Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Merry Christmas Garden Flag

This is one of the Christmas gifts I am giving to friends and family.  I found the flag blank and the Merry Christmas embroidery design at Oh My Crafty Supplies.  I have noticed that they do not have any garden flags now. But you can find the burlap blanks in other places. The bottom design is Split Flourish Monogram by Designs by Juju and it comes in many sizes. Merry Christmas to all my sewing and embroidery friends!

Friday, November 15, 2019

A Glorious Reading Pillow


This pillow makes me smile.  It is a Designs by Juju design and is titled Be a Unicorn 2. I did have to combine two designs and then add the name.  I found the fabric through an online search for unicorns and rainbows. It will be a Christmas gift for a friend's granddaughter.  I think she will love it.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Tiny Notebooks

I found these tiny notebooks yesterday on Designs by Juju. I thought they would be a nice gift for kids as well as adults. The green one now belongs to my hairdresser. They are made in-the-hoop with one hooping.  One of the notebooks is cotton and the other is a hologram foil spandex knit that I found at Joanne's.  I have since found additional colors at fabric.com which has many luscious colors. The notebooks are 4.5" x 3.25" composition books that can be found at Dollar stores, Amazon, and other office supply stores. There are six different designs and I was fortunate to find them at half price ($4) for two designs.  Now I am headed to my embroidery machine to make more tiny notebooks.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Quilted Bag 2 & 3

These are two more bags made with the shiny lame-like fabric.  The fabric has pinks and purples and the bags are made from the same colorway but I used mostly pink fabric in one and purple in the other as the fabric has different shades in it.  I also used pink poly thread in the pink one and a deep purple poly in the purple one.  These have become so addictive that I have three more in the works.  I am using the turquoise colored fabric that I put in the previous post.  But I have gotten a different look by using green thread in one and a purple thread in another.  I love this fabric and the reflections of different colors.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Quilted Zipper Bag

This is a quilted bag pattern that I found on Stitch Delight. She has some delightfully complicated-looking easy patterns.  The fabric I used is from JoAnns and is the type of stretchy knit fabric used in swimsuits and dance costumes.  In some light it is green, teal, purple, or even blue. I found another colorway that is pinks and purples with a pastel look.  The bag has a layer of polymesh, a layer of thin batting, and the fabric.  The thread is a Yenmet medium blue metallic.  I am also trying a purple Superior Rainbow polyester which works just fine.  I have found that the thread works better if it is on the dark side as the shine continues to come from the fabric.  More bags like this are in my future.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Memory Pillows




My brother recently passed away.  I volunteered to make memory shirts for his twin sons.  These shirts had been gifts from his sons.  Both shirts were his favorites as you can see, but the tan one was worn so much with his overalls that there are strap lines from his overalls on the shirt.  I thought this was a very unique characteristic!  I also downsized his bib overalls to fit atop the shirts.  I hope they love them as much as I loved making them.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Patchwork Purse

My brother passed away unexpectedly and I thought his wife would like something made from his overalls. I had been wanting to stitch the Patchwork Purse from Sweet Pea Designs. So this is her purse made from the denim of his overalls. I used different shades of denim for each section of the bag, the overall straps are the purse handles, and the back pockets are stitched on the red bandana lining for inside pockets. I think she will like it.