Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I've Had Worse Evenings

A little Good Earth.

A little Bela Fleck.

A little sewing.

P.S. sorry for the heinous photos. My camera isn't working right now so all I have is my iphone.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Time is my dushman

I was checking blogger today and was completely shocked to discover that it has been a month since my last post.

I've been busy, and there's no end in sight. My job is really demanding a lot from me right now and I'm finding that everytime I turn around there's more to do in my apartment. I bought a power tool yesterday...that's how serious the situation has become!

BTW, I named it Mr. Tool. Pictures might pop up at a later date, I'm a fan.

I need to continue with the hiatus. In addition to all the rest, I'm way behind on sewing. I accepted a commision for a king size quilt that is due in October. I haven't even started yet.




I'll see you soon.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder

Sorry to disappear there folks, but I've had a couple of very exciting and very busy weeks. I started a new job, I may have found the perfect apartment (if I can just get the landlord to send me the lease) and I took a trip out to the far suburbs and got hopelessly sunburned. Suffice it to say, blogging was not a top priority! I've missed it though, and I'm brimming with things to share, so here I am, back and better than ever (except for the aforementioned skin issue).

Thanks to those of you who played along last post. The mysterious packet was, in fact, a grocery tote! Congrats to Sarah C. who was 100% correct! I love to use reusable bags, but so often I find myself stopping last minute after work, or forgetting my bags at home, etc. My roommate and I, despite the best of intentions have still accrued quite a collection of plastic bags. I'm trying to design a bag that can be easily folded up and placed in a purse, so its always available!

They're fun to make and I would imagine that they'd be great stash-busters. My mom was telling me how she has more florals left over from a Grandmother's Flower Garden project than she'll ever be able to use. Florals would be so cute in a project like this. Pair them up with plain canvas, and voila! Instant earth-friendly chic!

I still have quite a few kinks to work out and unfortunately not a lot of time to work with, but hopefully I'll have a pattern for these babies ready soon!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Can Anyone Guess What This Is?

I have a new project in the works! Do you know what it is? I'll give you a's not a wallet.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Best Day Ever!!!

I'm given to hyperbole, but lets just role with it...

First, I got a job!!!!

Second, I got a Kona Cotton color card!!!!

Third, I get to give away an amazing pattern!!!!

Speaking of which, the winner, by a random number generator, is Quilty Goodness! Congrats, and thanks everyone for playing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another One for the Shop

If you are looking for the giveaway, you can sign up here until Friday at noon!

Months and months ago I got a package of precut squares on Ebay for a steal. I can't remember exactly how much they were, but it was definitely under $5 for 35 6.5" squares with shipping included. They have been sitting in my stash for a while, but I was inspired by the summer to whip them out again. I added some white linen that I had on hand and ended up with a simple zig-zag pattern. I think it goes really well with the Seventies feel of the fabrics.

I wanted to do something a bit different with the quilting. Normally I stipple my quilts, but I thought that the smaller size of a baby quilt was perfect for experimentation. I used a fairly dense straight line style that I thought would be a nice counterpoint to the zig-zag design. I absolutely love how it turned out! It looks great, but I think the best part is the texture. It feels so amazing.

Here's a view of the back. Don't you just love this fabric? Its on sale here, and I'm debating whether I want some of the other prints or not.

This one is destined for the shop. I love this one, and its a little hard for me to let it go, but I have a finite amount of storage space. My housemate already thinks I'm a huge packrat!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mixtape Giveaway!!!

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a winner in the Fresh Modern Quilts giveaway last week. It sometimes feels like I am the most unlucky person alive, because I NEVER win anything. For giveaway day, I entered so many drawings...dozens really...and I didn't win any of them! Needless to say, I was thrilled, THRILLED, to see that loosing trend change.

Elizabeth from Oh Fransson sent me a copy of her Mixtape pattern. I however, being the avid fan that I am, had already purchased the pattern when it first came out. I've been a bit slow getting it together, but I'm loving the way it's looking so far. I'm using mostly Surf and Sand fabric that I bought over winter break when I was shopping with my mother. I also threw in some coordinating fabrics from her stash that she was kind enough to give me.

So anyways, since I don't really need two copies of the pattern, I emailed Elizabeth for permission to do a giveaway and spread the love around. She said that was fine with her, and she also sent me a copy of her wristlet pattern! How nice is that!!

So, for your chance to win a copy of the amazing Mixtape pattern, comment here. Just to make it a bit more interesting, tell me what fabric you would use with the pattern. If you post about this on your blog, leave a second comment with the link for two chances to win!!! I'll leave the giveaway open until this Friday at noon EST. I'll pick a winner then and email the pdf on!