Good Morning!

27 Apr

How is everyone this morning? People have been sending me messages asking if I am ok. Let me begin by saying life has thrown some curveballs this way and trying to make some adjustments. I just keep trying to hit that ball and not give up. Anyway, I  had some time to sew.

I belong to a private group on Facebook and we have things in common such as: quilting, sewing, crafting. Instead of our regular swap this month we decided to sew Little Dresses for Africa. Sew of course, I jumped right in and made two dresses and loved the way they turned out and were so easy to make. I wish time had allowed me to make more but was not able to. So far the group has been able to complete  150 dresses. How awesome is that! Wish I could see the little girls faces when they receive the dresses. I would like to especially thank Kelley for all of her hard work lining up the swaps each month. Below is a picture of one of the dresses I made. However, I forgot to take a picture of the second one I made. Lol. If you are in our groups leave a comment below and tell me what you enjoyed most when making the dresses. Feel free to post a picture of the dresses you made. Guess I will sign off for now. Take care and until next time, Happy sewing!!!

 

 

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One Hour Basket

26 Apr

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With my crazy work schedule I finally got to spend sometime sewing this weekend. I currently belong to a private group on Facebook called ” Crafty Gemini’s Crafters” and we share different ideas and ask questions about anything from sewing to quilting. So if you are into sewing or quilting this is the perfect group to join.

Within the group I noticed people posting pictures of these pretty baskets and thought I would give it a try. It was very easy to make and does not take a long time to make. Here is the link to the tutorial for the 1 hour basket. I made the basket with home dec fabric along with interfacing to the exterior fabric. Doing so the basket will hold its shape. Also, I did not add handles to the basket, but next time I think I will add them. Well thats it for now! Everyone have a great week and have some fun along the way.

Sharon

Lined Zipper Pouch

16 Feb

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Sew what does one do when the weather is cold down here in Tampa?  I decided to make a lined zipper pouch and I was definitely pleased with the result. The pouch was easy to make and I even plan to make more when I get time. Rather then have the bag look flat I added boxed corners which also help the bag stand up. So hop on over to Crafty Gemini and watch her video and make yourself a bag.

Quilts for Kids

2 Feb

Hi everyone! If you are a quilter make sure to check out the website http://www.quiltsforkids.org. I have personally ordered several kits from this organization and have been very pleased. Also, its for a great cause too. The organization will send you a kit which includes fabric, quilting directions along with a label. There is no cost for the kit, but you will need to pay postage to send the completed quilt back. The postage is not that much. So don’t forget and check out the website. Happy quilting! Sharon

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Homemade Oven Mitts

10 Jan

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Hello there my favorite peeps! I joined Crafty Gemini’s Crafters on Facebook the other day and found a tutorial for oven mitts. After watching the tutorial I decided to give it a try. As I began quilting the oven mitt I had issues with the fabric puckering and decided to start over. So I made a quilt sandwich and did not have any issues with the fabric puckering. I did make some changes myself such as, making a quilt sandwich, added 100% cotton batting between the two pieces of fabric. I placed the  oven mitt pattern on top of the quilted sandwich and cut the pattern out. Added some bias tape at the bottom of the oven mitt. These oven mitts are easy peasy to make and excellent for a gift too.

Feel free to leave a comment or share any ideas.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Sharon

 

Quilts of Valor

4 Apr

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Our quilting guild got together and decided to make some quilts for a charity Quilts of Valor. We had a lot of fun sewing a new pattern and knowing a wounded soldier would receive a quilt for comfort. Be sure to check out their website. There are many patterns you can choose from on their website along with directions. Apparently, Buddy thinks the quilt is for him. LOL!

 

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Merry Christmas!

25 Dec

Merry Christmas

May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill,
And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Sharon

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