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October 8, 2012

Pretty As A Function

Happy Monday!  I'm happy to have a simple little sewing project finished up to show you today!  And I'll get to link up to a couple of my favorite linky parties as well...{Sew} Modern Monday and Fabric Tuesday!

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I cant wait to see what sewing is going on and maybe get more ideas and inspiration for Christmas projects!

Here's what I've come up with so far.  I finally got around to making the kitchen hand towels that I've been dreaming up for several months now.  These are kind of a combination of features I've seen on kitchen towels popping up around the internet...probably on Pinterest.


I loved the ruffles I'd seen and I liked the idea of having a loop on the top to attach to the oven door handle so I combined them into these little ruffly hand towels.  Then I just added matching hot pad to make it a nice kitchen gift.


I made three sets using the Vintage Modern layer cake with quite a bit of fabric left over for more.  And I made one for Fall/Thanksgiving with some fall fabrics from JoAnns.


Next up will be a couple of sets made with some Christmas fabrics.  I know these may not be the most useful item in the kitchen.  Maybe the ruffles are not appropriate for cleaning spills and drying dishes but they are pretty, I think.  And pretty is a function, too, isnt it?


So now I think I will be making a couple sets of these using some Christmas fabrics.  I'm excited to get to those ones but first I have a few quilt projects to work on and a certain pirate costume that is going to demand my attention.  Oh, and speaking of Christmas I'm going to link up also to the Handcrafted Holiday group over on Flickr.  I'm sure there will be lots of ideas for other holiday projects to be had!  How is your holiday sewing coming along?  

                                                 

God bless and have a good week!

love, Lisa



October 3, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Hello!  Welcome to another installment of WiP Wednesday!  It is late in the day here, no practice tonight and the weather is turning a bit chilly.  What better to do on a night such as this than take inventory of my sewing projects?  Here we go:

Quilts:
This area has had a bit of an explosion as I now have four quilts started!  Yikes!
1.  Quilt for my mom:  This started out as a granny square quilt but has taken a different turn and will now be a patchwork.  Very simple.  With a couple of borders maybe.



2.  The granny square quilt will now be a throw for me.  I am excited to get this one together.  Maybe the top will be done by the weekend.



3.  A baby quilt that I hope to donate.  It started with a little charm pack that I got free when my favorite fabric store had an anniversary.  Lucky me!



4.  Another quilt for my sister.  This one will be much larger and it will be done in Essex linens that she chose and a pattern called Bears Paws.  Lovely.




Other sewing:
Well, I finished some pouches during my "pouch experiment".  I have a couple more to do.  One is for a swap that I can't show quite yet as it is on the way to its new home.  Hope she likes it!



And I've made some Christmas/Hostess gifts to get a head start on Christmas sewing.  I hope to be able to show these more for the Handcrafted Holiday Sew and Stitch Along over at Sew Much 2 Luv.

                                                    

I think that is about it.  I'm off now to pull out a crochet project that I've been inspired to finish a.s.a.p.
What are you working on?  Head over to Freshly Pieced to post about it and check out the other link-ups!

                                                         
Have a great night and God bless!

love, Lisa

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:7