Saturday, February 26, 2011

In Stitches

Hey y'all!  Hope your weekend is going swell!  I am headed to a conference with my students tomorrow, but managed to sneak in a few sewing projects that I've been wanting to get to. 

First up, a hexagon project with some lovely Tea Garden fabric.  Aren't these birdies adorable?  I blogged about this project on the Sew Lux blog here.

I also managed to piece a small quilt!  This was so fun using these little Castle Peeps fabrics.  I used a wonky log cabin block and I was a little concerned it was going to look terrible in the beginning, but now I am really loving it.  I have a 3 x 4 set of 9" finished blocks. Any thoughts on a quilting design?

The funny part about this quilt was that I pranced downstairs to show the mister and he was like, "when did you get that fabric? ... the middle ages?!"  Let's just say he's not a fan of this one, but whatever!  I plan to put it in the shop when I get it finished up and I am sure that it will be perfect for someone's little king of the castle! :)

Have a great weekend y'all!

Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm still around!

Hey y'all! Sorry that I've been so neglectful of my little blog lately.  I've been working on a lot of things ... unfortunately, mostly work things, but I do have several things to share with you tonight.  :-)

First up ... a birthday card that will be headed to my niece once her gift gets here.  I decided to go a little crazy with the patterned paper and not be so matchy-matchy.  It's all Betsy's fault.  She makes be.a.u.tiful things and I love her use of patterned paper.  This card seems a little off-balance, but I doubt my little recipient will notice! :)

I also squeezed out one more "hello" card with those great Studio Calico papers.  (See the others here.)  My mister thinks they are kind of silly since they just say "hello" but whatever.  Sometimes that's all you need.  :)

I do really love that paper and color combo.  Must try making those embellies myself.

I've also been busy sewing some hexagons.  Lovely, no?

Check out my tutorial here. :)

I promise not to go 2 more weeks without another post around here ... Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Heart Day!

Hey y'all!  Just wanted to stop in to share some Valentine's Day cards I made with my February Studio Calico kit.  I made three similar cards and love the aqua blue mixed in with them.

Here's the first ....

And the second ...

And one more ...

What do you think?  Hope you are all having a sweet day! :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hello x 3

Happy Friday!  :-)  I was so glad to have this week behind me ... how about you?!

I wanted to stop in and share a few cards that I made a bit ago using some goodies from a recent Studio Calico kit.  I love these flowers from Sassafras ... I really should try to make some myself!  But, I went with papers that coordinated with the colors in the flowers and I must say I love the aqua/teal/orange combo ... not one I'd normally have as a go-to combo, but I love how these turned out.

Here's the first of the trio...
  And the second ...

 And the third ... 

Which one is your favorite?  I had to laugh when I showed them to the mister, who just said "hello" in a mocking voice.  Whatever!  Sometimes you need a card just to say hello. :-)

So, "hello" to you all!  Hope you all have a lovely weekend! :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Card & A Little Inspiration

Hiya folks!  :-)  Just wanted to share a card I made the other day as well as a little inspiration to get you sewing for those of you who like stitchin' it up!

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card the other day.  I have a hard time making these cards and so I definitely don't have a stash of these hanging around.  I put my January Studio Calico kit to work along with a nice sentiment set from Verve on this one.
I kept the layout and everything simple and I think the colors are nice and calming.  I hope it was well-received despite the occasion for sending it. :)

On a happier note, we've got a fun fabric & sewing pattern giveaway on the Sew Lux blog.  Check out this awesome bag pattern from Clover & Violet.  Isn't it pretty?  I think it looks great in the Fandango collection for sure!
You can enter to win the pattern and the fabric needed (a charm pack & a yard of fabric) by commenting on this post AND on Clover & Violet's giveaway post - there will be a winner from both blogs!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :-)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Finished Quilt of 2011 Numero Uno

Hey y'all!  Got big plans for the big game tomorrow?  We are headed to a party and are excited to watch the game with some friends :-)

I wanted to share the first officially finished quilt from 2011 ... I am calling it the Mini Mod Pod since its a half-scale version of the original pattern.  I used fabrics from the Sew Lux shop and wrote in more detail about it over at the Sew Lux Blog.  Check it out ...
Thank you for stopping in! :-)