Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yes, she DOES sew

And yes, she IS obsessed with red and aqua! Look at these adorable pincushion cuffs I made today! I made one for myself and decided they were sew easy that I'd make another one for Regina at the same time! I used the Lil Plane Jane Aqua and Red and White Dot from Michael Miller. They were SUPER DUPER easy to make and so fun and fast! I dug around in some buttons I inherited from my grandmother and found a really cool white pearly one and one that had a little flower crocheted in the center. Can you see it in this picture?

The neatest trick I learned while making these was to add an old cut up credit card behind the pincushion part, on the wrist band to protect my arm from stray pins! Neat idea! Thanks KeykaLou Patterns for this great tutorial! It feels so good to have actually fininshed something from start to finish today. Yesterday I managed to get most of a quilt top finished too. I just need to grab some more fabric to finish the outside border, backing and binding, of course. I call it the Love U Charm Quilt because I used 1 Love U Charm pack and 1 yard of Bella Solid Mint for the sashing.

I think this will be a great blanket for a little boy (or girl), the fabrics are so fun and cute! I can't wait to go to Regina's tomorrow to get the rest of the fabric. That's the update for now. We have some yardage of Martinique coming in soon and Make Life from Sweetwater, which is going to be super adorable for those of you who enjoy scrapbooking.

Happy Stitches to You!

Anna

I am SEW proud to be able to link this up to i made it! Blog party Thursday over at Everything Etsy!


I Made It Blog Party

Also linking to V.O.T.W.

And while I'm at it, a jump on next week:

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Can you tell I just discovered the LINKY LOVE of link parties??

28 comments:

  1. that pin cushion is a real cuppa cute! thanks for posting it!

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  2. What a coincedence? I've had my eye on that fabric the last couple of days . Love your pincushions looks great with the polka dots .

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  3. French Picnic loves the pin cushion!

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  4. I'm just starting to sew & having fun! I hadn't heard of pincussion cuffs before- good idea! My current cushion drives me nuts!

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  5. I have been thinking about attempting my first quilt. My aunt just gave me a great idea. I was trying ot figure out what to do with all my kids favorite pieces of art they made at school and she said that it would be cool to shrink them into a picture size or scan them on your computer and print them on to transfer paper. After that she said they can be ironed on to a fabric square for a quilt. I hope it is as easy as it sounds. I will be checking out your store for materials:)

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  6. They look great and I would've never thought of the credit card idea...fabulous! :)

    ~Kim

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  7. I love the credit card idea...I quit using wrist pin cushions for that very reason - they hurt me!!! Went and looked at your 'Etsy store'whooo..love those fabrics..i'll be back!

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  8. Happy Follow Friday
    I'm following your blog now
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  9. Great blog - found you thru Friday Follow - signed up to follow you - I love to sew so I am sure I will find your blog a joy to read! Please stop over & follow back! :) Have a great weekend! :)

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  10. Happy Friday Follow! I'm your newest following friend. I'd love for you to drop by my blog sometime. While you're there, you can enter to win a 10x10 Photographic Print by Red Leaf Photography that is amazing!! I hope to see you around soon!!

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  11. Found your blog on Friday Follow. I love all things crafty (sewing included)! I look forward to reading your blog posts! Have a great weekend and stop by and say Hi if you get the chance. :)

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  12. Hi There! I'm a new follower from Friday Follow! Hope you can come visit my blog!
    Have a great weekend!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    http://www.groschengoblins.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi! I love crafty things...even though I'm a bit of a spazz at crafts myself.

    I'm following you from Follow Friday.

    www.alotofloves.com

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  14. Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!! I'm excited to browse through your blog and see what other fun ideas you have!!

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  15. Happy Friday Follow! Cute blog! Glad to meet you! I am a new follower!:)

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  16. Friday Following you :)

    http://adventures-in-mommy-land.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love crafty things and those are so cute! I found you through Friday follow and am now following your blog and am your facebook fan now! You can find me at www.mommywords.com and at www.facebook.com/mommywords

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  18. have been following, from friday follows. have a great weekend.

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  19. Happy Friday Follow!
    Virginia
    http://ladyvdzine.com

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  20. The pin cushion is great and I love the colors :o) Following you from Friday Follow and looking forward to reading more :o)

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  21. That pin cushion is really cute.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

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  22. Great stuff. I wish I was crafty! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest and I'm following you now since I do the Friday Follow too.

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  23. Stopping in from SITS, hi there! :)

    The pin cushion is adorable! I need to make some for sure, the credit card tip seems like such a no brainer, but I would have never thought of it, great tip!

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  24. Stopping by from Friday Follow-- I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to read more of your blog! :)

    http://sevinfamily.blogspot.com

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  25. Very cute!! baaah, I really want to learn more about sewing. This is adorable.

    I found you via FF and am following. Follow back at http://jotgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  26. As a rule, I personally DO NOT like mint green. However, I love all of the blocks in this quilt and the green provides the perfect background for them to pop!

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