Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Felt stocking

I have been working on a felt stocking for the past couple of months and it is finally finished.

This is what it is suppose to look like.

 Some progress being made

The snowman got a head.

Here is the completed version

This picture shows the picture, the instructions sheet and the completed stocking.

This stocking was one of the simpler ones that I have done. It was fun to do.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

My first teaching craft

I was asked to show some ladies how to make the some of the ornaments that I made with my friend.

Being the overly "organized" person that I am, I went with everything ready for them.

They each got all the materials they needed in bags, ready to go. That included all felt traced, ribbon, thread, beads and needles.

These are the ornaments that they got to make.

I think that it was a successful night. They have asked for some of the other patterns as well.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Miss Piggy

Here's a baby blanket for Miss Emmy.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Baby headbands

Some headbands I made for Emmy.  


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Baby Blanket

Check this out ... I had to restart it 3 times because it was too large!!  Can you believe that???

Here's a close up:

An even closer close up ...

Ready to be delivered ... 

Happy creating!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Paint project

I decided to paint some ornaments for a friend's birthday present.

I bought them like this.

Then I painted them.

Then I whitewashed them to tone the color down.

From the depths of the scrap bin.

Look what you can find in the scrap bin, forgotten squares become a baby quilt.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Clothespin snowflakes

 This is what I started with, as well as my hot glue gun and white paint.

The first thing you have to do is pull all the clothespins apart.

 Then you put the clothespins back to back and glue them. Then glued all the pairs to together.

Then you paint them. I then added a hanger.
I made some of these from medium-sized clothespins and they look good too.

Monday, October 17, 2016

More felt Christmas ornaments

A friend and I tackled more felt Christmas tree ornaments.

Here are the materials with started with. The patterned material on the left was taken from Her's scrap bin.

I completed these cute squirrels.
 My friend did these Rudolphs
 I made these sheep.
 My friend did these moose.
 I did these polar bears.
We had lots of fun I think we have enough to finally fill the tree.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Different kind of craft - cookie decorating

A group of girls got together to learn how to decorate cookies with royal icing.

The crafting continues

I made a few more ornaments for my friend. It included felt snowman heads, felt mittens, wire trees, button trees and felt squirrels.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Crafting adventure

Spent a few hours this past weekend, showing a friend how to make some felt ornaments for her tree.
These are the patterns that were used. The owl pattern could be found online, I had to make the other two myself.

I helped my friend get started and shemilie basically completed the foxes and penguins on her own. I did the owls because they involved a few different kinds of stitches.

Materials purchased

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Shimmering Triangles

I know you might think I'm crazy but I'm okay with that. I want to make this quilt.  Just the small version.  I looked at the pattern last night.  It's not so bad.  I think material selection will be the most difficult part of this entire quilt.

It calls for large print fabrics.  I'm not usually a fan of large print fabrics but I am going to give it a try!!!  Now to decide what colours to do it in!

What you are you all up to these days?
Happy Sunday

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Clematis and butterflies

This is a paint by number that I recently finished.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


I can't believe how fabulous this quilt is and how easy it was to put together!!  Now ... How do I quilt it????  HELP!!!!

Sorry for the terrible lighting!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Another quilt for me to do ... Imagine that!!!!!

I'm obsessed with this quilt.  I can't wait to get started.  I've even finished a few tasks that I hate doing - I took out the garbage, did errands around town, swept/washed the floor (okay I turned the robot on)!!!  This is the version of the quilt that caught my eye:

I found it on Pinterest, which lead me to Pile O'Fabric Modern Sewing Blog!!! As I read the post, I discovered she used a jelly roll and made this into a wall hanging instead of a full size quilt.  I just happen to have a few jelly rolls and I think I might follow her lead and make a wall hanging instead of a full sized quilt.  So I played with some colours:

Since the quilt is called Super Nova, I thought I would search for some guidance.  Here's what I used: 

An actual super nova!!!  I have a few more things, quilt things, to finish before I get to start this one.  Maybe I can do this in NB this summer just using scraps!!  No planning???  Not sure I can do that!!!!

One more sleep and it's the last day of school!!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Quilting Book

It finally arrived!!!  

I've quickly flipped through it ... Just looked at the pictures!!  I can't wait to do some reading tonight.  There's lots of tips inside this book for things like quilting and what type of designs to use.

I thought of you when I saw this one.  I know how you like a scrappy quilt.  I think this would look great with scraps and one solid.

This quilt is the reason why I wanted to buy this book!!  I have pinned a bunch of them on Pinterest.  I can't wait to try this one!!

There are a couple others in the book that I'm interested in too!!!

Happy last day with students!!