Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Cushion Covers

Here are the cushion covers I made for my friend Jill. She needed some covers for her cushions that she could take off and wash. The little cushion cover is made of a really nice cordaroy material that her grandma had given her. There are three more just like it. I just barely had enough to cover all four cushions. Jill went and found a matching fabric for her larger cushion. I think they came our pretty good.

The back side of the cushion covers.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Shopping Spree

I went shopping last night with some money I recived from a sewing job I did, and I have had a few people wanting pics of my stuff I got. Some people even waking me up while I'm sleeping 0.< lol. Well here is the stuff I got, enjoy:) And believe me if one of you guys would have gotten something new... I woulda asked for pics too^^
Well, this is my new bin with three drawers. I have been wanting one for a while so it was nice to finally be able to get one. The slot between the bin and the wall is where I normally keep my ironing board when it is not in use.

In my top drawer I keep all my patterns and all my sewing and quilting books.

In the middle drawer I keep all my yarn and knitting stuff.

Sorry for the finger in the In the bottom drawer I keep my smaller cutting mat and all my rulers, squares, triangles, other miscellaneous items and my quilt for my store.

And for good measure here are just some over all pics of my area now. I am in the middle of sewing stuff so it's a bit on the messy side ...eerrr...should I say creative side..yea that's it...creative.

Here is it from the other view.

Here are the other things I bought. One being a skein of Lion Brand, Lion Suede. I'm hoping to make a purse out of this. I also bought the pannel of the horse which also has the verse The Lord is my Shepherd...folded to the back. I plan on making a wallhanging for my younger one not my older :) I also purchased another kit to do another quilt for my store, and the bin of course. Oh yea, and I purchased a video for the children. I figured they deserved something since they have to leave mommy alone while I'm

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Friendship Square

Here is a pic of my finished friendship square. My friends and I are each making squares to put together to make a friendship wallhanging. This is my square that I made. I made 3 more identical squares so I can give one to each of my other three friends. The letters are for our initials. C :: Christi, D :: Doreen, J :: for me, and K :: for Karina. I chose our favorite colors for the backgrounds of our initials. I can't wait to get my other sqaures to make my whole wallhaning :D

Up close pic of the C

Up close pic of the D

Up close pic of the J

Up close pic of the K

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Mycah's New Bedskirt

Here is a pic of Mycah's new bed skirt. I must say that Shane and I aren't really "feeling" the print. I want to do Mycah's room with bugs and frogs, but after I made this I don't think this particular material is what I am looking for. So I will be looking for new fabric for another skirt for him. Probably when I buy the fabric for his quilt. But atleast this will work for now to cover up the trundle bed underneath.

Here is an upclose pic of the print.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Quilted Purse

Here is a pic of the purse I made for my mom for mother's day. It is quilted and has bamboo handles. I love this purse. It came out so good. This was my first attempt at sewing/quilting a purse. It took more brain work for me than usual since I had alot of figuring out to do since I didn't have a pattern. I can't wait to give it to her.

Here is a pic of the side.

Here is a pic of the material inside.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Happy Birthday... my little blog. It has been one year today since my first post. Looking back it seems like I have come along way in my sewing. I can't wait to see what this next year has in store for me, and how my skills will have progressed in another year. It's neat to be able to look back and see the progress.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Trin's New Bed Skirt

Here is a bed skirt I made for Trin's bed. It really needed it cause the trundle bed underneath was showing. The material I used was curtains my mom had made for her room like 3 years ago. The curtains don't work for her room here since they were too long. So I ripped out the seams where the curtains were and cut it up and hemmed it and made it into this bed skirt. I had wanted her bed skirt to be more ruffley and Mycah's to be straight, but I didn't have enough fabric to make it ruffley or to go all the way around. But I did have enough for the two sides that were showing. I'm hoping to add some of this fabric into her quilt when I make it and make some curtains that do fit her windows.

Both sides of the skirt.

Up close pic of the design.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Small Wallhanging

Here is a little wallhanging I made. My friend Jill had given me some scraps and among them were 3 little squares with different quilting sayings. So I used one of the squares along with the pink and white material that was given to me to make this little wallhanging for my area. It measures approximatley 16" x 16". I used mock binding to finish off the edges. I used the stippling technique to quilt my border. This was my first time doing it and I really enjoyed it. It gave me an idea, along with practice for when I do it on future projects.
(It has two pins at the top because I have it pinned to my wall >.<)

Up close pic of the center square.

Here is a pic of the front border.

Here is a pic of the back.