Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Small Roadblock

There was a bit of a roadblock with the bird embroidery project.  Turns out the embroidery hoop I have isn't quite big enough.  So, that project is on hold for now.

I did however stitch up this Pegasus and Unicorn from Badbirds' pattern.  I plan on using these two cuties for a couple presents I need to make for two little girls.  The birthday party is this weekend and I'm still not exactly sure what I'm going to do with them. 
Don't you love getting mail?  I do.  Well, not the bills, the fun kind.   I got the sweetest package yesterday from the lovely Melanie of Texas Freckles.  She sent little squares of gorgeous fabrics and a few hexies she made.  These will all be incorporated into my hexagon quilt eventually.  Thank you Melanie!
This afternoon my two-year-old daughter brought me this drawing.  When I asked her what it was a picture of, she said "It's you mommy."  Isn't that sweet?  In real life I'm not quite so wide-eyed and nervous looking.  :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I Don't Have A Light Box

Making all those hexies, I realized that I needed a needle book.  So, I searched around for a tutorial and here is what I found.  I cut out the pieces Thursday night after the kiddies went to bed and sewed it up Friday during nap time.  So CUTE!  The tutorial was really easy to follow. 
Even the inside is cute.  It's been quite useful having a needle book.
This has been today's project so far.  I don't have a light box or a transfer pen, but I do have a window and a blue water soluble pen.  It took me a while to trace, but again I got this done mostly during nap time.  I found this embroidery pattern over here and she has many other cuties. 
Here he is up close.  I hope to get him embroidered soon and add him to my two-year-old's room.  I'm going for a bird theme in her room.  He'll either get framed or possibly become a small pillow.  I'll figure it out later.
At one point while I was tracing him, my daughter came up to me and said "I have tape too."  I gave her two pieces and this is what she did.  She taped up Elmo Fred.  Yes, she's recently decided to call him Fred.  She'll also tell you she's seven. 

Friday, April 23, 2010

My First Post

I have been sewing for quite some time now.  Mostly just very simple projects, nothing too complicated.  This however is the first quilt I've made.  It's a doll quilt.  I used this tutorial over at Sew Mama Sew and the binding tutorial over at Crazy Mom Quilts.  Did you hear she might be blogging again soon?  I can't wait, love her!  This quilt is for my two-year-old's babies.  It was fun to make and though I was scared to quilt it, I think it turned out pretty well.  These pictures didn't turn out the greatest, but part of that is due to the cloudy nature of the Great Pacific Northwest.
I did a little embroidery on some of the squares.  A little M for her name and some french knots on a few of the squares where there were already white dots printed on the fabric.  All of these fabrics were in my stash and all of them were purchased at JoAnns.  The backing was just a simple blue remnant from a previous project.
I have just recently started making hexies for a charm quilt.  I am hooked!  Thanks to Melanie at Texas Freckles.  These were some of the first, they are all Heidi Grace prints. 
I have a long way to go and this is one project that could take years.  My stash is just too small.  Then again, is there a stash that's too big?