Saturday, March 28, 2009
Ok fine, really I'll take any kind of jewelry! Martha Stewart shared this idea and I just loved it! I took an old picture frame apart and screwed in two eye hooks on either side and then ran wire across. So quick and so easy! Next time i might use a thinner wire this one was a little hard to bend and you can tell the wire is not perfectly straight. Oh well! It holds a bunch of earring and I never have to worry about not finding a pair. To top if off it makes a nice wall decoration in your room.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Two more baby quilts!! Again for a boy and a girl!! These two are due about a week from each other at the end of April and beginning of May! I moved the pinwheel over for these and I think i like the a look at lot more. For the blue one- I used two different chenille fabrics. Although a total pain to use, I think i like the look of the double chenille as opposed to the one with felt. Oh and PS i think the white balance is off on my cam, we couldnt get the lighting right.
I feel like so many people I know are having babies! Which is a wonderful thing and I cant to meet of the little ones! These are two baby quilts I made for friends- one was having a girl who was born on New Year's Eve and the other for a boy born on Christmas Day! These were from a book I found a Joanns called Simply Chenille Baby Quilts. Personally I think Chenille is a very difficult fabric to sew because it is always slipping. Here I is used chenille and then a soft felt to make the pinwheels. I like the different textures and the pattern is very easy! You can make this in one day. The only thing is the pattern splits the pinwheel so there are only two in the middle and half on either side. The next time i made this i just moved it over to make three complete pinwheels.
In all honesty, what do you get a grandmother for her birthday? They really don't want anything and she doesnt need another trinket that says "Best Grandma" or anything along that line. So for my grandmother's birthday last year I made her a quilt! It was just a lap quilt and was only the second one I have ever made (I will spare you from looking at the first one). I just used the log cabin and a mix of black and white pattern fabric- obviously. She says she uses it every day..... as a chair pad when she reads the paper during breakfast!
The Log Cabin pattern was the first quitting pattern I learned- thanks to my Mother!! She has made beautiful quilts and was really the one who gave me my DIY bug! I love the log cabin because you can turn the squares to make so many different patterns. This is a quilt I made for my girlfriend. I was honored to be one of her bridesmaid and I made this out of her wedding colors- which were navy, pink and silver.
Lately I have been spending time admiring all the wedding and craft blogs I can find, especially the DIY ones!! And after my fiance bought me a sewing machine I have become an addict of making things- from knitting, sewing or anything that includes a glue gun! On top of that, one of my New Year's Resolutions was to make gifts this year instead of buy them. So far I have only cheated once, but then again it's only March.