Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oh, Cherry, Oh!

My 3rd entry for the Moda Sliced Contest. You can see all entries HERE. Not feeling well today so I'm just going to upload pics. Details will follow another day.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Moda Sliced Contest

Moda Bake Shop is holding a competition. The "auditions" for the competition are this month and can be seen HERE. I have 2 entries completed and hope to finish one more before the 29th. Between selling Girl Scout cookies, planning a wedding dress I am making for a friend's daughter, and homeschooling, we'll see if I get the 3rd one done!

For the auditions, the rules were to use precut fabrics from Moda, a buckle, batting and create an item for an office or studio. Also, any additional fabric must be Moda fabric. For both of these projects I used Prairie Paisley 2 charm packs. Other info is with each project.

Project 1: Wall Organizer.

Wall Organizer

Clear pockets on top piece hold patterns, etc. Corkboard behind allows things to be pinned on. Striped Texas is a needle holder. Paisley Texas is a pin cushion. Pockets hold smaller items.

Second set has ribbons to hold papers. Bottom section is a scissors holder. Maybe now I can keep up with my scissors! 

In the center is the Heart of Texas!

Materials used:
  • Prairie Paisley 2 charm packs
  • Bella Solid Fig Tree Cream 9900-67
  • Clear Vinyl
  • Grossgrain ribbon
  • Plaid ribbon
  • Overall Buckles
  • Corkboards
  • Thin polyester batting
  • Fiberfill
  • Jeans Buttons

Project 2: Cushion for chair

The Buckle conceals the zipper underneath.

Cushion Back
Materials used:
  • Prairie Paisley 2 charm packs
  • Bella Solid Fig Tree Cream 9900-67
  • Bella Solid Christmas Red
  • Cotton Batting
  • Zipper
  • Grossgrain Ribbon
  • Metal Buckle
  • Foam Cushion

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Sweet Toddler Karis
Sweet baby Kynleigh

Couldn't you just eat them up? I didn't even notice the skirts because these girls are so sparkling beautiful! Note Karis' jewels in her hand. She is my niece's daughter. Baby Kynleigh is my almost niece's (niece-in-law's sister) baby. Can't wait to see Big Girl Emery in her skirt. I see more skirts in the future!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day Wall Hanging

Here are the details about the Valentine's Day Wall Hanging I recently made:
I used the basic idea of the wall hanging from Missouri Star Quilt Company in THIS VIDEO on Youtube. Jenny used charm packs for her darling quilt. I decided to cut my own squares since I didn't have a cute charm pack for Valentine's, but I DID have Valentine's fabric. I used my Sizzix Bigz XL 5" square cutting die, but you could cut them with your rotary cutter and ruler. When it came to the border, I wanted the word "LOVE" to show, and didn't have enough fabric to cut the long strips ensuring the word would show. I fussy cut some strips 5" x 9.5" and sewed those together for the side edges 9 (3 of those pieces). For the top, I also added some corner pieces to add a little contrast.

This was a lot of fun to make and really easy! You just have to make sure you have your triangle pieces turned the right way when you arrange them!

Let me know if you try this one, too!