Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday - March 11th

This is the WIP post with the terrible, no good, crappy pics, so please excuse them today lol. I did get a good amount done this week, though, and feel productive :)

I finished my mini log cabin mini teehee for my cotton and steel swap partner. I am keeping the finished pic for after she receives it... which is not til June I think. I hate waiting lol.

I made my first ever pin cushion. It is a bit wonky, and the hand stitching to close it is abysmal, but darnnit I did it and I think it's cute! <3 I really need to learn how to hand stitch better though!

I finished the ticker tape table topper I made for my mom. I think it turned out pretty cute and I think she will like it. It was fun to try something new. Oh that and the pin cushion is two new things this week!

Then on Monday I started on my next swap project which is for the Viva La Villains Swap on Instagram. I like doing these swaps because it helps stretch my creativity. Makes me maybe go somewhere I would not have gone otherwise. Hopefully this will play well with the rest of my theme... think the Red Queen from Alice. Shhh....

Ok, off til next week. I have one more letter to do!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Mug Rug Swap Reveal

I took part in the Spring Mug Rug Swap over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio's blog. I had never made a mug rug before so I was a little nervous. To top it off I fell in love with a little applique pattern and so I chose to do that... which I have also never done before lol. Hopefully, my partner still liked it as I made it with lots of love.

My partner was Dee of Dee's Doings. I was her partner as well. I assumed it was another three way blind swap, but nope. The only downside was that I got no information on her at all and had no idea of her blog or any other social media. So I am really unsure if what I was was her style or not. The only way I figured out it was my partner is her comment on their site about receiving her package. So...I am going to let her know about this post so at least she knows I love what I got from her.

I know I showed this before, so bare with me. This is what I sent to Dee, an appliqued mug rugs, a mug, some tea, and a big ole cookie! I even wrapped the cookie in bubble wrap and I am really hoping it did not break! lol

In return I got the cutest butterfly mug rug and some sweet matching fabric. The only problem is that it is too cute to use as a mug rug ...I can totally envision spilling coffee or tea on it :( So, it is hanging in my sewing room on my wall of minis :) I totally love it.

So, thank you Dee so much for making me smile. I love what you made for me and thank you FWFS for hosting this swap. It was fun!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WIP Wednesday - March 4th

Seriously... March 4th edition of WIP Wedesday? How on earth did it get to be March already! I am completely unsure. It really is true, as you age the time just seems to go by so much quicker. Not that I am ancient or anything lol but I can tell the difference from when I was in my 20's that is for sure.  So far, being 40 is not so bad, though :)

This week was pretty busy and fun! Here is what I have been working on:

I am working on a Cotton and Steel mini for the Cotton and Steel Mini Quilt Swap taking place on Instagram. I am not allowed to mail this before June 12th I think so I am setting this aside for now to piece together later. I like the way the mini blocks came out, though. I used a mini 3in block pattern from Wombat Quilts. I am so appreciative when people share patterns as not all of us can afford to buy them whenever we want. 

This is the finished mini/swap I made for my LPS Disney Craft Swap on Instagram. Someone commented on how they felt inferior because they could not send that many extras... I do not always either but I lucked out at the dollar for half of the things there. It is not about how much you send, think... be creative. Not everything has to cost a lot. This will have a separate post and I will share better pics of the mini. 

 I won a giveaway on Instagram of green scraps from Fort Worth Studio Fabrics, and I started a ticker tape table topper for my mom. I was going to make it for myself, but all those beautiful greens are just screaming my mom's name as it is her favorite color! I had always wanted to try a ticker tape style and it is certainly fun and easy. I love how it is coming out. I should be able to bind it today.

That's it for me! I am hoping to come up with an idea for the Viva La Villains Swap, and learn how to draft the pattern I want to do for it. I might pull out my selvedges and do some more blocks that I am collecting as I am over flowing in selvedges right now lol. Also I am going to the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Florida this Friday so I am looking forward to shopping and finding some new inspiration there!

Have a great week :)