Monday, October 31, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Thanks to Amy's Creative Side's Quilt Show I'm entering my first Quilt show. Online, so you can all enjoy it to. Be sure to check out the others!
 This Quilt was one of my biggest projects and BC (Before Children) 

The quilt was made for a dear friend of our as a wedding gift. It stared with the watercolor heart. I had just heard of water color quilts and wanted to try something small. Then I added borders till I got the size I wanted. The stars and flying geese were added to make the right bed size. I had a horrible time with the star points so I appliqued hearts over the centers and LOVE how it turned out! Through the process I learned a LOT about Quilting. Mostly about planning ahead. LOL I had lots of advice from my Mother-in-Love who is an excellent Quilter. 


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rustic Candle Votive

The house was in great shape and I really needed to do something crafty so here was today's project:
I started with sticks and small jars (jars of pimiento spread or cream cheese and pineapples spread)
Then a little hot glue and time, add candles, a cute bow, and there you go!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wedding/Christmas Gifts

This year we have had quite a few friends get married. I would really love to make them all something but it has just been too much. So when I ran across this idea I just had to do it!

First you cut the wedding invitation up into readable pieces. slip them into the ornament. Then add a coordinating ribbon of fabric to keep the paper in place. The ornament will have their names, wedding date, location and any other information that is on the invitation. This will be a treasure with lots of memories. 
This one turned out the best. I used the ribbon that was on the invitation to tie on top.
This year our newlywed friends will be getting a christmas ornament and check for gifts.

DIY under $5

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