UPDATE: as I was looking at the picture in the original post, I decided to rework the top and bottom borders. Like them better now.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
A little girl across the pond is having a birthday. She herself is a 'maker' so I am sending her a bag to store her tablet (hudl for those in the know) and her earphones all in one place. Birds nest necklace is an extra. Not sure what else I'll put in the bag. I have a week or so to figure it out.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Always loved these little birds nests I've seen on Pinterest. Since miss Avery has a birthday coming up I've decided to give it a shot. Not too bad for a first shot. Hope she likes it.
I used this tutorial on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=qUroGDn_zS0
Made my first BIONIC GEAR BAG (otherwise known as BGB) by ripstitchr! Love the pattern, pretty easy. Some finessing is needed because of thicknesses when applying the side bindings. First one isn't perfect, but will be well used. More coming down the chute!
Saturday, November 7, 2015
In the sewing room, but not that much output. Still working on Pay Sloans vacation time 2015 quilt along.
Last week we had our English visitors (Beth, Avery and Oscar) here. Very busy. Made Avery a baking apron and we made a Dorothy costume for Halloween. Made the dress so she could use it as an apron if she wants.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
I decided that I needed to make a fall wall hanging to replace the one that was hanging in the welcome room for years. After looking at Pinterest ad nauseum I decided to try my hand at applique. Just fabric play, never done it before, no pattern. I like it despite all the 'learning curves' and complications encountered. Think applique could become a 'thing'. Maybe I need to invest in Pat Sloans book.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
I made this tote and pouch for my BFF for her birthday at the beginning of September! The tote has a zipper pocket on one side and open slip pockets on the other. Don't quite know how to take a pic of the inside of a bag!
Found this great tutorial for installing a zippered pocket: http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/02/zippered_inner_.html
Monday, August 17, 2015
Decided to start a zipper quest ... Inside pockets on totes, pouches and the like. Today I made a pouch to go with my tote that I showed previously (http://cherylquiltnut.blogspot.com/2015/07/tote-for-me.html).
This is the pouch..
I used this tutorial .. http://www.jedicraftgirl.com/2013/06/my-favorite-zipper-pouch-tutorial.html.
Very easy to follow.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
I decided to do the Fat Quarter Shop's "Little Joys Quilt Along" (http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/p/little-joys-quilt-along.html). Think I'm loving the process of following the quilt alongside! It's all about the small steps. Here's the first blocks I did.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
KI don't know about everyone else, but I can't understand why covers for ereaders are so darn expensive. To that end I decided to make myself one. This is the second one I made, the first has been trashed ... Did not fit well at all, but again, I learned a lot through the process. I'm gonna make another one at some point which I'm sure will be better.
In life as well as quilting, there is always something to learn. One of the things that has bugged me for years is how bulky seams get. Somewhere along the way I found this tutorial (http://lavieenrosie.typepad.com/lavieenrosie/2012/04/seams-a-poppin.html).
Once I understood the process it was simple and quick so I ended up making a bunch using my 2 1/2" scrap squares.
Now to join them in the same manner! That's the next challenge which the tutorial also includes.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Made myself a tote like what I did for my mom with some fabric I had for a while that I didn't want to cut unless I had the 'perfect' project for. Lol Crosshatch quilted the body of the bag instead of using fusible fleece. Worked out pretty well. Used This tote pattern which was very easy to understand and work with. http://thelongthread.com/?p=10690
New plan afoot here! Going to try to keep the documentation of my creative endeavors and project ideas here in my blog and post from here. This way I can maybe have some semblance of order. Hope it works!
This is a Minecraft 'Steve' pillow made for my Grandson Elden in May 2015.
So I'm caught up on the Vacation Time Sew Along (http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/2015-vacation-time-mystery-bom.htm). Here's the pictures so far. Loving this project but am trying to use this particular line of fabric I have without buying anymore. Hopefully I will have enough. Have a block for August to go which will be done once the block design is announced. Then it is quilt building time. That will be interesting and I definately will have enough fabric for that part!
Friday, March 20, 2015
This has been an ongoing project for a couple of years now. Melissa gave me the yarn with pattern that I had admired and I started it but it ended up being put away. Decided to finish it and it was blocked on Tuesday of this week! I think this will be nice and warm, used lambs pride wool in heather grey. The pattern is on purl soho site.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Got this nifty template to make a sort of tessellated pinwheel thing. Made a wall hanging.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Finished building the top for this quilt at midnight last night. So, did I finish it yesterday or today! Doesn't matter does it?! Now just have to build the layers and figure out how I want to quilt it. Will be quilted on the Bernina, that I do know.
Love to knit also, although this became kind of monotonous. Don't think I'll be making another one of these. The pattern by the same name is from Ravelry. This was gifted to Alexa and Eric Howell at the shower for their new baby expected to arrive in March 2015.
First finish of 2015. This is actually a UFO that I gave my DH for Xmas unfinished. It is now in use. All home spuns. I have another quilt top of the same fabrics to be finished. Not sure when that will be done or who the recipient is going to be.
This blogging thing has me stymied. I periodically visit this space with the intention of keeping a creative diary, then move on to do other things and don't come back. Well, I'll figure it out, but until then the following will be 'catchup posts'.
Pic of my sweet Jet to start things off! This was taken in 2009 so she was 6 years then. She is going to be 12 this year. Second pic is of her now. She has slowed down, but still healthy, loves her cookies and her daddy. Lol