

WIPs Taunting me

So, I have two lovely quilts, and one lovely table runner...all basted and ready to quilt.
Waiting for Quilting

And here they sit, taunting me.  Haven't had the time to get to them!!!  Maybe today I'll be able to get some progress on these.  I feel like they are abandoned.  My poor abandoned projects :(

Monday, January 3, 2011

BOM and Beading Attempt

One of my local quilt stores has a "super sunday" block of the month.  You buy your starter block for $5, and if you come back the next month on the first sunday, with your completed block, you get the next block free!!  The border and binding kit cost me about 28....but that means I get a full size quilt (if I can keep up) for under 40 bucks! (I will eventually need backing...but that's 12 months from now!!)

So here is my first Super Sunday block.  Look at the cute fabric.  Will make a perfect gift for a little girl...

Super Sunday Block1

Another closeup
Love paisley!
Closeup of fabric


And I decided to attempt this bracelet - and followed the tutorial, sans cinching beads.  I will be refining this...because cinching beads are apparently an important step.  So noted.  It was my first beading creation, so I'm pretty proud! And look - PINK!



Willy Nilly Bracelet




Willy Nilly Bracelet

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy Birthday QuiltGeek!

Happy Birthday to my lovely husband, Mr QuiltGeek!!! 

He got a fancy set of feet for his sewing machine...so now he can do all his quilting with ease!!  And lots and lots of extra bobbins!

Fancy Narnia Leatherbound copy from his sister.


Sewing goodies!!!

I also made him a needle case.

City Quilts from his parents.

I love that man! <3