Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday around here

grabbed a few things for Easter basket making
I am still looking for beach towels and pool noodles

Phoebe found some boxes in my sewing room
that looked inviting
she was in and out of there so I put down a piece
of fleece
she slept while I sewed.........SUCCESS!  she was happy
and Momma was happy. no cat in my face under the machine! LOL
this reverse psychology thing really works! hee hee

I knitted a little on this blanket. the rows work up fast with the 
large needles but I need more yarn colors to keep 
the pattern going. it is using up bits and pieces
but I am combining them with soft homespun which
I need more of to make it nice and cozy.
not sure where this will reside. I was at first 
thinking for the baby but there is pink in it
and my marine son would NOT allow his son
to have pink in his blanket.
so it may end up on my couch or on the end of the bed
we will see once  I determine it done.

and played with some ideas for the boys hockey quilts
I am thinking their names in the center temecula alphabet style
and maybe a hockey stick and puck
surrounded by black large border to make it to size
I then may have to save up and have them 
professionally quilted
they will be twin size for their new bunk beds

THEN after work, TAXES...........
hoping we get some BACK this year to cover
the expense of the roof we need.......
we will see.......

Thursday, March 26, 2015

more presents

yellow and blue (my favs) 2 inch strips
gifted to me by my neighbor quilting friend.......
she was organizing her fabrics
and those pieces she was going to throw out
so she decided to pkg them up and give them to me
since I made that zippy pouch out of discards LOL

love working with others scraps........
and scraps in general
such fun in a  little bag!

and she also gave me this mug rug pattern she found
for a mug! how adorable!
she and I were thinking of mug mug rugs 
AND the teacup pouches as a cute little gift
with tea and a pretty mug

hmmmm............we could be on to something............
cookies would go well too......

I am thnking that my Christmas box will soon be full............

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter fun

on pinterest I saw a doily basket
made with one doily on the bottom
and one as the basket part
they were so so adorable
I have tons of these from the yard sale last summer
so I may want to play and make a basket
of candies for a couple of the neighbors
and maybe the boss........
we will see how much time I have.
I am thinking to starch them with diluted white school glue
and arrange them on waxed paper around a bowl shape
I have green and yellow and pink......Easter colors!

and also saw this cutie pie! OMG...........
I need to get off the computer.
I WANT TO MAKE THEM ALL.................

What are YOU making for Easter?????

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

wish these bunnies would multiply faster

making some bunny pencils for some little ones
I cut out the shapes and tried to match with Easter pencils
for colors and fun

sewed them chain piece style.............

clipped and turned and this is the shape you get........

pinch the ears and hand stitch a knot to keep them together

stuff with small pieces of batting...........

open the end to hot glue in the pencil........

see? the ears you can bend and glue to make
different personalities.........
I will show you more including how I do the faces
cute cute............

Monday, March 23, 2015


this is what my sewing friend gifted to me. a cute bag 
with an iron on in the fabric I gifted to her

and lookie inside! squares! or are they? 

trivet in blueberries! with insulbrite inside......

and denim on the back for durability

and those squares?  not so much
they are strips sewn in a way and turned
so they look like squares

making little pockets.
how fun! these are hot pads for my kitchen 
with matching trivet
love love love my quilty friends..........

Friday, March 20, 2015

tea for two and two for tea

I think I can figure these out now that I have done some pouches
I love the tea bag on the zipper.
how cute would these be filled with some tea bags of all flavors?
I have some pretty fabrics I think would make a pretty teacup too

bouquets (that I scrounged up hee hee)
look it even has the stripe part already in the pattern

maybe a deer or two
that would make a cute cup.......

or a cutie pie jumping rope

all of these would make a cute teacup pouch you think?
if I add like 5 of these to my Christmas bin that would be good.
just sayin..........

and more of the stash would be used up

painted plant markers

I need to find some rocks
and paint some plant markers
that way in winter the rocks look ok in there
and in summer it marks where things are

now where is that paint????
(Do I have rocks in my head?)