Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monday Makers! #40 :)

Yay a fun finish to report! For Monday Makers! #38 I started a pillow project, and finally got it finished :) I did this guy a bit differently than the tutorial - I used a 20" pillow form instead of stuffing it, and I quilted the legs instead of stuffing them.  It turned out pretty cute!  I did have problems with the leather nose, but you can't really notice unless you get up really close to that area - and who gets that close to a polar bear's nose?  ;)  This is a new-to-me project that's also a Christmas gift  :D
For next week's Monday Makers! I plan on getting this project done - a drawstring gift bag (top) (that rattail is red, not orange :D) and a zipper pouch (bottom) - these are 2 pieces of a gift set I'm making for a June birthday. 

These are the scraps I picked for a strawberry pouch - I'm going to make a 9 patch block for the front with the 2 strawberry prints, and the pink gingham is for the back (I haven't picked the lining yet).  I have strawberry charms to use for the zipper pull ;)

These projects are being posted to the following linky parties:
Monday Makers! #40 (the pillow and strawberry bags)
Celtic Thistle Stitches New to Me for May (the polar bear pillow - and wow it was easy to make!)
Celtic Thistle Stitches and Mud, Pies and Pins'
Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew for May (the pillow)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday Makers #38 :)

Presenting ... pickle bag!  This is a gift for our oldest son's girlfriend - her birthday is coming up :)

Note the zipper pull charms - she's a hairdresser, so I thought these would be appropriate :D

Here are some Flickies (the official name I made up for them :D) I made for a friend's daughter - she wanted something for the kids at camp to help them focus, and asked if I could make her some tiny taggy type pillows - these are 4" square (except for the mutant one top row middle, where I discovered I was very bad at eyeballing square size, and used 6.5" squares instead of 5" squares, lol - maybe she can use it as The (Booby) Prize of the Day :D) :)

I picked up a mesh laundry bag from the $ store and added a carabiner at the top - I thought this would be a great way to carry and store the Flickies @ the camp, and they'd air out each time they're stored :)

And now, for this week's Monday Makers!  I'm going to try out this Polar Bear Floor Pillow - I picked up a 20" pillow form @ Walmart and have lots of chenille fabric in stash - it looks like a fun project! If it works out nicely it will be a Christmas gift :) (Sorry about the horrible picture - that blob of black in the front didn't look as bad in person as it does in this photo - UGHHH!  It's only a tiny part of the project, but it surely is adding a lot of ugly to the photo, lol.

Posting to Monday Makers! #38  (if I'm on time!) :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monday Makers! #37 :)

I haven't been able to do the Monday Makers linky for several weeks now.  Nurdan is a great cheerleader for getting people to get cracking, so I'm glad I was finally able to sit down last night and start a project for the party.  It's only a simple zipper pouch but I need to get it done soon as it's a gift :D 

Construction ... commenced :D 

Posted to Monday Makers! #37 :)

P.S.  Here's one of the goodies that I bought to go inside ;)  What a world we live in when something like this is available to the general public, LOL!

Duck Brand 282016 Dill With It Printed Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll
Pickle duct tape from Amazon, LOL (NAYY!)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Purple isn't just for dinosaurs :D

Here's a bib and taggy set I finished up last month - I'm unofficially following the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2015 - I make something in the colour they choose, but I don't upload it - it's just a gentle kick in the butt for me to use up some scraps :D  This set is going to Blue Hills :)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

April sewing :)

I didn't fare very well sewing or blogging wise in April - I don't even really know what I did the whole month, lol.  I did get a few projects finished though, and now the weather is finally warming up so maybe my hibernation will be over :D

Our twin greats (niece & nephew) turned 3 early in the month, and I made them each a drawstring backpack.  I'm hoping that their mom sends me a picture of the kids wearing them - she HAS to be a better photographer than I am, lol. 

Hubby modelling the floral backpack :D

DS2 modelling the shark backpack :)

Floral backpack :)

Shark backpack :)
In March I stitched a set of dinosaur fabric baskets for a Christmas gift - this month I used the last of the fabric and made one more basket for the set -- this latest one is the 8" size (the others are the 7", 6" and 5" size).

The newest basket, the 8" size :)

Inside of the basket - all of them have a covered plastic canvas removable base :)

Here's the entire set of 4 baskets :)

Another view of the set :)
That set turned out well so I made another one (another Christmas gift) - can you say ... busting stash?  Each set took a meter of outer and a meter of lining fabric, plus I had scraps left over to make a few zipper bags :)

I call this the Roadway set, which includes the 8", 7", 6" and 5" size baskets :)

As with the dinosaur set, each basket has a covered plastic canvas base for sturdiness :)

They stack together so nicely :)
My efforts to work on new-to-me projects didn't go well this month - I only got around to doing ONE new project, and it's tiny, lol (6.5" tall, 5" wide).  Cute, though!

This little gal will go to Blue Hills :)

Now - providing I haven't missed the deadlines (like I have a few times already - timezones apparently confuse me!) I'm posting these projects to:

Celtic Thistle Stitches New Me for April
Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew for April

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stash bustin' and drool catchin' :D

I got into my flannel, scrap and ribbon stashes this month for bib and taggy sets for Blue Hills - I got all these done, but I don't really see any reduction in stash sizes :D

All these pictures were taken within about a 5 minute time span - notice how the background colour changed so much for some of the photos - must be weird camera mojo!

These are in the dryer right now - I'll take them out, give them a quick press to make them look crisp, and will send them on to Blue Hills - I hope the moms and babies like 'em :D

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Makers! #32 :)

I'm not starting something new for this week's Monday Makers! - I still need to start (and finish!) the basket set I've been planning for 2+ weeks to get cracking on. The fabric is still hanging, untouched, on a ruler on my sewing table, lol. I did finish all the bunny treat bags I started last week - they're filled and tucked in a basket ready to be gifted :)  Easter sewing is DONE :)  I didn't do all the projects I wanted to do, though.  I Amazon'd 2 of the kids an Easter book (plus I mailed them an Easter card) instead of sewing and mailing them a gift - at this late stage of the game, I can't trust Canada Post to deliver on time.  For the handmade items I did smaller, simpler projects than I originally planned, but reality -- "done and ready" trumps "bigger, better but incomplete or late".  I'm sure all sewers and crafters know THAT feeling :)

 Posted to Monday Makers! #32 :)


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