Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dead Man's Curve Car Show and Purse Insert

Over the weekend, hubby and I went to a car show, his friend had a Shelby in the Dead Man's Curve Car Show.

Nice, huh?  There were a lot of awesome old cars, here are pics of a few:

Hubby likes this one

On another note, I finally made a purse insert/organizer.  Do you know what that is?  Every time I change my purse, I have to rearrange and pick and choose what I want to take with me.  Well, with the purse insert, you just move the insert which has pockets to hold all of your stuff.

I found the instructions on the Jamome site here.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Yo-Yo Bag #1

I finished the yo-yo bag I was working on.  It measures 12" x 12" and I added a lining which ended up being the back drop for the yo-yo's.  Each yo-yo is separated by a bead, sewn on by hand.  I put on leather handles and now it is all done.

Side 1

Side 2

These pictures do not do it justice.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Black Evening Bag

I always have a problem when I am getting dressed to go out at night.  I have a lot of black/gold handbags, but I always seem to need a plain one or one with silver.  So I got out some black fabric and quilted it using a cross-hatch pattern.  Then I cut it to a decent size.  I added a flap with a magnetic snap closure.  At first I was going to leave it as an envelope bag, but found some silver chain that I bought a while ago and added it.  I also had purchased a pin from Express a long time ago and thought it would be perfect for this bag.  So here is what I ended up with:



It measures 10" wide, 7" height, and 2" depth.  And now I am ready to go out for the night.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Finished My Scrappy Stars Quilt

I finally finished the Scrappy Stars Quilt I was working on when I went on our guild's retreat last year.  It ended up being a twin size quilt, based upon how much of the beige fabric I had.

This is not the best picture, but it was all I could do at the time.  What is the first thing that you see?  I notice the beige colored crosses, but if I look at it long enough, I can see the multi-colored stars and then I see the cross hatching.  It is quite interesting.

Have a great day everyone.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Temari Ball/Pin Cushion

Has anyone ever made a Temari ball?  I finished one the other day and I love it.  It is a lot of work (all done by hand), but I really enjoyed the process.  I followed the directions from Omiyage by Kumiko Sudo.  I have made several projects from this book and I have liked every one of them.  This one can be a pin cushion, but I don't think I will be able to stick any pins in this one.  Weird, huh?

The best part is that this entire ball was made from my scraps!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Broken Dishes Quilt Finished

I finished my Broken Dishes Quilt.  YAY!  It measures 84" x 66" and I quilted it using a meandering puzzle pieces pattern.

I had a few blocks left over so I made two baby quilts.  I am in the process of binding one and here is a picture of the one that is finished.  I ended up putting sashing between the blocks and this little quilt measures 32" square.

And this is the back of the baby quilt.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A New Hat/Cap

I made a hat!  I used a pattern from the Japanese magazine I bought while I was visiting San Francisco.

I wanted to use silk ties, ones I had on hand...

It is amazing how much fabric one tie yields.  I cut out the entire lining from the bottom section of one tie.

 I then cut the ties up and laid them out in a pleasing manner.  I added some trim here and there.  Then, I sewed the pieces together and then quilted on top of the seams.

And voila!  I really like the way the hat turned out.

 However, I do not like it on me.  This one will be given away.  I think I will try to make this hat again with a smaller visor.

The best part is that I was able to follow the pattern...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Featured on Best of the Web

My blog has just been featured on Best of the Web:Be@Home which recognizes the most interesting home decor websites. I am honored and excited about this...YAY! Go and check it out. Here is the link

Monday, June 25, 2012

New iPAD Cover

I am so excited that I now have an iPAD, Yippeee!  I needed to find a cover for it, so I searched and searched, but could not find the one I wanted.  So, you guessed it, I sort of winged it.  First I picked out a fabric that I liked, then I quilted the fabric, and then I cut it out to sew.  I have a snap closure, but I also added an elastic trim (black trim) so that I can flip it over to the back for extra security.  Now just so you don't think I can just whip things up, this was my second attempt! And I am very happy with the way it turned out.  The last pic shows a small cutout for taking pictures, this was missing from every iPAD cover tutorial/instruction I found.

Closed and the black trim is elastic so it can be flipped to secure.

Fully open with snap closure

Standing upright

I used a grommet for the photo eye opening.
Just one more note, since I used a grommet for the photo eye opening I placed a small amount of glue on the inside to prevent the grommet from scratching my iPAD.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Goodies in the Mail

Imagine my surprise when I went to my mail box today and found a package from Leona from Leona's Quilting Adventure.  I forgot that I had signed up to receive some goodies during my birthday month.  Yes, I am now one year older.  Thank you so much Leona.  She sent me a beautiful fat quarter, Log Cabin key chain, and a mustache pin from Christine from Sewandsomuchmore.

I said I would show you some of my hand projects since I have not been home much.  I am still working on my yo-yo's.

And I made this beautiful flower bag.  This bag was done entirely by hand.  I love this book (Omiyage by Kumiko Sudo), it is an "oldy", but  "goody".  I have made several projects from it and I always find myself browsing through it.

Here is the other side of the flower.  It is really tiny.  Most of the bags in this book are more decorative than useful, but that doesn't stop me from making them.  They are used to put gifts in and then give away.

I am hoping to get to the sewing machine sometime soon, but until then...

Have a great day everyone.