Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Table

There have been many projects gracing my table as of late.  Here are a few of them...

 1)  That is a basket for my little girl's school fundraiser.  I made the tote and a matching pillowcase to add to about 50 pounds of candy...
 2)  This sweet little bunny pancake grace our table Easter morning...
 3) My little girls quilt in progress

4) The view on my table currently.  
What I didn't post was pictures of Mother's Day gifts in the making.  I am still not done with them, but getting there.  Oh, and another carseat canopy that will make it's debut in my ETSY shop soon.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Marco! Polo!

Where have I been?  We have had a few beautiful days lately and that takes me outside.  My true love, the sunshine, beckons me and I have no choice but to follow.  That does not mean I have not been sewing.  Here are a few things that have graced my machine...

I also have a quilt top in progress and I have been working on a few things for a fundraiser for my little girl's school.  I just don't seem to have any pictures of them yet...
I hope you all are letting your creative juices flow!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Under the Weather

I have had my hands busy with people feeling unwell, including myself.  So what have I to do with all this time at home beside make sure my little loved ones are taken care of?  Well sew, of course.  This is what I have been working on...
80 blocks for my daughter's new quilt,
 almost finishing a faux chenille blanket,
 and making three new carseat covers for my ETSY shop.

All in a weeks work!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Winner is...


Congratulations!  I will get your prize to you shortly.
I do want to thank all of you for entering, and stay tuned as there are bound to be more fun giveaways soon.  I like to give things away!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Star Light,

Star Bright,
First Star I have sewn, tonight!

This star was sewn for the newest Moda challenge, Just One Star.  they are going to take all the stars they receive and make quilts for injured soldiers through the Semper Fi Fund.  Check out this link to see the full details.  I would encourage you all to participate!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pachyderm Penny Weights Giveaway

After seeing this simple, yet incredibly useful, tutorial I knew I had  to make these!!!!  Here is my version on the Fifty Cent Weights...

Because I love these so much, I am going to make some more.  That is a bonus for both of you who read this blog because I am going to give away a set of four, that is right 4, of my pachyderm penny weights.  Since there are only two of you who actually read this blog on a normal day, that is a 50/50 percent chance.  Good odds if you ask me.  Here are the answers to all of your questions...

What do you need to do you ask?
Great question.  All I ask is that you post a comment on this lovely blog.  Unlike other giveaways, you won't have to scroll down to the end of 17 pages of comments to enter yours.  In all likely-hood you will be the second.  Oh yeah, and don't forget to leave some sort of way for me to contact you!  My ESP is failing in my old age.

When am I going to pick a winner?
Another great question.  I will leave this giveaway open for one week.  It will close at Friday, April 15, 2011, at 5pm PST.  Since that is tax day, this could really brighten your day!
As Tanya pointed out, tax day is April 18th this year due to congress celebrating Emancipation Day.  It is an official public holiday in D.C. that usually takes place on April 16th, but was moved this year since the 16th is a Saturday.  So, my giveaway is like a breath of fresh air needed before facing your taxes!  ;) 

How will I pick my winner?
Oh, we will print of comments and pull them out of a hat.  My 2-yo is really good at being impartial to paper!

Is this open to people outside the U.S.?
Sure.  If I knew anyone outside the U.S. I would definitely want you to be included. 

What on earth would I use penny weights for?
The possibilities are endless.  If you are broke, you get $2 in change.  They are great for boys to throw at each other, if you don't mind some tears and black eyes.  Paper weights? Hide-and-seek?  But I made them to help my fellow crafters.  They are wonderful to hold down your fabric while cutting so it doesn't slide off your table. Not to mention they are just downright C.U.T.E.

Well, good luck to you both! 

Boy Craft

Yesterday I had lots of desire to be creative but near zero energy.  So, what is a crafter and quilter to do?

The tray we used is called 'daisy', but we decided that they are very similar to gears.  We made two trays of crayons, one for each boy. 
Later in the evening I had an opportunity to check out my new magazine...
I have been stalking the shelves of all retailers looking for this particular magazine since I saw it over here almost a month ago. Oh the possibilities!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Still Working

It seems as though I have not been home lately.  Spring break always gets too busy and goes by too quickly.  Maybe I will make more progress next week!