30 March, 2016

Westering Women quilt blocks

Hello friends. I have been working on blocks for the Westering Women QAL at: Civil War Quilts Blog. The block pictured above is for February (Indian Territory). If you love Civil war era quilting and history, you will love Civil War Quilts Blog.
Here is the January block (Independence Square). My colorway was originally going to be red, white and blue... Now looks like it will also include other colors.

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27 March, 2016

Happy Easter and a bunny

Happy Easter wishes to you all. 'Seemed to slip up on me this year. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year, with the warmer milder temperatures. Pictured above is adorable Basil the Bunny made from a pattern by Wendy at: Ravenwood Whimzies. She had used this as a Doll Challenge back in 2011, and I just found it recently. 'Talk about delayed reaction, lol. Although it is far too late to enter the Challenge, this Basil was still such a joy to make. Thanks to Wendy! The adorable Easter egg tuck in Basil's arm is from Spring Tidings Swap 2014 with Sheila of: Seasons of Thy Heart. Happy Easter blessings to you all.

~celebrating National Craft Month~

22 March, 2016

Granddaughter's Easter dress 2016

This is the dress that I made for my granddaughter's Easter this year. 'Know how when you see a pattern that you absolutely adore and must sew? This pattern is one of those. It is Simplicity 1208A, and was actually simple to construct. That appliqued bunny is such a nice design element. The fabrics are 100% cotton. The back has three loops with buttons fasteners.

How cute is that bunny applique, and those "rabbit ears" on the head band? Adorable pattern. Do you think granddaughter will love it? Due to the appliqueing and embroidering, this pattern's difficulty rating will be:

Fairly Easy

19 March, 2016

Win from FAAP Blog Hop Giveaway

Look at the darling punch needle pin that I won in the FAAP (Folk Art & Primitives) Blog Hop Giveaway! This is also something that I did not even have. Punch needle is a craft that have not attempted, lol. This pin will definitely be on my blouse this Easter. Sending many thanks to Amy at: Doodle Dog Primitives for this beautiful gift. Be sure to go visit and follow her blog. Many thanks to the FAAP team for hosting this wonderful giveaway. That blog is another you should definitely check-out and follow. Such a nice Spring day today, plus this gift. How blessed am I.

~celebrating National Craft Month~

16 March, 2016

Giraffe print dress

Hello friends. Pictured above is a darling "giraffe" dress for my granddaughter. The main fabric is 100% cotton in an avocado quatrefoil print. The lower band is the brown giraffe print. A cute little pocket adorns the dress front. Look inside that pocket: see the cute stuffed giraffe? The shoulder ties are made of a yellow polka dot print cotton fabric. This dress is just a fun and easy to construct pillowcase style pattern.

This is the matching hair bow. It is hot-glued to a bobby pin style clip with a button center. Next is the little stuffed giraffe. 'Just something about giraffes that is so cute, isn't it? Granddaughter is sure to love this ensemble. Prim sewing blessings.

09 March, 2016

Kelsey's new shoes!

Good morning everyone. Yes, Kelsey now has a pair of vinyl loafers. They are made from a pattern by Miche Designs on Etsy. The vinyl was on sale, and 1/4 yard is enough to make several doll shoes and belts. I admit that the first shoe was far from good looking, lol. So, it was used as a mock-up. This is much harder to do than it looks. Kelsey is also wearing a new purple corduroy jumper and knit turtleneck. Today the weather is cool, so this outfit is a good choice. To see a close up of Kelsey's new shoes, follow the link below my signature.

03 March, 2016

Ole Miss® quilt top sewn

So, here is what I have been working on lately. OK, for many months, lol. The pattern is called Simply Rectangles, and is designed by Gudrun Erla. The backing is in the photo, behind the quilt top. It is navy, red, and has a strip of the collegiate logo fabric. I love the simplicity and symmetry of this pattern. It is so perfect for showcasing the NCAA print fabric, including the college's colors. Maybe this quilt will actually be completed this year, in time to snuggle with during the upcoming collegiate football season. 'Will post the completed quilt when it is done. Have you ever made a NCAA quilt? Prim quilting blessings.

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