Friday, April 10, 2015

Another One Done...

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I finally finished up another little quilt, this one is a table runner for my trailer...
 I luv the crispness of the black and white fabric.
even the back side is cute.
I miss my grand~kiddos...
Aidemon, Leilei, their friend, Brookie, and Jaja... they are having such fun.
WIsh I were there, but I will be back to Washington in August, Yippeeee!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Finishing up a few more Projects...

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I have been involved in several swaps and sewing challenges ... all of which have to be completed and mailed out by the middle of the month.. and the good news is... I am almost done!
(I forgot to take photos of the other goodies that I had completed and mailed out...)
This one is for a Farmgirl Jubilee Banner swap on the Maryjane Farm Forum...
it looks pink, but it really is red and tan in color.... the small tan burlap pennants have mini aprons on them while yoyos adorn the rest of the banner.
 I had fun creating this banner for a special Maryjane farm girl....

and I love having an Embroidery machine to stitch up names and what ever...

I am also in a Gingham sewing challenge... so what shall I do?  Oh wait, here is a gingham pillow case.... hmmm...
 I cut  it up, laid it out to get my visual... and off to the sewing machine I go!
 a salvaged embroidered doily gets a second life as a hanky pocket...
 scissors and needles down, off to the ironing board...
 and voila' .... a fun little gingham apron to collect ones clothes pins while taking the laundry off the clothes line.

This little apron will be wrapped up and shipped off to it's new home next week... I will miss it.
 I had fun creating it... and I just might have to make another one, but this time,,, for me!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fabric Stamping....

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I spotted on a web sight/Blog,,, this great idea..., not a new idea to crafting and sewing,,, but every now and then it's great to see an idea re-surface from time to time...
This idea is great if you want to create s little something, customized to a hobby or what ever...
fabric stamping... using fabric ink... on cotton or pastel denim...
Hmmm, I am thinking I might have to stamp some fabric using my cute 'trailer' stamp, onto cotton fabric, along with my trail's name... and then make a tote out of it... or now that I think about it, how fun to make one for a fabulous gal~pal, with her name on it... oh the ideas are endless....trailers, chic katz, flowers, kiddie themed, etc... Ouch! I think my brain is going into fabric stamping crafting over-load! lol!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Keeping Busy...

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As if I need another apron,,, but,,, I found in my fabric stash, a "Tourist" shirt that I found at a Thrift, bought, laundered, and cut up... and now the perfect apron to greet the summer months...
 I luv Tourist Shirts!
 I even incorporated the shirt label...
I luv repurposing old shirts.... and I love the big roomy pockets, plus I incorporated the small shirt pocket onto one of the big pockets,,, perfect for my camera or cell phone.
 I also made this sweet little Garden Flag... using the last little 'Maryjane Farm' fabric panel that I have had stashed away for several years... I attached it to burlap, and as always, embellished it with some yoyos...
  this fabric also came in green and in blue, but I love the way the red just Pops with color!

Then I created and finished this fun little Banner/Bunting that is for a Swap on the Maryjane Farm website.
 It's a mix of fabric and burlap, decorated with mini aprons, yoyos and then embroidered.
 'Farmgirl Jubilee'... how cute is that!  I almost hate to part with it... but I do hope that the recipient of this bunting will love it as much as I do.
Well today the weather is just begging for me to come out and play, so no sewing today...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hen and Chicks...

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While out junktiquing yesterday,, I found this sweet crochet 'Hen & Chicks'... isn't this the cutest?
 mama hen,,,,
 baby chick...
Hen and Chicks doillie...

I envy women who can crochet...
To think, women had time to makes these,... now we clutter our lives with  computer sites that consume our leisure time with superfluous time wasters.. and sadly I  too am guilty of this....

So when I come across such sweet pieces such as this doillie, I appreciate the work and love that went into it.
I wonder if this was crocheted as a gift or for personal use... but for now I will cherish it until it is time to send it on to it's next home to be cherished...