Friday, July 31, 2009


We have a winner!!

I just love your work!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My giveaway end tomorrow

Go here to enter my giveaway. Ending SOON!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thrift store restores

I made this tied tutu last night for a late Birthday present.

Then this is made with some scrapbook paper that I got from a giveaway.
I spray painted an old plaque and glued the paper on and brushed the glue over the top to seal it. Kinda my version of MODGE PODGE.

I painted this old shelf and a plaque and made this set up.

We took our house off the market and wanted to just live here for now and hang up some pictures, here is another scrapbook project.

Silverware that I got FREE. It is Fiesta and I found it on clearance in Macy's and had a promo free gift card!

I am going to accent dining room and kitchen in red white and black.
I found these coffee pot salt and pepper shakers at the antique store. They had an ugly vintage Myrtle Beach sticker, I washed them up and LOVE
the new look!

Made tie backs out of red and whit scraps.

My new quilted kitchen rug!

Some fabric hoops.
I am using the middle fabric to make a table runner it is a linen and I am going to free motion quilt it to get more practice.

Cork paintings from thrift store!

I painted this red from a gold.
And hung it.

Here is my daughters new $8 desk. After trading in some outgrown furniture I paid $8 for this solid wood desk for my BIG girl!

It will be perfect for homescool and has lots of DRAWERS!

This is the pink color Genesis chose to paint her desk. Then the books and papers will be neat and organized!

Win a quilt!

Check it out they are giving away a quilt over here with some of my VERY favorite fabrics!! Dont forget to enter my giveaway ending in a few days. Scroll down a few posts.

It is finished!

Here is my lovely free motion meandering. It got better as I went along and look like stippling in some parts!

SOme pukering in the backing and some (not much) thread mess too. I didn't pick it out and start all over, this is it. I will do MUCH better next time

I think it turned out good for my first REAL quilt.
I am taking a class on Free Motion in a few weeks.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Great giveaway!

Check out this giveaway!
Or she has a tutorial to make your own here!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quilt top finished

I appliqued lace hearts onto tan linen and used a nine patch design.

Okay I will try to get better pictures. my 6 year old took these.

Here is a newly finished quilt top I am making for my brother and his new wife!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Here is my giveaway!

I would like to have a giveaway!

What I would love to bless someone with is a custom dress sizes 2-8.

It will be one of these styles. Choice of the winner.

1. Jumper with rick rack trim.

2. Ruffled slip dress

3. Jumper with an Bias trim or a ruffle.

4. Denim topped bottom fabric to suit winners theme.

5. Jumper with ruffle

6. Euro jumper dress only (no pants)

(another example of the slip dress)

7. The ruffled peasant dress
(another example of the euro jumper)

8. Vintage jumper dress with vintage trim

9. Tiered twirl dress

These fabrics are not available. I will offer a fabric suited to the winner.
If you would rather just some fabric for your own use I would love to send a surprise to!

10. will be a surprise package of fabric goodness.

Leave a comment by July 30 th 12 midnight and I will announce the winner on the 31 st.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Planning a giveaway

I really must have a giveaway soon!!
Stay tuned...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My first quilt

Here is a picture of my first quilt.

It was fairly easy to make this rag quilt.

I didn't use a cotton thread and it did not hold up really good.

Also I didn't use a big enough table to sew it together and got a lot of pulling from the weight of the quilt.
Flannel is nice, but I didn't use quilter's flannel. I think it would be better.

Here is a more recent baby doll quilt:

And a baby quilt that I did emroidery on.

I loved the Minky back on this!!

This is a post for a parade of quilts!


Lots of meandering (stitches that cross) and trying to get a good stipple (stitches no clser than 1/4 inch and that do not cross) going here...
But hey, this is my first attempt...
And this thing is huge.
My little beginner sewing machine is doing pretty good in my opinion.
This is my binding cut. I may work on it at my quilting guild meeting tonight.

Also, I dyed my sheets and bed ruffle to match my quilt better, when it is finished. Dusty rose. That is my old quilt, it is store bought.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth Fun

With out words...Fun day celebrating freedom!!