Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lil Wonky ChickN is finished...

At least the poor thing is able to run now.
I had fun with this one. Only 'as-is' scraps were used. The comb and beak were rejects from another project, but I did buy the thread to trim it up.
Enjoy the weekend.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fabric Surprises...

I stopped at Jo-Anns Fabrics on my way home from work today. My only purchase was going to be just the right color gold thread for my poor wonky chicken shown in my previous post. Straight to the thread and then out.

Then I saw it; 30% off of quilting bundles. That meant five 18' x 21' inch squares of fabric for $6.99. HAD TO STOP and look. I am soooo glad I did.

The first bundle spotted had several fabrics from the Heather Ross' West Hill line.

The second bundle had the most adorable cow with stripes, dots and gingham. Neither of these bundles could be left behind.

So, 30 minutes later I left Jo-Ann's with thread, two fabric bundles and Junior mints.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Here chick chick chick...

Ok - I'll admit it. I was a bit bored and a tad lazy tonight. With only about an hour to spend in the sewing room, it just seemed too much of a task to pull out the fabric for my "Jump Into the Stash" quilt - but the urge to create was strong. The only items I had within reach were my sewing machine, scissors, thread and my scrap bag. An hour later little chick was here, ready to run off. If only he had legs! Poor little chick is definitely not finished and very wonky - but it was fun ! What do you think?

Purses and a necklace

It always seems as if the holidays are the most busy time of the year. Everyone is on the go from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years. I always forget - until it is here - how busy spring is too. We've been rearranging closets, cleaning windows and clearing storm debris from the yard. My flower seeds will be in their pots tomorrow. I've also completed two of the purses previewed in a previous post.

Both purses zip on top and have pockets on the inside. The one with the flower will be sent to my niece for her birthday along with the necklace below.

This is a washer necklace from a design by Anni Albers. It is really easy to make (thanks to the tutorial) and alot of fun. If you would like to make one for yourself, check out the tutorial at The Small Object.