Monday, September 21, 2009


What do you do with your needles? I use different types of pincushions (I have so many of them laying around). I made this one with some scrap fabric and it turned out really cute! I packaged it and gave it to a friend of mine who just started sewing as a gift. 

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pink Floral Makeup Bag

What do you do with left over fabrics from your projects? I like to make bags out of them. I use them to store my knitting tools, sock projects, makeup, or nail polish bottles when I am traveling. This pink floral makeup bag was made with no lining (really easy and fast!), but it does have a waterproof interfacing to it to be used to store makeup and such. 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunbonnet Sue - Oven Mitts

As I mentioned in my last post, I love collecting Sunbonnet Sue books. The project below was made from one of the Japanese quilting books I have. I hand quilted the oven mitt and used "Insul-Bright Insulation" by Warm and Nature cotton batting. Since this is an oven mitt, I wanted to make sure I don't get burned! 

I also made matching Apron and hot pot holder to go with it!

I used the insulated cotton batting for the hot pot as well. 

I love the ruffly Apron and the chef hat on this Sunbonnet Sue! These were so much fun to make. I made two oven mitts and gave one away as a house warming gift. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunbonnet Sue - Sewing Bag

I LOVE Sunbonnet Sue, and I LOVE collecting magazines and books featuring her. Here is a picture of a little bag I hand quilted with Sunbonnet Sue. The applique was done using the freezer paper technique. Check out this helpful tutorial I found. 

I also made a lining to cover the stitches on the zipper inside the bag.

The other side... 

This entire bag was made with different types of Japanese Taupe fabrics imported from Japan directly (even the zipper!). I love using this bag to store my sewing tools. It's so perfect for my scissor, needles, thimbles, pencils, etc. when I travel! 

What's your favorite quilting character?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Egg Cosy - Little Cotton Rabbits

Are you also a reader of Little Cotton Rabbits ? I love the animals she makes. They are just so adorable. I made the Egg Cosy (below) using her pattern. You can purchase her pattern directly from her site or from one of the links listed on her site. 

They are so fun and so easy to make. I made two! 


Baby Giraffe Quilt

O I am so excited! I am writing my first post! I am new to blogging, so please be patient with me as I figure things out. 

Here is a picture of the baby giraffe quilt that I am making. I wanted something bright and colorful so I designed this. I really like the colors and the giraffe. I have quilted all three layers and am in the process of making the strips for the binding. I will show you pictures of the fabric I am using for the border next time

It was my first time hand quilting a quilt. I am really pleased with the results. I first learned about hand quilting from a great friend and her blog. She was right! Hand quilting is so much fun! 

 Here is a picture of the quilt before I assembled it.