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Monday, September 28, 2009

Tree Top Fancy

Tree Top Fancy is the name of a fabric collection by Tina Givens.  I fell in love with this fabric.  I ordered a fat quarter bundle in the papaya colorway.  Soooooo pretty.  I made my friend Wendy this cute over the shoulder bag from this fabric for her birthday.  I used a bag pattern from the latest issue of Quilts and More.  It has cotton batting between the outer fabric and lining giving the bag some support.



Last year I made my daughter a wallet for her birthday to go with her Skie bag.  She really likes this wallet but after 1 1/2 years of use it’s starting to look a little dingy.  I should have sprayed the wallet with Scotch Guard to help protect it from getting dirty.  Oh well.  Anyway, I made her another with this fabric.  One slight modification to the pattern to accommodate fat quarters and I was in business.



This bag has 12 card holders, a zip pouch, a velcro pouch and storage behind each of the card holder areas.  This is the fourth one I’ve made.  I think the next one will be for me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Itty Bitty Hats

I love everything Itty Bitty.  I saw the Itty Bitty Hats book at my local yarn store and had to have it.  That was followed by Itty Bitty Nursery.  And of course the soon to be released Itty Bitty Toys is on order.  These books are wonderful.  Here are 2 hats from Itty Bitty Hats.

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The white doesn’t show up very well but it’s about 1 dozen white knitted roses all sewn to the top.  VERY cute.


Is that not the cutest daisy hat ever?

Monday, September 21, 2009

More Miss N Cuteness

Here are a few more pictures of Miss N modeling little outfits I made for her.  This is the Easy Empire Waist pattern from Amy Butler’s book.  More on that here


This outfit is from Martha Pullen’s Sew Beautiful magazine.

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Love those glasses!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This post is for Tammy

I saw my sister-in-law Tammy on Labor Day.  She mentioned that my blog hasn’t been updated in a while.  What???  An actual person that reads and follows my blog?!  Thanks Tammy.  It’s nice to know that there are people out there…so this one is for you. Smile

Remember the Block of the Month club that I joined in the spring of last year?  Well, I really enjoyed it.  It was fun getting a surprise block in the mail every month and all the fabric to make it.   It’s been a while since the BOM was finished and I decided to try and find another one that would suit me.  I found one.  If you haven’t heard of Lori Holt then you are in for a treat.  She creates the most amazing hand applique quilt patterns with a unique vintage feel.  I’ve been eyeing her Apron Club pattern for a while but didn’t know if I was up for the task.  


Just look at all those incredibly cute aprons.  I’ve tried and been pretty successful with machine applique but applique done by hand takes on a whole other look.  I found an on-line shop hosting a BOM using this very pattern!  The club doesn’t start until November but I’ve been practicing.  I had some Moda toweling  and some fat quarters lying around so I gave it a whirl.  So fun.  There is a lot of prep work but in my opinion, well worth it.  I like this tutorial.  Here is my sample (click picture to enlarge):



I’ll post aprons as they come.