Friday, September 12, 2014

Getting in the Fall spirit!

I'm getting in the Fall spirit and pulled out the "fall themed" pincushion I made earlier in the year to sit on my work table.  I made it using linen, designer cotton prints, wool felt, and a tape measure printed cotton twill tape.  I love it!





Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scrappy Quilted Patchwork Pillows

In my previous post, I outlined my "dive" into a huge and growing pile of fabric scraps.

I wanted to post my first two finished projects from my efforts working in my scrap pile - Scrappy Quilted Patchwork Pillows.  One is a 16 inch pillow and the other is a 20 inch pillow, both made with an envelope style back.  These cute "one of a kind" pillow tops will soon be available for sale in my Etsy shop.







What to do with a mountain of fabric scraps?????


I am coming up on the 2 year anniversary of opening my Etsy shop.  Earlier this month, I made up my mind to do something with the growing volume of fabric scraps that I have hoarded accumulated over the months.

I did have them organized by color in bins.

I am a huge Pinterest fan and go there often for inspiration.  I found a blog post by Lori Holt that got me started - http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2013/08/from-my-quilty-studiohow-i-save-my.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+BeeInMyBonnet+(Bee+In+My+Bonnet)

After reading through Lori's post, I started wading through my scrap piles and cutting strips of fabric.



I then started using the "Leaders and Enders" technique (also described in another post by Lori Holt - http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2011/07/leaders-and-enders.html ) to sew my little scraps together.

I no time, I had a stack of pieced blocks that I used to make two fun quilted pillow covers.




Sunday, July 13, 2014

Appliqued and Quilted Pillow





I spent some time this weekend designing a new pillow.  The top has been appliqued and then quilted in 100% cotton designer prints.  It has been bound like a quilt in a cute black and white stripe and made in an envelope style and backed in a natural colored linen.  The cover is made to fit a 16 inch pillow form.

I will be selling this and other pillow covers in my Etsy shop soon.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Goodie Bags




 


I have been designing some new products for my Etsy shop.  Since the Bunny Jelly Bean Bags were such a great hit at Easter time this year, I decided to design a treat bag for Halloween goodies.

These little bags are fully lined and the Jack-O-Lantern's face has been appliqued by fusing and then stitching.  These were sewn using cute orange/white and green/lime polka dot fabrics.

I will have to get them reviewed by Emma (my 6 year old granddaughter) the next time she comes over.  I imagine she will be taking one home with her, as she usually leaves my home with at least one find.

Monday, February 24, 2014

"Bunny Ears" Jelly Bean Drawstring Bags - Easter Gift bags

 





My worktable is full of little bunny "parts" for the drawstring Easter gift bags I am making.  They are just the right size for holding a stash of jelly beans or a small gift in your Easter baskets.  I love picking out all of the fun color combinations.  They are now listed for sale in my Etsy shop.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Easter Basket Tags or Gift Tags






I made these cute Easter Basket Tags in linen and 100% cotton prints.  I love the jelly bean fabric.
I designed these to be appliqued with an initial too - that way they can be used to identify a little one's Easter basket.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Keepsake Birthday Tags





I created these linen tags for birthday celebrations using linen and cotton prints.  This tag making is becoming addictive - so fun and quick to make!  They are available now in my Etsy shop!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Linen Valentine Gift Tags







I spent part of my weekend finishing up some Valentine designs for my Etsy shop.  I had so much fun with these linen gift tags!  I used my Silhouette Cameo and a marker holder by Amy Chomas ( http://amychomas.blogspot.com ) to help make these.  Love, love, love the look of the way it printed on linen using a Sharpie no-bleed pen.  I am still thinking of others that I'd like to do - but.... now I am on to fabric gift bags.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Quilted Patchwork Toy Leash






I have been searching for some items to make and use up my huge, huge, HUGE supply of cotton fabric scraps.  I found a tutorial online for these cute toy leashes - perfect for using up your scraps!