Monday, May 25, 2009

New look!

After some hours writing, pasting, deleting and a little help from my son, I have given my blog a make over. How does it look? Please leave me a comment with your thoughts.

Journal Cover Swap

The Journal Cover below is the one I made for my Swap Partner Farmnan62 (Robyn) from the Craft Forum. Robyn loves animals and I just happened to have ribbon with animal prints on it.

The Journal Cover above is what Robyn made for me. I love flowers and I will enjoy using my new Journal to write bits and pieces in about my sewing.

Journal covers are fun to make and you can let your imagination run wild if you dare. It certainly makes a boring journal look ab fab!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Shaggy Quilts

I have been so busy lately that not a lot of sewing has been done but I am hoping this will all change now and things in my life might slow down a little allowing me to sew more. I have missed getting amongst my material and creating. We have had on going problems with our "new" computer but it is back now from another holiday visiting the doctor so fingers crossed, it is all fixed and I can get back to sharing with you what I have been making in the sewing room.

I just love making Shaggy Quilts and below is one that I have just finished. They are so easy to make and being a "quilt as you go" they are lots of fun to put together. I am doing up a bedroom for guests in blue and cream and thought it would be nice if the 2 single beds each had a shaggy quilt folded at the end for those cold nights.

Here is the second shaggy quilt for the bedroom. The squares are quilted and now all I have to do is sew all the squares together, put the binding on, wash it and then throw it into the dryer to get the shaggy affect. The 2 quilts will be the same as far as the number of squares and material used but the placement of squares will be different. Here's hoping our visitors will be warm!!