Monday, August 3, 2020

Crafter's Edge Bird #5 In A Pincushion

I have to admit that I'm crazy about my Crafter's Edge fabric dies and this sweet bird from the "Bird Dance Collection" is one of my favorites. It's a bit crazy like me, so that might be why it rings my bell!


There are other birds just as cute, like these two, and I'll definitely be adding them to my stash as soon as I can. I think a quilt would be adorable with all of them.

The Crafter's Edge fabric dies work perfectly with the Crossover II, cutting up to six layers of cotton fabric. When using felt, I found two or three layers to be best. The dies are flat so it makes it convenient to store them.


The directions are always easy to follow using their diagrams and/or instructions.


You can adjust the pressure on the Crossover II if needed.


I love using ThermOWeb's Fabric Fuse Adhesive in different ways, including applying felt on felt. It holds it in place without shifting. Just add a few drops to the back (you don't need a lot) and place it where it needs to be. You can stitch over it, so no worries there!


Cut two 6" x 6" squares for behind the bird and for the back of the pincushion. Sew around all the edges, but leave a 2" opening to fill the pincushion with walnut shells or stuffing (whichever is your preference.) Use the Fabric Fuse to close the opening, let it dry, and then sew it closed. Going around the edges will help strengthen the edges.


This is a fast and easy pincushion that can be gifted or kept for yourself. Either way, it's a sweet project!


Saturday, August 1, 2020

New Blog Hop Alert - From The Heart

We just finished a blog hop that was full of Christmas inspiration, so now it's time to announce an October blog hop..."From The Heart."



The "rules":

Make a small gift that you would give to someone.
Write a post on your blog about it.
Share a pattern, tutorial, or link if you have one for the idea. If not, just show the photos.
Have a giveaway only if you want to.
Post your blog post on your day, on time. 
(Setting it for 11 p.m. MST is good. It's okay if it pops up early...that's better than being late.)
If your project isn't quite done, show it anyway. 
People remember if you're a no show...we don't want that!
Visit the other blogs in the hop. That's where you will gain some amazing friends.

Email me if you want to play along. I'll need your first name, blog name, and blog URL.



Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks has a blog hop coming up, too. Check with her to see if she has any openings left.


Stay safe, healthy, and creative!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Christmas In July And Riley Blake Designs Classic Christmas Too

I have had so much fun this week with Christmas in July Then and Now. There's been tons of amazing projects to see and add to our sewing lists. There's no way I could pick a favorite! The rules were to show something Christmas that was made now (this year) or "then" (whatever year.)


Sometimes my project days have to double up and this is one of them. Today I'm showing my Christmas quilt for Riley Blake Designs Classic Christmas blog tour and this blog hop. It's made with a panel that is so adorable!


I used Riley Blake Designs "Snow Flurry" and "Holly Green" in the borders.


I love all the puppies and kitties in this! The details are so bright and fun. Yes, I went picture crazy because I couldn't help myself with all that cuteness in the panel.


Look at all those sweet fur babies...love that Santa, too!





Quilting was done by Ginger from Sew Sassy LongarmThe swirls and bells were a perfect choice of quilting for this. Quilting on a panel can be tough because you don't want to cover all the sweet details in it. I love it!


The panel size is 36" x 43 1/2" and could be used to make so many beautiful quilts. It also comes in pillow size panels and three other large panel prints.


You can find directions to make this quilt HERE.


This is a Las Vegas style of Christmas...no snow even if it was December. That wagon wheel has become one of my favorite things in my backyard.



For more ideas using the Classic Christmas panels you can visit these two designers:
Jessica Dayon
Suze Vinton

There's a giveaway today! I love shopping at Quilt Taffy and think you will, too. I bought a gift certificate to share with one of you. 



Here's a few of my "then" Christmas projects...





Here's the list of all those participating in the blog hop this week...they are amazing!

July 27
  
July 28
  
July 29
  
July 30
  
July 31 - TODAY

There's a Pinterest page of all the Christmas In July Then and Now...check it out!


New blog hop coming...small gift ideas. I'll post about it next week, but you can email me if you want to sign-up now.

You can still sign-up for Creatin' in the Sticks blog hop. Visit her blog HERE.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed the Christmas in July Then and Now blog hop!


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop Day 4

Only today and tomorrow left in the Christmas in July Then and Now blog hop. I'm in awe of all the incredible Christmas projects. It's been amazing!


This blog hop is a bit different because with all the crazy things happening, it seemed like a good idea to give participants a little leeway with less stress when creating their projects.

Here's the rules of Christmas in July (then and now):

With life as crazy as it has been lately, show an older Christmas project
from "back then" or show something new...anything Christmas related.

You can make/show a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, toy, etc.

Post your project on your assigned day and list the other blog hoppers.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you ready to be wow'd? Here's the list of amazing bloggers who are sharing their projects.

July 27

July 28

July 29

July 30  - TODAY

July 31

There's a Pinterest page, too!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop Day 3

Oh what fun it's been in this Christmas in July Then and Now blog hop! I almost expect to see snow outside after checking out all the incredible Christmas projects. I hope you're get some good ideas...I am!


This blog hop is a bit different because with all the crazy things happening, it seemed like a good idea to give participants a little leeway with less stress when creating their projects.

Here's the rules of Christmas in July (then and now):

With life as crazy as it has been lately, show an older Christmas project
from "back then" or show something new...anything Christmas related.

You can make/show a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, toy, etc.

Post your project on your assigned day and list the other blog hoppers.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you ready to be wow'd? Here's the list of amazing bloggers who are sharing their projects.

July 27

July 28

July 29 - TODAY

July 30

July 31

There's a Pinterest page, too!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop Day 2

I was wow'd and dazzled at all the great projects yesterday, weren't you! If you missed anything, check the list below and visit yesterday's bloggers.


This blog hop is a bit different because with all the crazy things happening, it seemed like a good idea to give participants a little leeway with less stress when creating their projects.

Here's the rules of Christmas in July (then and now):

With life as crazy as it has been lately, show an older Christmas project
from "back then" or show something new...anything Christmas related.

You can make/show a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, toy, etc.

Post your project on your assigned day and list the other blog hoppers.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you ready to be wow'd? Here's the list of amazing bloggers who are sharing their projects.


July 27

July 28 - TODAY

July 29

July 30

July 31

There's a Pinterest page, too!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Christmas In July Then And Now Blog Hop

It's finally here! I love having Christmas in July blog hops even when the temperatures are reaching 112-114 degrees here in Las Vegas. It's crazy hot! Let's just pretend it's snowing outside while we look over all the fun projects in the Christmas In July (then and now) blog hop.


This blog hop is a bit different because with all the crazy things happening, it seemed like a good idea to give participants a little leeway with less stress when creating their projects.

Here's the rules of Christmas in July (then and now):

With life as crazy as it has been lately, show an older Christmas project
from "back then" or show something new...anything Christmas related.

You can make/show a mug rug, pot holder, mini quilt, baby quilt, bag, toy, etc.

Post your project on your assigned day and list the other blog hoppers.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you ready to be wow'd? Here's the list of amazing bloggers who are sharing their projects.

July 27

July 28

July 29

July 30

July 31

There's a Pinterest page, too!