“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Monday, February 28, 2011

A Disney Inspired Quilt

Another commissioned quilt! This quilt is for a baby girl whose nursery will be decorated in the theme of Mickey and Minnie. I wanted to make the quilt as tasteful as possible without it looking too commercial. I made the appliques myself, simply taking a silhouette image and tracing onto black Kona and attaching with fusible web. I then stitched around the appliques. I used red and black polka dotted fabric in large and small dots. The solid fabrics are kona black, red, white and buttercup. Quilted in a loop de loop/meandering pattern. Measures 40" x 50", a medium crib sized quilt. This was definitely a fun quilt to create.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sew and Tell - Lantern Bloom Tote

I used to be a regular player in Sew and Tell Fridays. But then life started coming at me fast and I stopped participating. Let me tell ya...I really missed it. I love joining a group of crafty gals showing off our accomplishments for the week. So, today I'm back and I will attempt to take the time to join the fun when I can. Ideally every week, realistically when possible. That's way better than never!

Lantern Bloom Tote, with two large pockets, one interior, one exterior and a magnetic snap closure. Created with gorgeous designer fabrics from Laura Gunn's Lantern Bloom and Poppy Collection. Nice and roomy measuring 15" x 13" with a 33" strap. Fully lined, no raw edges. Heavy interfacing and makes this bag very sturdy! A super stylish bag for everyday use as a generous carry-all, sassy diaper bag or fancy knitting bag.

It's good to be back!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Seafoam Dahlia Tote

Seafoam Dahlia Tote, Created with gorgeous designer fabrics, Patty Young's Sanctuary and Robert Kaufman's Metro Living. Accented with a deep purple velvet ribbon and vintage button. Two interior pockets and a magnetic snap closure. Nice and roomy measuring 17" x 16" with a 34' strap. Heavy interfacing, cotton duck interior and reinforced straps make this bag very sturdy! A super stylish bag for everyday use as a generous carry-all, sassy diaper bag or fancy knitting bag. In the shop!

Trying to get some work done....

How can I get anything done when Jack (Little Muffin) just wants to be held...

and held...
and held...

and held...
It's a good thing he is so sweet and adorable or I'd have to throw him out the window!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Thing That Started it All

Cool Little Totes, my first attempt at creating bags. I was so proud of myself.

Then came Etsy a few month later selling those Little Totes.

And now here we are year later and I have achieved 100 sales in my Etsy shop, Huzzah!! I have brought back those Lovely Little Totes, those things that started it all. I've used some Metro Living fabrics to add new life to some older favorites.

To celebrate my 100th Sale Milestone I'm having a GIVEAWAY over on my Facebook Fanpage. The winner will have their choice of one of these new totes! So head on over to my Facebook Fanpage to join the fun!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Violet Bouquet Pleated Tote

Violet Bouquet Pleated Tote. Large tote created with Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush fabrics. Accented with a charming vintage button and velvet ribbon! Large and curvaceous measuring 15" x 16" with a 34" strap and magnetic snap closure. Two large interior pockets. The exterior has heavy interfacing and the interior is constructed of heavy cotton duck to add strength and durability. Fully lined , no raw edges. A very sassy bag for everyday use as a generous carry-all, diaper bag or knitting bag. In the shop!

Friday, February 18, 2011

More New Fabrics For Me!

A bunch of lovelies arrived this week and boy, am I excited! This Metro Living by Robert Kaufman had me at "hello"! I love the bold colors and simple geometric design. The Pewter is my absolute favorite (should have ordered more of that one, hrmgph...). Also new to me is several yards of Anna's Innocent Crush, one from Laura Gunn's Magnolia Lane and one from Patty Young's Sanctuary...all just so luscious. I'd expect some new bags for the shop to come from my new arrivals in the next few weeks...so excited!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Darjeeling Tablerunner

I just recently finished and shipped a custom tablerunner using the new Darjeeling fabrics in the Jade palette. This is a rather large tablerunner as my client wanted to cover up a few water marks on her vintage table. The finished tablerunner was to measure 56" x 21", but it actually measures a bit longer...bonus! I usually like to create my tablerunners to be reversible so with an easy "flip" you have a fresh clean runner. This one is no exception. The fabrics are quite green, more than I wanted for the main side of the runner. I decided to blend in a few other fabrics to bring in more beige and soft blue (Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow and Ginseng...look closely). I also used Kona Tan for the sashing. On the "flip" side I allowed the bright greens to shine by sashing with Kona Tarragon and using larger swatches of the brighter fabrics. Bound with a blue/green stripey fabric by Debbie Mumm. Quilted in my favorite wavey design.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Rainy Morning

After all the warm weather we had been blessed with this past month the rain has decided to fall upon us, oh poo! What's a girl to do on a rainy morning...I think I'll hop back into bed with a hot cuppa coffee and put the finishing touches on this scarf I've been working on. Once it's done I'll get my day started and head out into the blustery, rainy day with a nice warm scarf wrapped about my neck...sounds like a plan. Oh yeah...Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Quilt Blocks

I've finished my blocks for the Quilt Story Block Party. Here they are...

Dusky Log Cabin

I went with one of my favorite type of block, the good old Log Cabin. I chose fabrics that had a vintage vibe and muted colors so to stay true to the "traditional" theme.

Mirror Image

This block is created with bright and happy fabric from the new Darjeeling line. A new block design for me. I'll be making a tablerunner with this block and more just like it with different fabrics from the same line.

Persimmon Tree

Persimmon trees are gorgeous when all the leaves have fallen and just the fruit remains. I used Laura Gunn's Lantern Bloom for the persimmon appliques and framed it with Chinese Take-Out and Flower Power fabrics I thought it would make a beautiful pillow with an Asian flair!

Check out all the other beautiful blocks at the party, click HERE!

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