Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's Finished!

I finished my crib sized African quilt for some friends of mine who are expecting another child. I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. See the post below for more accurate color and details.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another project on the Go

I love starting projects-here's my latest. It is going to be a crib quilt for some African friends of mine.

These are just a few of the blocks. Most of the patterns I discovered in my box of cookie cutters. The rest I cut out from online coloring books or googled images.

I can't wait to see the whole thing put together. :) The shapes are fused and machine appliqued.

Scrappy Chicks Postcard

These are my three scrappy chicks. My latest postcards.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

News and New Mail!!

I've decided to close shop at Etsy for the time being. I am still sewing and crafting, though. :)
Here are some postcards I have received:
I'll add the others after blogger pic loading issues are ironed out-arrgh!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sewing Tips

♥ Sewing tips:To find out if your fabric is really 100% cotton, burn a small piece. If the remaining edge is smooth, it's 100% cotton. If it is crinkly and melted, it contains some man-made fibers.♥

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Start of a new Project

This is a thread art project that I'm starting. I love toile fabric. It lends itself quite nicely to these kinds of projects. The trees have come to life!

Home Tweet Home-Vintage Fiber Art Remake

I thought you might like to see a find of mine-a vintage hand quilted block. I remade it into a postcard. Too cute! Click on the pic to view it in detail.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Strays-Fiber Art Wallhanging

Stray cats lounge around on a hot sunny day.
This 14 1/2" (37 cm) by 14" (36cm) wallhanging is appliqued, pieced, free motion quilted, and has added items such as: paper flowers, bead work, and metallic threads.

It has a black border and a purple batik binding.

A sleeve has been added for your hanging convenience. Dowel not included.

Materials:100% cotton fabric, polyester batting, various threads, metal wire, paper, wood beads.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Green Feathered Vintage Brooch

This brooch is a vintage pin with an added fabric backing, black ribbon and bow, and turquoise feathers to match the brooch.

It has a metal pinback.


Creative Explosions: Retro Style Patchwork Apron-Hawaiian

Creative Explosions: Retro Style Patchwork Apron-Hawaiian
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Retro Style Patchwork Apron-Hawaiian

Exotic tropical flowers add a splash of color to this vintage style remake of a half apron.
Size= woman's small. Machine washable. Extra long ties.
cotton/polyester fabric

Tuesday, April 1, 2008