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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Craftsy BOM so far, I have 6 more blocks to go..I am thoroughly enjoying this. This one I am going to finish and give to my mom.  I can't wait to start Amy Gibsons Sugar Block of the club at the beginning of the year.

Nikita


Monday, December 10, 2012

Well let me tell you.. this quilting bug.. had turned into a virus of some sort.. I can't stop. I actually dreamed about fabrics one night, I even thought I was get a tension headache from being soo excited about getting a bundle of fabrics in the mail..I just couldn't wait to get my hand on them. So when it finally did arrive I snatched up that jelly roll and without even thinking twice found a quick tutorial that I could use and literally started on it within ten minutes of it being in my possession.. shame I know.. oh well, while I don't hate how it turned out.. I think next time I will at least wait and look for something I really like. It's jsut the top part of it, I'm still working on finishing the Craftsy BOM series so the jelly roll top got set aside for a while.

So quilt top - # 3



Nikita

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

And after making the first quilt which was for my son.. he's only a year so he didn't require a whole lot of quilt... I got inspired logged on to Etsy and ordered up some fabrics for my monkey not being sure that I would ever make another quilt, I ordered every fabric I thought at the moment was cute and went with it..so this quilt is busy busy busy... and let me say through the process I almost didn't want to make another one or even finish that one..it was a fight with the machine.  Either way, I finished it, and I have plans to make more.. I think I am actually addicted to this, more so than my modge podge..




It was amazing before I started making my sons quilt I couldn't find a single thing that was clear to help me.. after I was finished.. there seem to be a million sites out there. I followed Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial on YouTube for this one.  Love them!!!

I did make a pillow for her too, but I didn't get a snapshot of it.

First quilt I made..

I had no instructions or any sort of real guide to follow..I had been wanting to make one for a LOONNGG time but thought it would require too much and be way to expensive to make, but one day as I was going through my blogs, I saw a post of The Inspired House Wife.. basically she was talking about making a quilt for the victims of the Tsunami, a childs quilt. She didn't give instructions just pretty much snapped shots as she went along, and I thought hey I can do that.. so I got out my materials..and somewhat followed along.

And this is what I came up with..



The pillow pattern is from Cluck Cluck Sew - Sprocket Pillow.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mosaic Candle Holders

                                                        MOSAIC CANDLE HOLDERS



My munchkin and her Grandma did this project together, and it is fairly easy to do and really cute.

You can use canning jars or any old food jars that you may have, of course as all things go.. thoroughly wash/clean them before you craft with them or anything else with them for that matter.

Jars of your choice
Tissue paper
MODGE PODGE!! : )
And a small/medium sized craft paint brush.  

Cut your tissue paper to whatever shape you fancy or if you're on the wild side..multiple shapes
Grab your paint brush and start modge poding it on!

Creates a really cute mosaic like candle holder.


Sewing School

I've been bitten by the craft bug. First it started off with Modge Podge, I just discovered the stuff and wanted to Modge Podge everything in the house, from there it was the acrylic paints.. I couldn't paint fast enough for my hearts content..from there sewing, I was sewing, painting and if I could have Modge Podge the fabric.. I'm fairly certain I would have done it.  Either way.. I'm stuck on sewing, specifically..quilting. I have always wanted to try and make a quilt and on a whim one day I just went for it, and now I can't stop.

My daughter must have been bitten by the same bug.. or she likes to say..kissed by the same bug.  No bug would dare to bite her she said as she is too sweet, so they must be kissing her.  

She asked me to show her how to make a quilt of her own, and well that got me really excited so I went and bought her a little mini sewing machine.. we won't go into that though. (horrible waste of money)  and a sewing book. I thought this would be a great after school activity we can do together...


I absolutely LOVE this book! It progressive so it starts off with the VERY basics like talking about different fabrics, supplies, and techniques. After that is covered they get into the actual sewing projects, which range from 1 star being the easiest and 3 stars for the more advanced sewer, however by the time they work through each project they should know all of the techniques and have applied each one as they go.


Above are the first two projects my daughter did on her own, she had a LITTLE guidance from me (I had to refrain from wanting to take the needle and do the stitches in a straight line, that was truly a test for me).
What I loved about the first two projects is that they are actually sewing items that they will need for their kits that they have to put together.
1.  Pink book.. is the needle book that houses all of their needles.. in this case only one needle for her.
2.  Apple pin cushion.
And then they get into the usual round of things you might start off with when first learning how to sew.. a pillow, a small drawn stuffed animal and so forth.
This was money well spent.. (unlike the sewing machine..: /)


I can't wait for her to get further into the book and have more projects done that  I can post about.