Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A friend of mine is having a baby very soon. She is having a little boy and they are decorating the nursery in a nautical theme. Yay a reason for me to make a whale! I like to do things in twos when I am sewing so I cut two little whales. This way I get to keep one for myself and I am happy I do because these little guys are super cute.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Mostly I did some etsy shopping for fun fabrics and supplies. My first package of crafting goodness arrived today from Giantdwarf. I ordered a beautiful lot of fancy colorful felt. I am oh so excited to do some fun applique with it.
bloggy giveaway. So get your butt in gear and enter your name into the drawing.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
These pictures are a week or so old so I do have more blocks now but I just haven't taken the time to take more recent pictures.
I have also started working on stuff for my shop again. I have a few wallets I am finishing up and last night I finally finished this race cart tote I have had sitting on my sewing table for a couple months.
I am currently doing a giveaway if you haven't entered your name into the drawing yet you should and you could win a super awesome new wallet check it out http://petalspurses.blogspot.com/2010/01/super-awsome-bloggy-giveaway.html
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Here is how the awesomeness works...
When: The super awesome bloggy giveaways will be now until midnight January 26th, 2010
What: Well I couldn't decide what goodness I wanted to give away so I decided to leave it up to you and let you pick. I will be giving away one bi-fold wallet of your choice. As long as the bi-fold wallet is in my shop at the end of you giveaway it could be yours. How excited are you about that?
How: All you have to do is leave a comment here with your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win (I will not publish this information) and you will get one entry into the give away.
Extras!: I know for some of you though one entry simply is not enough so I decided to offer you other ways to play here is what else you can do
Follow me - follow my blog, follow me on twitter, become my fan on facebook
Talk about me- post about this giveaway somewhere else (your blog, twitter, facebook) and get your friends to join in.
For each additional entry post and sperate comment here so can keep track of it.
Anyone can win I am willing to ship overseas so get to it and enter.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Here are a couple glimpses of what I have so far
Monday, January 4, 2010
I had decided that I would use 2 different blocks in my quilt. I love me a good pinwheel quilt
So I made myself some little patterns. I had decided to do 12 inch blocks since this is my first full sized quilt. I pressed out my fabrics and got to cutting. When I got a good sized pile of pieces cut out I decided it was time to test my quilting abilities.
It turns out my quilting abilities are pretty good but my math or maybe just my direction following abilities aren't so good. My pinwheel block came out to be a 12 inch square but my roman square block was only 9 inches. Apparently I was looking at the wrong measurements when I made my pattern piece for that one. Oops!
Here are my first 4 blocks
At this point I decided that I had cut too many pieces to scrap the roman square and I liked to way it turned out. So I came to the decision to make 2 quilts (yes I know I am nuts) at the same time. I will keep the pinwheel for myself and give the other as a super special surprise for someone.
We'll see how it all turns out but I am super excited and enjoying the process so far.