Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sewing fun!

Well, I have been adding to my animal repertoire and have been making many more coasters. If any of you are interested, they are $16 with shipping to Canada and the US, and $18 elsewhere. Here are some new ones.

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Cats… although many people have pointed out they look like swans, so it’s kind of two for one :)

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Some pugs… people seemed to really want pugs and then they haven’t sold, so I have these two sets left at the moment.

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and then just to show how they start out after I cut them out. People have asked if I use a machine, but nope, I trace and cut with scissors :)

I also have made this bumble bee pouch as a request after I had one in my giveaway on IG… it is based off of this tutorial and then “bumble bee-ised” LOL. It just popped into my head and I went with it, I think it is pretty cute.

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What have you all been up to?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Dachshunds everywhere!!

While job hunting I have been trying to come up with some ways to make some extra money. It’s been hard as most  of the people who like and appreciate handmade make it, so often they are a hard sell LOL! Well, I came up with dachshund coasters and in 5 days made 44 of them… phew!

IMG_2178 The first set… I really liked the funkiness of them :)

IMG_2238 Liberty of London and dachshunds, match made in heaven :)

IMG_2235And this set is for an auction to help a friend out.

I am happy to say that they have all sold! Now I just need to make more things :)

Vermont :)

My weekend in Burlington was awesome! As usual Vermont is gorgeous to drive through and my Mom and I had a great time! We stayed in a B&B called the Bear’s Lair Inn in Stowe and had amazing breakfasts and a great room!

The highlight of course was meeting Karen and seeing Amy again!

IMG_2099 This is Karen and me in front of her AWARD WINNING quilt :) (She might kill me for that but it was worth it LOL)

IMG_2100 And Amy and Karen in front of Karen’s AWARD WINNING quilt!

We had so much fun and never ran out of things to talk about. And given that these two have been best friends since grade school, never once did I feel like a third wheel! Love you guys! And my Mom kept commenting on how much she really liked those young ladies :)

Not really many photos, I think we were too busy having fun :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Favourites

One of the best things about making so many online friends is meeting them in real life. I have yet to meet anyone where it isn’t as if we have known each other our entire lives.

I was so incredibly lucky to meet Amy of Amy’s Crafty Shenanigans this week!! I swear we are sisters! We had the best time at the last OMQG meeting of the year and then we met again today at lunch… pure fun! I could have hung out all day!

IMG_2022We even share the same backing fabric taste LOL! So before Amy came (she’s from here but lives in Jolly ‘Ol England) I asked if she wanted to swap mini’s and the answer was a resounding yes!! So we shared favourite colours etc. The picture below is when we did the reveal LOL!

IMG_2017  We were crazy giddy and it was awesome LOL!

IMG_2023 So here I am holding the one she made for me and vice versa… this was a swap to remember!

I am lucky enough to be heading to the Vermont Quilt Festival to meet up with two other online friends… details on that next week!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Favourites

Today it is all about Jen Kingwell! Jen and fabrics were made to be together… her quilts are full of amazing different fabrics, hundreds of them, yet she never makes a wrong step! She also owns the fabric shop AmitiĆ©.

I have about 6 or 7 of her patterns and I recently started The Circle game.

IMG_1838 I am loving hand piecing this and am so glad I started… I am hoping to finish this block and start on my second one while I am travelling to the Vermont Quilt Festival next week.

IMG_1887 This is where I am at right now… in love.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A ton of finishes!

I am still alive and kicking! Just with all the job stuff and not completing my ALYOF goals for awhile I haven’t blogged, but here are some of the things I have made.

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These are two pillows I made when people donated to a cause I wanted to support but couldn’t financially… win win!

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This is a sewing machine cover I made for my best friends birthday.

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This is my new sidekick tote and I love it!!

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Summer PJs made using two different patterns.

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and finally, this is my Slice O’ Pie quilt made for my friend’s baby!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday favourites

As some of you may know, I love English Paper Piecing. I find it relaxing, and because it is done by hand, it is extremely portable.

IMG_1184I like to buy my paper pieces (and now acrylic templates for all sizes) from paperpieces.com.

IMG_1377 They have every shape I have been able to imagine, as well as free colouring sheets so you can plan your piece out.

IMG_1404 These are just a few of the projects I have on the go right now :) So paperpieces.com is my favourite shop for EPP supplies :)