Friday, October 29, 2010

I forgot it's Friday...

Oh my gosh! I was working on my newest quilt when I realized it was Friday. With the kids on a school break it totally throws me off. Sorry the post is later today. So this weeks pick for $5 Friday is "Park Avenue". This one is jelly roll friendly and quick to make. So get it while the getting's hot! The sale will only last a few days. Have a great weekend and a safe Halloween!!! Happy sewing....

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's $5 Friday once again. This weeks pick is the Seasonal Skinnies 5 pattern. It will be on sale only until Monday, so don't wait too long to buy. Halloween is just around the corner, so this one is a quick wallhhanging to make as a "treat" for a friend of for yourself. Until next time, have a great weekend! Just keep sewing, life is good

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

On the down side

Hey there ya'll. We're on the down side of the week already. I just thought I would let ya'll know that I will be releasing the "On the Farm" pattern very, very soon. I have had request for it and decided to publish the pattern. I'm so excited !! There is another one in the works too. Keep on sewing and be happy, life is good!

Friday, October 15, 2010

$5 Friday has Lost Marbles...

If you've lost your marbles, I've found them! "Lost Marbles" pattern is on sale this weekend for $5 Friday. Don't miss out. This patten comes in three sizes, and is fun to make with any color combination. If this pattern isn't for you wait to see what's up for next Friday... Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Fall-

It's the middle of the month already and I can't believe it. The year is just slipping by. Life has been insane. Halloween costumes are still not done, but they will be done by Saturday, I hope! The weather is getting cooler and I've gotten out the winter clothes. I LOVE this time of year, crazy with holidays and everything. The fall colors on our mountain are beautiful with all the oranges, yellows, and reds. I want to go out and buy more fall fabrics, but I don't have room for them, I may have to rent a space. Got to go sew. Keep in touch and watch for $5 Friday.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday is here...

Good morning to ya'll. Let's start the weekend right with a good sale. Christmas Sox is the $5 Friday pick for this week. It's a great quilt to use up scraps that you have from other Christmas projects, or go and buy one of the new lines that are out and have a ball. I'm not quilting today, I'm buying fabric for Halloween costumes. It's creeping around the corner quick. Well, have a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Farm Quiet Book

Oh my gosh!!! Is this the cutest thing ever??!! Sorry that wasn't so humble. I do have to say I did a pretty good job designing and making it. Don't you think?? I used a pair of old jeans for the base pages and wool felt for the letters. Scraps were used through out the whole book too. Each page has a different sensory item to feel. Take a look and tell me what you think.

The cow has button nostrils, I told you I love buttons. He also has a ribbon tail that has a knot on the end and a bell around his neck.
The sheep, I used a chenille fabric for a different feel.

The pig is made from a scrap of minkee fabric and she also has a ribbon tail, but don't you love the button nose!!
My horse has a rick-rack mane and a ribbon bridle. Adding a large piece of rick-rack, which I love too, was fun.

Spot the dog, has wool felt floppy ears so the kids
can lift them up. He is made out of wool felt too.
The sleepy owl is sitting on a pipe cleaner branch.
I took one chenille stick and twisted it to the size I needed and then tucked in the ends so there are no sharp edges. I used embroidery floss to hand sew this in place. It looks like the owls claws holding the branch.
The little fish pond was a fun thing to add. The blue is a tulle I found at a scrap book store in their trim area. I scrunched it up and sewed it in three areas to secure it to the page. The fish have seed bead eyes.
Finger puppets are a must for a quiet book. The three little chicks come out of the nest so the kids can pretend they are flying. That's the Farm Quiet book I hope you like it. Let me know.....

Color Quiet Book

Here's the Color Quiet book I made. I LOVE IT!! It as so much fun to use scraps of fabrics, trims, ribbon and buttons, I love buttons! I use buttons on almost all my scrapbook pages too. Anyway back on track. I used wool felt for the letters. I also zig-zagged around everything so any little hands that play with it won't rip things off. I tried to find trim that was different textures for added fun. On each page I used different shapes to help with shapes recognition too. All in all it was a very fun project and I hope you like it too.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday again!??

Here is the $5 Friday pick. Twist and Turn uses fat quarters or long quarters. It comes in two sizes and is supper easy to make. I have made 4 different ones. You can have this one done in an afternoon. This one will only be on sale until Monday, so but fast if you want it. Have a great weekend and happy sewing.