Sunday, November 29, 2009

Titus' quilt

My friend, Kim, had a baby 8 months ago. I'm JUST NOW finding time to sew this quilt for him. I really like how it turned out.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

teaching ella to sew

This is the same concept as a lacing card. We are starting with large dots on fabric, a hoop, a large blunt needle, and embroidery floss. My mom has saved a few bits of fabric that I sewed on when I was 3! She would draw simple designs onto fabric and I would follow the outline. She'd also give me the button can and turn me loose! What a good and patient mommy I had/ have :). I've had good intention of starting before now, but at least we started. I plan on having Ella stitch the A,B,C's onto separate squares of fabric and then we'll make a little quilt together out of them.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

jewelry shelf

This was an old wood country looking shelf. I decoupaged scrapbook paper onto it and now hangs in the girls room to hold their jewelry.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

wristband thingy

Recently I needed to come up with a creative gift for a good friend. This is what I came up with. The fabric I used is jersey knit. (it's actually the scrap off of the bottom of a dress that I shortened- shhh.... don't tell!) I'm not sure what I did- LOL! I really liked it though- enough that I made myself one also! I created the cuff part with the sewing machine, but the flower I hand stitched and then attached to the cuff. That might not make sense without step-by-step pictures and instructions. sorry. If I ever make another one I'll try to include those. So, what do you think?