Monday, October 29, 2012

A couple of things to share...

I had a family friend make me this ladder to display my quilts on at my upcoming craft shows.  I love it!  It's so sturdy, and makes the quilts look fantastic.  It may become a permanent fixture in my house after the shows are over too!

Today, I tried the ipad tutorial by One Shabby Chick, it went really well and fits my ipad and the magnetic cover that goes over it. 

Now, I feel like it's a little more protected when we are travelling-always a little concerned about dropping it and breaking the glass!!  
And, I found out today that I will be in the East Coast Momma Fair BOTH Dec 1 & 2 at St.Mary's boat club.  This fair is going to be awesome-they have a photographer there set up to take holiday photos, and 30 minute workshops throughout the day that customers can take to learn a new craft!  Awesome.

Going to link to Manic Monday at Sew Happy Geek.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

50th Anniversary Card

My parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, so I made this card for them.  The whole family will be together for the first time in years!! 
     I noticed the theme on the Paper Players website was to use a frame for your card, so I cut the center of the silver glitter paper out (2 different size Spellbinders together) to frame the Happy Anniversary.  The background is embossed with the SU set Flowering Flourishes, with some accent pearls in the flower centers.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Infinity Scarves

This morning, I made a couple of infinity scarves.  This is a lightweight jersey knit in an oatmeal color, perfect for under any color winter coat (except white as per my 10 year old).

This one is navy and white, also a jersey knit and with a burnout pattern that is so popular in t-shirts right now.  This one is really soft and cozy, I may have a hard time to part with it!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Baby Boom?

I just finished sewing 20 bibs this morning, that's in addition to the others I already had done, so I seriously hope that PEI has experienced a baby boom this year and they all come to the Colonel gray craft fair in November!!  Anyhow, it's a good feeling to have the cloth bibs done, but I certainly thought I could finish them in the morning, not just now at 2pm!!  On to the next item I guess-starting infinity scarves tomorrow.
Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network today.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

I really am sewing....

I can't believe it's been a week since I updated my blog!  I really have been sewing a lot for the fairs, but I haven't photographed everything.  I've been stockpiling some bibs, and yesterday I made these cute sets of flannel burp cloths that are backed with the softest organic flannel I've ever seen.  Panic mode is starting to set in, if only I didn't have to sleep I could get so much more done!!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday finishes

Hooray, I finished up 6 chenille blankets today!  2 boyish, 2 girlish, and 2 that could go either way!  A closer look-
Now, just to make the bibs to match and I think I have enough blankie sets made for the fair.  Today, I went for a massage to work out the massive knots in my shoulders.  Do any of my fellow sewists get seriously sore neck and shoulders??  This is worse than when I was doing dental hygiene full-time!  Anyhow, have a great weekend everyone-I'll be linking up to Felicity Friday and also Crazy Mom Quilts today to show off these blanket finishes.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Obviously a fan of blue....

As I look at these list takers that I just finished, I realize that almost all of them have at least one shade of blue in them!!  Not much pink happening over here, except the one.  Anyhow, that's 12 made (picture me crossing that off my to do list!) so I'm on to making some more bibs and blankies.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Butterfly card

Made a little card for my friend today who is celebrating her birthday!  All stamps are Stamping Up!, and the chevron paper was bought inWindsor at My Stamping Studio.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

For those who like to make lists.....

I love making lists, and crossing them off once completed!  So, I decided to make fancy up the plain notepad with some really cute fabric.  I'm loving toadstools right now.
So far, I've made 5.  I'm planning on having these on my craft table, so I'll likely make another 5.  I used Essex linen in Putty.  Unfortunately, I don't have any more, but I do have another linen that is slighty lighter so I'll use that instead.  And here's a photo of the inside:
I'll be linking this today to The Needle and Thread Network-all you Canadian bloggers should link up over there. 

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Monday, October 1, 2012


I have been starting to build stock for upcoming craft shows.  I love these baskets, and didn't even realize I have a gray fetish right now until I posted these photos!  I guess I'll have to branch out into other color families!!  Anyhow, linking up to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations today.

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