Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring in Bloom Roundup

I don't know about you, but for me, spring isn't "official" until Easter makes its mark. Now that winter is finally in my rear view mirror, I can get excited about everything blooming around me and all of the new and interesting projects that I can create.

This week I searched for some inspiration to spark my creativity. Here are a few of my favorites picks from some of my favorite bloggers.

1. Fabric Flowers

Don't throw away those old t-shirts! Create a beautiful hand bouquet for a special occasion or just for fun.

2.  Bee Bags

Bzzz!!! Beautiful spring flowers and bees go hand in hand. These adorable bee bags are a fun homage to the busy little helpers. Click the link above for information on where you can find the fabric and free tutorial.

3.  Quilted Table Runner

Brighten up your table with the fun colors of spring with this easy quilted table runner. It's a great way to use up some of your favorite fabric scraps.

4. Children't Apron Pattern

These adorable apron patterns are perfect for little helpers in the kitchen and oh, so easy to make.

5.  Coffee Cozy

Coffee Cozies aren't just for winter. Protect hands when drinking your favorite cup o'Joe with these brightly colored coffee cozies.

6. Personalized Notebook Cover

Journal lovers rejoice! Here's a great way to personalize your plain, store bought spiral notebooks to create a one-of-a-kind treasure for yourself or as a gift.

7. Spring Twigs 

Bring a little bit of nature indoors with my Spring Twigs tutorial. It's a great way to use up fabric scraps and super easy to make.

Springtime is a great time to dust off old projects, create new ones and be inspired by all of the beauty that the change of season brings. I hope these fun projects will help you to stretch your imagination and create something beautiful.

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Sizzix Dies

New dies are coming from Sizzix, they will be in stores very soon. I am very excited to show you them. Over the next few weeks I'll give you some project ideas as well. First up is the pirate/ballerina die. 

This die is similar to the Cat,bunny,bear die because it has so many options. Of course you can make a pirate or ballerina doll.

You can make a boy or girl doll with this die as well(top photo). Plus you can turn these into appliques for quilts, pillows, shirts, bags and more.

Next up is a little mermaid doll. She's about 6 inches tall and would be so fun for a little one to carry around. She's easy to sew just like all of my dies. Did you know that there are videos that show how to make all of the projects from the dies? They are here at the Sizzix website.

And last but not least, the Happy Camper Pin Cushion. Until now it has only been available as a kit. So many of you have asked for custom colors to make it like your camper or a friends camper. Here it is. It's got a wing, flags, and heart for customizing the camper in many ways. You are going to have so much fun, you'll want to make a whole trailer park.


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New pattern alert from Jennifer Jangles

I have been working extra hard around here to get patterns to you this year. #patterngoals

This week I have two new patterns. They are available in paper and digital format. If you a quilt shop these along with the new typewriter softies can be ordered through your favorite distributor.

Little Llama Softie

This guy or gal is easy to sew. It's a pattern, where a front and back are sewn together, no gussets or tricky pieces. As you can imagine it's great for a new sewer or if you're looking for a quick project.. You can find the digital version here and the paper version here.

Ice Cream for Sale Mini Quilt

If you're looking for another mini quilt to add to your wall, how about the Ice Cream for Sale mini? You can complete this quilt in an afternoon. The appliques can also be used on bags, shirts, and more. The digital version can be found here and the paper version can be found here.

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Have a great day,

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