I am doing a little show at the end of the month with my friend Julia.
I decided to make these little stuffed elephants for the show. I have a few more in purple (because
purple is my favorite color) anyways it'll be a fun road trip and a fun girls week end.
I am giving one of these cuties away, all you have to do is leave a comment and let me know what your favorite color is. I will do a random drawing on Monday April 15th make sure you leave an email address so I can get a hold of you if you win.
The Covert Robin swap My covert robin came this morning. It came from Bobbie St Clair who lives in IL. She made me a turtle tote with a little matching bag tag and sent along a few other goodies, fat quarters, notebook, list pad, chocolates, and some soap. Thank you Bobbie, I will enjoy everything you sent and thank you so much for making me such a beautiful tote.
Hello, it's been a while, i know.
I have been working on a quilt along due April 1st. I got off to a slow start but was able to make up for lost time and get the quilt finished.
I love the way it turned out ,although a bit busy, I am giving this one to a friend of mine who rarely leaves her house, I think this will brighten her day and she deserves it.
The top pic is the quilt all done, and the bottom pic well Crafty Cat thought it might be for him lol
sorry Crafty Cat not this time.
My newest sewing challenge is the Orbit Quilt Along. I am so excited because I can use my scraps on this one. This is a 6 week sew along hosted by Lindsey @ LRStitched. Once the quilt is completed it will be given to a good friend of mine. She is a "shut in" and with the bright colors I think it will be cheery for her. This week I will be busy cutting and sorting. It took me a while but I laid it all out and have it pinned. This is how I did my organizing. There are 9 rows in this quilt and I have them sorted by row and numbered. This should be pretty easy to put together, one could hope, right?
I thought I would share another item from the Wrap along.
This one went to my friend Lori for Christmas, inside are two candy bowls, I made the fabric wrap, it was just a square she can use later as a placemat, dish cloth, napkin etc.
The rose is from the book it was called the Resplendent Rose I chose the variation where there are no ragged edges, on the back I hand sewed a pipe cleaner so it could be wrapped around the fabric and held in place (almost too pretty to open) but the bowls were awesome too :)
I participated in a wrap along the few weeks leading up to Christmas. I must say it was pretty inspiring. I had a lot of fun and it challenged me to think even more outside the box.
The book I was working from was Ruby Star Wrapping by Melody Miller and Allison Tannery.
Right before I started this endeavor a friend of mine gave me this old suitcase full of interesting things. It had mat board, ribbons, scrap booking paper,tape and lots of other fun stuff. I ending up using a lot of the supplies out of this suitcase for the projects I did.
Probably my favorite project from this book (I could make all day and all night) was the newspaper flower. In the box of goodies I found old maps, lots of them, and I cut up all these maps to make the beautiful flowers that eventually ended up on at least 9 Christmas packages. Boy did they get rave reviews from the recipients. I started thinking that if I made enough of these map flowers I could display them on a wall in my home. Wouldn't that be cute?
The ones in this picture are the ones I made for the packages and the leafless bush outside my house held them for this picture.
I am a mother of 5 great kids and three cute cats. I have the most wonderful husband who is my biggest fan and bestest friend. I try to live a simple life and surround myself with positive supporting friends and family.I have always been artsy and love to create things. I also enjoy crossword puzzles and reading. I love all animals which is apparent in the designs I do for my bags, but my favorites are turtles, elephants and owls. My kids inspire me daily even though they are mostly grown, I still feel like I learn so much from them, they are what I was put on this earth to do and having them and raising them was the most important job I ever had and I love every minute of it.