Thursday, September 24, 2009


Alright Sweet P this ones for you!!!
(p.s. she is having the most fabulous give away!)

I am making coaster out of yo-yos and bottle caps!

Its simple you take your yo-yo maker I use the green one its a little bigger then a 50cent peice and put your fabric on, Im using a charm pack to match my turning twenty quilt since these will be used in my living room. When you pop the yo-yo maker off the fabric you put the bottle cap in before you tighten it and sew it closed.. so you have a hard little fabric covered bottle cap basically. When you have enough to make the coaster size of your choice you just stitch them together at the sides. its that easy and super cute!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

lots of new ideas!!!

my head is a whirlwind I kid you not!!! so Ive been sketching and sewing since I got off work!!! a for warning I would post pictures but my camera has died and I can only find one battery.. call me cheap but I know I have a pack hiding some where and I am determined to find it!!

so my sketches!!! I have drawn out a plan to make a long quilted coat! I know Im scared too! It looks cool on paper but my concern is it will look more like a bathrobe then a coat when Im finished... we'll see. I want it to be reversable. so one side will be a solid with a standard diamond quilting and the other side will be some fun funky fabric with the squirley doos... stippling.. whatever you call it! I know sounds cool right?! maybe I should be on project runway! hahah yeah right.. the only clothing Ive ever sewn is pjs so Im gonna ask my mom for help on this one.. if she says no Ill be asking you guys!

second sketch! I want to do a "picture mosaic" I know this isnt the word but for the life of me I cant think of it... arg. the last time I did one was my freshman year of high school but its when you take a lot of small images and peice them together so they make up a larger image... I got the highest grad in my photography class.. we cut out small images from a magazine and peiced them together.. mine where hands... guh! this is going to drive me nuts and bolts! Ill think of it.. but any who how cool would that be?! to sew together different colored and patterend squares (like 2 1/2 in) and make a giant picture?! I may try hands again because its easy.. I figured I could try it out with a baby doll quilt.. we'll see! Im pretty excited though!!

Oh! I almost forgot to mention the sewing I got done today!!! I found a fusable fleece to quilt my purses with (it makes things easy) Im testing the waters here because Ive never actually machine quilted anything *gulp* so Im starting out on the purse for me.. for the outside which is kind of a brick patter (there are pictures in earlier posts) i just followed that and sewed it together! I have also sewn my handles... so now I just have to do the inside... I bought a darning foot for my machine but cant figure out how to get it on.. dont freak out I will... the lady explained it to me in the store and now I cant remember.. go figure... so Im checking out you tube and *swagbucks* (the seach engine I use! check it out!!!) to find the answers.. if I cant Ill go back to the store and ask again.. so far Ive been able to learn everything by reading the manual but this one isnt so clear. Any who Im going to do free motion sewing for the first time on the inside.. everyone Ive talked to says to practice on pot holders but this is a perfect way to practice! A. I dont need any more pot holders B. no one really sees the inside of your purse!... the ladies at HIQ agree!

thats all for now! agian I will post pictures of patterns and purses as soon as I find another battery!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

could this week get any worse?!?!

I know I know *knock on wood* so I didnt get to bed until about 3 am monday morning because of a cricket.. it just kept chirping and chirping.. I appreciate nature.. when it doesnt keep me up.. then I get to work monday morning and the credit card machine doesnt work.. so we have to open late because it has to work (nobody has cash anymore).. then the copier broke.. thankfully the guy made it out the same day but I still didnt get any work done.. then today.. all was fine and dandy until I go to buy a small snack and my credit card is declined.. what?! yeah so I call the company and I say hey whats up why wont it work I know Im no where near my limit.. turns out somebody used my card in pennsylvania this morning.. at 9am... yeah Im not there.. have never been there... luckily they put a hold on my card right after it happend because it was a purchase in an odd place... not here.. so they are fixing it and sending me a new card.. I know I have a LOT to be happy about I just want one day where nothing goes wrong.. sorry for the complaints :( I just am a little bumbed about this weeks start.. tomorrows wednesday.. hopefully it will be a good start to a great end of the week

the eternal optomist

Sunday, September 13, 2009

a give away!

sorry to tease guys its not here... its at Ranett's Daily Stitch the colors in this quilt she made are absolutely beautiful and she wants to share with us whats left!!! how cool is that?! check it out!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I need help...

well only on a few things..

first - all the blogs I follow have vanished from my blog roll... why? what did I do?

second - hand quilting KILLS my fingers!!! so for those of you who hand quilt can you remedy my problem? I really like doing it but it hurts.

ok now on to the good stuff! I got out my free standing ring thing so I can more easily quilt the center of my hand quilt!

how cool is that?! I cant wait to test it out!!!

now more exciting news!!! since I finished my block swap blocks Ive started another quilt top!!! Im using that soiree jelly rolled I showed you not to long ago. Im so excited here are just a few blocks that I have finished!