Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Catching Up

I don't seem to be making as many quilts this year. Not from a lack of want, but from a lack of time. I'm still working away on quilts (usually working on a few at a time), but I've also been adding in a lot of smaller projects. So as I get ready to head off to The Stash Bash (and sew, sew, sew for three days) I thought I'd share a few of the non-quilt things I've made over the last few months.

 First up, birthday gifts for a couple of awesome friends.

Box Bags
That print on the left... that was a gift from a super-awesome new friend, and it seemed only fitting to make it into a gift for another friend!


Another birthday gift, and this time I made a notebook cover from those fantastic Lush Paint By Number Birds. I love composition notebooks (second only to Moleskine notebooks) so I love making these covers.

 Notebook Cover 


I finally put some of my selvedges to use and made these Open Wide zipper bags. Two were for gifts, and one was for me!

Selvedge Zipper Bags


These travel sewing kits were made for the Houston Modern Quilt Guild Swap (right) and the Handmade Birthday Club (left). These are another one of my favorite gits to make... they sew up super fast, and are so fun to pick out fabrics for! 

Travel Sewing Kit 


I have a couple "bigger" small projects to show, but I'll save those until I'm back from The Stash Bash.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Project Life Week 16

April 13 - April 19

103:365 Megan found 2 packages of mini-figs I had stashed away. She was thrilled that we got a mermaid!! 
Sunday: Megan found 2 packages of mini-figs I had stashed away. She was thrilled that we got a mermaid! 
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104:365 Down to the wire to get my #yarnstitchswap project finished and mailed. Grabbing a few minutes with my coffee this morning. 
Monday: Down to the wire to get my Yarn/Stitch Swap project finished and mailed. 
 Grabbing a few minutes with my morning coffee.
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105:365 Cute new containers. I think they need to live in my sewing room. 
Tuesday: Cute new containers. I think they need to live in my sewing room. 
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106:365 Y'all!! I got the most awesome #yarnstitchswap package from @busybean !! The Mickey ears kill me! And the cowl is super-duper soft! Thanks so much Colleen! 
Wednesday: I got the most awesome Yarn/Stitch Swap package from Colleen (aka The Busy Bean)! 
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107:365 UFO destash from @houseofalamode and Henna Garden #payitfqrward from @pinspots_destashes - I could come home to mail like this everyday!! 
Thursday: UFO destash from Heather and Henna Garden from a Pay It Forward giveaway... 
I could come home to mail like this everyday! 
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108:365 Ready to see some pirates.
Friday: Ready to see pirates at Moody Gardens. 
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109:365 For @giucy_giuce #myfaveufo My @creativethursday Economy Blocks. Unfortunately my 'done' pile is much smaller than my 'to-do' pile. But I'm taking them to #thestashbash and will sew, sew, sew! 
Saturday: My favorite UFO... my "done" stack is much smaller than the "to-be-done" stack, but I'm taking them to The Stash Bash and will sew, sew, sew! 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Handmade Birthday Gifts

Sometime last year I signed up for the Handmade Birthday Club hosted by Susannah Kate.

12 crafty ladies 
(approximately) 1 birthday per month 
lots of handmade goodies 
SIGN ME UP!

My birthday was in March. And this was a kind of a big one, so how awesome to celebrate with gifts from 11 of my new internet BFFs!

@courtiepie I LOVE IT!!! What an amazing birthday gift! Thank you so much  #handmadebirthdayclub #handmadebirthdayclub2014 
From Courtney @courtiepie

  @ylmommyx4 I love it!!! Thank you so much! #handmadebirthdayclub #handmadebirthdayclub2014 
From Diane @ylmommyx4

  @savinggrc Thank you for the placemats! They will match my Fiesta Wear perfectly (and your note had me giggling!) #handmadebirthdayclub #handmadebirthdayclub2014 
From Karen @savinggrc

  @pheasantpress Thank you! The notecards are amazing!! Can't wait to write a special little note on them! 
From Sarah @phesantpress

  @susannahkate_sews OMG! I love it!! Hope Valley + Purple =  And, I'm taking a crochet class this weekend & was just thinking I need a new project bag for it!! Thank you!!  #handmadebirthdayclub #handmadebirthdayclub2014 
From Susannah Kate @susannahkate_sews

  Handmade Birthday Club gift from SewPixie 
From Rebecca @sewpixie

  Handmade Birthday Club gift from StitchingandBacon 
From Sarah @stitchingandbacon

  Handmade Birthday Club gift from maychappell 
From Lee @maychappell

  @needledfig Such an awesome #handmadebirthdayclub gift!! Thank you! 
From Amy @needledfig

  @fromblankpages Thank you!! I love all the goodies you sent! The mini is going right on the wall over my sewing machine. #handmadebirthdayclub 
From Diane @fromblankpages

  @whipstitchier Awesome!! The bags, the nail polish, the fox... I love it all. Thanks! #handmadebirthdayclub 
From Deborah @whipstitcher


These ladies are amazing! I mentioned that I liked purple, grey, rainbows, bags, Hope Valley, Echino deers, pillows, Anna Maria Horner... and these ladies took those ideas and turned them into the most fantastic gifts!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Project Life Week 15

April 6 - April 12

96:365 Home from a quick weekend in the valley... with 8 dozen cascarones for Easter. 
Sunday: Home from a quick weekend in the valley... with 8 dozen cascarone for Easter. 
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97:365 One more awesome piece of mail today! @becksorange tell Eli I love my perler bead bow!! 
Monday: Awesome mail today! 
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98:365 A box of old WIPs... might have my projects sorted out for #thestashbash 
Tuesday: A box of old WIPs... might have my projects sorted out for The Stash Bash.
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99:365 Excited to have picked up another (autographed) copy of Find Momo. This one is a gift for another Border Collie fan. 
Wednesday: Excited to have picked up another (autographed) copy of Find Momo. 
 This one is a gift for another Border Collie fan. 
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100:365 Hello pretty new fabrics! 
Thursday: Hello pretty new fabrics! 
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101:365 While the kiddo rests I'm working my way through a bunch of projects that are almost done. 
Friday: While the sick kiddo rests I'm working my way through a bunch of projects that are almost done. 
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102:365 Not that I need a new project... But wouldn't Vintage Happy make a super-cute neighborhood? 
Saturday: Not that I need a new project... but wouldn't Vintage Happy make a super-cute neighborhood? 
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Project Life Week 14

March 30 - April 5

89:365 @andrewknapp We had the best time meeting you & Momo today! Happy travels! ❤️ Megan & Tammy 
Sunday: We had the best time meeting Andrew and Momo at Brazos Books! 
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90:365 Had no idea jury payment was made by card now. 
Monday: Had no idea jury payment was made by card now. 
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91:365 One down... lots more to go! 
Tuesday: One down... lots more to go! 
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92:365 Awesome!! More birthday presents! 
Wednesday: Awesome!! More birthday presents! 
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93:365 Remnants of a fun dinner out with family. Love having mom & dad in town for a few days!! 
Thursday: Remnants of a fun dinner out with family. Love having mom and dad in town for a few days! 
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94:365 Beautiful Texas evening on the golf course. 
Friday: Beautiful Texas evening on the golf course. 
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95:365 A little time before the wedding this afternoon means mom and I can sneak out to the Harlingen LQS. 
Saturday: A little time before the wedding means mom and I can sneak out to the Harlingen LQS. 
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