Tuesday, July 31, 2012

iPad Cases

I love to make snap purses. For the pattern, click HERE

They are easy and quick to make. The good thing about them is that once you've made one, you can easily bump up the measurements to make your purse fit any item.

I made a few iPad cases. Maybe I'll make some more to take to the Backwoods Fest!

More Important Things

I do like to spend time sewing. I do like my afternoon naps, soon to be no 
more once school starts. But there are more important things in life. 

I love having 2 little helpers. Look at those faces ... Who could resist them?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

OSU Quilt

I am working on some OSU quilts for the Backwoods Fest. Some people might not know this, but the block o is trademarked. You have to be careful when making something Ohio State-ish to sell. If it has a block O or a buckeye leaf on it, it can be considered trademark infringement.

I saw a quilt once before that looked like this. I thought it was awesome!

My quilt holder was napping in his chair. He whined and grunted about holding up my quilt top. Note the crooked not smoothed out and can't see all of the quilt! Oh Mr. Midnight - be nice to the lady who makes your bedding! I know where you sleep!

Can you see the very subtle block O?

I'm wondering if I should use the same gray on the inside that I used on the outside? Hmmm, what do you think? Maybe a white fabric? I think I also need to take the red/white fabrics out and just use the darker red squares. Any thoughts on the subject?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Scrap Jar Stars

I made another quilt for my niece Haylie. It will be good for going out (it matches her car seat and stroller) and for wrapping up when it gets cold this winter. And I cannot wait for winter. It has been a hot, dry summer here in Ohio!

I used the tutorial from Amber. Her website is lovely! Just be sure to pin all your points and corners. There are lots of pieces. Great pattern for showing off all your fabrics! 

You can find the tutorial HERE.

Barnyard Baby

Well, my husband has one brother. My kids call him "King Bobby"! Sew cute. He and his wife are expecting their first child in October. They wanted a farm themed nursery for their little girl.

So I made her a valance for the window with this cute farm fabric.

My twins made her a name plate to hang on the wall.

I made her a crib quilt. I call it "Barnyard Baby".

 A close up. I fussy cut the center of the stars.

 The back is white with a strip of coordinating fabrics.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

More Headbands

Sew I made some more headbands. My model, my little fashionista daughter, 
was more than happy to show them off for you!

This one is an adult headband so it looks REALLY BIG on her head!

This is a pin. I thought this bird looked like a Mocking Jay from the Hunger Games books.

 These are little hair clips.

 My son even wanted a chance to model. I hope Mr. Midnight doesn't stalk this blog!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rice Coolers

So the rice warmers can also be "rice coolers". Instead of microwaving the bag for a few minutes, you can store it in the freezer so its ready for when you need it. A cold rice bag can be used to reduce fevers, make boo-boo's better, or help headaches. 

These bags are the perfect shape and size to relieve all of those headaches.