Sunday, October 28, 2012

Table Top Swap 3

Even though this is the third table top swap, it is my first time participating. I had a lot of fun, as usual, in stalking my partner.  It was my first time making fabric baskets and these cool pencil holders.

I love the one I made and for whom I made it for... Gina of Happy Go Lizzie.  She was a joy to make for.

Here is her basket that I made:

The movie wasn't it is what I watched while making the baskets.  It is my all-time favorite chick flick!

Below is the basket I received from Deb, aka TrioStitchStudio:

I know that photo is pretty icky, but the product is NOT!  It is beautiful and I was so excited to receive it.  I have this secret love affair for ric-rac! And look at the owl!!!

My sister and I also volunteered to be Angels in this swap.  And we were fortunate enough to be called to active duty!  Nothing makes a heart feel better than making something nice for someone.  This gal loved 30's fabric an only wanted the pencil cases. I happened to have a bit in my stash from a project I had started (notice I didn't say finished) hehe  I was able to make these beauties with it.  Well, lets say, I made the baskets. My sis made the coordinating mug rug.  

I hope she loves them!  The smaller one is the perfect size for seam rippers!  lol  You can never have enough of those!

Until the next post (I actually have it scheduled to post but want to make sure my partner receives her tote bag before I actually post it!), my lovelies!!
Have a fantastic rest of your day!

Much Love!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012


     FINALLY!   I have had time to participate in the Friday Night Sew In.  It has been moons since  I have gotten to "play" with the girls.  Earlier this week I was going through my sewing room closet and found some Halloween projects as well as some kits that I had purchased/started making many (eh-hem, pardon me while I clear my throat) YEARS ago.

     I have had this lovely in the works for only a couple of years.  All I had left to do, as I had started working on this again earlier in the week, was to hand sew the binding on the back of the quilt. Now it is complete and hanging on my wall in the living room just in time for Halloween!

     Last year I had purchased this lovely little kit and pattern called "Half to Have My Sister" by Bloomin Minds.  I added the borders to this and then layered the batting.  Next is to stitch down the applique, and embroider the phrase "sometimes I miss my sister".    This little wall-hanging really makes me laugh.  I was telling a girl at work about it but she didn't get the connection between the phrase and the witches legs....  So I had to explain it to her not once, not twice, not even three times!  By the fourth time, she finally got it.  But by then it wasn't funny.  

     I digress, as I was too tired to sew anymore and not wanting to rip out seams like my sister did (hehe) I  picked out some fabric for a Christmas pillow I want to make.  It has this lovely embroidery in the center which will go on the white fabric, followed by the red ric-rac then the aqua border, and the red striped  fabric(cut on bias) is the piping.
The pattern is #411 Vintage Candy Cane Snowman by Crab*apple Hill

      Another project, which cannot be counted in the FNSI because I finished it earlier this week,  was as stitchery unearthed from its fabric grave.  I just thought it was to stinkin' cute not to share with you.  All I had to do to finish this fright of a pillow was stitch around the applique and finish the door to the house. Then I added borders and made an envelope pillow cover with it.  Since my measurements were a bit off, which is really par for the course.. I made lemonade!  LOL  I had a creative opportunity presenting itself and I ran with it.  A loooooong time ago I had heard how to make your own pillow forms and had purchased the materials, which like a lot of my projects, were sitting in my closet and I did just that.  I will have to blog about that later,  but the pillow form with the new spooktacular pillow cover turned out beautifully and I wonder why it took so long for me to finish this.

I got this stitchery pattern from a little booklet. I will have to scrounge to find it so I can give you the info.
So that is all for this Friday Night Sew In blog post!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I am off to take a shower and tidy up a bit.  I have to find a fun dish to take to my step-sister, Becky's, tonight.  She is having a Halloween party!  Kid friendly, course!   BoooOOOOaaahhhhaaa

Friday, October 19, 2012

Belated swap posts! Part One

Time sure flies, doesn't it!  I have been busy doing everything and nothing all at the same time!
I have participated in a couple swaps recently and received some wonderful items.  There has been the Pretty Little Pouch Swap 5 (PLPS5) in which I received this great pouch and goodies:

Thanks, Jill!!  (JMCBroom)  I adore this!
 Here is the pouch I made her with the goodies:

I appliqued the flowers and the lady bugs onto the lining of the pouch. I loved that idea. She will be the only one able to appreciate it!

From the PLPS 4 swap I received this beauty:
pouch back
pouch front

Thank you, Sara!!!!  (simplybeu)  LOVE IT!

Here is the pouch I made with its goodies for my PLPS4 swap partner Wambers Whimsies (Amber)  
The back...before I ripped it all apart and added hardware and fixed the zipper

So...... this is it for tonight!  I have more to post but this one is long enough.  LOL  Two more swaps to tell you about plus ones that I am getting ready to particpate in!

EDIT:   I just realized that the last two pouches I had already blogged about! Sorry for the repeat!  It's old-timers, I swear!