Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I heart LBG Studio

Check out these awesome goodies I won in a giveaway over at Steals, Deals, and Heels!

These items are handmade by my blog friend Vanessa of Little Big Girl Studio.  Even better!

Pink and navy is one of my favorite color combos.  I just love this little zip pouch and key fob.  The zipper is installed SO nicely . . . I'm going to need a lot more practice before I can achieve that myself!  Good thing I bought 50 zippers to practice with.

I've admired Vanessa's work for a long time.  In fact, I think she may have been my very first Flickr contact way back when!  Her projects are so cute and inspiring.  If you don't already know Vanessa, be sure to check out her blog and her shop

Happy sewing!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Instant Gratification

Sometimes a girl just needs a little instant gratification, sewing-wise!

Enter Noodlehead's Gathered Clutch:

This is such a fun project, and it goes together quickly.

I decided to interface it with fusible fleece instead of mid-weight interfacing.  I like the added body, but it definitely made it harder to sew, especially when sewing around the zipper tabs!

I seem to have the hardest time photographing Nicey Jane fabric.  No matter what I do, I just can't seem to convey the colors properly!

Oh well, you'll have to take my word for it . . . the colors are really pretty in person!

Have a great weekend!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Modern Siggy Swap Blocks

Well hello there blog friends!

After an unintentional "sewing fast" of two and half weeks, I'm back in the game!  

This weekend I whipped up 101 Modern Siggy Blocks for the Modern Siggy Swap

In case you're not familiar with this swap, here's the deal:  Each participant makes 101 blocks, complete with their name, city, and state signed on them.  We all ship our blocks to a central location where they're redistributed and then we each receive 100 different blocks back in the mail (1 block goes to a charity quilt), each made by a different person.  Then, of course, we each piece our blocks together to create a quilt that represents 100 different quilters from around the world.  

Pretty cool, huh? 

I used an Arcadia Honey Bun (only $12 on Etsy!) for my blocks, and I'm really loving the colors in this line.  Too bad it's out of print!

I used a black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point for my signatures and I think it worked pretty well.  I found it easier to print my letters instead of trying to sign them in cursive.  I used some light starch when I pressed my fabric, but it was still a little tricky to write on!

Writing my information over and over again 101 times became a little mundane.  I had a bit of an "oooops" while signing late at night . . .

Ha ha, Myrtle Ely!  That would be quite the granny quilting name, huh?  (I'm pretty sure she lives in Mary Beach . . . )  I might just have to use this name if I'm ever trying to pass for three times my age.  You never know when you might need an alias.

Happy Sewing!
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