Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer purse

I made this summer bag out of home dec fabric. I thought the embroidery design was so cute. This was a very quick project that took about 2 hours. There is wide black ribbon in the center of the bag to tie it closed.

Machine Embroidery Coin Purse

This was my first "In the Hoop" project with my embroidery machine. I think it turned out cute. It kind of looks like a Vera Bradley coin purse.

Funky Dog

I made this dog for my cousins son. It was so much fun making it, a friend and I had to work together to decipher the directions. LOL Sewing directions and I don't get along very well. It's hard for me to figure them out sometimes.

Needlepoint Picture Frame

I used to needlepoint all the time and got away from it. Here are 2 projects I made, the first one is a picture frame and the second is a sewing needle case.

1930's Quilt

I have been working on a hand applique quilt for 5 years. When Provo Craft released Preserves Cart I knew I had to have it. The quilt has fruit in the center of each block. So my plan is to cut the fruit with my cricut and heat set it on the quilt. I'm hoping it won't take another 5 years. LOL I know it won't, it will go fast using the cricut method.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Completed Frame Display Board

I was getting nervous about making this display board because the wire I first picked out didn't work. I went back to Joanne's and bought 20 gauge wire and that worked like a charm.


The new Stampin Up catalog is my inspiration for my latest project. There is a frame on page 98 that I love. It seemed pretty simple but the wire is anything but simple to attach to the frame. Here are a couple of pictures after I sprayed primer on the frame.

album for Vintage Album Swap

Album for Vintage Album Swap

Album for Vintage Album Swap

I decided to repost the album I made for Becca's Vintage album swap. There are pages that I forgot to post. I had so much fun making this album for Michelle, my swap partner. She received my album on Friday and said she loved it. I'm so glad!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vintage Album Swap

I just received my album from my partner, Michele. The album is just amazing, I am so happy with it. Michele used one of my favorite cartridges, Forever Young for some of the cuts. My album to Michele went postal today. I am so happy to have it in the mail to her. It feels really good to complete a swap and have it in the mail on time.

Vintage Album Swap

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baby Cards from Stamp Camp

It has been so long since my last post. I've been sick and had my gall bladder removed. Boy oh boy was that an experience! LOL Then I got sick again after the surgery. Now on to the fun stuff.

Joanne Huber, a local Stampin Up Rep has Stamp Camp once a month. I went on Friday for the first time in months. We made some really nice cards. Here are 2 baby cards we made. We make 5 different cards, 2 of each design for a total of 10 cards. I had so much fun with the girls.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Charms on an album

Just 2 more photo of the charms hanging from a mini album I made.

Kathy Orta Inspired Charms

I was watching Kathy make these beaded charms. Needless to say I was inspired to try to make them. They are so much fun to make and really dress up your mini albums. Joann's has a starter bead kit you can buy for $19.99 that has everything you need. You can use a 40% off coupon to get it for less. I was lucky enough to have a 50% off coupon.