Monday, August 28, 2017

SuperHero Quilt Top Finished!

Hey everyone!

As I mentioned before, things are pretty slow going for me right now.
I truly thank you for sticking with me in my extreme slowness. xox

However, I am glad to have something fun to post, today!

If you remember This Post and This Post you already know where I am going with this ;)

So I will cut to the chase!

StudioE Fabrics sent me this great Superhero collection by Sarah Frederking.
It is so fun, I just know kids (especially our soon to be bundle) will love it!

How perfect is a super hero quilt for baby to be!?
I just love that it isn't run of the mill heros', like batman, superman, exc., but "normal" people.
Who could hate those verb fabrics, too, so fun!
Now, I will be working on quilt number 2, so I can back them both and get them finished!
 
While my sewing has been very slow going, I am in the midst of slowly preparing for my baby shower!
Is it just me or do these things just take FORever for the time to come!? lol
 
While I have 2 boys (ages 12-almost 13 and 9), our newest bundle will be my husbands first.
He is also the first grandchild for his parents -though they are amazing with my boys and consider them to be their grand kids <3
We couldn't ask for better in-laws!
They have made us feel a part of their family since day 1.
 
Anyway, I am going to put together a post to show the decorations that my mom, sister and I are making for the shower.
If you recall, I began this blog as a scrap booker and really loved using my Cricut paper cutter for all sorts of fun projects.
What could be more fun than making decorations for my baby shower!?
 
I am thrilled to be able to put it (and everyone that owns one) to work making all of the decor for the party. =D
I will do my best to post that shortly.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a fabulous week!
 
God Bless and Happy Crafting!!
 
 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Mid-Quilt Assembly

Hey everyone!

I'm sorry that I have been absent these last weeks.
We are going through a really tough time and getting behind my sewing table has been a real struggle.

I was able to motivate a little over the weekend and I laid out the quilt that I am working on. I got about half of the rows assembled and hope to get to the other half during the week, this week. 

If you remember This Post, you know that I am working with some awesome SuperHero fabric sent to me by StudioE Fabric. The collection was created by Sarah Frederking and it is adorable!

I have a lot of other ideas with this fabric but decided a quilt would be a great first project!

What could be better for our super-baby-to-be, then a superhero blanket!?



I hope you all have a great week!
God Bless!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New Inspiration!

Hi Everyone!
Things have been so busy lately!


I have several projects in the works and I will be posting about some of them shortly.

For today, I wanted to share some great news!

Firstly, We found out recently that we are having a baby boy {In Dec}..
We are thrilled, of course!

My sons' are 12 and 9 and they just can't wait to welcome this new bundle of joy!

Shortly after learning that bit of wonderful news, I was contact by Studioe Fabric, the sister company of Henry Glass, and asked if I would be interested in playing with some fabric for them.
Would I!?
I honestly can't think of anything better! =D
The cherry on top is that one of the fabric options they offered was Superhero's.
Given the news on our impending baby boy, I felt like it was truly meant to be! lol

I quickly responded, Yes, I would love to participate!
I got that fabric in the mail so fast that my head nearly spun.. lol
Boy- Was THAT happy mail or what!? haha

                            Check these out, they are sooo much fun!
                                   
There are 9 different styles!
I just LOVE the fun designs, don't they get the creative juices flowing!?!
                                       Above - Plus, 2 separate fabric book panels!
         I think one is a 10x10 book and the other seems to be a 6x6 book
                      They also threw in a layer cake of these awesome swirls!
There are so many colors in this bundle, I can't wait to put it together into something fun!

The coolest thing is that I can do whatever I want with them!
-Talk about artistic freedom! I have some pretty neat ideas, too!

I want to thank Studioe Fabric for this awesome opportunity!

I'll check back soon with my progress!

Have a wonderful week and God Bless!! =)


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June Giveaway Winner!

Hey All!
I hope you are having a great week!

I know we are all wondering who the lucky winner is for the awesome fat eighths bundle!

I'm happy to share that the winner is
 
I've already contacted her and she has until Friday evening to contact me or I will have to draw a new name.
I've never had to draw a new one, Whew! =D
 
I hope you all have a terrific week and enjoy this beautiful weather!
 
God Bless!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June Giveaway!

Hey everyone!
I have been so crazy busy lately that I have had little time to get to my projects. I hope to change that asap!

I was able to eek out time to post for the June Giveaway, so that is something, at least!

I'm sure you have heard of Green Fairy Quilts, by now..
They have been awesome sponsors for my blog with several giveaways.

They have such a great site, where you can find just about anything that you are looking for, at really good prices.
They work really hard to make their website pop and I think they do a wonderful job. Judy is soo talented!!
I am thrilled to say they are sponsoring again this month!
With a really great prize..

Moda Fat Eighth Bundle - 30s Playtime 2017 by Chloe's Closet
Includes 40 fat eighths!
http://greenfairyquilts.com/catalog.php?item=7843

http://greenfairyquilts.com/catalog.php?item=7843
This bundle is soo much fun!!
It definitely makes you feel like summer has arrived!

Sorry, this is only open to US and Canada residents.
To enter all you have to do is check out the rafflecopter, below! xox!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

God Bless and Good luck!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Organics Fabric Company is having an awesome Giveaway!

I just had to stop by and let you all know that Organics Fabric Company is having an awesome giveaway!

Check it out, but only if you like winning free stuff! =D

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Baby Toy

Hey Everyone!
Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week. :)

I have been chomping at the bit to make something special for my baby..
Not knowing if it is a boy or girl yet is really driving me crazy, though, as I don't want everything that I make to have to be gender neutral. (I Do love yellow, but once you find out it's a boy/girl you kind of want to make things with that in mind ;)

So I have been IMpatiently waiting to make any big projects..

A few weeks ago I began looking for teethers, squeekers, rattlers and plastic crinkle paper to use in my DIY fun..
Boy, did I find it!
I requested permission to name the company and I've gotten no response, so I will wait on that :(


Anyway.. I was feeling the itch last week and threw caution to the wind and decided I would make a teether/toy cuddle blanket.

It needs improvement but it turned out really cute!
(Notice the cute fabric? I won it in an awesome giveaway and I am so excited I finally got to use a bit of it!)


What do you think?
I think it was a pretty good first try!
I just love that teething ring!
If you look close you can see that 2 corners have bumps.
One of those is a push squeaker and the other is a small round rattle toy.
Also, throughout the entire "blanket" is the plastic crinkle paper.
This is one loud toy! haha - Perfect!
The back is minky, it is soo soft!
The sewing needs a bit of work, but I decided that baby wouldn't be looking too closely at that and so it was still useable. lol

I am going to do a tutorial on this cute little thing and I can't wait to share it with you all!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Winner!

I'm happy to post that I drew the giveaway winner!


The winner is.....

Sarah123Quilt!

I've contacted her and will send her goodies out soon!

Thank you so much everyone for joining the fun and entering my giveaway!
Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, May 15, 2017

Something New and Fun!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to stop by today and let you know that I have a new item in my
Etsy shop! =D

I began customizing Onesies and T-Shirts for babies and kids! I am also going to try my hand at designing bibs!

I'm going to call it Kiddy Cutesies! It seems like a fitting name ;)

I can put all sorts of different things on them including something for grandpa and grandma, mom and dad, babys' name, holiday specific, you name it and I can find a way to stamp or hand paint the design!

I fell in love with the idea for gender reveals.. Think of how cute it would be to send out a little notice of siblings (or mom and dad!) holding up a cute little onesie saying whether it'll be a boy or girl!
I really put it to the test for mothers day, though.
I made up these and gave them to the soon to be grandmas, over the weekend. :)

My husbands parents are 1st time grandparents and they are over the moon about the baby <3
My parents will have 13 after I have this little bundle, so they aren't new to this game. LOL

Anyway! Take a look at what I started with and drop me a line if you think you would like one!
Please share with your friends, too!

 
I have lots of ideas and can't wait to try them out!
 
Let me know if you have any questions, at all!

                    Oh! Don't forget to enter my giveaway! It ends Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Giveaway & Michigan Craft Show is This Weekend!

Hey Everyone, Happy Wednesday!

Awhile ago I posted about Martha at Front Porch Quilts, and their upcoming craft show

It is This Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 9am until 4pm.

She is located at 1790 Livernois Rd, Troy MI 48083

You can give her a call if you have any questions!
248-795-4876

I planned to attend, too, but unfortunately something came up and of course, it is the same day. :(


I had this idea..
My run of giveaways trickled to a stop.. :(
I am trying to sort that whole issue out.. and I hope to, but life has gotten busier lately, so we will have to see how that goes!

However, the last time that I seen Martha, she gave me some fantastic things to put into my March giveaway box.. I thought that if I split it up, I could save these 2 things for JuST this occasion!

So, I decided to giveaway these things now!
You have from today until after Mothers day to enter, so it will end May 17.


Tell your Friends!

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and God Bless!