Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Dayze

It is supposed to snow any minute!  Waiting..waiting...waiting...ah well, it will be soon, i'm sure.  So in the spirit of staying home in my warm jammies and faithful kitty by my side (or on my cutting board) I went to work on a wip that scared me.  It was hard and I struggled, but it turned out so cute.  I see many more in my future.  One will be for my swap partner.  These were from the Joel Dewberry book, Sewn Spaces, one of my inspiration sources.
Part of my real inspiration for all these baskets was the fabric BONANZA that came in the mail today from Aunt Bea's fabric shop.  They are going out of business :( but the sales were incredible.  Stacks of 1 yard each of Innocent Crush, Good Folks, and Garden Party by AMH.  Also 1 yard of 2 Isso Ecco prints. 
I may have to do some swapping.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Playing Catch Up

OK, it has been really cold the last two days, so I have been getting my sh*t together and finishing all of the projects that would look at me with disgust whenever I played in my sewing room.  Taunting, always accusing!  So I did:
1.  Completed my Quilt for Kids project and mailed it off this morning. Whew! 
2.  Made the 3 wonky stars for the Quilt of Valor project that Jen from HMQG needed help with due to her shoulder surgery.  That was fun, but it was being avoided.  DONE!
3.  Completed two projects for the Make Mine Modern swap.  Here is another pin cushion that could go to my partner. (Unless I keep this one)

When I was in Austin last weekend with my sister's two year old twins, I hand sewed this little backpack for Gigi with material I got on sale at the Sew Crafty here in Houston that is unfortunately going out of business.  That is so sad, because they have great space for HMQG meetings, and alot of great current and Japanese fabrics.  Here is the backpack above.  Japanese linen panel.  Precious fabric and I got the boy one, too.