Friday, December 21, 2012

The Year in Review...





 
I just wanted to take a moment and wish you
a very Merry Christmas...
May your families be full of warmth,
 love, kisses and hugs...
 
Love,
Gigi, Papa, Holdyn and Riggins....

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Redressing the Future Progress...





Remember this from yesterday?
Well, I am just working away!
 
 

The fun thing about this project
are all the patches are baby clothes...
the pink border is from the crib skirt and the flowered
sides are from the crib bumpers...
I love repurposing those as they looked like they
were a little expensive!
 
 
 
And now the fun part...I was a little worried about the
knit fabric squares...will those stretch when they are washed
if I don't quilt them? The span is only 4 inches...and the
batting instructions said up to six inches...
I sure would like to hear from some quilters
with more experience than myself...
 
 
 
I just couldn't bear to quilt over those little flowers...
 
 
 
So...I didn't...
Just needs a little binding!!!
I was getting way too excited when
I remembered this is a project for
TWINS...as in TWO sisters that are twins...
 
 
 
So...there is another one of these...
that will need ditto of this post!
Lucky for me that the quilting
is the fun part!
 
 
Seriously...These are now my favorites.
I really would like to know about those knit
squares though...any ideas out there?
 
Happy Tuesday!!!
 
 








Monday, December 17, 2012

Redressing for the future...


 
It's no secret if you are
following me on Instagram or Facebook...
 
but this stack came from these lovelies...

 
A friend of my daughter...who has TWINS...
wanted to find a way to keep her little girl's
dresses for a lifetime...
 
 
I received three or four (I forget now...) bags
like these full of clothes and bedding from
their cribs... What had I gotten myself into?...
:) :)
 
 
But look at them...I would want to keep them too!
 
 
It all looked so daunting though,
until I found this site...
 
 
Tara shares the list of blogs that inspired her!
Love when fellow bloggers do that!
 
 
 

Sew...

after looking at several  of the blogs and videos...
 
I decided on the above...
 
I have to say, I am a little surprised how
easy and fun this has been...
 
Have any of you out there made quilts like this?
 
Share!!!
I can use all the help I can get!
 
Stay tuned....
 



Friday, December 14, 2012

And the winner is....






I hope you like your package when it arrives....

 
Sarah Craig!!!!
 
Congratulations!!!!
 
Send me your addy and I will
send all of the goodies out!
 
Thank you for playing along!!!
 
(Puttin on the Ritz by Bunny Hill
and Ric Rack Rabbits, Charcoal by Kona Solids)
 
Great Job Everyone!
 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Let's play a game....

This is where I start with...
Long time no see.... or Hello Again...Hello.
How about this: Funny thing happened on the way to the blog...LAST JULY!

But let's not digress. Simply put, GRAND BABIES.
I now have them, REALLY LOVE them...but have also now, found a way to balance it all... 
Maybe.  We'll see.

It's been a fun first year with my little Holdyn...
and soon to be first year with little Riggins...
so let's just see them right off the bat and get it out of the way...
I know you will see my delimma when you see those little faces....

Holdyn Kale / First Birthday Party w/ CAKE

Little Riggins.. 8 months old...and HAPPY!
 
Sew....let's get down to the business at hand...I REALLY HAVE BEEN SEWING...

I have a sweet friend that will have an almost Christmas baby boy...soon....and this one was for him...
There's a lot of pictures today...(it's been nearly six months since I last posted) but there's a fun contest at the end!


You know the drill..sew your strips together and cut...then make a little block...

 
Then just mix your borders around to suit your eye...

 
Once you get the right arrangement for yourself...sew those blocks together!!!


 
I wanted this to be a boy quilt..so I added some Kona Charcoal on the back
and quilted it "squared"...

 
Here's a closer look...I loved it.

 
Of course...being the bunny lady...(oh yes, I wear OTHER hats when I am not Gigi...)
I just had to add a few of these little cuties around the edge...
Not a popular thing, but I wanted the bunnies to show...
So, I made the back of the binding just a little wider to let my bunnies dance!

 
And once it was all finished...this is how it looked.


 
I love this line ...

 
and that Charcoal is never NOT going to be my favorite Kona Color...
 
 
Sew...here's the contest...
If you know the fabric line on the front of the quilt, or you recognize the binding...
Send me a comment and tell me what it is...
 
I will draw on Friday, December 14th
and the winner of all the CORRECT answers
will be mailed all the scraps from this project
 and one other one.......and even a surprise charm pack!!!!
 
Who wants to PLAY?
 
Here's to coming back...
Just in time for Christmas!
 
 





Saturday, July 28, 2012

For my sweetie...


My sweet Bill...
So patient...




He's been waiting a LONG TIME
for this beauty...

My Swap partners at Block Swap Adventures
helped me with this quilt all last year...
and it is finally getting it's final finish
of stitching on the new machine!


I don't think Mr. Bill is too sad that I am
in my studio every night working...


Especially when it is for him!!!!

Working on my WIPs and
cranking them out...
Never a Bad thing!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

First block...



This is the first official block sewn on my
new machine...

Can I tell you how nice it is to have
a genuine 1/4 inch seam?




I hope my Block Swap partner enjoyed her new block!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Fancy Flea Goodness


I have to admit...
It has been hard to pull me out of my studio...
and when I do come out for a bit...
I am finding that my new addiction to
Instagram is a pretty serious affair!




I am currently working on a little Flea Market Fancy
project ....and I am not sure where it is headed...
but I do love seeing all those colors up on mydesign board!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Where I have been.... :)



I was given a half of day off work a few weeks back...
so, I decided to stop by my favorite fabric store on the way home...





Everytime I have gone in, I have wandered over to look
at this beautiful machine...
This time was no different.




The price alone was enough to send me running from the store.

But that day....

It. was. on. SALE!!!!!



When I left, I called my sweet man.
I asked for a loan.  :)
and he SAID...



!!!!YES!!!!!


So, the following week, he surprised me
and picked it up!

and see that stack of goodness behind the
new machine?

Yep...he brought me that too!

:)



And He hasn't seen me since ....


hehehehehehehe!!!!



Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bunny Fever!

 If you are a follower of my blog,
You already KNOW I am the 
Proud Mama of a little bunny
named Miss Cotton Patch...
Mama...I was napping...

And today,
I would like to introduce you to
 the newest family member
to grace our home... 
another sweet little girl...
Miss Maeme!
Get my good side Mommie...
Sew...
It just made sense to me to... 
JOIN a free BOM group over at 

Mama Michelle,  along with her two
favorite employees, Hannah and Harrington
have a really neat stitching project going on...

Look at these great kits!!!


The kits contain enough wool for all 12 months,
 beautiful fabrics to accent your blocks with, and 
floss kits for the final stitching fun! 
The patterns are all FREE on her blog!!!

Should you decide to join us, It's never too 
late...there are still kits available
in her little shop and the buns
will be more than happy to 
package them all up and send them
out to you...and maybe even put
a cute little bag of Jolly Ranchers 
along with it! 


Just look at this yummy package of 
FLOSS!!!!


Fridays are my favorite day over at Bunnyville...

If you haven't visited them in a while...
HOP on over  
(I couldn't resist)
and get ready for some fun
and a great visit with Michelle!!

"Maeme...close your eyes...she's gonna flash you!"

Be looking for my first little
BOM coming soon!!! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Finally!



One of my favorite blogs I visit often is
Film in the Fridge...and Ashley has had
me watering at the jowls for 
some of the Flea Market Fancy 
line for awhile now!



Well, what do you know???
I FINALLY ordered myself a small
batch of this coveted line by Denyse Schmidt !

I can NOT wait to tear into this!

Any ideas out there?