Monday, December 15, 2008

More Winter Embroidery Fun

Tricia-Rennea Art is offering this sweet little penguin who apparently loves hot chocolate, too. The design is at her blog. If you click on the photo, it will link to her pattern. So many amazingly talented people are sharing their work. I'm happy for all that generosity.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Favorite Burp Cloth Tutorial

I've got babies to gift for this holiday and here is one of my favorite gifts to make. The chenille on these burp clothes is perfectly absorbant and so soft on baby skin. They even work as a changing pad in a pinch. You simply need a fat quarter of your decorative material and a fat quarter of the chenille of your choice.
Step 1: Cut your fat quarters in in half.

Step 2: Pin chenille and cotton material right-side together and sew leaving an opening to turn right-sides out.

Step 3: Trim corners.
Step 4: Turn right-sides out and press, being certain to carefully pin the opening left for turning.

Step 5: Use a decorative stitch or a zig zag to sew around the perimeter of the burpcloth.

Step 6: Give as gifts, or stock your baby's diaper bag.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Sweet Pattern and Some Down-Time

This sweet little guy seems the perfect distraction from my morning. Believe it or not, I had an ear tube placed this morning. I'm not six, which is when I had my first tubes, but I have been struggling with ear/sinus stuff for a year. . . so we started with one tube. I'm hoping we're done. The procedure was fast and really easy. I'm just experiencing the ear ache I remember from childhood now and I want my Mama. At least I want her to watch my babies while I rest my head on a heating pad. . . So to get over my pouting, I went searching for some holiday fun and this little wiener dog is it. Since we have a wiener dog in our house, this one needs to be made and placed on a holiday pillow. Maybe I'll get ot it this afternoon. Hope you enjoy him. You can find instructions for it if you click the photo. It links to the illustrator's blog. Happy stitching.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Ornaments by Syko

Christmas ornaments
Originally uploaded by -syko-
You won't believe Kajsa Wikman' amazing art quilts and her scandinavian ornaments. Her site is Everything I saw on her site was inspiring. I've been nervous to try quilting because I thought I'd have trouble with all the precision--all the numbers, really. But her work is so organic and beautiful. I hope you take a minute to enjoy. God Jul.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Flirty Apron Swap Fun

She likes it; she really likes it. I like mine so much, too. If you haven't participated in an apron swap, please do give it a whirl. I had so much fun pondering what I would make and then received my lovely surprise in the mail. In the process, I made two new friends. Thanks ladies!

Sherry made mine and I made the red one for Adrienne.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Winner is #12

I used the random number generator at and the number it gave me was 12. So Cinnimon is the winner. Thank you all for visiting. I will get these little wings on their way. Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway

Sorry it took me so long to post about my giveaway. This is the item, if you're in, just leave me a comment. I'll choose a winner on the 5th--then get it on it's merry way.
Thought these lacy wings might be a fun win for a special tree. If you like them, just leave me a note. Happy holidays!

Thanks for playing!