Friday, November 28, 2008

WTPS III Swap Package

I just walked out to the mailbox and there was a surprise waiting for me!

A BIG thank you to Shari for putting this AMAZING package together for me! I love the Flea Market Fancy bag she made me! I just love that fabric line!

Thanks again, Shari! I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving:)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Swaps and Such

I recently participated in the We The People Swap (III) over at itching 2b stitching which was great fun! I recommend joining up if she hosts another round of them next year!

My partner was Hope and here is what I sent her.

Just kidding...she has received it so I can show you the goods:)

The swap requirements were 1 pattern and 1 charm pack from your partner's wish list. I sent her the Urban Chiks 1974 charm pack from Moda (which I have now decided I must have!) and the Cupcake Pincushion pattern by Sandi Henderson (also something I now must We could throw in any little extras we wanted-it wasn't required, but I threw in a couple things. I added a couple 1930's repro fat quarters, a fabric covered button (covered by me-which is a fun little hobby), and a couple lengths of ribbon that match the charm squares.

I had a good time getting all of this stuff together and I mailed it way early!! Cha-ching...I am usually a late mailer. Score 1 for Heather, procrastination ZERO! I am trying to turn over a new leaf;)

BTW, I also finally got my Mini Quilt Swap goods into the mail...they are on their way to Spinster Handmade...can wait to see she does with them!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fabric for Grabs!

I found a giveaway! This one has 2 yards (yes, 2 YARDS) of Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy fabric up for grabs!!!

I was having issues making a button so click here to be redirected to Little Blue Cottage. The drawing is Wednesday so scurry your little behind over there and enter!

Good Luck (to

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fabric Finds

Everyone who reads my blog (all 6 of knows I LOVE fabric. I just thought I would share some faves I have stumbled upon of late. You all have probably seen them before...I am not the most informed fabricaholic:)

Feathered Friends by Wendy Slotboom

Bell Bottoms by Jennifer Paganelli

Alexander Henry Novelties & Geometrics

Sugar Snap by Melissa Averinos

Also, a couple sewing patterns I must make room for in my pattern box(es)...

Fresh-Picked Pincushions ~ Heather Bailey Sewing Pattern

Happy Stacker Ring Toy ~ Heather Bailey Sewing Pattern

Cupcake Pincushion Sewing Pattern ~ Portabellopixie

Claire Sewing Pattern ~ Portabellopixie

Feather Your Nest ~ Amy Butler Sewing Pattern

and oh so many more:)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pug Shots

The cuddle pugs were looking cute the other day so we had a little photo shoot.

It is so hard to photograph Dudley...he just looks like a black blob next to Percy.


Awww...look at that face!

Percy looks like he is getting a little irritated by all the flashing going

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Quilted Wallet Fun

Graham's teacher had a birthday last Friday so I whipped her up this wallet as a gift. It was inspired by a tutorial I found at This Darn Kat. I am pleased with the way it turned out...I was kind of nervous because this was my first wallet and I didn't really have time to start over if I messed up (since, in true Heather fashion, I was sewing it Thursday night and it had to go to school on Friday). The only part I had a little trouble with was the folding of the credit card slots...I must have folded it backwards because the design on my fabric ended up being upside down, but oh well that seems to be my tradmark:) I have posted the photos below...

Here is the front...

(I LOVE that button!!!)

Here is the inside...

Here is the inside being useful...

And here is the backside...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Trolling the Blogiverse for more giveaways...

and lo and behold I found one!

The Old Red Barn Co is giving away 3 (yes, THREE) awesome quilts to 3 lucky winners!
Click the button for more information.

Check out the quilty goodness...

My fave is the one in the middle. It is fashioned from Tula Pink Nest of my new faves!

Good luck everyone:)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another Bloggy Giveaway-HipHipHooray!

Lola...Again is celebrating reaching her 300th post on her blog by giving away some AMAZING prizes! All you have to do is comment on the post and to receive extra entries post about it on your blog and let her know.

Now click the button and go try to win some stuff:)

Good Luck!

Decisions, Decisions (and fabric sales)

After much consideration I have finally selected my fabrics for the mini quilt swap over at Scrap Happy Quilts. Here is a picture..

I chose the Katie Jump Rope fabrics by Denyse Schmidt. I LOVE this fabric! Imagine my heartbreak when I found out this fabric has been discontinued!! WHAT?!? Why do they always discontinue the good stuff!? So I hopped onto Etsy and grabbed up as much as I could...go here for a great sale!


P.S. Rural Fabric is closing their Etsy shop..stop by there for great deals on some awesome designer fabrics!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fun Projects for the Heather-do List

I was blog surfing (yeah, again-it has become my favorite passtime) and came across this neat tutorial over at SewMamaSew. It is all about making fabric wall art. It sounds super easy and looks AMAZING. What a great inexpensive way to dress up a naked wall!

Here are a couple of pictures I snagged so you know what I am talking about...

I think it would be cool to expand on the idea even further and make a padded headboard or something...the possibilites are endless! Plus I am planning a little road trip to IKEA at the beginning of December (doing cartwheels-LOVE Ikea!) so I might have to grab up some supplies while I am there!

Another tutorial I stumbled upon was one for making reversible appliance covers.

Think how HOT your kitchen will look when you dress your counter-top appliances up in these fancy duds!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Uninspired Thursday

I wanted to post on my blog today, but find myself totally uninspired and without a finished project to even share. How boring is that?

Do you ever have those days when you sit at work and daydream all day long about the sewing/crafting/baking you are going to do when you get home only to get home and make dinner/bathe kids/do homework then just end plopping on the couch and never quite getting around to that creative therapy you had planned for yourself? TOTALLY FRUSTRATING!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Fabric Has Been Selected

I have finally selected my fabric for my Sassy Swap Winter apron.

To me this fabric screams winter. I think it is the crisp ivory/white background against the blue. Do you get the same vibe? I am going to pair it with some silver crushed velvet to give it a little extra pizazz...much like the Recycle Swap apron I made...I really loved the look the aqua colored velvet added to the finished product.

I am excited and hoping to get started this weekend! I want to be one of the early mailers for a change;)

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween, and survived the night without too much of a tummy