Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monday Makers! #40 :)

Yay a fun finish to report! For Monday Makers! #38 I started a pillow project, and finally got it finished :) I did this guy a bit differently than the tutorial - I used a 20" pillow form instead of stuffing it, and I quilted the legs instead of stuffing them.  It turned out pretty cute!  I did have problems with the leather nose, but you can't really notice unless you get up really close to that area - and who gets that close to a polar bear's nose?  ;)  This is a new-to-me project that's also a Christmas gift  :D
For next week's Monday Makers! I plan on getting this project done - a drawstring gift bag (top) (that rattail is red, not orange :D) and a zipper pouch (bottom) - these are 2 pieces of a gift set I'm making for a June birthday. 

These are the scraps I picked for a strawberry pouch - I'm going to make a 9 patch block for the front with the 2 strawberry prints, and the pink gingham is for the back (I haven't picked the lining yet).  I have strawberry charms to use for the zipper pull ;)

These projects are being posted to the following linky parties:
Monday Makers! #40 (the pillow and strawberry bags)
Celtic Thistle Stitches New to Me for May (the polar bear pillow - and wow it was easy to make!)
Celtic Thistle Stitches and Mud, Pies and Pins'
Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew for May (the pillow)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday Makers #38 :)

Presenting ... pickle bag!  This is a gift for our oldest son's girlfriend - her birthday is coming up :)

Note the zipper pull charms - she's a hairdresser, so I thought these would be appropriate :D

Here are some Flickies (the official name I made up for them :D) I made for a friend's daughter - she wanted something for the kids at camp to help them focus, and asked if I could make her some tiny taggy type pillows - these are 4" square (except for the mutant one top row middle, where I discovered I was very bad at eyeballing square size, and used 6.5" squares instead of 5" squares, lol - maybe she can use it as The (Booby) Prize of the Day :D) :)

I picked up a mesh laundry bag from the $ store and added a carabiner at the top - I thought this would be a great way to carry and store the Flickies @ the camp, and they'd air out each time they're stored :)

And now, for this week's Monday Makers!  I'm going to try out this Polar Bear Floor Pillow - I picked up a 20" pillow form @ Walmart and have lots of chenille fabric in stash - it looks like a fun project! If it works out nicely it will be a Christmas gift :) (Sorry about the horrible picture - that blob of black in the front didn't look as bad in person as it does in this photo - UGHHH!  It's only a tiny part of the project, but it surely is adding a lot of ugly to the photo, lol.

Posting to Monday Makers! #38  (if I'm on time!) :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monday Makers! #37 :)

I haven't been able to do the Monday Makers linky for several weeks now.  Nurdan is a great cheerleader for getting people to get cracking, so I'm glad I was finally able to sit down last night and start a project for the party.  It's only a simple zipper pouch but I need to get it done soon as it's a gift :D 

Construction ... commenced :D 

Posted to Monday Makers! #37 :)

P.S.  Here's one of the goodies that I bought to go inside ;)  What a world we live in when something like this is available to the general public, LOL!

Duck Brand 282016 Dill With It Printed Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll
Pickle duct tape from Amazon, LOL (NAYY!)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Purple isn't just for dinosaurs :D

Here's a bib and taggy set I finished up last month - I'm unofficially following the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2015 - I make something in the colour they choose, but I don't upload it - it's just a gentle kick in the butt for me to use up some scraps :D  This set is going to Blue Hills :)


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