Jun 202009
 

In Pittsburgh I had set appointments with my regular companies weeks in advance. My first appointment was at 10 am on Friday morning. I was late. Thankfully I wasn’t too late – so my Timeless Treasures rep was still able to meet with me.   :-)

Timeless Treasures has an adorable line out called Apple.  It is filled with goodness….yummy yummy retro goodness. Cute little owls, yummy apples, trees, swirls, flowers and leaves.

Apple Combo

 

The fabric is cute enough on it’s own – but then they had it displayed using the most adorable pattern, Birdie Big Blocks.  Instantly I knew that I had to get this quilt pattern! And I knew I needed to make it available as a kit for you!  I think it can work with so many fabrics out there!  And of course, it’s available as yardage in my store as well.  :-)

birdie quilt

I also thought this would be adorable in the new Just Dreamy fabric….and boy was I right! I will share that with you tomorrow – now I need to go spend some quality time with my family – Hope your weekend is going great!

Dec 232008
 

A cute little set of gingerbread cookies has put me in the mood to bake. (I usually don’t bake – mostly because when I bake I eat – and I don’t need to eat, so I don’t bake.) Seriously, how amazing are these! I was in awe when I saw them on flickr – little did I know one set was comin’ to me. :-)

So in this baking mood, I got to thinking – maybe I should buy some awesome bake ware – which led me to the Williams-Sonoma website.  I haven’t made the trip over there yet – but I have a feeling when I do, I had best leave the credit card at home and only carry a limited amount of cash. (Also because the same mall is home to the Apple store – and that could be big trouble!)  Have you seen some of this stuff?

This particular cake pan is PERFECT for the sewing party that is being planned with the baker of the awesome gingerbread cookies.  Perfect – with a capital P!  (I’ll have to post more details in the future for those of you in the Tucson area!)

So anyway, the kids and I are making sugar cookies tonight.  We’ll decorate them tomorrow and put them out for Santa.  They will not be amazing pieces of art but still, it should be lots of fun!

Dec 132008
 

This is a quick tutorial to show you how I made Haley’s reversible headband.  I am no expert – so I feel kinda silly putting this online.  Anyway, it’s an easy project that would be good for beginners.   I used some cute owl ribbon and a Jessica Jones ribbon that are 7/8 inch ribbon.  The one I made the other day was  1.5 inch ribbon – just depends on what you like!

What you need:  Head measurement, ribbon, elastic, thread

1.  Measure your daughter’s head all the way around where a headband would fit.  For Haley this was 20 inches.  My children seem to have big heads.  :-)

Subtract 4 inches from this number to figure out the length of ribbon you need.  So for Haley, I cut each ribbon 16 inches long.

Cut elastic 3.5 inches.

(I think you could manipulate these numbers depending on what you have on hand – I wanted the finished head band to be about 1 inch smaller than her head measurement.)

2. Sandwich the elastic piece between the RIGHT sides of the ribbon.

3.  Sew this end shut.

4.  Flip it so the right sides are out and top stitch the ribbon.  Sew as close to the edge as you can.  I did each side separately. Do not go all the way to the end.  You’ll need a little bit of room to tuck the ends under and insert the elastic.

The part where the elastic is inserted is the weakest.  I back stitch over this entire row to be sure it’s secure.  Then I pivot and top stitch the other side.

5.  Tuck the unfinished ends under.  Now you’ll insert the other side of the elastic in between the ribbon.  Secure with a pin and sew shut.  Be sure to back stitch!

6.  Trim all the loose threads.  And you’re done!