Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I have had this tie-on pincushion instructions from the All People Quilt website for a few months and have been itching to make test it out. So since I am recuping from surgery on my neck, I decided to make a few.
You know I have issues when it comes to following directions, so I took off in my own direction! I did use the pattern as a guide in creating two really cute pincushions. The pattern is really easy and easy to follow (if I had chosen to do that of course!). I made my flowers a bit different and put those tiny yellow buttons (they are doll clothes buttons) in the centers.
The hearts are blanket stitched together…see the purple one, that is a reverse blanket stitch (not even sure there is such a thing, but I did it!). I had to look at the directions to find out how to do a real blanket stitch. Guess I don’t do much embroidery!
They both turned out so cute! The hearts are just 3 inches high, so just a bit longer than the extra long pins I use.
I followed the directions to sew the ribbon on, except, of course, I didn’t use the felt that it called for, but I used grosgrain ribbon. Looks great either way, but I didn’t have enough length of the felted wool that I had chosen.
So, anyway, another craft off the to make list. I have been doing a lot of looking on Pinterest lately, so I am always finding more stuff to make! Come check me out there if you want! I am still trying to organize and figure it all out, but it is a lot of fun!
And now I am working on another project…more about that later!
I am linking to these great parties!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Amy made me a lovely pillow cover that she pieced in a windmill design! And I just happened to have a 16 inch pillow form in the craft room waiting for such a cover!
How cute is this!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I think it has a bit of a Danish look to it, don’t you? The top and the bottom shelves are a veneer which I usually stay away from but for some reason this table really appealed to me. I stripped it (it had a reddish tint to it) and it looked much better already! I used a Minwax special walnut stain wiped it off almost immediately for a light even stain all over.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I made two ribbon organizers…
and some wild flip flops for my niece…
and stuck this free vinyl decal on my wall above my bed…and
mailed off a package for a gift exchange!
I also spray painted this plain wicker table (came with another table I bought at an auction—paid $2 for three tables!) with Summer Squash by Krylon.
I also stripped and refinished this table (the actual table I wanted and paid $2 for!)…love the design, I think it has a Danish look, but I could be wrong. It’s not my usual style, but I love it! Still needs one more coat of lacquer and it will be done. It has been so stinking hot outside here it is hard to brave the 100 degree temps to paint!
I found this great quilt at the Salvation Army…it was behind the counter and I bought some other things I asked if I could set behind the counter so I could shop more. As I set down my other box (fabrics, yarn and trims) I saw this…the tag read OLD $15! I grabbed it fast!!
It is in perfect shape and great colors, probably 40s and 50s fabrics. Not a stain or tear on it!
I also found this barkcloth pillow cover…love the colors! Can’t decide what to do with it, maybe a bag or hey, maybe I will just let it stay a pillow cover!
And lastly a lovely bouquet of coneflowers, fern and a zinnia!