I had ice cream with my oldest grand-daughter yesterday and talked about this quilt. I made it for her birthday and wasn't really sure if she liked it. (You know how that goes-when you think something should be perfect there are usually a few worries!) Turns out that she doesn't know if she likes the top better or the back. The back is a variegated fabric that shifts from blues to purples to soft mauves. The top is 'great' but the back makes her think of waves. So I guess that is good-either side works. Hmmmm...not sure how I feel about that because most of the work went into the top and the back is just fabric. But the quilt is being used and she knows it was stitched with love from Grandma-that's good enough for me!!!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
We must have made these yo yo's quite a while ago and put them away for a special project. Somehow I spied them and they just seemed to need some buttons added.
Next thing I knew, I had made a little envelope pillow case for my 7 inch square pillow and settled down to watch NCIS!
All I needed was 16 yo yo's, 16 buttons, a piece of fabric 8" X 18" and a square pillow form. I like the vintage look and plan to make another right away for Jeanne. Maybe the next one will be bright neon yo yo's! I think I saw some in the studio.
My feeling of accomplishment was nice-taking things and combining them into something new. That's what it's all about!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Digging around in my sewing studio I happened upon a bag of little red/white/and blue yo yo's all made up, just waiting for a project. In the same bag was a piece of flag fabric. Hmmmm....
Next thing I knew they had come together into a hot pad-just right to be sitting in the middle of my table on the 4th of July! Easy to assemble yo yo's using Clover's great yo yo makers, this project could adapted to any special date using fabric that suited the occasion. I love it!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Continuing my fun with simply made necklaces this week. This time I found two different grey matte necklaces and hooked them together to make the length I wanted. From there, I laid out all the various trinkets I have been accumulating over the last couple of months.
I especially love the glass/metal piece at the upper left in the photo. This is a two sided locket that you can put your own small pictures or graphics inside. The next two small dangling pieces are earring embellishments that a friend passed on to me. One is a green teardrop shop and the second is a circle with a purple teardrop hanging down. Lovely way to treasure a piece of jewely that has lost its mate.
I added a few other pieces and that was all I needed. I especially like the contrast in chains and the variety of items I hooked on. A few jump rings, a pliers and I was ready to go.