Monday, August 29, 2011

Diaper Bags and Diaper Wipe Holders

Here is another Diaper Bag with matching wipe holder.
This fabric is from the new Joel Dewberry line and is perfect for a boys Diaper Bag.

Of course I had to add a little feminine touch to the wipe holder.

There are so many great new lines of fabric out right now, I am really having a hard time going into my local quilt stores.... I want it all.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Her she is !!!

My daughter just loves the dress I made for her, she couldn't wait to wear to school.

Can't wait to get started on the next one.
Now that I have the hang of this pattern I might have to tweek it a bit.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fun Friday

Okay, a little while back I posted a new template called Lil Twister. It is a fun and easy way to use up all those charm packs we have all been hoarding. Yes, I said it hoarding !!!
Since I am being honest, I started hoarding Layer Cakes too, here is the quickest quilt I ever made using the larger Twister Template, seriously, it went so fast !!!!

You simply take 36, 10" squares and sew a 6 1/4" border and then cut using the Twister template. Once all your squares are cut, you simply sew them back together.
The great part is, the border is done when you are done with the quilt.
Now you can always add more borders, depending how big you want your quilt.
On this quilt I simply grabbed a 10" square and started sewing, I think I will pay more attention to placement on the next quilt.
Definitely a quilt that can be made in a day !!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back to school dress!

So I decided to make a few cute dresses for my daughter Amanda for the start of this school year.
I let her pick the fabric and of course I had to pick one too!!! (some say I am a control freak??)
Since my main sewing skills are quilting I decided to find one of those patterns that claims Quick and Easy on the cover. How hard can it be right? After all I can quilt.
Without going into to too much detail, there was lots of unsewing, some cuss words and lets just say the first dress is now a skirt.
I made a few adjustments on the second dress and it turned out much better.

This is the fabric Amanda picked. Very cute pinks, reds and turquoise, by Micheal Miller.
She was going to wear it the first day of school but than we found out she has PE so it will have to wait until the second day. I will post pictures with her wearing her dress the second day of school.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Okay, I have been called out !!!

Okay, one of my girlfriends called me out yesterday, she said, Wow, it's been quite some time since you posted anything on your blog.
I could give you a bunch of excuses why, you know like end of summer, getting kids ready for school,  busy working on some projects....etc...yada yada yada.
So instead of doing that, how about a great summer recipe.

Who doesn't like Caprese salad???
Well here is a fun, easy appetizer.
Ingredients are simply, Cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and balsamic dressing.

Oh and don't forget the toothpicks.

This is a great opportunity for the kids to help out and a health snack too.

As my Mom always said " Manga"