Paci Bib

A friend recently shared a picture with me of a Paci Bib that you can snap a pacifier to so that it doesn’t get lost when the baby spits it out. I went home and modified a bib design that I already had and my version of the Paci Bib was born. She have been selling them at our local flea market for me.

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Pocket T Shirt and a Hand Towel

I recently purchased the Fun Stitch Interlocking Ribbon Monogram from Designs By JuJu. I have stitched it out twice and I love it. It is simple yet elegant and a very sturdy stitch. I made a pocket t-shirt for a friend as a birthday gift using this monogram.

Here is the same design on a t-shirt for myself.

I stitched out this monogrammed hand towel for an Etsy customer. I love the navy blue chevron fabric.

Spring Break 2014

Most people when planning a spring break vacation head south. Not us we went North. We braved the snow and wind and drove to upstate New York to visit family. Most people from the south are surprised when we say we are going to New York. I have lived all but 4 of my 38 years in the south. Most people know that my husband is from Kentucky. It took us 15 hours to get there from Alabama and 16 1/2 hours to get home. On the way up we stopped in Erie, Pennsylvania for the night. We woke up to a dusting of snow on the truck.

On our way from Erie to Buffalo it looked like this.

Not too bad really. It cleared up once we got past Buffalo. Our first stop was my mother and Marty’s house. Here I am with my mommy.

We went to GG’s house after wards. We stayed with GG (Gramma Geri) because she has more room at her house and lets face it five people need some room. Especially when two of those people are over 6 feet tall. The next picture is of Thin Danly (Flat Stanley’s cousin) with the snow castle the kids were making at moms house.

Don’t you just love his I Love NY shirt. He traveled with us from Alabama. Here are the kids at GG’s House.

(Kayla, Timmy, Carrie, Carissa, Ali, Tina, and Joshua on the floor). We let Andrew practice being a photography. He took very random pictures and wanted selfies with us.

The boys went outside at moms house and started building a Fort that ended up looking almost like an igloo.

 

This is Barney. Chuck and Gramma’s puppy. He was very friendly and loved getting his belly rubbed.

Andrew gave Gramma Kathy a refresher course on playing UNO.

Here we are getting ready to leave and head back to Alabama. Can you see my ready puffy eyes. It was sad. We had a great week. Hopefully it won’t be 3 years before we get back up there. We sure do miss everyone but not the cold weather.

RW&B Steps

Last year I received an email from Cathy Habermann from Hands on Design asking if she could use the image from the True Blue Quilt Block and turn it into a counted canvas quilt square pattern. I said yes of course. It was an honor to be asked. Cathy came up with a beautiful design called RW&B Steps. The way she chose to stitch each square gave the finished design such wonderful dimension and the colors really pop.

Cathy creates delightful designs for counted canvas. You can go to her website Hands On Design to see some of her creations. Page 2 has the RW&B Steps picture. You can also follow Cathy through her blog and on her Facebook page.

It is a blessing from God to get to meet so many talented people through my love of quilts and sewing. Thank you again Cathy for contacting me.

Valentine’s Day Applique Hand Towel

I made this cute Valentine’s Day Applique Hand Towel this morning. I know it is crazy to be thinking that far ahead already. The holidays creep up on me fast. I never get all the projects done that I intend on doing. I sold a few of the Christmas hand towels so I thought I would give other holidays a try too.

I made this blooming rose applique hand towel this morning as well. The blooming rose applique design is from Applique Alley. The fabric is Amy Butler. It has been in my stash for a while. My intention was to make a baby quilt with the Amy Butler fabric. I haven’t gotten there yet. :) I can’t decide if I want to advertise this one in my Etsy shop or not. It took a while to stitch out.

Last but not least is a picture of the pajama shirt I made for my husband to wear on Christmas day. On Christmas Eve we open new pajamas and our Christmas ornaments. The applique letters are from Planet Applique’s Santa Alphabet.

Christmas Hand Towels and Stockings

Just a sample of a few things that I have been working on this week. I had a few Etsy orders for some Christmas hand towels.

I embroidered names on the stockings for a lady using the A Pure Heart Font from Applique Corner. I also attempted my first in the hoop coaster. I bought the ITH design from Five Star Fonts Embroidery. The Monogram Coaster turned out pretty good and wasn’t all that scary to make. (Big Smiles). I get nervous trying new patterns. I don’t know why. It took me a few months just to get my embroidery machine out of the box. I was so nervous that I was going to screw something up. And I know those babies aren’t cheap. My next new project is an ITH eye glasses case that is an owl. I need to get a certain stabilizer first. It should be interesting. Wish me luck!

The bottom right hand photo is a hand towel I made for my kitchen. The Christmas Light Alpha Font is from Applique Corner. The Frame 8 Applique Design is from Applique Momma. The bottom left photo is also a hand towel using Applique Momma’s Frame 2 Applique Design.

Easy Firefighter Baby Quilt Pattern

I finally found time to create a PDF for the Easy Firefighter Baby Quilt Pattern. You can download the PDF or if you can’t open a PDF I can email you the pattern for Word.

Easy Firefighter Baby Quilt Pattern PDF

No Sew Tutu

Yesterday Jamie and I made a no sew tutu for her daughter Mackenzie. It was for a last minute Halloween costume. We had so much fun making it. I was surprised that it only took about an hour to make the no sew tutu.

We cut the 7/8 inch grosgrain ribbon about 14 inches longer than her waste. About 7 inches in on each end of the ribbon we made a knot. We cut the tulle about 25 inches in length then folded it in half. I took the loop of the tulle underneath the ribbon and pulled the ends through the loop knotting it like so. We alternated between hot pink, baby pink, black, purple, and mint green tulle until it was full between the knots. I had all the supplies in my stash so it didn’t cost us a penny. When Mackenzie got home from school we had her try it on. Sweet success she loved it.

She wanted to tie it in the front. She marches to the beat of her own drum. Her moms words not mine. Next time I would make the ties a little bit longer.

My next project is a firefighter themed baby quilt for a customer. This is the fabric I have picked out so far.

I am going to buy some orange and yellow to go with the flames and get to cutting. Pictures will be posted next week of the finished baby quilt.

Jacks Quilt Pattern

I played around in EQ7 this morning. I used a block with quite a few different color schemes to see what I thought looked best. It is a pretty easy block. There are only four HST’s and the rest are squares. I printed out the directions for the block. Now I just need to test it and go from there. I created a couple of images to share.

Here it is as a table runner.

Here it is in a rainbow theme.

Patriotic theme:

And finally a green and blue color scheme:

This one makes me think of an Irish chain quilt.