31 March 2013

Finishing the 52 Project

Arthur doesn't want me showing pictures of the kids anymore, so I won't be doing the weekly update.  Mom and Dad I will send you e-mails once a month if you like.
Hugs Mara

19 March 2013

Changing to Bloglovin'

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Hello finally got it able to recognize my blog, I had my own address in my URL and so it was looping back to my own blog and therefor not recognizing the blog, or something like that.  Thanks for the help Erin at Sew At Home Mummy.

I also wanted to thank Janine at Rainbow Hare Quilts for letting me know that bloglovin' wasn't feeling any love from my blog and she couldn't find me.  Thanks Janine.

I just transferred all of the blogs that I read on google reader in a matter of seconds, guess how many blogs I follow  151  and I read just about every post, wow, no wonder I sometimes don't get anything done, lol.

15 March 2013

Pantone Challenge - EMERALD

For my March Goal and the Pantone Challenge going on over at asquaredw blog, I made a WIP/hexagon/embroidery holder!  My own personal WHE Holder, Crazy heh! But totally functional and a great asset to my moveable sewing room.
Do you like my Hexagon Turtle, this is the first time I have ever embroidered, I think he turned out pretty cute, my own design.
The outside front and back cover and how I quilted, crazy hexagons and in the seam.
The inside, big pocket on left and 3 small pockets on the right

The little turtle flap on the left pocket holds needles and the pocket holds WIP's

A close up of the embroidery thread holder and 3 pocket sections, the top one can hold 2 1/2 inch fabric squares for 1 inch hexagons, the middle pocket section has different sized pockets and the 2 brown pockets are pen sized (one is holding the sewline fabric glue pen, that I just happened to get in the mail today), the third bottom row of pockets followed the lines of the hexagons from the front of the bag so they are a little less than 2 1/2 inches, perfect for the 2 inch hexagons.
I wanted the wool to be free of thread so I quilted the top part to a piece of muslin and then sewed the bottom pocket to the outside and then used MistyFuse to connect the wool and the front of the bag and tucked it up under the bottom pocket.  Then I put binding all around it to make sure it wouldn't move around.
Here's my WHE bag next to my Reversible Sewing Machine Cover that I made last month.

27 inches by 14 inches.

Emerald Batik
Kona Olive

Brown (my neutral color):
Re-purposed pants (the pockets had that design that you see in the middle of the bag)
Brown Wool (from the days when I thought I would make my own diaper covers, hah)
Timber Herringbone

Blue (my "other" color):
are 2 Kona blues, I don't know which ones, they just matched the water on my turtle fabric.

Some more pictures:

I hope you enjoyed my Pantone Challenge WHE Project, whehhhh.....

Linking to : Such a Sew and Sew March Finishes
           and A Lovely Year of Finishes March   

13 March 2013

Felt Sale

Have you been over to Maureen Cracknells blog, she always makes the prettiest things, and she is having a sale on her felt that she uses to make crowns.  Plus not only is she giving you 20% off but if you tell her that you love scraps she might send you a package like this.
Go to her Etsy Shop and use the code FELT20OFF to get 20% off and then tell her you love scraps, and your own little package of happiness will be on it's way.
Keep posted to see what I plan on making with my felt.

05 March 2013

March Goal

For my March Goal I will also try to get it done in time for the Emerald Pantone Challenge going on over at a squared w.

So that means March 17 in time for Saint Patricks Day, I am going to make a nice little WIP container/Hexie holder.  I got my inspiration from these 2 blogs, from Quiltscapes and Comfort Stitching, I am looking forward to adding a few more things to my sewing room, yippee.  To go along with my new sewing machine cover that I was so lucky to be one of the winners for the February's A Lovely Year of Finishes, thanks to Shanna and Melissa and one of the shops that is sponsoring Stitches N Giggles.

Getting all of the stuff ready

I got some 2 inch hexagons done today, this will be the front cover
Do I dare try Embroidery, for the first time?
This little spool of Presencia Thread showed up at the door today along with 7 others, this one is in the color Emerald.  I won a gift certificate to Janes Fabrics from Madame Samm over at Sew We Quilt.
Thanks again everyone, lovely, lovely.

03 March 2013


Instead of Pictures this week I am going to show 2 cute videos.
Yes our floor is always this messy, I might sweep and mop and then 1 hour later there is stuff all over the place again, so really I don't do it that often because it just feels like a waste of time.