Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
|I could not get the aluminum foil off this. Eh, a little shine.|
Me and the kids had some fun with Perler beads. I made a lilac flower (please use your grace and imagination to pretend that I actually made something that vaguely looks like a lilac- humor me!).
Lilac's are huge here in Rochester. I read in Victoria magazine in the 90's that us, Rochester, NY and Minneapolis are two of the major lilac centers. We have an annual lilac festival here that attracts visitors from all over. It is one of my favorite things to do in the Spring; walk around the park and inhale the scent of lilacs and just marvel at their color and beauty.
While my Perler bead lilac may be lame, the lilacs here in Rochester are most certainly not.
My five year old and her friend did a mighty fine job here, don't yah think?
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I had some technical difficulties with my sewing machine so I was a little under the wire. Literally I put the last stitches on an hour ago.. I have a brand new machine and I am having some adjustment issues. Once I am fully up and running I will be in the groove. Right now I am struggling to learn all the ins and outs of my new machine.
Monday, February 7, 2011
A new block for the Quilt Story contest.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Just wanted to let you know about the cool block party. I heard about it on Twin Fibers. If you click the button below it will link you directly to Quilt Story for all the details. Believe me you don't want to miss out if you love fabric. Head on over there to check out the details. I am pretty excited to see everyone's blocks.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
While hearts may be a bit kitschy to some, they certainly are not for me. I have two young daughters who, of course, go crazy for this stuff. As you can see, I also went crazy for hearts this week for the Iron Crafters Challenge. I made the loot bags and used some scrap ribbon/embellishment I had laying around. I just folded over the top two times inside, placing the ribbon inside the seam and top stitched. It's a very simple gift pouch.
cute hair pins at this site that were just adorable. I did the blanket stich on these too. Comes out much nicer with thicker thread.
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