Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
As you can see, I monogrammed Irma's initials on it and I love how it turned out. I love the font I chose, and the location. From now on, when I make this pattern, I will monogram on the leg. I just think it is darling.
I also sent along this cute little towel I whipped up.
It was a snap. I used scraps leftover from apron. I cut two 3 inch X 4.5 rectangles out of each fabric (4 total). I sewed them end to end, alternating the material. Then I folded the edges over a quarter of an inch on all 4 sides. I lined it up on a kitchen towel and sewed it on the top edge all the way around and then stitched in the 3 ditches. Lastly, I added a row of ric rac. It turned out super cute and it is a good use of scraps. I will be making lots of them for Christmas presents.
This little guy turn 4 today.
It is so hard to believe he is 4 already. I just love him to pieces. We had a fun birthday party over the weekend. He is modeling a new raincoat, boots, and umbrella that my mom bought him. Isn't he sweet?? It is a raincoat, but it has a liner in it so I hope he wears it a lot. On the backside, is a fireman's logo and the boots match.
Friday, July 18, 2008
- The pattern cost me $6.00, which is reasonable.
- It is reversible. It is like 2 aprons in one!
- The pattern has lots of suggestions for personalization and how to make each apron a bit unique.
- I like that it has a spot to write down who you have made the apron for and the date.
- It comes with nice sturdy pattern paper.
- The waist ties are wide and easy to turn.
- easy to shop for, you just need a yard of 2 complimentary fabrics
- It is an overall easy pattern to follow, and the directions are quite clear.
Overall, I'd recommend this apron pattern. I would definitely buy more of Mary Mulari's patterns.
Editor's note: I will post my Halloween Apron Swap apron after I am sure that my partner has received it.
Also, there is a great giveaway over at Debbie's blog. You should check out all of the cool sewing tools. Also, Lisa has posted a cool tutorial for making a neat cover on a tape measure. Don't you just love blogging??? I know I do. Thanks, gals for your gifties and projects!
Isn't it darling? I think she did a great job. You have probably seen the pattern in your local stores. I calls for charm packs. We used 3 inch squares. It made a finished bag that was about 11 X 12. Mom wanted a purse not a bag. I really am thinking of making one for myself now. We will see.
What projects have you been thinking of completing?
More to come later...I have several aprons I need to whip up plus, a purse to make for a friends birthday which is quickly approaching!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
On the way home, we even got a bit off the beaten path to go to a quilt store I went to once on a quilt hop. It had a nice selection of quilting materials in a nursery and craft store setting. I went hoping to find a stock pile of my vintage materials and, boy oh boy, did I. I ended up buying enough Fig Tree and Quilts fabrics for my cottage quilt that I want to work on. That was exactly what I wanted. I was pleased some of the fabrics were from several past collections and so the price range went down a bit. They all flow nicely into each other though and I am very excited to get started sometime in the near future, I hope.
They are going to be part of a lap quilt. I also finished off this table quilt for myself this week.
I can't wait for fall to arrive so I can get using it. I stitched in the ditch on this one. I am still marveling at the difference my new machine does on almost every task compared to my old machine. This is yet another example of where I believe my investment paid off big time. This is a bit bright for me, but I just loved the pumpkins in the the charm pack.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
The store had a sample made up of this house bag. Shockingly, I think I liked the store sample's color choices better than the books. I say shockingly because I LOVE FIG TREE QUILTS' color choices. Perhaps the bag is cuter in person than in a book?
I saw the bag. Now, that is another thing I am crazy about: bags. So I asked if it came from a book and this is how I the book ended up in my hands.
I flipped lightly through the book, not sure how I felt about house quilts. I don't think I've seen many house quilts. It was right about at this moment when Buddy announces to the entire store that he has to POOP. As usual, I have a moment of feeling like I could die on the spot. I gently remind him that he could just say that he has to go to the bathroom (as I would guess he has to POOP because he always grabs his butt) and I grab his hand and we are off to the potty. I know, because this is always the case, that the next time it will be another GRAND announcement of POOP again versus bathroom, but I try to change the coarse of history regardless.
So, when I came out of the bathroom, I grabbed the book and bought it...deciding that surely I would learn to love house quilts...and we were back on the road. Since I have literally flipped and read over this book for hours, I would say that I am now officially addicted to house quilts. In fact, one of the quilts I particularly like has some hand applique, which I have said for months that I want to try, and I love Joanna's directions. I am ready! Bring it on! (The cover quilt has some applique and so does the last quilt.) I love many of the quilts in the book, but here are a couple that I especially like.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
You've got to love the excitment a new pillowcase brings. I can't decide which picture is the cutest. Hmm. Child excited. Child sleeping. Both are cute.
Here's a project I worked on during nap time. A pincushion.
Would you believe I have never had a pincushion? I usually use the "design" bed or the sofa or anything else handy. This is so much better. So, I guess today would be called little projects day.