Nov 28, 2016

Matching pillow Cases and Lined Travel Bags

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I made 3 little pillowcases to fit 12" X 16" pillow forms.
I wrote a tutorial on them, and you can see it here.

 I love this fabric!  

I made these pillowcases for 3 of my little grand daughters.
We are taking a trip to Africa together, tomorrow.
Our plane flight from Atlanta to Johanesburg is 17 hours!
I hope these pillows will bring them sweet dreams on the airplane.

 I also made Neo, Kylie and Isabel, a lined travel bag that matches their pillows :)

It's just as much fun choosing fabric for the lining as it is for the outside of the bag :)

 I know that Neo (6 years) and Kylie (3 years) will be fine on the plane, but not quite sure how 18 month old Isabel will be!

I filled the bags with some books, pencils and treats, to help keep the girls interested throughout the trip.
I'll post some photos when I get home :)

Nov 21, 2016

Lined Drawstring bags full of treats!

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I made 7 lined travel bags, from the tutorial at In Color Order.
I have made a countless number of these bags over the years.
I finally bought the pattern, there are 8 sizes of bags available, and Jeni even gives you the formula to make a bag with your own dimensions!

 I'm leaving for Africa today, I made all these bags for gifts.
My daughter in law Mabulane is from Lesotho, and I will finally get to meet her family!
These gifts are for her dad, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Each bag will hold a bag of pistachio nuts (they don't have them there) and Bath and Body hand soap.

I hope they like them!

Nov 14, 2016

Teeny Weeny Bunnies

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I've wanted to sew some cute little animals to fit into Altoid tins for a long time.
First I had to buy the Altoid tins.
I shop at a great site in China, called aliexpress.
I searched for hinged altoid tins, and found some for 75 cents.
I decorated them with scrapbook paper, lace, ribbons and buttons.

Inside each one is a treasure!
A teeny weeny bunny named Betsy, all snuggled up in her blanket.
I glued scrapbook paper to the lid, using a tacky glue.

Betsy just woke up, and she's ready to play!

Inside this little house is Bailey.

Bailey just had a long nap and is ready to run around!

All that running around made Bailey tired again...

I found the patterns for Betsy and Bailey in this little "Cute Book".
It really is cute!

Nov 7, 2016

Lulu quilt, finished!

Do you ever see those giveaways on Instagram?
I have fun with them, usually you only have to become a follower and leave a comment.
Last summer, I won this pattern, designed by Amber Johnson.
Her company's name is Gigi's Thimble, 
her Instagram name is gigis_thimble.

Not only did I win the pattern, but I also won the machine quilting for the quilt I made with Amber's pattern!!!
It takes a jelly roll to make the Lulu pattern, that's all.
I only had a couple of jelly rolls, but I chose Sew Cherry, maybe my all time favorite fabric line.
It's Lori Holt's original fabric line.
I am still hoarding this fabric, so it was a little difficult to break into!

The quilt came together really fast, with a lot of chain stitching.

Here's my quilt, all machine quilted!
I just love it.
Stephanie Romney did the quilting, 
her instagram name is stuphfromsteph.
I highly recommend her, she did a fabulous job :)

I back the quilt with a soft minky.
I thought about giving it to my newest daughter in law for Christmas, but just couldn't part with it.
This quilt means a lot to me since it's Sew Cherry, Stephanie quilted it for me, and the back is minky.
It's my first minky quilt to keep for myself :)

I usually bind my quilts with a bright red, but didn't have any 
Sew Cherry.
I chose this gorgeous aqua with red cherries for my binding.

I could just stare at these beautiful fabrics all day!

Isn't it pretty with the beautiful aqua binding?

More Sew Cherry love!

I love the aqua against the pretty pinks.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at all the photos of my pretty lap quilt, it's so nice to be able to share with my quilty friends.

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