Tuesday, August 31, 2010

One last post for August

I figure I'm on a roll, so I'll post one last card for the month. This is one I made for a friend's birthday. I recently bought a small butterfly punch, and spent about 15 minutes punching butterflies out of all sorts of DP and C/S that I'd stamped. I also finally broke down and bought the corner punch to go with my Scallop Trim straight line punch. Add a pair of oval Nestabilites stamped twice, a sentiment, and it's set to go. So, without further ado, here's my card:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Oops! I forgot to post my Fri. night pics!

One of the conditions of the Friday Night Sew-In is that you have to post pics of what you worked on, if you want to be eligible for prizes. Of course, after I signed up and posted the announcement here, I found out that I have to have a Flicker account for my pics, so I'm debating whether to go that route or not.....
In the meantime, I'll show you what I worked on:
Of course, I didn't get all of this done on Friday, but I did manage to get a good start on the 4 bridesmaid's dresses that I made. I'm VERY happy to announce that all 4 dresses were finished in good time for today's wedding.
Liz and Jason - Congratulations on your wedding! May God bless you as you start your married life together.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

I've seen these buttons on a few quilting blogs that I read, and tonight, I'm jumping in with both feet - first time for me!

Check this out for more info: http://handmadebyheidi.blogspot.com/2010/08/signup-for-august-friday-night-sew-in.html

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baby Quilt - finally!

Waaayyyy back in early April, I mentioned a baby quilt that I was working on. I finally got it quilted and bound, just in time to enter in the Melbourne Fair (100th anniversary!). I'm so thankful to have received a first prize ribbon, but don't get too excited just yet - it might have been the only pieced crib quilt entered.....
Anyway, you want to see it, right? Every square measures 2" - a fact that I'll check out more carefully next time, before starting to cut the fabric!
I bought all the fabric on the same shopping trip, but I bought the kite backing fabric first, just 'cause it was cute. I found all the pastels in the next store, and discovered that they pretty much matched the colours in the kite fabric, so it was obviously meant to be!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This is a first for me!

I've been making cards for a few years now, and I'm finally getting a sense of what's really "me". I've tried a lot of different techniques - some became favourites, some didn't - and then there was the list of "things to try someday". One of the things on that last list was watercolouring images. I've been quite content to stamp images and leave them as they are (whether stamped in one colour, or stamped using markers to get multi-coloured images), but watercolouring images has always been shoved to the back-burner. Then a friend gave me a sheet of watercolour paper (the trick to get good effects), and, coupled with the right images and the need to create a male-themed birthday card, voila! my first watercoloured card! I used the pick-up truck from SU's "Countryside" stamp set, and using a small paintbrush and a bit of water, picked up some colour from a few of my SU ink pads. The sky was sponged to resemble clouds. A length of ribbon, a sentiment from CTMH, Ruby Red and Black C/S mounted on Very Vanilla, and I have a "male" birthday card!
Stay tuned to this spot - I'll be posting a few other things in the next few days...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's not a quilt - or is it?

I get frequent e-mails from Kaye Woods, who is a quilting teacher and pattern designer. She was looking for quilters with blogs - she'd send me a free pattern and I would make the pattern and blog about it. Sounded good to me!
The pattern that I got was a new concept - it's called a Quarter Quilt, and is basically a quarter-sized quilt (duh!), but it looks like a quilt that's folded up at the foot of the bed. It's only one layer though, so you don't get the bulk!
My husband chose the fabrics for it, and I got busy - and I mean busy - it seemed like all of a sudden I needed to do 5 things at once! But, I finally got it finished tonight, and here are some pictures of it. I really like how it turned out!