Monday, February 28, 2011

Bias Tape

Bias tap is sometimes a headache for me to think about making. Why does it have to take so long to iron?? Especially when I have multiple yards of the same color/print?

I finally hunkered down this week and finished some little flower bias tape I cut out this summer. Wow, that's a long time ago. As you can see I haven't ironed it yet. Sewing the strips together was a huge feat though. I plan to iron it this evening as I watch HGTV (my new favorite channel).
I did however, finish a roll (one yard pre-made) of white and natural bias tape :) I did it yesterday!
My Bias Tape Tutorial .

Friday, February 25, 2011

More Lunch Bags!

Five new patterns for My Shop this week. I figure this baby hasn't shown up yet, so I need a project to get my mind off of "everything baby". I really enjoyed sewing again instead of reading about pregnancy (just finished "What to Expect When You're Expecting" for the 2nd time - The first time was with my first child. Not two times this pregnancy :) ).
I really like small geometrical patterns (stripes, repeating patterns, etc). I'm really trying to get away from that and find some new fun prints.

I really loved this floral print. It reminds me of spring. . . the snow this week did NOT remind me of spring.

I also thought I'd try some bags with "white" bias taped edges instead of the natural color I've been using. At first I wanted to stay away from white because it gets dirty quicker, but I figured it would be fun to try it out and really see how the color can hold up.

My Etsy Shop.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dress giveaway

I don't know if you've ever heard of Shabby Apple, but they have amazing dresses. So many to choose from!!

There's a giveaway right now over at The Train To Crazy ! Go check it out and enter to win HERE .

Perhaps I shouldn't share this . . . that way I have a better chance of winning ;)

Good luck! Let me know if you win.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day.

photo credit

I hope you all have a Happy Valentines Day. It's kind of a funny holiday. I don't mind the chocolate though ;) I think Valentines Day would be more fun if I had school aged children to make valentines for. Oh well, that day will come soon enough.

I realize I haven't started any new projects lately. I've been busy getting things out for my baby that's due in a few weeks (clothes, blankets, bedding, etc). I've been washing a lot of laundry in preparation and cleaning things up around the house to make some space for new baby things. It's been keeping my mind a little to preoccupied. I sure hope this baby comes soon so I can start thinking about other things.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I've never really been a quilter. I've pieced two quilts together in my life and quilted them both. That's it. No more no less.

THIS BLOG is having a quilting contest for the next few days. I may or may not be partial to #14 - and no, it's not mine. :)

If you have a second head on over and vote!

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Blog Banner

Last night my husband designed me a new blog banner (a much needed change to this blog). It was fun to sit and watch him in Adobe Illustrator putting it all together. He makes using that program look so easy. It would have taken me all night . . . and then some.

He has done some freelance logo design for different companies in the past. For my banner, however, he took some elements he's already made and put them together.

You can check out his portfolio on istock HERE . He takes photos and makes illustrations/vectors. He's been adding to his portfolio off and on while he's been in school and working. It's been a fun side hobby for him. Stop by and check out some of his work!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I'm not sure how to share this (I don't know if this specific link will work), but I just opened a FACEBOOK Page !

I would love for anyone out there to "like" my page. It's a new experience to have a page in the social network world. I would love to knwo of others out there who also have an Etsy/craft store facebook page.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

10 Crayon Rolls

My recently completed (I say completed because I have MANY started) project was 10 crayon rolls for a customer on ETSY .
I believe they are for a 4-H fundraiser of sorts. To make money for their group.
They each hold 16 crayons and have a tie for closure.
I'm still temped to try velcro closures, because how many young kids know how to tie a bow? I guess it depends on the ages of the children though.
Here's my first crayon roll post .

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