Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Have Crafting ADD

I think it might be this way with a lot of crafty people, but I can't just focus on one craft project at a time. I currently have two sewing projects going on right now and three more waiting for me. I discovered the wonders of Charm Packs (basically pre-cut fabric squares from an entire designer line of fabric) and have purchased five charm packs since then. I have started the sewing on only two of the projects so far. This one pictured is going to be a throw quilt for Gracie. I also have the top sewn for a quilted bed runner for my mother-in-law in yellows and blues. I have another charm pack waiting for a throw quilt for Ava as well as 16 fat quarters that I need to cut for a twin-sized quilt for Ava's big girl room in really fun, bright colors. I even made a mock-up in Photoshop on how I am going to place the squares for her twin quilt.

Why can't I just finish one project before moving on to the next one? I have always been this way and I just can't explain it. Oh well, as long as they get finished eventually! :) Back to this throw quilt for Gracie, all I have to do is join the nine rows together and add some off-white borders and the quilt top is finished. I think I am going to practice free-motion quilting on this little throw. I LOVE the look of free-motion quilting (stippling, in particular) and I haven't attempted it yet, but it will be quite an accomplishment if I can pull it off. I have been watching a ton of tutorials on YouTube (WONDERFUL resource--I have learned 95% of my quilting skills from YouTube!) and it doesn't look as complicated as I always thought it was.

Anyway, better wrap this up. Thanks so much for looking and, as always, thank you for any comments! :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Clean Heart Punch Card

I went to a 12-hour crop on Saturday and created this card out of the scraps that were lying on my table after finishing a scrapbook LO. I first punched the small heart out of a small square of embossed crocodile patterned paper and then centered a circle punch around the negative space left by the heart punch. The other two punches are pretty self-explanatory. :) The greeting is by Hero Arts and all of the cardstock is SU! except for the green and blue pieces. I popped the whole white panel up for a little bit of visual interest. Thanks so much for looking and for any comments! :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

According to Ava....

Yesterday she said to me, "You best my fwend." Awwww! Warms a mother's heart. :) Here she is from a couple of months ago after breakfast with her messy, slept-on hair. Love that little girl so much. She has been a total Mommy's girl lately, which is different. Will have to find a cute picture of Gracie soon to post--one that doesn't involve black gel pen!! LOL! :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Enjoy Shower Card

I had to whip up a card last night for Sean's cousin's bridal shower and used some odds and ends that were lying on my scrap table, as usual. :) Cardstock SU! (whisper white, so saffron, kiwi kiss, and pink pirouette). I used two paper flowers from Making Memories and a SU! button tied with crochet thread to embellish it. Dimensionals give it a bit of interest as well as the pinked edge on the green piece. Thanks so much for looking and for any comments! :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fabric Baby Card

I made a bigger version of this simple card a few weeks ago to match the quilt that I made for my friend's baby. I used my little Xyron sticker maker to adhere the fabric to the chipboard squares and then cut the excess fabric off with my scissors. The flower was two layers of chipboard, fabric adhered on top, and then cut out with my Sizzix. A glittery American Crafts brad keeps the flower on the square securely and adds just that little something. The sentiment is from Nursery Necessities and I used Rose Red ink. Thanks so much for looking and for any comments! :)