Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Wall Hanging

I had so much fun putting this together.  It was really a test/practice of my hand quilting skills and binding skills.  I am going to hang it as a little decoration for Christmas.  You can't really see it but I quilted stars in the corners.  I used one of my daughters glow in the dark stars.  I need to work on binding.  I haven't really got the knack yet.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pajama Bottoms

I was so thrilled the first time I did this and it came out.  I had to share it with you just because I have so much fun making pajama bottoms.  Now for the top... I will keep you posted.

 First I fold the pants and lay them out on the material.  Then I roughly cut around them leaving some space for seam allowance.
 My kids need to know where the back is so I mark it to make it a bit easier.  Isn't that cupcake cute?
 I always make a casing for the elastic.  I can reuse it if I need to.  I always so an x for added security.
All done.  A snap to make really.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Felt Flowers

I picked up one of those craft sheets at Joannes- You know the kind that invariably make you spend money so that you have the materials to make the thing.   I actually try not to do that anymore.  This one I actually had all the stuff already.  It was a nice project for my four year old.  Its a challenge to find nice crafts for four year old hands. 
These here my older daughter did.  She is seven.  Her star one was her idea.  I love this girls ideas.  So creative.  I am in awe of her.  She did the pumpkin and the skeleton that are on my food blog.

We used wire to thread through the felt and buttons and then wrapped it down with pipe cleaners.  On a few I made leaves.  Fun!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pieced- now its time for a quilt sandwich.

All pieced.  Yeah!

One of my faves- forgot what it is called.
I love the boat and storm at sea as well.

I like this variation of the Drunkards Path.
Love the barn dance too.
Dahlias rock.  Could totally see more of these in my future.