Saturday, February 26, 2011

Feeling S(crappy)

I have been sick all week! Ugh! My voice still sounds like I've spent decades working as a smoking lounge singer. At least my students have been cooperative because they can hear that their teacher is a little under the weather.

Yesterday (Friday) I had a wonderful surprise. The metal wire baskets I ordered from Target arrived, so I spent a little time organizing my scraps! I love that project clean up will be super easy now that each colored scrap will have a spot. I love it!

Now I just need to keep creating and I can eventually make something with just scraps. Don't you just love organization? It makes me happy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Boo Hoo?

This past weekend was a long three day weekend. I spent most of it sick, sleeping and having a lack in desire of wanting to adventure out of the apartment. That left quite a bit of time to sew. At Halloween this past year I purchased some really cute Riley Blake Halloween fabric. I didn't get to using it, so I thought I should get started on a project in February and it would be done by October! Good thinking from a sickling? I also wanted to try out some wonky log cabin blocks. Here is my progress so far:

Close up:

I need to pick up some more material for the borders. I'm biased, but I'm loving it!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bag it Up

I've been meaning to make a plastic bag holder for sometime now. I don't know why today I finally cracked and got one put together. I love projects that can be completed in virtually no time at all and are extremely helpful.

Last weekend I also made a trip to the fabric warehouse and picked up a bunch of new stuff from Riley Blake and others. There is always to much there that I get overwhelmed. I wish I could just get everything, but that might be a little tough on the wallet.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine Box

At school this week I am having my students create mailboxes for their valentines. I made mine this weekend so they can have an example of what I wish for them to create. I used one of my favorite children's book authors, Eric Carle, as inspiration.

From the top:



I used some small heart shaped brads to add a little Valentine's Day feel to the mailbox. I am excited to see what the kids come up with.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Day Bunting

I completed this little gem this weekend.

(Don't worry that the picture is off center, I have recently re-hung the buntings to make them centered.) :-)

I used my embroidery machine to make applique letters with red felt. I want to make some other Valentine decorations using the same colors, but I haven't felt too inspired yet. Hopefully something will strike me before Valentine's Day. If not, at least I have a little bit of decoration for this month.