I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Wee Project, part 1

I stitched two little embroideries for sweet baby boys. Can you guess what I am making? I have several projects going at once and this one shouldn't take very long to finish. This train is from Artistic Designs. It is stitched in DMC 50 weight cotton thread. I love, love how soft it is and how it looks!
This design is 3 of Oma's Mini Baseball designs put together. This one is stitched in RA rayon, because I don't have bright colors in the DMC. I still used cotton thread in the bobbin, though.
I hope I will get these little projects done soon so I can share them with you!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

FREE Happy Apple Feltie Design for You!!

My favorite season is Fall! In New England, Fall means colorful leaves, pumpkins, cool sweatshirt weather, cider, and apple picking! In a few weeks, we will be picking fresh apples from farms nearby. I thought it would be fun to digitize a happy apple feltie to share with you! You can glue this onto feltie hair clip covers or use it as a decoration for pencils, bookmarks, cards, etc.
The machine embroidery design and directions are available as a zip file on my Mommy's Apron Strings Pattern Group on Facebook. You can click on the link or just click on the Bonnet or Sunsuit pattern on the right sidebar to go there. If you aren't already a member, just send me a request. If you stitch these out, I'd love to see pictures! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Baby Quilts

I did a quick baby quilt for a friend this week:
I originally thought the Irish Chain Quilt would be for her baby, but then I saw this jungle fabric, which matches her theme for this baby boy, due on Christmas! The 16-patches were part of a pre-sewn fabric at JoAnn's. I undid the seams to make it into blocks to alternate with the elephant fabric. It is flannels and minky. It has a bit of "wave" to it due to the pre-done patchwork, but I'm hoping I can figure out how to machine quilt it anyway.
I also finished the single Irish Chain quilt, which I am going to donate to my Quilt Guild's Comfort Quilt Closet.
Very bright and cheerful and all made from "stash"!

All 5 kids are back to school, so I now have 8 hours a week (pre-school hours) when I am alone! I hope to get a lot done!!
Right now I'm doing the Best Friends Dress Sew-along with Ellie Inspired, so I'll be back soon with pictures!