Wednesday, January 30, 2013

fabric-covered toilet paper rolls

I'm always looking for ways to use up my small scraps of fabric.
My daughter had been saving toilet paper rolls to use for a craft project some day.
I thought, why not put the two together and see what we can come up with?

So we got busy one day.
We cut the toilet paper rolls in half.
Then applied some Mod Podge onto the roll, placed some small fabric scraps to cover the roll and then applied another layer of Mod Podge on the top.

fabric covered toilet paper rolls (1) (Small)

We set them aside to dry.

fabric covered toilet paper rolls

The next day I poked some holes in the top and threaded some baker's twine through
 creating a bunting of sorts.

bunting - fabric, toilet paper rolls

fabric covered toilet paper rolls

It now adds a little pop of color to our fireplace!

fabric covered toilet paper rolls bunting

Monday, January 28, 2013

sewing machine withdrawal

I have been without my sewing machine for close to two weeks now.
It is getting a much-needed tune-up but I am getting the itch to be sewing again!
Needless to say, I don't have anything new to show you although I did come across a picture of this pincushion I made for my cousin.  I again used this great sprocket pincushion tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew.  It is such an easy project to whip up and I love that I uses up some of my little scraps!

sprocket pin cusion

Since I haven't been able to sew, I have been sorting through my fabric scraps and cutting pieces for a couple quilts that I have plans to make.  I guess we'll see when that happens because I have so many projects I would like to do.

cutting scraps

cutting scraps

And this wonderful fabric bundle has been calling my name as well!
So much to do but no sewing machine to do any of it. 

bella fabric bundle

linking to Quilt Story

Monday, January 21, 2013

petal power sundress

I had the opportunity to test a pattern for Wink Designs just a little before Christmas.
She has such cute patterns and I enjoyed testing this little sundress.
These will be great for my girls in the summer but work now in the winter with long-sleeve shirts and leggings!
This dress was quick and easy to make.
I have the fabric to make my oldest daughter one too but just haven't got around to that yet.

sundress wink designs



petal power sundress

  Thank you for letting me test this Marina!
Pattern available here.

Linking to Fabric Mutt and Quilt Story.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

flannel pajama pants

I meant to get these pajama pants made before Christmas but it just didn't happen so the week after Christmas I took some time to get them made for my girls.  These were really quick and easy to make and cheap considering the flannel for the top pants was leftover flannel sheet from a quilt backing and the bottom pants were made using on-sale flannel from Joanns.

flannel pajama pants

pajama pants

And, of course, I had to add my little tag!  :)  Maybe I should try make myself some too!

pajama pants

linking to Crazy Mom Quilts

Friday, January 11, 2013

a new year

Wow!  It's been awhile since I stopped by here.
Happy New Year!  I hope your year is off to a great start!

We enjoyed the first week of the new year spending time with family and friends in Saskatchewan.
  Now we are home and back to reality.

 I have not been busy sewing...instead I've been busy trying to get some order to all my loose recipes.  Quite the job!  I also tried my hand at making soap, which I found to be quite fun!  While I haven't been sewing at all this year, I do have a couple things to show...Christmas gifts I made.

oven mitts

patchwork oven mitts

Oven mitt tutorial can be found on my Pinterest board.

My youngest daughter got a doll for Christmas.
Of course, I had to make a couple things to go with the doll.
Or I guess I should say that Santa's elves made them!  

doll diaper bag blanket

doll blanket

Biggest sister modeling the diaper bag.

diaper bag

And while we were visiting in SK, Mom made me some cozy new slippers.
Thanks Mom!  I love them!

crochet slippers

linking to Quilt Story