Saturday, June 4, 2011

Long Time, No Post!

Hi everyone!

The start to 2011 has been a busy one!  I've been focusing on keeping this blog going and hope to share some more paper-y projects around here over the summer. :)


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Inspiration (Sewn Spaces Swap)

Just sharing some inspiration for the Sewn Spaces Swap ... we'll be making sewing machine covers for a secret partner!  :-)  Some of my current faves ... anyone notice a theme?!

1. do. Good Stitches quilt, 2. Tea Cozy - front (2010 UFO #3), 3. DSCN1107, 4. Pillow Talk Swap #2, #3, #4,  5. Sunday Stash #81, 6. scrappy log cabin bag, 7. Fresh & Funky Bee - August Quilt Progress, 8. VQB_AugustFabrics, 9. Sewing Machine Cover, 10. stroller quilt, 11. DSCN0871, 12. DSCN0659

Also ... starting a Pinwheel Quilt Along at the Sew Lux Blog ... check it out!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

February Bee Blocks

Hiya!  Its a rainy, rainy day today and I've spent most of the afternoon working on updating Sew Lux and getting some things ready for when our next bolts of fabric come in.  Can't. hardly. wait. :-)

I wanted to share the bee blocks I made in February.  I made three of these wonky blocks in these awesome Kaffe prints ...which inspired by the wonky Castle Peeps quilt top I shared last time. I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

I also made some disappearing 9 patch blocks - a new block for me - for the do.Good Stitches Faith group.
 I also worked on this 4-patch block for the Fresh & Funky bee.  I was a little scared about all these small squares and the grid lining up but it turned out just fine.

This weekend I've been working on wrapping more of my fabric into mini bolts and just cleaning up my space in general.  I have lots of projects ... for paper and fabric ... swirling around in my head and hopefully this week I will get to some of them. :)

Hope you've had a fabulous weekend! Talk to you soon!

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! :)