Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The wall and another block down!

I was kinda late in posting last weekd blocks but here is one of this weeks plus I got everything hung up on the wall to see where I want the blocks placed. 9 down only 3 more!!!

I am definately getting better at applique stitching thanks to this sew a long!!!

Enchino Creation

Well this week we got one of our "family" Christmas gifts. A new Kindle Fire. I love it!!! (the little that I have been on it!!) It is kinda like an Ipad but is thru amazon. Has all the apps and games and can watch movies and check out books. The boys have spent the most time with it (of course)!!! Once it was on its way I decided I needed to make a case for it since I didn't want to spend $40 on one. So I got up my courage and pulled out some fabric from the Enchino swap. There is more coming soon so I thought it would be ok to use a little. I found a tutorial here and kinda did my own thing off of it.

The elastic and I didn't get along very well but here's the end result!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

2 more blocks

Here are the next 2 blocks I made.

Another craaazy week!!

So this week was the week before Thanksgiving break and it kids at school were craaaazy!!! Home life was also craaazy and not a lot of sewing got done. On Wed a teacher asked if I could help her with a gift idea for a cousin overseas that has a little girl and she needed it by early next week! I suggested skirts and she loved the idea so Wed night I was at the local Hancocks texting her pictures of fabric to see which ones she liked. We finally decided on 2 cute ones and I knocked them out Thur after school and I gave them to her Fri and she was super happy with the results. Here they are!!

This picture was taken on my kitchen floor as I was heading out for school Fri morning.....I almost forgot to take a pic!!

My plans for Turkey break are to catch up on the last 2 blocks from the Christmas sew a long- as well as the 2 new ones coming this week. I have 2 bags I am making for Christmas gifts for my mama and my ma in law. And I am writing a tutorial on making a diaper bag (actually I will be making 2 of them) for gifts. If I can get all this done as well as the traveling next weekend I will be a SUPER happy person!!!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

2 more blocks........

Here are this weeks 2 blocks from the 12 Days of Christmas sew a long! The first one is the snowflake. The lady that gave this tutorial makes a TON of stuff from the selvages of fabric- which is the white strips that most of us cut off and throw away. That is what snowflake is made from. The second one is 4 presents. The pic isn't very good but they came out cute!! Can't wait to see what the next ones are!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

So the wonderful Sara at Sew Sweetness has started a 12 Days of Christmas Sampler Quilt along. I just had to join so my little boy and I went and picked out some Christmas fabric and I have been enjoying doing the fun blocks with different styles of doing it. Here are the first 4. The best part is that I will be done with this by Christmas!!

We are going at a rate of 2 a week and the next one is tomorrow and I can't wait to check it out!!

I am also working on a sew a long for oven mitts. I am using up my scraps and giving them away for Christmas presents. Once I am done with some more I will post some pics!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

New toy

So thru the various blogs that I read and follow I have seen a lot of stuff being done with hexagons. Check out this pillow and this one and a cute bowl cover and a mini quilt and an eyeglass case. 
Some people hand cut them and others use different machines to cut them out. I have a BigShot so I broke down and ordered the 1 1/4 hexagon Sizzix die cut which cuts out 4 hexagons at a time. I just happened to pull this fabric out from my leftovers box and started playing with it. Can't wait until I have time to play with this more. I think a bunch of these would be cool to sew together for an oven mitt. It is also a good way to get rid of scraps!

Remember this picture? I am slowly getting closer to making it. I have all the materials. I chose a black fabric with a white swirls on it and a deep pink interior with black leather straps. Here is the flower I made. It is removable so I can make more. It is all hot glued together and I love me some hot glue!!!

What I have been up to,,,,,

I know that it feels like forever since I have posted an update! Well get ready to see what I have been doing.
You may recall that I won a couple Amy Butler patterns. Well my friend wanted a Spice Market Tote made so we went shopping together which was super fun and I can't wait to do it again! We went to this awesome quilt shop in the small town of Salado, Texas. They even carry Amy Butler fabric! She was able to get some AB fabric on the clearance rack. This bag is HUGE and I need one now too!!
Here's some pics!!

I promise to be back soon with more stuff I made!
And have I mentioned I custom make bags?
If you ever need anything let me know!