Thursday, August 27, 2009

Little Critter: Another UFO completed


Okay, so I had decided at the beginning of summer that I would finish all of my unfinished projects (UFO's). I hate to admit that I had more than 15, mainly due to the fact that I have taken workshops where I would start a project and then never have enough time to finish them. The first project I finished is this small wall hanging that I titled "Little Critter". The little critter was embroidered in a class I took with Christine Fries-Ureel. I appliqued the flower and then added the critter on top of a leaf. I used some silk fabrics for the leaves and yarns for the center of the flower. I like the way it turned out. I will post all the other pictures of my finished projects soon. So far I have completed 3 quilts, 2 journal covers, and 2 dolls. I am also in the process of finishing up 3 more quilts (lap size). I am possessed. Even though it does not look like I will finish by September, I am happy with what I have accomplished.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wild Flower Pin Cushion


I made this pin cushion from a Better Homes and Gardens site. The instructions were clear and the project was done in no time. I made a few adjustments to the bottom because I wanted it to be sturdy and flat. Instead of using interfacing, I used a product similar to flexi-firm/Timtex. I suppose you can also use cardboard. I love the colors and I am embarassed to say that I am madly in love with it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fabric Bowls

















I have always wanted to make a fabric bowl, but did not want to sew the rows by hand. That's why I was so happy when I saw Linda Permann's instructions (www.craftsylish.com/item/33825/how-to-sew-a-fabric-bowl ) on how to sew a fabric bowl using a sewing machine. The first bowl I made turned into a basket. It was 12 inches wide and about 14 inches tall. I thought I would put all my unfinished projects in it. Since I still had some leftover fabric, I decided to make a slightly smaller bowl that would hold all my left over scraps of fabric from projects. I usually throw all my scraps in a pile so that I can cut them up later. I usually cut them into strips, squares, and triangles and then throw over whatever is left. After I made this bowl, I still had some fabric left over. So, ofcourse, I made another bowl, a lot smaller, but large enough to hold some spools of thread, ribbon, and bias tape. I am using and love them all.