Friday, March 23, 2012

Beautiful Baby Girl quilt

A customer asked me to make a quilt for her sister who is pregnant, when we were walking thru the fabric store, she stopped and looked up at a quilt and said, "I would like something like that for my sister in those kinds of colors"..... So i went online and found an AWESOME deal for 40 precut 5 inch squares of patchwork fabric....As i was shopping in a store, i came across the backing and sashing....I purchased 4 yards of it without showing the customer ...I came home and she loved it, turns out her sister spent some time in France, and some of the sayings on the back were in it was a hit :-)

It really came out cute - she wanted the baby's name on it somewhere and she would cover it up so no one at the shower saw the name (the parents are keeping it a surprise)... so in the top left corner on the back, i embroidered a heart with the baby's name in it.  The shower was this past Sunday, so i couldn't post any pics of it until that was over...I got a message from the Mom-to-be, that she loved it :-)

Here are a few pictures, i blurred out the baby's name so still only the "parents-to-be" and her sister, know it :-) 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

What can you do with a washcloth?

I saw this idea from a friends FB page, but i added some embellishments to it to make it my own :-)

This is an awesome idea - You take a simple store bought washcloth and turn it a personal travel companion...This one in particulars is geared towards kids, but you could certainly use it in Guest Rooms with the persons who is staying initials and make it personal that way...Or simply leave it blank.  I put a toothbrush, deod., q-tips, and toothpaste in it...  it came out VERY cute.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Applique and Embroidered Shirts

Good morning - I've been very busy lately, As another "Holiday" approaches,  (more like the Holy day for us Irish Folks LOL), I have been seeing alot of Green in the stores....  I as i picked up 2 shirts to put in my cart, I realized - I'm sure 100000 other little kids are going to be wearing the same shirts...    If it is one thing i am learning, is that I am "unique" LOL)...I don't want  my girls to look like all the other kids.... Here is what i did.....

I picked up 2 plain white shirts for $3.99 a piece, went home,  Looked for some design on the internet ( I am a frequent shopper at (Hoping that is it) had some left over Irish fabric from a few quilts I made...and the idea was born.  I embroidered Towels a few weeks ago, why not do it on clothes...   My girls went to school today wearing something I created and i can promise that no one else will have the shirts they do.  

Have a great  Friday everyone!!!!

This is the shirts i picked up...just ordinary white plain shirts.

After the design got put on...LOVE how it came out!

This is how my girls went to school today :-)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

I am skipping my Valentine's day craft today cause i am fighting a head cold, so i am posting pictures of the "finished" towels.  This was my very first time doing "Embroidered Applique" and I have to say, I'm in love with how it came out (Emily's Y came out alittle to far over, but for my first time, It's awesome) ...I have the matching hand-towels and wash cloths for these (but they are not done yet)...  I also planned on putting cute little embroidered applique designs on them as well..but I like them as they are.    I purchased the font at  a new favorite website of mine called  I can see myself getting alot more from them as the days follow :-)

These are going to be great for house-warming gifts, baby gifts, summer beach towels, name it...the sky is the limit with these.  I have some other towels and such that I will be able get to and post about shortly.

Anyway...Enjoy your day and hopefully everyone will find some time to spend with their loved ones :-)


Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Friday - time for alittle Fun

Saw these in the store and immediately thought of something cute to do....

Stay tuned!!!!!

Anyone have any cute plans for the weekend???

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Do i have a favorite quilt that i have made???

Good afternoon everyone, someone recently asked me if out of all the quilts i have made...Do I have a favorite one???...Simple answer is YES i do.  The quilt i am posting was made close to a year ago...I have since named it "Lets meet half way"  This quilt type is known as a French Braid... I saw one in a magazine, now anyone who knows me, knows, that when i see something i truly love,  OCD kicks in and I HAVE to figure out how to make one for myself and I will not rest until it is done.... Well that is what i did.  I went to my most favorite quilt shop in Clinton NJ called Kindred Quilts....Picked up 14 or 15 different Batik color coordinated fabrics (batik fabric is generally hand dyed fabric from Bali) There is no other fabric like it on earth, I don't use it often, but when i do, either two kinds of quilts come to mind, a Bargello and a French Braid (i'll show you a Bargello at a later time)  So I came home was determined to make this thing...I did, and I made it big.  

There was no future home planned for it when i made this beauty.. I made it..well...just to see how it would turn out. You know what...I'm in love...I couldn't possibly use it, i just sometimes just stare at it and run my hand across the beautiful batik fabric.  It was an expensive quilt to make and I just can't let it go.  I actually get sad, because i so desperately want this quilt to have a good home and to be used and seen and admired...but here is sits, folded up.  It's my favorite and it's clear i have issues LOL.

Anyway, here are some pictures of it...the pictures are as follows: when the top was first started, and then got completed (reminds me of a stained class window in this picture), then another picture is of the back put on and quilted, and the final picture  is of it hanging at a quilt show over the summer...Honestly -  i could have started at it forever at the show.

Issues...who me??? LOL

Have a great day everyone!!!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

1/2 way there the paper is on and waiting for them to dry to attach ribbon to the back of each one to hang in her room :-)
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