Sunday, September 12, 2010

Progress report...


Well sent my last post I am proud to say I have gotten alot done! For fabric/sewing I finished quilting Jacobs blanket, for my project hug them all....my self set goal to make a blanket for each of my nieces and nephews.
I also finished my quilt a long quilt that I did along with Crazy Mom Quilts.  
I am in LOVE with this one...I better be considering how intense it was! I ended up backing it with a really cute flannel blue polk a dot with a red binding.I gave this one to Cory, my hot hubby. He has been whining nicely asking for a quilt for quit some time. Every time I would get one finished he would say, wow....now wheres mine? It is meant to "match" this one that I made for myself.
I have started my Halloween quilt as well. (Notice the cute "model" in all my quilt pictures?) The green squares are going to be spiders, I plan to stitch them with some details in black.
Close up of one of the pumpkins. I am excited about this one and really just want to finish it...but we have a family reunion coming up and I plan on doing more of these for the auction...so I am busy making aprons. 

But I am also planning a quilt for my little sister Star...she has been hinting at one...very discreetly...since her bday in June. I picked these fabrics because they remind me of her room.

This fun idea has been tumbling around my head for quite a while.

I had my sister in law Lyndsy take this picture last fall of Gunner in his Cub Scouts uniform. He has since graduated and moved on to Boy Scouts, but I knew eventually I would put together a shadow box with the picture and all of the mothers pins I received while he was a Cub Scout. I scored big and found this shadow box at Micheal's this weekend for half off. So I snapped it up! I plan on doing the same thing with his varsity pins and with Gavins pins as well.
For my latest swap on Two Peas I am participating in a Halloween Betty Swap. It is a three part swap. The first is to make 18 Halloween recipe cards. I did Spudnuts, YUMMY! The 2nd part was a partner swap. Which include filling a trick or treat bag with goodies, a Halloween serving tray to serve your recipe on, the special ingredients needed to make your recipe, and a few fun kitchen gadgets. I made my trick or treat bag...I bought this cute fabric to use for my quilt, but then decided to use something a little less obviously Halloween.

I have also made a some fun things to put in the bag

Like this cute charm bracelet and earrings.
I really love this bracelet and want to keep it! My favorite charm is this crystal ball.
I also made a magnet and a Altoids tin album.

And a altered composition notebook. I carry one of these around to jot notes in, grocery lists, crafty ideas and so many other things! Pink is my Betty's favorite color so I sent with a pink theme for it.
My mom made these for me to include too....we are doing a trade since I am making an apron for her Betty.


I hope my Betty likes all this.....

The other swap I am in right now is an altered coffin partner swap....but I need your opinion on it....

with feathers?

or with out?

Here are a few other pics of it
And a few of the goodies I am including in it..

Well that is it for know....I am trying not to save up all my projects for one big giant post. My new goal is to post twice a week....um lets see how that goes.

4 comments:

Lyndsy Tippetts said...

without feathers fo sho. the feathers are too much in my opinion. were we supposed to do your pics last friday? so sorry i spaced it if we were! let's do them soon before it gets cold out!

Lyndsy Tippetts said...

oh yeah the halloween quilt is darling and i love th boo blocks. i think i may have to make myself some. i need more halloween decorations.

Toyin O. said...

looks great. good job.

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franky said...

I'm yet to visit South America, so it's interesting to hear you say this. Do you think you'd say the same in another fifteen years?
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