Monday, June 16, 2014

Plus Sign Love

I've been wanting to start my own plus sign quilt for ever now, after seeing tons of inspiration here in blog land. I found some really cute feather fabric at Joann's and thought it would be perfect. Along with some Kona solids. And some purple arrow print that I also found at Joann's.

Because life has been super crazy lately I decided that I needed some instant satisfaction and needed to make something quick and not something as big and time consuming as a quilt. So when you don't feel like making a quilt make yourself a table runner.

I went with small six inch blocks and just a simple two inch border. This was my first time using low volume fabrics as my background. I'm usually a white background kinda girl, but I'm totally converting to a low volume addict. My favorite is the one that looks like wood grain. I got it Hobby Lobby, in case your wondering. It's still just a top but I'm hoping to finish it up later this week.

Even though I didn't make the quilt I wanted, I'm still happy with what I did make. That way I get to see it ever time I walk by my table!

My mom is in the hospital in ICU. She's always had issues with her lungs my whole life. And she's not doing very well. I was hoping that you would say a prayer for her. Her name is Linda and she means the world to me. I would be so grateful, and appreciative. Thanks so much!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


I wanted to share a passion of mine that I have had since my first daughter was born five years ago. It's not sewing but it is crafty. Hair bow making!

These bows are called, Stacked Boutique Bows, they have about 4 different layers. I absolutely love to make them! You can be so creative. I like to add bottle caps to the center. I also like to add some rhinestones, tulle, and marabou. I have even used ric rack. Possibility's are endless.

Another favorite of mine is the, Twisted Boutique bow. These are very popular. I have spent years perfecting this bow. I'm happy to say I did. These are perfect for everyday. I like them a little on the larger side. Meaning I like it when the bow is bigger than the head. Lol! 

Well that's enough bow talk for today. I've got a few things I've been working on that I will be sharing in a couple of days. Talk to ya later!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Purse Love

 For the last month I have been searching for a new purse for myself. I wanted something a little unique, not just another black bag. Well, I couldn't find a one anywhere.  I finally told myself, your gonna make one yourself. That's something I have wanted to try for years, but I never thought I could actually do it.

 I did! I found this pattern by, Wishful Gifts, on Etsy. It's really a simple and easy pattern. I used some cotton fabric and fusible fleece. I'm really happy with how it turned out! Next time I think I'm going to use some heavier weight fabric and see what kind of difference it makes.

I can't wait to make more! You know, these would make great Christmas presents. I know it's summer but I'm determined not to wait to this last minute this year. :)