Saturday, December 06, 2008

Ornament Swap

I learned about this swap last month and signed up immediately. I love Christmas ornaments. :)

I was going to make lace angels with my embroidery machine, but my husband has been making some "updates" to our computer and now my embroidery software doesn't work. I hope Santa brings me my very own laptop this year, and a big sign to hang on it that says, "TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT."

Anyway, I ended up making these. 

They didn't photograph as well as I'd like. It's hard to see the finer details in these pictures.

They are made with Peltex as the stabilizer. On one side I sewed a small square of sheer, glittery snowflake fabric. On the other side, I did the same, but I backed that square with some silver taffeta. I trimmed the Peltex with a zig-zag rotary cutter, tacked on the ribbon, then applied craft glue and glittery snow around the edges.

I sent the required 10 out for the swap, but I have enough supplies left over to make about 100 more. Anyone need an ornament? :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cajun-themed apron I made for a blog give-away. I picked up the fabric in Lafayette, LA, during an ice hockey trip. (Yes, they have ice hockey in southern Louisiana. I know, I know! Who knew?!)

The lovely model is my younger daughter.

Christmas stockings

After hearing my kids whine and moan about their old Sesame Street stockings for the last several years, I made these. The girls' stockings are pieced with various prints with gold accents, and their names are embroidered with gold thread. The boys got plain old red. And I'm definitely not making any more stockings until I have grandchildren. Harumph.

Lasagna quilt

Pieced with flannels and homespuns, and backed with a print featuring pine cones and needles. My thirteen year old son has this on his bed and says it's the warmest quilt in the house.

Cherry placemats

I made these a while back. They were my first attempt at machine applique. I'm not a big fan of applique, but these turned out cute. So cute, I won't let my family eat on them. 

Friday, March 07, 2008

Knock-off bag

This is a Vera Bradley knock-off bag. My wonderful mother-in-law showed me how to make it. What I love most about it is that it has SIX inside pockets. So now I have even more places to search for my cell phone.

I want to make another one of these, in a more contemporary fabric mix.