Friday, December 31, 2010
I bought a new quilting book for myself for Christmas-this block pattern came from it (I adjusted the pattern a little-only making 9 blocks, no borders). The backing is a faux fur cream chenille. Very soft. I love the pink/brown/blue color combo on the fabric. Here is a link to Camille's blog, her book cover is on the right hand side.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I made this little card today to send to my sister-her birthday is coming up in January. This is the first time I've used the mushrooms from the funky four set (stampin up). I think I'll make this again, but instead of coloring each mushroom a different color, just do them all in the espresso. I like that dark brown mushroom best!
I've made these mittens off and on for around 15 years. Once I finished dental hygiene school and was working, I found I needed something to do in the night (since I didn't have to study anymore!!). Anyhow, I finished the red pair last night and thought I would be post some pics.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
After making the previous basket, I really wanted to use some muslin, and felt shapes to see if the basket could be a little sturdier, without having to use interfacing. So I die-cut some felt shapes, then hand stitched them to the outside fabric, before sewing everything together. Then of course, I wanted to fill the basket! So I made 3 flannel burp cloths, a block, a ribbon lovey, and a bib. It's all flannel, except for terry cloth on the back of the bib, and chocolate chenille on the block and the back of the ribbon blankie. So any of you local girls out there are in need of a baby girl shower gift, leave me a comment-it's a unique gift that any Mom would love to have.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This is the first card I've made with these 3 cheery penguins this year. I might have to ink them again, they're so cute! I made this card for Charlotte's teacher. I used SU! patterned paper, and prismacolors and stickles for the coloring.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I found an online tutorial on how to make this cute basket. I think next time, I'll use a stiffer outside fabric, maybe muslin with a decorative strip of cotton print. It stands well, but could be sturdier. I think my girls want to use this to store some polly pocket toys in. It's a great size for all those tiny items that pollys use.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I've had this fabric in my stash for at least 10 years! And so I decided to make a little notebook cover that Mom could use for her grocery list or to write down the scores in all the card games she plays. There is a large pocket on the left, and 3 small pockets in the front. Also, a place to store a pen. I found this pattern in a book that I checked out of the library, but I forget the name of it! I found the pocket area hard to sew through, next time I won't interface each piece of fabric.
I saw this card on Splitcoast, so I'm not taking credit for the idea. But it was so cute, I just had to make one too. The penguins are made with the owl punch, just snip off the ears, change the feet and put in a little beak. The trees are made with the word window punch for the stump, and hearts for the tree boughs. The moon is the 1 1/4 punch. I sponged the navy ink on top of the white for snow, then added some glitter ritz for sparkle.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
This is a birthday card for Michelle. I'll be bringing it to work this morning, so hopefully she doesn't look at this blog in the next hour or so! I used a Magenta image, embossed in disco black, then used various shades of ink to sponge.
Monday, December 13, 2010
So this is my favorite card that I did tonight. Love the background harmonie paper, the glitter paper under the sentiment and all the sparkly goodness of the card. I embossed the greeting in a glitter/gold embossing powder. Used the northern flurry snowflake die cut by Stampin up. A quick card, but I think it's so beautiful.
This card is so sparkly it was hard to get my camera to focus!! Love this shade of glitter, it was a little tricky to get the ornament to lie in the exact shape it came in on the sheet, so I messed up a few places when adding the inside pieces! Still looks pretty in person though.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Yet another Christmas card, I've been filling them out all afternoon. Now, there are none left and 14 still on my list. So the end is near, I can get those 14 done in the next couple of days. In the meantime, here is a stamp I bought 1 year ago and inked it for the first time last night. I used liquid applique on the marshmallows, and glossy accents on the heart.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Here is another little xmas card (again I made 4 at the same time!). This image is by Taylored Expressions, from the set Sprinkled with Love. I stamped the image on a piece of SU patterned paper and cut it out. I used liquid appliqué for the foam on the cocoa.
So now the rush is on to make some Christmas cards! I sat in my craft room today and made 4 of these. It's an older Artful Stamper image that I've always liked. I embossed in gold, then painted with twinkling H2O's. It's been a long time since I've just used cardstock and not any patterned paper on a card. I quite like the simplicity of this one. I used a sketch from The Sweetest Thing blog.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Here is yet another apron that I made for my sister in law, Pam. She'll get this from my brother Steve for Christmas. I can't believe I actually have this done so far ahead of Christmas! Yeah, me! The blue fabric is Hunky Dory by Moda, I can't remember what fabric the orange side is. Anyhow, have a good night.
I've finished the wallet for Claire now as well. I think I'll add some mini gel pens to the center pocket on both hers and Charlotte's. I changed the closure as well. Charlotte's is a button with an elastic, but for this one I decided to make a velcro closure, and then just sewed a crocheted flower on top to hide the stitching from the velcro. I think I prefer the wallet with this type of closure.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Today, I did a class at the house where everyone made 10 xmas cards. I had 10 stations set up, and everyone went around and did the cards. Now I can share them on the blog, most of my girls don't want to see the cards before they come to make them, they like to be surprised! Here is the tree stamp from the Stampin Up! set A Cute Christmas that is featured in the mini right now.
Friday, December 3, 2010
I bought this pattern from JCasa's blog. It is so cute, and great to bring in the car or to a restaurant. It has room for crayons/gel pens, a note pad and an extra pocket for stickers or to store the finished projects. This one is a present for Charlotte, I'll be working on Claire's next.