“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Book Bags

This is another tutorial from Skip to My Lou.  These bags are just so cute and go together so fast.  The fabric is Wildwood  by Erin McMorris.  They have it on sale at American Quilting right now.  The bags, I made two, are lined with a white on white print I have had in my stash for a long time.   I need to make more of these for my kids for summer visits to the library.  They are the perfect size at about 12 X 13. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Skip To My Lou Pleated Pouches

My sister in law was throwing a bridal shower for our soon to be new sister in law.  I helped her out by making the favors for the party.  I used this pattern from Skip to My Lou.  It went together fast!  The directions were really clear and it didn't take long to make all these variations.  I filled the pouches with goodies.  I decided to make all different patterns so people could pick a color combo they would want to have.  But the bride-to be's colors and pink, black, and white. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mermaid Sets

Nate bought me a serger last year for my birthday and I am continually looking for projects to make on it.  I love little knit dresses and my girls love to wear them all summer long.  These dresses are actually made from an Ottobre Design tunic pattern.  I just lengthened them to make them into dresses.  And I wanted to make capris to go underneath so they could play freely without danger of flashing.  So I just hacked a pattern from some of their store bought capris.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Del Hi Complete! Festival of Quilts!

I really enjoyed working on this quilt.  I used the Del Hi pattern from Free Spirit fabric along with the fabrics by Valori Wells.  I have always really loved her collections.  This quilt was not for me, and I hope so much that it's new owner loves it.   I quilted a mum type pattern in all the strips and then butterflies in the cross section.  The finished size is about 68 x 89 inches.  The original pattern was for an 80 x 80 throw and I modified it to fit a twin sized bed.  I love being able to change things about ready made patterns to fit what I need.  I have to say again, I love how it turned out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Twin Sets!

Not really of the shell and cardigan style.  Bella was invited to a birthday party for her friends a few weeks ago.  She has known these girls for a few years and we wanted to do something special.  So I made them matching pj's with pillowcases.  The girls loved them and I was happy with how they turned out.  The fabric is Alexander Henry.  I have had it for quite a long time so I am sure it is out of print.