Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last Minute Gifts

Camo Duffle bags for the guys !
I made 7 of these , all different ,they loved them !  I decided to make them when I realized I did not have enough for all the guys so I made them  in a matter of hours .
They are ideal for camping trips to hold snacks ,drinks and etc or just a days change of clothing or whatever they want to use it for .
I did not have any ,but they would look better with heavy cardboard in the bottom of the bag to help with sturdiness.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sarah's Art Work

   I am so proud of Sarah , I think she did an excellent job for her age ...she just turned 6 Dec. 8th, she said the one tree was done with marbles and paint !

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Grandchildren's Gingerbread House

My DIL brought the kit and they helped her to put it together.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Antique Look- Dresden Kitchen Quilts

 While I was at Mom's  we made lots of  Pot Holders , these we copied from a mag. I had gotten at a quilt show for .25 cents ,there was an article about Kitchen Quilts , These here are call Dresden pattern and I used the old fashion look fabric to make them look Antique , I made 12 of these , Mom made about the same of  the flower pattern .
The book below does not show the dresden holder, it is on another page , I forgot to take a picture.
If you look at the book on the top left middle holder the flowers are made with tiny yoyo's ,those will be next .

  Here is a couple flower holders Mom made , she asked me to finish the centers and do the blanket stitching.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Handmade Flower

When my sister and Mom came to get me we decided to stop in at the Fabric Warehouse in Lakeland , we saw a flower similar to this, I asked if I could buy it, they said it was for display, I asked for a pattern , they were out , so when I got to Mom's I decided to try to make one with out a pattern and this is what I came up with .

I had to look at it a long time to remember how it looked like it was put together, I think I came in pretty close.
There is more leaves on the strawberries now though. The pillow is an old one of Mom's, I did not make it for that, it can be used on pillows, handbags or as a hairpiece.
Also the flower is just as pretty without the strawberries.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

3 Finished Quilts

 The green in this quilt was from one piece of cloth that had 7 different shades of green, each color was in one long strip.
 This is left over 9 patches from 2 other quilts I made into a table top.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Little Red Button Christmas Tree

I was shown a link to"Oh So Shabby by Debbie Reynolds " on Facebook by our Pastor's wife  .I just loved the all white one, but have not collected enough button's of different ones yet, so I am waiting on that one.
She also had mixed, so I decided to try it in red and this is how it came out .This is very easy and fun to make !

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Stockings

We had fun making these ,the first one is appicade I went and brought some ornaments at walmart and put those on there Mom already had the weath , I was trying to find more ,no luck there.
the others we just did what came to us .I love the 2'Square ones ,I put buttons on the x's in the squares .

This one above is not finished , it was another one of my ideas ,I will be adding more to it, it is for myself so if I don't get it done this year, I will for next year.

These last 4 were for Grandchildren that live next door, I was going to let them decorate them, they took them home, maybe we will get to them soon.
My pictures are not going where I want them to, the quilted square stockings are suppose to be with the last two.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I am Back !!! I Have new stuff to show !!

    I am so glad to be back to Blogging !!! I have missed it so much !! And the reason for not being able to is because my other computer just all of a sudden lost all my programs ,internet explorer,& many other things ,  I could not get them back . Just last week my husband found this one for a good deal ,he asked if I wanted it now or for Christmas ...You can bet I said NOW!!! LOL
Ok long story short , in October I was busy with DR. appointments for myself and my husband, then I was wanting to go on to Mom's, but my sister Rexa had asked me to help with a Halloween party she had planned , so I ended up helping with the party which turned out excellent , I will post pictures and a story about that in Jan . I have other Christmas stuff to show now . Then right after the party my baby sister and Mom came here to get me ,from here we went to Fabric Warehouse in Lakeland , then to Peoples BBQ in Auburndale!! So good !! Got to Live Oak before dark.
  I was only going to stay with Mom for 2 weeks , it was with our understanding that Rexa would come up after 2 weeks but she could not make it, so I was there for 3 weeks !!
Mom and I got so much sewing done , we finished quilts we had started, then we cut out more lap quilts, table tops for Christmas and everyday , we made 18sq. pot holders , 12 dredsen pot holders ,18 flower pot holders, one star and one round ,12 stockings , 12 pillow cases 9 PJ bottoms , 9 hand bags  ,couple of dresses, started 4 more quilt tops with Mom , made some scrunchies ,Mom knitted some wash rags .
The  quilt you see on this post is my first free hand ,free motion whole cloth quilt , the pink you see is the starting point, it will wash out, then from that main flower I just worked my way around the rest with what ever came to me . I plan to make more like this .
There is probably more to tell about, but this is the first time we have ever made so many different things and had a ball too!
So with time I will be showing everything we made along with my Christmas sewing ,decorating and etc.
 I am very happy to be blogging again !!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall -Its that time agian !

Even though the calendar says it is Fall it sure doesn't feel like it here in Florida,
I dream of being at a place like the falls above with the different color leaves .

So it is time to get my fall decorations out again , I am showing an old photo that has been on here before , I am having lots of computer problems ,I have lost most of my programs and it won't let me download them again ,.so therefore I am not even sure I can load new photo's , I am almost afraid to try , Hopefully I can get this one fixed or borrow another one temporaily.
I will try to come back often even if its just to say Hi for now .
I am miss blogging !!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

More Tapestries !!

These are some more Tapestries that I brought at a yard sale for very little cash ,each panel is about 16" x16" ,I am not sure how I want to use them but they can be used on hand bags, book covers and crazy quilt pieces ,even a pillow .

I can't wait to see these embellished ,with trims, ribbons and emboridery, buttons and charms .Maybe even some victorian lace .

Monday, September 12, 2011

Crochet Mask

This is a mask that my Pastor took a picture of when he was in South America 3 or 4 years ago on a missionary trip. I had forgotten all about it until I just now come across it again. I don't know whats going on with the nose .....but it looks like there may be quite a few crocheted dolls in the back ground too.
I can't remember the area he was in at the time .
I thought it was interesting to show.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Another Yard Sale Find !

We went to an Upholstery  shop that was going out of business, this is just some of the threads I picked up,I know the bobbins will not fit my machines but I can still use the thread for top stitching, embroidery work and maybe machine sewing .  
The tapestries was very few but I did pick up the sample book and the one cloth and a leathery look fabric.
I want to use all these tapestries for crazy quilting, I can just see the beads, embroidery work, buttons, ribbon and charms on them! I just love this one !

There are 30 sheets and all colors and designs ,I will probably use all of these in one quilt .I went back to get more threads but another lady beat me to it !! Ahhh!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wedding Invite - RSVP

This is a RSVP card that was sent to me by my Nephew and is bride for their Wedding. The one card was blank and they asked that we respond with something on the card as they wanted to display them for the reception..I could not think what to put on it ,finally I went to their Facebook pages and found this of a sunrise on Ashley's wall.
The top is the one I painted, the bottom is the one I copied, but I did not get the colors just like it, as I was wanting them to wonder and asked them if they recognized it .I do not know what they thought of it yet . It is a challenge when you only have one card to work with and postcard size at that!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Day with the Kids and Paint

After spending about an hour looking at all my High School Art work the night before , we all decided we wanted to try to paint like I did one where you put lots of paint on the paper and then blow with a straw. 
I could not remember the type of paint we used, but thought it was tempera , we used watered down acrylics and discovered it was harder to blow through the straw to get the paint to move so we left out the straw and just tilted the paper and blew that way , we had fun just the same .

Sarah decides she wants to use a brush  
   Waylon blowing hard with the straw
After awhile I decided to use some muslim fabric to use up what paint was left because I did not want to let it dry up.
                                  I will either use them for art Quilts or cut them in squares for a table top.
Bradley and his work looks similar to mine. 

This is the construction paper I used under the fabric to paint on , and the results ! well different to me... kind of looks like sky and water.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Craft Day

I had this board for a long time , I used to do wood burning art , and this is just an extra one that did not have anything on it except around  the edges ,  since Giraffe's are Chloe's favorite animal ...Samantha my DIL saw the giraffes in a book ,cut it out ,glued it to the board and  used pieces of tree bark and limbs ,along with tiny rocks ,also tree bark from a Crepe Myrtle Tree. ( the one curled up ) Chloe loved it .

These are some home made candle holders ,jar is marshmellow cream jar and the tins are from tuna and vienna sausage can's , we use the ting rocks and shells, and also the half marbles on glass with rocks in between , very simple to do. I love the biggest one lit up !
These crafts were done over the summer , I have lots to catch up on.... .hopefully I will be posting more often now.