Friday, April 27, 2012

Cocoa on a cold, wet day

Seems silly to make a Christmas card today, but I just had to ink up this stamp and color it for the first time.  The whip cream on top is perfect pearl pen, the stamp is by Impression Obsession, paper is razzleberry by Stampin Up! 

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

500th Post!!

For my 500th post, I'm showing you a ribbon taggie that was made for  a custom order.  She wanted one made for a little boy, and I had just the fabric!  I bought this in Elmsdale at It's Sew Time, I thought it was just so cute and was certain I could find a good use for it!  Anyhow, I can't believe I've had 500 posts-what could I possible have had to show that many times!!  Beautiful, sunny day here in Nova Scotia, hope everyone is enjoying their day wherever you may be reading this!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Crayon Wallets

 Here's how it looks on the inside, with crayons, gel pens and a notepad.
I've been making some new crayon wallets over the last day or so.  I'm using the PDF pattern from JCasa Handmade.  Kids love these wallets, and I'm loving the fun fabric I found to use!  I bought the reclaimed wood tray they are in from Rusty Hinges in Halifax, love having neat display items, and they have plenty.  I'll be at the Dartmouth Farmers Market at Alderney landing on May 12th from 8am-1pm for any of you who read that are local!  I'm linking this to Magic Onions, Friday nature's table today.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Quilt Finish!

I' m finished!  I put the last stitch in the binding last night, and I'm so proud of it!  I used the pattern from Fresh Lemon Quilts, just made it a little smaller more of a baby/toddler size.  I'm going to link this to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts  and to SewHappyGeek and
Needle and Thread Network .

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am almost finished of this quilt, just have to make the scrappy binding. I started this over Christmas holidays, and didn't know how to quilt it for the longest time, so I just left it! Anyhow, yesterday I decided to baste it, then just did horizontal lines on my machine. I used a new to me thread, a variegated gray Sulky and I love it. It has a sheen to it, and I used a longer stitch length- 3.5 on my Pfaff- and I quite like how it turned out. Today, binding, so expect to see a finished photo soon!

Linking up to Lee today.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Back from the Bahamas!

We are back from our vacation to Nassau, Bahamas. We went over Easter break and just got home last night. Lots of fun, great weather and a beautiful place to take your family. A bit on the pricey side, but they have a lot of fun excursions that would never be available in Canada! I mean, where else can we snorkel with sharks and stingrays??? Nice break, but I think we are all glad to be home again and get back to some normal routine (and I do want to get back to my sewing machine before our summer starts!).

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

...and sprinkles on top

Love this cupcake fabric, and when I found the pink flannel with the little dots I immediately thought the pink looked like icing with sprinkles. I really like the look of these receiving blankets, just finding it a little tricky to get the corners to lie perfectly flat.

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter weekend!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bite Me

I finished 2 more blanket sets today- the top one ( I believe it's called Hoo's in the Forest, by Doohickey Designs) will be on it's way to Newfoundland soon - and the flannel Michael Miller Bite Me fabric (apples) will be going in my stash to put on my sale table. As you can tell, I'm addicted to making these blankets lately. I have a large stash of chenille, and I won't let myself by anymore until I use up what I have!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday today (see side button!)

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