Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Poor Daddy . . . He Doesn't Know How to Sew

Little Miss is starting her first ever dance class in a few weeks (ballet and tap!) and so we went on a quest the other day for a leotard and some ballet tights. 

Sidebar: Do you know how hard it is to find just a plain pink leotard with no bedazzlement on it?

Anyway, so we also swung by Hobby Lobby to pick up a few odds and ends I needed to finish up a project I'm working on.  As I tend to do when I go to the good ole Lob, I stopped by their clearance wall.

And then I saw this gal:

Yes yes, I just bought a toy sewing machine the other day, but though it is most adorable, it was driving me mad how many times I was having to rethread it just to get a simple line of stitching going.  Also it's only a hand crank model so it seemed maybe too complex for a little person to turn the crank and hold the fabric steady at the same time . . . what with the dodgy stitching capabilities and spontaneous unthreading and all.  I didn't even show it to Little Miss because I could foresee the headache it was going to be for both of us to try and get it to work, and I didn't want THAT to be her intro into the wonderful world of sewing.

So, back to the Lob.

She squealed with delight when she saw the sewing machine.  I kinda did too.  It's got a cute little sewing box included with some little thread spools, (as it turns out a most worthless) pair of scissors, a little measuring tape, and a needle threader.  It's made for kids who are at least 6 years old (so not really for a toddler), but I figured I'd be with her supervising so I kind of ignored that whole idea.  There's a little needle guard on it anyway so that little fingers can't get pinched or sewn through anyway.

As I try not to, but sometimes end up doing, this little outing spilled over into LM's naptime.  (Yes she's 3 1/2 and still takes a very healthy nap daily - - which is AWESOME).  She was at the point where even she was saying to me that she needed a nap.  (SO much better when it's their idea, right?)

But she was torn.  Because she REALLY wanted to try that sewing machine as soon as we got home.  I told her we'd wait til after naptime when Daddy was home so that he could be with Kee-ku and we could get down to sewing business.  She was amenable to all this.

She can be a crabster when she wakes up from her nap, but at first when she woke up she seemed ok.  She didn't get more than 2 steps down towards the living room before announcing, "OK!  I've had my nap.  Now let's get my SEWING MACHINE!"

:)

Mr. Skooks was home by this point so we were all systems go.  Except that LM got it in her head that she was going to sew with Daddy.

?!

I gently told her that Daddy actually didn't know how to sew and that's when the tears came.

SOBBING.

"YES HE DOES!  HE DOES USE THE SEWING MACHINE!  I'M GOING TO SEW WITH MY DADDY!"

So Mr. Skooks had to tell her that no, actually he doesn't know how to use the sewing machine.

It was at this point she turned to me, tears welling up in her eyes and said:


"Poor Daddy . . . . he doesn't know how to sew."

Oh my.  Poor Daddy indeed.  ;)



P.S.  We did end up sewing together for awhile after this whole sobbing episode and she really got a kick out of it.  We just sewed lines down some scrap fabric together which she really liked.  When her grandparents came over the other day she showed it to them and demonstrated how it worked.  After every few stitches she would turn to look at them with this goofy perma-grin.  LOL.  Priceless.

What can I say?  She comes by it honestly.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spoonflower Swatch Day - There's Still Time!

Ever wanted to design your own fabric? Even better - ever wanted to design your own fabric and then get it printed for free?!

Here's your chance because it's still Spoonflower Swatch Day until noon EST on Friday August 27th!

Ok, so that's not very fair and doesn't leave you a lot of time for designing, does it? So sorry. But consider perusing the many indie designers out there who have offered up their designs for sale. I just nabbed a swatch from the designer behind the Fantastic Toys blog (of what else but those cute little Sewing Friends.)



Sewing Friends Small Scale Print


Only one free swatch per person, but this little veggie print by Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane was an EXTREMELY CLOSE second.



fruit and veggie madness

Hurry!  Quick now!  You're running out of time!!

Did I mention it was FREE?!


P.S. In lieu of paying for your swatch, Spoonflower is putting a little donation box on the checkout page for you to make a donation to Heifer International (one of my favorite hand-up charities) equal to the amount that is normally charged for a swatch ($5). Not mandatory, but please consider doing this. It is a great organization which you can read more about right here.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Japanese Fabrics to Love

I'm not a fabric snob.  There are some designers I really like (ahem, Heather Bailey, ahem), but I really don't choose my fabrics based on such things.

I tend to peruse fabric online (probably a bit too much) since moving away from my favorite fabric store.  And let's face it, I don't have oodles of time to spend in the fabric store these days anyway (unless of course I dare to tread with my 1 and 3 year old kids in tow).  Whilst I peruse, quite often Little Miss peeks over my shoulder and likes to interject things like, "OH MOM, I REALLY WANT THAT ONE!!" about pretty much everything.  Super helpful.

Anyway, so rewind a few days ago to when I finished that little toddler apron for my niece.  I had asked L.M. if she was going to want an apron too (BEFORE I actually stitched anything up - - so I could cut out enough for 2 aprons at once) and she had politely declined.  You see, she had gotten a cute little apron from my mom for Christmas last year (to go with the kick-butt kitchen set we got her) and she wears it daily as she pretends to cook up goodies for me.  Anyway, she let me know that her present apron was sufficient.  Great!  So while she was sleeping, I ran up the one for my niece.

Fast forward to the next morning when Little Miss lays her eyes on it.

LM: Mom!  Is this for me?!
Me: No, honey.  Remember, this one is for your cousin.
LM: Can you make me one?  Huh?!  Can you can you?!
Me: Seriously?  Remember how you told me you didn't need one because you already have one?
LM: Oh.  Yeah.  But I think you should make me one too.

And then she informed me that it needed to have elephants on it.

?

She has requested and begged and kind of badgered me about this "elephant apron" ever since.

So you see, I was FORCED to go looking at fabric online to try and find some elephant fabric. ;)

I also had a special little project in mind for her (totally unrelated to either elephants or aprons), but was still on the hunt for the right fabric.

Enter Fabricworm.

Not sure what link I clicked through from what other link from wherever to actually find them, but I did.  And WOAH.  What a feast for the eyes!  I had to restrain myself quite a bit from dumping all sorts of lovelies in the little virtual cart.  In the end I settled on 3:


The Forest Collage I bought just because.  I have no idea what I'm going to use it for, but I LOVE it.  It's not typical flat quilting cotton, it's got a bit of texturing to it and looks even better in person in my opinion.  The elephants . . . see above.  :)  The Tinkerbell and Peter Pan are in reserve for my special Little Miss project.  She did not pick this out but she did see it today when the mail came and she was smitten.

So was I!  How cute is this?


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Toy Sewing Machines - I'm Bout to Be Hooked

Well lookee what came to live at my house today . . . Miss Universal:

No idea how old she is . . . 1970s?

The box is pretty beat up . . . but the little girl on the side is telltale as to the age I think. 
I tried threading her up and cranking her (yes, she hand cranks only) to see if I could get some stitching going.  It started off ok, but after a few inches of actually pretty decent stitches the needle kept becoming unthreaded (kept unthreading itself?  the thread escaped the needle?  something . . .).  Anyway.

BOO.

I'm not giving up on her, but methinks I'm going to have to continue my search for a sweet little toy machine for Little Miss.  She's been in on me lately about wanting to try to sew herself.

So it's decided, Miss Universal will reside in my sewing room amongst my sewing bits and bobs.  Regardless of her less than usefulness, her cuteabilities were worth the $6.95 I think.

Thank you, eBay.

And so what if she's not making a perfect chainstitch at the moment?  She is still darling.  And orange.  That won me over big time.

Oh help me, I think I may have to start a little collection of vintage toy machines they are so CUTE.

What are you collecting lately?

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Giveaways Worth Blogging About

Just a little quickie post. Sorry if this feels like a cheapie or a shameless attempt to get freebies.

I'm not gonna lie. It kinda is.

But I would only blog about a giveaway that was REALLY worth it. There are 3 actually that are quite worth checking out.

The first one is a SUH-WEET prize over at Secretly Loves Pink. It's a made to order prize! You can peruse the super cute stuff she makes and pick something and she'll make it for you. Wow! How you'd actually decide what you want her to make you, I don't know since everything is so cutesy adorable. If I won though, I'd muddle through the decision making process ok I think. ;)

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The second one is being held over at Where Women Create and it's for 25 fat quarters of Happy Zombie fabric! I've been a Happy Zombie reader for a long time and her new fabric line Holiday Happy is so cute. And since apparently I dabble in quilting now, I think I could probably figure out some good ways to put those FQs to use.

And then some.

Ok, last but most certainly NOT least . . . Narnia Mum (who is one of my Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee buddies) is giving away  SIX (yes . . . that's right) SIX fat quarters of NICEY JANE!  Yes, by my hero Heather Bailey!  Who the world does not want that?!

You can check out the Secretly Loves Pink giveaway here.
Head over to Where Women Create for the Happy Zombie giveaway here.
Want the Nicey Jane?  Check out the details at Narnia Mum's blog here.

Oh, and if you're anywhere near Minneapolis, MN check out The Creative Connection event.  That looks pretty sweet too.

Shameless attempt to gain extra entries to win fabulous prizes OVER.  ;)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Craft for a Cause

Found this while I was perusing the Jo-Ann Fabrics website for the latest sales and thought I would pass it along:

Make and donate to your favorite charity and both of you could win! In fact, you'll both win regardless of whether you actually win the prizes because helping others is always a win/win.

If you didn't have incentive to craft for others before, maybe this will persuade you.

Not sure where to start? Here are a couple of links to some charities in need of your craftabilities that I've discovered over the past year:
  1. Quilts for Kids
  2. 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge
  3. Dolly Donations
  4. Princess Alexa Foundation
  5. Stitching Hope
  6. Wrap Them in Love
  7. Project Night Night
  8. Greyson's Gift
There are so many wonderful and worthwhile charities.  I'm sure I've left loads of great ones out.  Please link up your favorite(s) to this post so those with the desire but not the direction can put their talents to work for a great cause (or many!)



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Shoofly Block #12 - for ME!

To round out (as well as finish up) making my vintage sheet blocks, the only person left without a Shoofly was me. I was both excited to work on it and sad when it was all over as it was my last one.



Shoofly Block #12 - for ME!


Just need to wait now to receive all the other quilter bee's squares and figure out how I want to quilt it up!  (I've gotten 3 back so far which I really should share with you soon.)

In the meantime, I've made them all but only actually mailed out one (doh!). I have to make a trip to the PO for stamps and to figure out how one sends mail to New Zealand. :)

And now, back to your regularly-scheduled-non-quilting-but-maybe-going-to-try-it-some-more-here-and-there blog.



****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And Now, the Latest Blog I'm Going to Have to Read from Day One

Every once in awhile my Yahoo homepage showcases an article that is actually interesting (i.e. completely unrelated to Lindsay Lohan). 

Yes . . . and maybe the title "Ugly Dresses Made Beautiful - for $1" grabbed your attention today too.

Without belaboring the article itself, I will say that this blog seems very worth looking into for the sheer inspiration and gumption it takes to turn a $1 thrifted hot mess of a dress into something you'd actually be caught dead in public wearing.  And to do so EVERY DAY for a whole YEAR.

Seriously, that's cool.

You can find all the cheapie makeovers over at Marisa Lynch's blog "New Dress a Day".  I'll be starting from the beginning.  :)

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Shoofly Block #11 - for Deb

Deb, who so generously donated extra sheets from her stores for both Anissa and myself, sent the most fun variety of bright colors for her own block. I used every single one she sent and even tossed in a little I had left over from Kylie's block to round it out . . . hence why it's extra scrappy. :)

Thank you, Deb for coordinating this super fun bee! I'm excited to see the blocks that everyone else comes up with (I've got a few back already and they're lovely!) and the variety in the finished quilts.



****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Shoofly Block #10 - For Ginger

When I made Kylie's block, Mr. Skooks marveled a bit over how fast I was able to complete it.  I'm not bragging, but by block #9 of the same kind, you kind of have a system going.  By block #10 I wanted to test it out.

I had a pizza craving (and nothing terribly appealing in the house for dinner - - I know, FOR SHAME) so after a short deliberation over toppings, I called the order in.  They told me, "Ok. Give us 20-25 minutes."

No problem.

I told Mr. Skooks  the time frame and then said, "I'm going to go bang out another block."  (Yes, that's exactly how I said it.  Is this not the way of the lady with 2 small kids and not much time to grab for sewing?)

"Time me."

Mr. Skooks looked at me for a brief moment and then said, "You better run.  I'm going to set the timer."

So it was officially on.

By the time the bell rang I was running up the last seam on the block.  By the time Mr. Skooks called up, "20 minutes is up!" I was done pressing it out.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you . . . the 20 minute block:

Here's to you, Ginger.



****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? I See a FINISHED QUILT Looking at Me!

Last weekend my little Kee-ku turned one.  I thought that the first year of Little Miss' little life went by quickly, but Kee-ku's . . . well . . . I blinked and it was gone.

For those of you who have been with me on this sewing odyssey since near the beginning, you'll recall this quilt top.  I started it before he was born in anticipation of his birth.  I (apparently naively) thought that I would actually finish it so he could use it as a baby.

The truth is, the quilt top came together rather quickly.  All of those bright and colorful fabrics took over my dining room table for a relatively short period as I dove headfirst into my first quilting project.  The issue came when it was time to sandwich it all together and just finish the thing.

I was terrified.

Now that I had spent all this time and money and effort putting this quilt top together I was literally freaked when it came to sewing all those quilting lines on top of it.  How the heck do you stipple?  Does one need to?  What do you mean, drop the feed dogs and just swirl the fabric around freestyle under the needle?  Do you realize how much TIME it took to make this thing?  What if the quilting makes it look terrible?!

So I sat on it.  For a year.

As the day of his first birthday approached I made a vow to myself that I would pull it out of hiding and finish the bugger.  I hemmed and hawed over the kind of quilting I would tackle and settled myself to just stitching her in the ditch and [maybe] if I was [possibly] feeling a bit brave I would quilt a little freehand around the animals.

Happily, I was able to accomplish both of those things with relative ease.  Honestly, I don't think I ended up having to unpick one stitch on the quilting.  I just went R E A L L Y slow.

The binding was another story.  I have previously made my own bias binding and, well . . . there's no way to put this delicately.  I HATED it.  Just such a super tedious process.  That was until I found The Dread Pirate Rodgers Continuous Bias Page.  This link probably saved my sanity and OH so very much time although I have to admit when it came time to actually cut the bias strip out I almost had a heart attack thinking I may have done the whole thing wrong as in her own words, "If you marked the intersections correctly and sewed the seam line correctly, you will be cutting in a spiral and end up with a lovely strip of continuous bias tape. If you messed up someplace, you will end up with worthless rings of fabric."

Worthless Rings of Fabric.  [shudder]

Thankfully her directions were SO accurate and amazing and even though I was a slight bit confused around Step 7 it all worked out in the end.

And so Kee-ku's little Bear Buddies quilt came to live the life it was always meant to live.

Happy Birthday, sweet boy.



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Little Kitchen Helper Toddler Apron

A year or two ago, my niece got an apron while she was visiting over at her little friend's house.  They made cookies or something together that afternoon and she got to take her little apron home when the time came.  Since that time her sister has grown up a bit and is now much more interested in "helping out in the kitchen" than she was before.  (She's creeping up on 3.) 

The question arose: "Why don't I have an apron?"

Indeed, why not?

So I was entreated last week by my sister to make up a little apron for her latest little helper.

I don't have an overwhelmingly large stash of fabric at my disposal, though I do have several random pieces from a friend of mine who was destashing awhile back.  I don't know that my niece is super "into" cats or anything, but the fabric is bright and colorful and kid friendly (and I had enough of it) so I just went with it.  (I think it is called Kaleidoscope Cats by Northcott.)


I (roughly) used these guidelines found over at Supafine.  It came together without any issues in very little time.  I did use her modification of making 2 straps at the top instead of the one continuous loop.  Seemed to make more sense that way anyhow.
Looking to make your own kid's apron?  Check out this little apron tutorial roundup I put together awhile back.  And then get together with your favorite little person and make me some cookies.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Shoofly Block #9 - For Kylie

As I continue through the making of these vintage sheet blocks I can't help but wonder . . .

who first owned these sheets?

And would they find it odd that someone is cutting them up and passing them around to make quilts?



****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****

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Shoofly Block #8 - For Jilly

Jilly's sheets came all crisp and fresh. The color might seem off on the corners, but in actuality those corners are a soft lilac color. Just lovely.


This one came together so quickly without any complications at all.  Started the cutting and sewed her all up before nap time was over.

I love it when that happens.



****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shoofly Block #7 - For Jessica

This was a fun one for me. I did my first bit of fussy cutting on it as I really wanted to draw out the stripes as a feature. Thankfully there was enough there that I could do so.



Hope you like it, Jessica! I'm looking forward to seeing how it fits in with the rest of your blocks.



****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****

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Shoofly Block #6 - for Anissa

Anissa's block was lots of fun.  Deb had kindly furnished the fabrics (like she did for me) in some fun pinks and yellows.  I managed to include a bit of everything that Deb sent along.  I snuck in a square of Brenda's fabric at the bottom there because I thought it went well with the yellows and oranges (and because I needed just one more yellow to complete the block).


This might be the funkiest one yet. I sincerely hope she likes it.  As soon as I get myself over to the P.O. this block will be winging its way over to New Zealand!  I guess if I'm not able to visit N.Z. like I've always dreamed, at least something I make will live its life there.  ;)

Have I mentioned lately how much fun this quilting bee is?

Because it is.  :)



****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Canine Rhinoplasty: I Dabble

What feels like eons ago, but was actually about 6 years ago now, I stitched up a little puppy for my first ever niece.  (More on the back story of said puppy and my attempt at making some jammies for it can be found here.)  My skills back then were not amazing, but as I have always had a love of making things I found and picked up this little make it yourself puppy kit at the Hob-Lob.


It was designed to be made by an 8 year old.

Well, she loved it and loved it and loved it some more.  It has always been on the top of the MUST HAVE list for bedtime friends.  And after 5 years it was really starting to show.  (I made it before she was born, hence the 5 and not 6 full on years of loving.)


You can't completely tell from that photo, but the side of puppy's neck was wide open and stuffing had come out the side.  The sweet little nose was misshapen from years of puppy hugging from my niece. 
Thankfully, the last time I was at the fabric store I picked up a few bags of poly-fil.  I find, it never hurts to have some on hand.  I actually deconstructed it a bit before restuffing it . . . apparently the last time I fixed up puppy all I had was some yarn to stuff him up with (as I said, the skills were not really honed at this point and he's needed more than a few touch ups over the years).  My sister, who was watching me pull the stuff out and replace it with the fresh poly-fil told me, "It looks like you're ripping puppy's intestines out." 

I'm throwing in a profile pick here as well so you can really understand how much something I actually made has been loved.  And how it can always be brought back to some kind of freshness of life.  (Even if its fur is all matted down and he's not looking so fresh anymore.)
I presented the patched up and re-fluffed puppy to his rightful owner.  Want to know the first thing she did?

She hugged him.

See you in about 6 months little friend.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

What is Your Time Worth?



Word travels fast.  It's only been a day and a half since my in-laws returned from their travels and the orders are pouring in.  Apparently the way to get noticed is to make over someone's couch.

Yesterday or the day before I got an email from Mr. Skooks' aunt requesting help making some (thankfully 2, not 8) simple cushions for her sunroom.  She's had this wrought iron furniture (along with its original cushions) since they bought the house oh so many years ago and well, they've seen better days.

I had to laugh when I started to read her email though.  She said something like, "I heard you do upholstery."  For the record, tackling the couch was a bold and inexperienced move . . . I wouldn't say that because I did some upholstery work that I DO upholstery.  Nevertheless, we went back and forth a bit about what she was looking for and time frames on when the work would need to be completed.

Something that really caught me off guard and had me questioning Mr. Skooks how to proceed: how much do I charge for my services? 

I really have no idea actually.  Is it like a regular job where they pay you by the hour?  What if I'm naturally slower because I'm not a pro?  Should they have to pay extra for my slowness?  What about a flat rate per job?  How does one begin to assess that?  If I'm making something I've never made before how do I guesstimate how long it will take me?

Really, what is my time worth?

I circumvented the fee schedule with his aunt temporarily so that I could have some time to come up with a strategy.  I also think I need to see said cushions in person to know what I'm getting myself into.

As I said, this all happened yesterday.  Then today, I got a call from an uncle requesting 2 sets of bean bags made for the ever popular summer staple game: Bean Bags.  I think I've heard it called "Cornhole" before, but that sounds so completely weird and wrong that I refuse to call it that.  (For those of you who may be bean bag illiterate, check this out.  You can buy sets, but they're not terribly hard to make, and they're very much worthwhile.  It's beside the point that I'm kind of completely awesome at this game.)

Anyway, the question came up again: what would you charge me?

I didn't know what to say, again . . . so I ended up telling him that I would take note of how long it took me to make them and he could pay me what he thought was fair for my time.  I did this because a)I felt that I needed an answer to his question, b)I was put on the spot, and c)because he's family.  And because I know that making bean bags is not something challenging, it's just tedious . . . so I know that I won't be slow at it.

Do you find that people start asking you for sewing favors when they learn you can sew?  Do you charge people?  If so, how do you figure out what's fair?  What kind of a discount do you give, if any, for family or friends?  I mean, I want to be helpful, but let's face it . . . my time is precious.  I've got 2 kids, a part time job, a husband I actually want to hang out with when he gets home from work, and the general day-to-day jazz that comes with maintaining a household.

Bottom line: I want to be fair . . . to both myself and the person asking for the sewing help.

Any and all input is most welcome.  Please, let me know what you think in the comments.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Patches for Lissa

Have a bit of spare time and a bit of spare fabric to donate to a mom in need of some comfort?

This was brought to my attention by one of my Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee buddies, Mel. Her sister-in-law, Lissa, has been through some terribly rough times and some bloggers and friends are pulling together to make her a quilt.


All the details on Lissa and links to her very sad but hope-filled story can be found at Jane's Fabrics & Quilts.

(Very basic) quilt blocks are due September 4th so there is still plenty of time to make up a few to send in to help.

I don't know Lissa personally, but my heart goes out to her.  I couldn't imagine the pain it would be to not be able to see my own kids for months at a time due to hospitalization.  If you are able, please check out the links above to see if you could help.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love


As if I wasn't excited enough to get Hillary Lang's new book. That video is genius.

I've done a couple of her patterns in the past: the Fleecy Monkey I made for a friend's baby and I stitched up some stockings with a couple of her embroidery patterns last year for the kids.  I really like her style and her blog has been on my list for a long time.  

What about you? Anything you're looking to add to your crafty library these days?

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Shoofly Block #5 - For Christina

Christina sent the green and the smaller floral print.  I wish there had been just a teense more green . . . I was going to keep this one to 2 sheets only and I thought that the floral would really POP with the solid green for the triangles and the center.  Nevertheless, I had a bit of sheeting left over from Mel's block and I felt that it coordinated nicely . . . especially the big green leaves that were drawing out a bit more of that solid green in the triangles.

In other news, the couch cushions left my house this evening . . . off to live with the in-laws.  The next time I see them (I hear they're coming home for real this time on Monday night), I'll try to remember to snap a picture for everyone.  One of Mr. Skooks' aunts came to babysit the kids the other night while we went to a wedding reception.  She mentioned that there may be interest from other family members on more couch cushion making endeavors.

Want to know what I told her?

SHOW ME THE MONEY.  ;)



****This block was made as part of my first ever Quilting Bee. Want to see more blocks? Track my journey here: Vintage Sheet Freedom Bee.****

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