Friday, December 23, 2011

Birthday Sale in my Etsy Store

Now through December 31 I'm having 23% off in my Etsy, shop! I have lots of vintage sheets, pillow cases and a few Denyse Schmidt prints you can save money on!

Use code BIRTHDAY2011 for 23% savings.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Working On...

I started cutting out this quilt on Sunday. I was actually looking for a pattern I had used for the other Christmas quilt I made this year when I came across this Moda All Wrapped Up aka Flurry quilt pattern, and I was smitten.

When finished this will make a cute little lap sized quilt, which hopefully I will be able to hold onto. I sold the other one to my daughter for cost because she needed a gift for her boss's gift basket.

If you're interested in this free pattern, you can find it here

Monday, December 19, 2011

Penny Black Christmas Cards

It's time to show a few more of the Christmas cards I had made for my co-workers. These two cards feature images by Penny Black and were colored with my Promarkers.
The mouse and bird card uses digital papers by Carina Gardner for Jessica Sprague and Simple Joys from Nitwit Papers.
The Merry Christmas ribbon is from Michaels and the sentiment is also Penny Black.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Y is for Yippee at ABC Christmas Challenge Blog

These other cards feature Penny Black's caroling penguin trio and have been colored with the Promarkers.
The DP is the DCWV 2011 Christmas stack. Martha Stewart snowflake corner punch and some stickles.
I'm entering the penguins in the following challenge:
Challenge #96 Blue & White at I heart Promarkers

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happier Quilt Finished

In the past few days I've managed to finish up a couple of quilts, get some cards made and rearrange the living room so there will be room for the Christmas tree.

Here is the first of the quilts I finished. This one is for my 8yr old grand niece. It is made from one charm pack of Happier by Riley Blake. The hot pink sashing is from a bed sheet, and the polka dotted backing is also a bed sheet. The binding is another Riley Blake print, Sweet Nothings. I decided to do some simple wavy line quilting on it; my compromise between straight line and practicing my free form. This little quilt measures about 47x47.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Card #2

Here's another of the Christmas cards I made this past weekend. This one I CASEd from Sankari Sunshine blog. Her card is quite beautiful! I did the best I could with what I had, but it's not near as pretty.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Card Cram Weekend

This weekend I had to put away all my sewing stuff and get out all of my card making things. I designated this weekend as the one to make all the Christmas & December birthday cards I would need for my co-workers. I need 14 cards total by Tuesday. The good news is I have 11 finished! I think I will be able to make my deadline.
The not so good news is, I had to do this without the use of my Cricut or my new Cameo! I only had the few punches and shapers that I purchased before I bought paper cutting machines. The blade on my Cameo is defective, so that was a no go; and I like to use the MTC software with my Cricut, but I must have updated my software at some point as it was not working with the Cricut, even though I hadn't used it since last Christmas time.
Anyway here are two of the cards. To make this a bit faster and easier I made two of each design. And, since I'm making cards, I'll enter them into a challenge or two along the way.

This is the Bugaboo stamp JJ Christmas Cheers
She looks like she's having quite a merry Christmas!
I colored with my Promarkers, without trying to blend and shade, no time for that!
The papers are SEI from a few years ago.
The green trim is from AC Moore.
The sentiment is Studio G

I'm entering this in the "Santa Baby" card challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

W.I.P Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I've been working on a small quilt for my 8yr old grandniece using up a Riley Blake Happier charm pack that I've had for awhile. I'm using a free pattern from called Story Time Squares.
For the life of me, and despite using a 1/4in. sewing foot, I can't seem t sew a consistent 1/4in seam so I had to add a little piece to one of my blue squares. Maybe I will try that tape on the plate trick.

I've got another go around of print squares followed by another pink border and then that will finish the top.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Quilt Finished

I have finally finished my first Christmas quilt. I believe it finished up at about 52x72. I went ahead and just did some straight line quilting on it, nothing fancy at all. Now I just have to decide whether I'm keeping it, or sending it off to my sister and her family...