Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Sunglasses Case...

I won a giveaway!!! 
  This cute package came in the mail today from Jody at 

Check out Jody's blog it is full of quilty and crafty fun!!
 Jody's creative blog was a part of Sew Mamma Sew! giveaway day.  

I really enjoyed discovering new blogs and visiting all the talented and 
generous bloggers out there. 

The chickens were pretty excited too. 

They kept pecking at the envelope!

Thank you Jody!  

I love the Sunglasses case and

 they fit perfectly!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Upcycled Ruffle Tote...

I love taking something old and making it new and cute!

My Farmer got this bag at a conference.  He said I could have it!

It's large and roomy with long handles.  

Perfect for a Church bag! 

Now to Upcycle  it.  

I found the cute gray and yellow fabric on clearance!

Whoo Hoo!

I love a good sale!

The solid yellow was from my stash.

And I picked up some black ribbon to coordinate.

I cut out 6 inch wide strips and 2 for each ruffle.  

Then I did a fast gather on the top. It was so fun, fast and easy. 

I also hemmed the bottom of the ruffle.  

And drew lines on my bag so that my ruffles would be straight. 

Then I sewed the ribbon on the long handles.  

I lucked out...the ribbon was the perfect width! 

Then I sewed the ribbon on the top of the first ruffle to hide the gathers.  

Next I took the solid yellow and made a really big fabric flower.  


This would be a super cute Mother's Day or Teacher Gift!

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A Quilt for Grandma...

I love scrappy quilts.
I especially love getting scrap fabrics from family. 
The colors and textures of the fabric remind me of that person they even smell like their homes.
I was thrilled when my Mother in law called and said that she was cleaning out her sewing room and asked if I wanted some scraps. 
Yes! Yes! Yes! 
I was so excited! 

 When I pulled out the scraps I was amazed at how well they all went together. 
They were all lovely reds, greens, tans, golds, and creams.
A few years ago she gave me red quilt binding that matched the fabrics perfectly. 

I decided to make a Square Dance Quilt for her Birthday. 
It has been so much fun to work on. I machine quilted in the ditch and in the boarders then hand stitched with pearl cotton in the blocks. 

My kids said the quilt looks like Grandma's house. 

Happy Birthday Grandma! 

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