Monday, October 27, 2008


The past few weeks I have completed two projects that I have been working on. For my friend Megan, I recovered some pillows for her. She and her husband had recently purchased a couch that came with some interesting pillows. I used my trusty seam ripper and took of the front panel to add a very cute new print. They turned out really nice! I only wish I had taken pictures of them!!

I also completed another pair of baby shoes for my friend Betsy and her son Owen. Owen is going to be a pirate for Halloween, so I made the perfect pair of shoes using this pattern from Stardust shoes.
A few weeks ago I mailed in my 5x5 squares for a swap I'm participating in called Spare Change Swap. I had to send in 24 squares, and in return, I will received 24 different squares to make a quilt of my choice using my squares and white. I don't know if I'm quite qualified for a quilt just yet, but it will be fun to try!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

New projects!

It seems like everyone is making an apron on all the blogs I read, so I decided to join in on the fun. This apron is called Friday Night Apron by Vanilla House Designs.

It was came together pretty easy;I only had to rip out a few seams in the neckband. The fabric is by Amy Butler, and I was really excited to use her fabrics. She uses such bright, vivid colors.
Here's a bag that I made from my own design. It was one of the first things I made when I started sewing a month ago, and needs some tweaking, but it makes a great bag to take to the library for my books, etc. The fabric is a fun print from Joann's.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Welcome to my blog!!

Welcome to my blog! As many of you know, I have recently started sewing again, and instead of filling my "life" blog up with sewing projects, I thought I would start a new one! Stay tuned for pics of my previously made items, and new projects I'm working on.

I participated in my first class tonight at a local quilt shop called "Always in Stitches." The class was called Basic Machine Quilting, and it lasted two hours. Pretty informative, but I'm not quite ready to quilt a king sized quilt. I also am in need of a new sewing machine. My sewing machine was my mom's, and has been used quite a big. It's been a great machine for me to "learn again" on, but if I'm going to keep up this hobby, I'm going to need something new.