July 20, 2015

little gifts....

A little Christmas in July. I've been working on a new design of the gift-y kind.

Bargain shopping 'Benny' is Miss Mousey's friend and he's bringing little gifts your way.
I wanted to do a few more of the Miss Mousey designs because there are more stories to tell of these busy little mouseys. This one has been waiting for some time and I'm so happy to get it done and share with you.
The design stitches up quickly at only 2.5 X 5 and works perfectly in a gift or little treat bag. 'Little Gifts' is ready for you to embroider and is available in my Etsy Shop. Benny is a full size pdf pattern with an Items List, Color Chart and Print ready images, both actual and mirror image. He also, comes with two different pockets, one with a gingerbread man and the other with a little gift-y. Christmas Fun in July! 

July 09, 2015

block after block....

I just looked at all the blocks I've finished. I'm gaining....I'm almost caught up, at least by a week...or two!

When I decided to do this quilt, I thought, it would be a great way to use up some fabric and scraps. I've made a huge dent and that makes me happy. Scrappy quilts are my all time favorite!!
I have them hanging on a curtain that covers my sewing closet. Not great but will do for now. It helps to get a visual of all of them together. I don't have a very big sewing room. It's in the attic so I have the slightly slant ceilings, taking wall space away. What do you use for quilt blocks?

Blocks 19 card trick, 20 fair and square, 24 log cabin & 25 nine patch/churn dash

Have a Happy Day Sewing............


July 07, 2015

...more pouches made

Easy sews, It's very warm today. Nice glass of iced tea with a squirt of lime and up to the studio I go...

I didn't use a pattern for these. I wanted to make some new pouches and these just came about. I had to cut this fabric....it was calling me. I like the size of the top one it's about 8" high , where the other is 5" high. Both will get some use but I have others to try....
Pouch making seems to be my go to here lately. Although, I have some stitching to get back to and some new designs.....

Happy Sewing!

Fabrics: Tanya Whelan - LuLu Roses & Pam Kitty-Picnic the lining is Bon-Bon BeBe 

July 03, 2015

triangle pouch play

I've been seeing triangle pouches all over the place...they are so cute and each one cuter than the one before. I am probably the only one, who hasn't gotten to these yet. I'd put them on my list of things to try and decided to spend today giving it a whirl. The first one, I put the zip in the wrong way...hehe. It zips up instead of down but still works and no one would even know that...except me.

I added a zip stop to one side and for the bottom placement. I didn't see that in any of the others but it's a zip thing, I like to do. I added only to one side of the zip so that top stitching would still be accessible.

I found a great little tutorial on a spoonful of sugar's blog to make these, using patchwork.
Will be trying that one next, oh my goodness cuteness! 
Off I go, in search of some zips....my basket is near empty! Happy Friday!

July 02, 2015

Happy 4th Mistake.....

When making pin wheel blocks and a mistake has been made in one square measurement...no worries, just make a pin cushion!
I set out to cut some pinwheels for another quilt. I cut four out which would have given me 6 blocks total. I thought, I was getting ahead....felt so good. Turned the light out and went to bed. Next morning, scheduled those blocks for some serious sewing. Oops! I measured every stinkin' one wrong- just one square in each....measured wrong. That's ok.....recut and this one that got sewn...became a pin cushion. One 6.5" block cut to size...it measures about 5" square and funny...the fabrics look like July fireworks...so there it is... Happy 4th!
....see you soon with some pouch chit-chat....

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