Mystery Quilt ‘New Beginnings’

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Hellooooo.  Sorry it’s been so long. I had minor surgery on my leg and am getting back into the groove of things. 

I am hosting a mystery quilt called ‘New Beginnings’.  It’s my own original design. I’m so excited about this as its my first time!

There’s still time to join.  If you are interested please comment below with your email address and I’ll send you the supply list.  Come join the fun!

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Here’s a pear pin cushion I made recently.  I love little projects.  Gives me a sense of accomplishment. 

Happy sewing

Sneak peek completed!

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Here is my competed project.  A little girls dress with crocheted sandals to match.  I had a blast making this!  Planning on making several more.  I can make dress sizes from 6 – 12 months all the way to size 14. Sandal sizes are from newborn to 24 months.

To order the dress go to:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/180419695/girls-big-bow-summer-sundress?ref=shop_home_active_2

Or for the sandals go to:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/180410822/crocheted-sweet-baby-girl-flower-sandals?ref=listing-shop-header-0

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Hope you liked the new dress.

Happy sewing!

Sneak peek!

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I’ve been sewing like crazy this weekend, as well as crocheting (see sandals below). I’ve started something new, something I haven’t done before and I’m so excited about it.  Here’s a sneak peek:

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I’m hoping to have it completed within a couple days.  I’ll be posting pictures of my latest creation when it’s all finished.  I can’t wait for you all to see it.  Come back soon to check it out!

Happy sewing!

Frozen dress finally finished!

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I finally finished the dress that was inspired by Elsa’s dress from the movie ‘Frozen’.  Lila was so excited to receive it tonight!  Her mommy sent me pictures of her wearing it around the house.  :D

The skirt was pretty easy to add.  See my pictures below. 

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Then I added the sheer sleeves.  This was my worst fear of all but this too was easier than I thought.  I also added a small amount of tulle to the bottom.  I used 20lb fishing line in the bottom of the tulle to make it a little ruffly! 

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Here are pictures of the finished dress with the cape. 

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The sweetie pie who received this wonderful gift from her mommy!

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My very first dress, finished.  Phewww!

Happy sewing. 

‘Elsa’ frozen dress

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The movie ‘Frozen’ is very popular, especially Elsa’s beautiful dress among the young girls.  If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend going to see it.  Take a look below at Elsa’s dress. 

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I have a client who asked me to make her 4 year old daughter a dress that looked like Elsa’s. I accepted but at the same time, was panicking. Haha. I’ve never, ever sewn a dress before.  I only make quilts but I’ve often thought about venturing into clothing, so I thought this would be as good a time as any.  I needed that little push from my client. 

I began sewing the top of the dress to somewhat resemble a corset but with a little girl twist.   That’s all I have finished up to this point.  I am trying to figure out how to make the sheer sleeves and skirt part of the dress.  I don’t know what you all like to do when starting something new, but I read and do tons of research in that area first.  I think I have it figured out.  We shall see!

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The top as seen above is made of a turquoise satin underlay with a turquoise tulle with sparkles overlay. I will add Velcro on the back to make it easier for her to put on and take off.

I will post pictures as I go along and of the  finished dress.   I need to have it finished by Friday the 14th.  Wish me luck!

Happy sewing!

December and January Christmas blocks for my swap

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As most of you know, I’m in a group called ‘Christmas Block Swap Australia.’  We have a new partner every month and all blocks are Christmas themed.   For December my partner was Vicki and my January partner is Diane.  I love this group of ladies because we are from all over the world and I get to meet some fascinating, talented individuals.  Below are pictures of the blocks I chose. 

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This is the December block I made for Vicki from Australia!  This block pattern is from the Ladies Art Company.  It’s called ‘Home Treasure’ if I recall correctly.  Sorry, long day today.  :)  I thought it resembled a poinsettia flower which I saw fitting for a Christmas themed block. 

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This is the January block I made for Diane from England!  This block pattern is also from the Ladies Art Company.  It’s called ‘Roman Cross.’  I saw Christmas ribbon with this block. :)

Thanks for viewing my swap blocks.   If you are interested in joining this lovely group, just comment below and I’ll give you the contact information. 

Happy sewing!

Wanna learn applique?

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You’ve come to the right place.  I have found an awesome series for to follow over at McCall’s Quilting that will help with learning to applique.  This is great for beginners. A good project for all quilt levels as well.  It’s called Fancy Flowers quilt along.  Check it out at:
http://www.mccallsquilting.com/FancyFlowers

Oh, did I mention it’s FREE until March 31st, 2014. So hurry over!

Let me know how you liked this course by commenting below and please feel free to add pictures of your Fancy Flowers quilt.   Have fun!

Happy sewing!