Friday, January 25, 2013

What a HOOT!

Didn't I tell you I felt an owl hat was in the future?  I had a few days off from work and made up these little fellows.  The first one seemed to take forever, but that is because I was reading the pattern over and over and taking out and starting over a number of times.  lol.  Did the second one go much faster?  Yeah and the third?  You are suppose to improve each time right?  Well,  I learned a lesson or two with that one. lol   Now if it wasn't for mistakes, how would we learn??  All in all, they are easy and very cute.  These are for newborn babies, so they are small.  Now I'm going to make one for a toddler and  work up to an adult hat.  I should be a pro by then...... maybe. lol   Here is the link to Sarah's patterns.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I finished the bags for my Aunts walkers.  I love the Cat one.  It won't be long before I'll need one, so I should make an extra one for me.  LOL  The one on the right really gave me hard time.  I guess I just should have paid more attention to what I was doing.  I did some taking apart and redoing.  No big deal.  Just a pain especially since I felt I could make it in my sleep.  Hummm maybe that is where I went wrong. lol  I have a number of projects on my "to finish" list, but I feel an OWL hat in the future..... 
Have a wonderful evening/day!  God Bless

It's an OWL....

I have finished another bag for my aunts walker and am working on the third, but I've seen this owl pattern and thought I could whip it up quickly..... ya right!  lol  It took me all morning. I didn't work on it the whole time but...... I watched a video on how to make a "magic" ring because I forgot how to make one and I love the technique.  OK, I worked that out.  My first projects never turn out perfect, but the more I do the better I get.  Eyes are not same size.  It just looks like he is looking  to the side........  Well, back to walker bag and I'll make another owl granny square later. I can't imagine making up a bunch of these owl blocks and making an afghan with them.  Can you?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Kitty bag for Aunts walker

Oh what fun:-)  The other day I finished this bag for my Aunt.  She has kitties so I thought she would like this one.  I like how it turned out.  I have surfer kitties as the lining fabric.  It also has an inner pocket.  The front pocket is the bottom print.  I hope to finish the third one today for my other aunt. It's sitting being auditioned, as to my fabric choices.   Have a GREAT DAY everyone!  And Happy Birthday to my brother and brother-in-law!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Another bag

I bought a pattern, to make a bag for a walker, before Christmas hoping I could make one for my Aunt for Christmas.  I had cute Christmas fabrics picked out.  It didn't happen.  So the other day I decided to "just do it" lol  and made this bag to send to my aunt.  I'm in the process of making two more, one for another aunt and one more for my aunt to have as an extra.  I didn't really follow the pattern and found my self wondering why I bought it in the first place.  Being a quilter, I could have just cut the fabric out without a pattern.  I cut  the fabric as one piece instead of two that that the pattern called for.  I left the opening to turn on the top of bag instead of bottom and put an interfacing to help it keep it's shape.  Put pockets inside bag also.  Yup, I could have done it without a pattern.  So here is bag 1.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Easy Tube Pillow Case

I needed to make a couple of pillowcases and wanted to see if I could find an easier way
to make them than how I usually do.  I found this you tube tutorial and gave it a try.  I LOVE it and it is so much easier and faster to make pillowcases.  I made two small ones
for my cousin's hubby and one for my cousin.:-)  I can see making more pillowcases in the future.
Until next time..... Have fun crafting!