Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Closing in on a Finish!

I currently have 4 quilts at various stages of completion. Most of them were started in 2012 or earlier. At the beginning of 2014 I decided that I will complete each of them this year. I started with the biggest one. I call it Kim's News Paper because it's black and white and red all over! I believe I got it sandwiched late last year and started the quilting in January and finished it in early March. Over the last two days I made the binding!

Now on to the trimming! And binding!

Sandy over at Quilting for the Rest of US is having a 2014 Quilty Resolutions Check in and there are prizes to be had! So I am linking up over there!  Join in the fun! 

Also Linked up at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Check out what everyone is up to!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Another finish!

This was fun to make and very easy!

I started the Minion last FridayI believe and finished it up a week later.  The hat I started on Wednesday and finished on Friday. Easy and fun to make.  Someone commented on my Piggy post and said that its easy to get addicted to making little amigarumi items and she was right!  I am already on to the next project.  

The pattern for the minion can be found here:

The hat pattern was also free and found on Ravelry here:

My next Little Project can be found here: 

And today I am linking up here:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Crafty Weekend

Saturday was a great day! First of all the weather was fabulous. The sun was bright and it was nice and warm outside. I think if that was the only good thing about Saturday, it would have been enough. However, there were many more blessings! First I had a potluck breakfast with some of my best girlfriends from church:

Then my son started T-ball and his first game was Saturday.  Definitely a proud Mommy moment!

Then I attended this month's Craft Meetup.  I was so productive.  I totally focused on quilting this big quilt.  I live in a small two bedroom apartment and my kid has tons of toys. So, quilting this quilt had been taking a while.  So, I dedicated the entire 4 hours of the meetup to quilting this baby and I finished!  Now its ready for binding.  So excited.  And do you see this little machine?  I bought this machine on HSN several years ago and NEVER used it until this year!  Its called the Quilting Machine by White.  It comes in a case and part of the case doubles as a table which helps you to make the machine into a flat bed. Previously I was using this machine in my sewing table which attempts to do the same thing.  I have to tell you, I was sleep on this machine.  When I used it as it was meant to be used, the quilting was much easier.  Its a small machine with a very small harp area.  But with that table attached, the quilt was so easy to manipulate. Plus, as you can see from my picture, I had a whole table to myself! So the table held the weight of the quilt and made it much easier on my body.  I must figure out how to make this happen at home!

I am very new to free motion quilting and will not be winning any prizes anytime soon (many many mistakes), but I am so proud of myself for going for it!  Check out the quilting! I am trying to learn how to do swirlies!

In addition,  I did finish the project from last week!   My little guy named her Pinky Daisy Dot!

All around great weekend.  I realized that crafting is the thing I would do all day and be happy even if I never make any money from it.  I just love making!  I was happy all weekend because of the time I spent making stuff.  Looking forward to more days like this one.  And if I could figure out how to make a little change from it, that would be awesome!

I linked up here Craft-O-Maniac. Hop over there and see all the crafty coolness people are up to this week!
I also linked up here: Show Me What You Got!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pretty Pink Piggy! WIP Wednesday!

This is my first crocheted toy!  She is still a wip as I still need to make another ear as well as the curly tail and then sew them all on. So much fun and very easy to make. The pattern is from a book of farm animals and I just might try to do them all!  This one will be included with the previously posted baby dress as a shower gift. I just have to make a hat to go with the dress and it will be complete and ready for delivery! I am also working on quilting my quilt and will hopefully have a quilty finish this month as well.

Monday, March 3, 2014

First Crafty finish of 2014!

This sweet little dress for a friend having her first baby. Since March is national Crochet Month, this is the perfect thing to give her. I am planning on a matching hat and a little pink piggy as well. If  I have time I will do booties as well. The baby is due on March 21. Let's see if I make it!! I am going to link up with a few crafty linky parties today! Check out what folks are crafting today here:


That DIY Party Time!