Friday, June 28, 2013

lazy girl bag

 
I had started this bag a while ago and just found some of the pieces. I will put it in a bag together for safekeeping when I need to finish it

 
Do you like my fabric choices? I think I stopped because I lost the gorgeous button that I wanted to use and I need to figure out lining and pocket situation. I would like to finish it as I like the fabrics. the floral has a lilac kind of flower on it which means I can line in that color if I choose to. the brown for the tab was a piece left from something else that I thought went well.
not a great picture but I am hoping it will make a great looking bag. I need a lighter one since my neck injury. this may be the ticket

Thursday, June 27, 2013

more cat mats

 
Dunkin and Phoebe are so lucky.. They get pretty placemats to keep their area clean. they are such messy eaters.

 
These are easy to whip up with little bits and pieces from the sewing starts. I make them about placemat size (I don't measure - they are each a different size)
I will then add some batting pieces that I stitch together or quilt right to it and bind.
easy, cat friendly and neat.
 
when you are hurt any little trick to help keep the place tidy is greatly appreciated. Mama has a time getting down to floor level to clean up messes. hubby doesn't mind taking these up for me and putting down a new one.
mission accomplished!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

journal covers

 
Here are a few journal cover pieces I have cut. I want to kit them up for easy assembly line sewing someday.

 
I used up some of my made fabrics from dump quilting or minutes for me sewing. I think it adds character and a fun surprise to the cover. see the chicken and butterflies?

they will have these little legal pads inside with a spot for some pens or markers or colored pencils for a fun journal cover. You could use for meeting notes, for doodling to keep little ones occupied, for playing tic tac toe while waiting in a busy restaurant etc. just a little fun.
 
I am not sure where they will end up or how many I will make but if  you want to make some just google "airplane binders" for the pattern. these pieces are for the cover and lining and are 9x12. then you cut a pencil pocket and the pocket for the notepad and then the closure tab and binding. easy and fun. maybe they will go into the Christmas box for little extra tuck in gifts.
 

Monday, June 24, 2013

I think baby quilt is ready to bind

 
remember this project? well I did some simple quilting in the ditch which you cant see and just a swirly line in the border. I will sew on the pink binding that matches the back and call it done.



You can see a little more of the quilting here. nothing fancy because of my injury but still I hope it will be used and loved.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

lost my marbles

 
 
I haven't been doing much for the month of June with my neck issues but I saw these on pinterest and had to try it out.
You just get the glass marbles that are flat on one side (I got mine at the dollar store) and then find a design you want to show thru. I used some wrapping paper that had these flower/jacks like design and the little orange guy was actually a fish but it just made a smiley face which I think is my favorite.

 
I traced around the glass shape, cut it, glued it onto the marble back with white clear drying glue and voila~
 
I just need to glue little round magnets and they are cute as can be. I also saw where they put them in little metal storage boxes. can you say recycle Altoids tins?
a fun little project that was cheap, easy and cute. This would make a great craft project for the kiddos that are out of school and BORED......
and can double as cute little gifties for the holidays. Now where is my Santa paper?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

on the mend.....

thanks for all the get well wishes from my quilty friends.
Sad part is even though I am not working, I can not sew either! LOL

went to physical therapy and she is going to try and loosen up this muscle that has my left hand numb. feel like someone with a hand that I dont know how to use.

whatever I did, I did it good!

My little friend Dunkin is by my side though......a little too clingy but I will take that as his concern for his mommy.....

hope to be able to be back to posting soon....

Monday, June 10, 2013

out of commission for a bit

pulled something in my back- hurts to sit so will not be at blog until better.
dr thinks pulled trapezius muscle
yhope to see you soon

Thursday, June 6, 2013

do you leave comments or just look

 
are you a lurker.....one who reads but lurks
 

 
quietly checking things out from the sidelines....

 
 
looking into things but being quiet?
 
 
 
 
if so, try and remember that comments make bloggers feel like someone somewhere is reading the blog.........
 
I know I am guilty and when I read them now I make a point to leave a comment. even if it is as simple as "good job!"  or love it!
 
thanks for reading my blog...........and helping me find quilty friends.......

i tawt I taw a puddy tat.... I DID I DID

 
the poor birdies outside.......hear Dunkin calling them....
 
 
 
 
as he runs window to window to see them .....and he calls to them again.....
 
 
 
 
what Mom?  I am not harassing the birdies..... what birdies?
 
 
 
 
cant do anything around here without getting caught......

 
 
guess I will get into the fresh laundry for some fun.........no birdies in here! LOL

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

here birdie birdie.....



Dunkin was eager to get to the window this morning to watch and "call to " the birds out in the tree.

yesterday morning he was afraid of the lightening and stayed away from the windows.....

smart cookie!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

the bibs are done

 
 
these are the bibs I made to match the set. the pink is the back side of both

 
 
here is the front

 
 
here they are with the burp cloths.
 
the quilt is a coming......
 
.this thing called WORK gets in the way of me finishing my projects! LOL

Sunday, June 2, 2013

still working....

 
This quilt is what I am working on. need to quilt and bind and wrap it up with those burp cloths and some bibs

 
 
found more of this so will make some bibs to kind of match the set........
 
hopefully a little girl will use them and like them.....
 
will show you when finished