Monday, October 22, 2018

16 Inch Quilt Block With Half Square Triangles

Half square triangles are a bugger. I found a tutorial through Pinterest that helps make the HST's come out more square. (As long as you sew on the line.) I want 2 1/2 inch blocks. So I started with a 5 3/4 inch block of each fabric. On the light color I draw an X diagonally from corner to corner. The a quarter of an inch on each side of that line I draw a line. These are the lines that you sew on. The vertical and horizontal lines drawn on the back are cut lines. Once you have sewn all the lines and cut it up you have eight 2 1/2 inch squares.

The third picture has the first row of blocks for my 16 inch quilt block that I am working on.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Inspirational Vinyl Shirt

I made this shirt for myself not too long ago. It is red and I definitely stand out when I where it. The gold heat transfer vinyl really pops off of the red shirt. I have gotten a lot of compliments about this top. Love yourself. You are beautiful and exactly the way God made you.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Ali Express Infant Gown Fail

I bought this gown from Ali Express. When I received it it already had white vinyl letters on it. Who would want a gown with someones initials on it? Weird. If you look real close at the second picture you can see the white letters under the fabric. I didn't want to waist the outfit. I bought this fabric at Hobby Lobby. I thought it would look good on the gown. I cut out the monogram that I wanted in brown heat press vinyl. All I have to do now is stitch around the outer edge of the rectangle to make sure it doesn't come off in the wash.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Thank Heaven For Little Blessings SVG in Pink Siser Vinyl

I am on a roll making onesies. They make great baby shower gifts. I created this design in Inkscape. I cut the svg file out with my Cricut and then used my Siser heat press to adhere it.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Printed Vinyl Fail

Here is a shirt I made for one of my brother's girls. Didn't turn out quite like I expected. The fon't doesn't stand out enough. I guess the print is too busy for the lavender t-shirt.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Alabama Quilt

I spent a great many of Monday nights helping a very good friend make this Alabama themed quilt for her daughter’s birthday present. I had to keep it a secret. I was not allowed to share any pictures. This was very hard for me to do. I love to share pictures of the quilts that I make.
There are twenty-four 12 inch crimson squares with white appliqued A’s on them. The squares in the sashing around the blocks are houndstooth fabric as well as the border. I quilted the Alabama themed quilt with my Juki TL98 using a meander free motion quilting pattern. The Alabama quilt is queen sized.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Daily Free Embroidery Design

Did you know that the website Daily Embroidery gives away one FREE embroidery design every day? Awesome right? Go get yours now.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Alabama Quilt Sneak Peak

I have been meeting with my friend Brenda from church almost every Monday evening after work to help her make an Alabama themed quilt. The are some machine appliqued blocks in the quilt. 24 to be exact. We have spent many hours on them. I told her last night that if anyone asked how much it cost to make them one to tell them $500. 😁 We started sewing the sashing to the quilt blocks last night. This is a sneak peak.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pinterest Recipe Success

Ham and Cheese Party Roll Ups

I was searching my Pinterest board of recipes for something easy to make. With a house full of boys it is hard to find something everyone will like. I'd give this a 3 out of 5 star rating because 3 of us loved it and 2 didn't. I loved it and think most of my friends would as well. It is definitely a ladies brunch or church gathering dish.

The recipe called for Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. I had neither. I used yellow mustard and 1/2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar instead. It turned out great. They could of cooked for 2 to three minutes longer.


Thursday, December 03, 2015

5 Minute Video Explaining the Syrian War

Thank you Ezra Klein for this brief yet informative video.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Not My Dream Backyard

You can see my Pinterest Board with what I wish my backyard looked like.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

DIY Primitive Curtain Tutorial

I found these instructions for simple primitive curtains on Farmhouse Prims blog. They are pretty basic and anyone with moderate sewing skills should be able to make them.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

DIY Coaster Tutorials

I always have good intentions of making gifts for everyone for birthdays or Christmas. However life seems to keep my ADD mind going in 20 directions. I was pondering what types of gifts to make that would be easy, not require a lot of time, and be cost effective. Drink coasters seemed to fit in all of those categories. A quick Pinterest search produced a ton of pins. These are the ones I am toying with making.

I Heart Nap Time DIY Coasters

The DIY Dreamer DIY Coasters

Modge Podge Rocks DIY Comic Book Coasters

Parties for Pennies DIY Glitter Coasters

The Sweetest Occasion DIY Chalkboard Coasters

Nellie Bellie Easy T-Shirt Coasters

Nellie Bellie DIY Jelly Toast Coasters

Martha Stewart DIY Map Coasters