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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday - lite

Today is the Lite version, meaning I do not have a lot to share.  I debated not linking up, but it is a great way to keep on track of my projects, so I am going for it!

Finished
Christmas Ornament - The idea came from Pinterest.  This one will be a gift, I have two more to do.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Prince Charming Quilt

The Prince Charming Quilt has been signed, sealed and delivered!

I have mentioned before that I have quilted pillows, purses, whole fabric baby blankets, pieced baby blankets, pieced duvet covers, but this was really my first quilt.  I felt like I was making a quilt and not just making something.  This quilt has a story that made it extra special for me and hopefully to it's new owner, my Auntie.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday and a Wolf Hat

I found my hat pattern!  That means I was able to make my daughter's winter hat.  I did not realize how uninspired I was to make a new hat until I started making it.  As it came together I remembered how much I love to make fleece hats.  As I mentioned in my last post I have tweaked my pattern.  I now have the perfect (for me) pattern for size 21" and 22" head circumference.  The original pattern that I used was this fleece hat tutorial and if you browse through her gallery you will find the inspiration for this wolf hat.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Honey Teddy Bear

I recently found the website the Funky Friends Factory.  She has some cute stuffies on there!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday - binding

I am here again sharing my Works In Progress (WIP).  Although, I have not completed anything I made huge headway on my Prince Charming Quilt.

Finishes
zero

New
I have not started any big projects, but I have started a couple Christmas ornaments.  These should be easy to complete.  Just. Need. To. Find. The. Time.

Progress Made
Prince Charming - I don't think I named this quilt last week, but all of you fabric gurus knew.  I finished quilting it!!!!  It was my first time doing free motion on a large project.  I loved/hated it while I worked on the first 60% of the quilt, but the last 40% went amazing.  I was so impressed with the ease of it that I am no longer afraid to attempt it again!  Of course there are technical errors, but that is to be expected right?

I am now onto the binding.  I have machine stitched the front and am hand stitching the back.  I don't have much time this week, so will be using my lunch hours at work to complete as much as I can.  Here is a new peak at the project.

 Nearly Hexagon Charm Quilt - It is named 'nearly' because I will repeat one fabric in it, it should be just noticeable enough to give it the cohesiveness that I am looking for.  I managed to sneak in a few more hexagons, 27 to be exact.
This is a beautiful batch.  I used my Terrain fabric to make them.  Unfortunately, they will need to be broken up in the finished quilt so they do not overshadow the rest of the hexies!

No Progress
Christmas Pillows

I am linking up with Freshly Pieced.  Follow the link to find some more fantastic works.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mustaches - the faux kind

Fake mustaches pop up all over the web these days.  They are very popular - sewn, knit, crochet, paper, felt, you name it, you can make a mustache with it.  Mustaches are also very popular where I live in support of Movember - the month that men grow mustaches in support of Prostate Cancer.  A very sexy month!

Who wouldn't have fun with a fake mustache?  I recently made some for my children's hockey team.  The team will be taking a "fun" picture for a contest later this month and sporting these accessories.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday - My First

While I peruse other blogs I have often seen WIP Wednesday.  I like the idea of linking up with a group of people, but I never really had works-in-progress.  Until now, and are they ever building up!

Pillows
Last year at this time I decided I really wanted to start quilting, but was afraid to jump in with two feet, so I started small.  I set out to make Christmas Tree Pillows inspired by this quilt.  After making two, I decided to add some variation and found a great Peppermint Candy Pillow here.  My completed pillows were gifted,  however, I was left with my own works-in-progress.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Crochet

I have made a few crochet items lately and I never remember to take pictures of them.  Today, I thought I would share a small project that I did take pictures of.  Fish Washcloths.

I found a free pattern on Ravelry.  It is a great site if you crochet or knit and I strongly recommend joining.  However, if you are not a member, you can find the pattern here.  It is a super easy pattern and makes cute washcloths.  They are 100% cotton and great for the kitchen or bath.  My kids however, were not impressed.  Go figure.  I guess they were raised to have very simple likes, they prefer a simple square washcloths. 

Happy Crafting and have a great weekend!

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