Monday, August 29, 2011

fall is in the air..... least in my sewing room

 i made this from a video someone posted awhile back
too bad i can't remember who
it's called the jelly roll race
and since i did it alone, no one to race with
I WON! haha

love the crinkly back

i figure this would work as a table runner, couch throw or a wall hanging

Monday, August 15, 2011

Magazine Bowl Tutorial

 i made this bowl a couple of years ago, but recently wanted to make more
so, i thought a tutorial would be awesome great for ya'll
 you can use a full size magazine, they actually go further and it wouldn't take so many pieces
i happen to have a small quilting catalog on hand, so that will work great for this tut
open it to the center and take out the staples
then cut, with your rotary cutter right down the center of the book
you now have doubled your pages
 stack of pages & a glue stick
now you're ready to fold & glue
 glue down one side of the page, looking at the page just as you see it in this picture
 fold in half like this, and glue down the side again
 fold in half again, and glue again,
 until it looks like this, about 1/2" wide
 start making your bowl, by taking one strip and rolling it up into a circle
 i use small strips of tape to end and start the next ends and starts
 this is what you'll have after a few strips have been rolled onto each other
it's super easy to form a bowl, just push through the center, until it's formed the way you like it
be careful not to push to far though
and the bowl won't be "permanent" until you mod podge it
just brush the mod podge on thick inside and outside the bowl and it will dry clear
and your bowl will be SET

i'd like to see if you make one

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Look at these......

 how pretty are these crocheted rings?

from one NC gal to another one, i love these
show her Etsy shop some love

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Doll Quilt

a perfect doll quilt for your favorite doll

measures 17" square

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's different......

I borrowed these questions from my buddy Gina, if you don't follow her blog, you need to, it's great.

1) Veterinarians always say people should not feed their leftover food totheir pets, but one of my dogs has eaten people food for his entire 16 years of life and has no health issues. Do you feel it's okay to feed people food to pets or should you always follow the vet's instructions? 
 I've always given my dogs table food, then again I've been wrong before.

2) Have you ever become addicted to a game (of any sort)? If so, what was it?
Yes, right now it's Call of Duty/Black Ops on the Wii.  It's a first person War shooting game.  Crazy.....I know.
3) This week is World Breastfeeding Week. Should women be able to breastfeed in public places (assuming their covered up)?  yes, the baby obviously can't help when it's hungry, it's a natural thing

4) It is National Clown Week. Because of my ex-husband, clowns freak me out. Have clowns ever scared you?
seriously? no
5) If you became a spy and could pick anyone (living or dead, real or fictional) as your partner, who would it be?
George Clooney

6) Last week my boyfriend told me this, "I get life philosophy from pop culture." Where do you (or did you) get the majority of your life philosophy?  at first, from my so much....from experiences

7) My local newspaper did a story over the weekend about stories taxi cab drivers hear while driving passengers. It was a "taxi cab confessions" type story. Have you ever had a deep conversation with a cab driver?  No

8) Cottonelle has introduced a toilet paper cover. (Watch a TV commercial here.) Do you think toilet paper should be hidden or is it okay for people to see it "naked" in your bathroom?  I think this is insane. It's the bathroom for goodness sakes.

9) The Food Network's show "Meat & Potatoes" is rated "M" for "Meat." Many movies are rated "PG" for "Parental Guidance." Some video games are rated "E" for "Everyone." What is your life rated?  instead of FV for fantasy violence, mine would be FL, fantasy living...let's just say I often day dream

10) What was a quick decision you once made that changed your life? can't really think of a "quick" decision, but there sure are some decisions that have changed my life

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fishes, Shells & More

the name of my newest, finished quilt.....

 notice the center's fray
i love the back..maybe more than the front.....