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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year Recap!!


Happy New Year!!!  

Before I continue with 2015 I'd 
like to recap this past year 
with a few words.  It's been a 
blessed year with 
a few bumps in the road.  
After an injury at work, I was 
able to return back to 
work, start my blog, 
and have some great followers.  
Also,  there was the birth of 
my second grandchild, yeah!


I had to take a step back from 
blogging due to a major bump 
in my husband's health. 

seem to be getting back to normal.
  Due to all the distractions good 
and bad, I may have to change 
the name of my blog.  I will 
know in a week or two.

For now it will remain the same. I
 would like to thank all my followers. 
 I'm so grateful for all of you!  
To all of you who have commented
 and/or #1 my post, thank you from the 
bottom of my heart!!! I look 
forward to making new 
friends, posting and reading 
more post!  
Let's get creative!!!   

Wishing you all a blessed, 
a healthy and a  
prosperous  year!!!!

Welcome 2015!!!

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new 
creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Make A Ruffled Onesie and Headband-#DIY

I made a cute little onesie and 
matching headband.

I purchased the onesie at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon.

I pulled out some lace I already had.  You can measure 
around the neck line or the area you want to add ruffles
 and double that number to determine how much lace 
you'll need.  If you have lace already ruffled, 
 cut according to your measurement plus 1"
 for tucking under the edges.

Then I basted the lace, in the center, with my
 sewing machine and pulled the thread to gathered the lace.

I pinned the lace around the edge of the neck line
 (not shown) and tucked the ends.  Then I sewed
the lace, onto the onesie, on the basting line. 
Next, I placed the next row underneath the
 first row of lace.  Repeat one more time. 
Only this time make the third row shorter 
and turn under the edges and stitch in place.  
Don't forget to remove any basting threads. 

I happened to have these small yellow flowers, 
so I tacked one of them on to the onesie.

The yellow headband was purchased.   I used this 
black flower and tacked it down with my 
sewing machine.  First, I trim any excess 
tulle around the black flower.  Then I tacked 
on the small yellow flower.

Here's the completed set.  So simply!!  
You can #DIY 

All for my new grandbaby, Autumn Christine Joy!!
Weighted in at 9 pounds and measured 22 inches.

So beautiful and precious!  Our new bundle of joy!!!

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were 
born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

Jeremiah 1:5

Monday, November 24, 2014

Last Minute Thanksgiving #DIY Ideas

This is the first year I will not be cooking #Thanksgiving dinner!  A little sad, but honestly I'm grateful.  I'll be working crazy hours and with Thanksgiving just a few days away, it really is okay.

There isn't much time to plan.  I've turned to Pinterest, check out my board,  Thanksgiving Goodies , and get inspired!  Some of the pins are great for the kids or make great #DIY Hostess Gifts.

by Glued to My Crafts

by Frugal Mom Eh!

by Ciao! Newport Beach

I would also like to Thank all of you who are following me and have taken the time to visit!  I am truly grateful!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Psalms 107:1

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, 
for His steadfast love endures forever!!



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Table Top Quilt

Here's my #Halloween quilt!  All ready to go for tomorrow!

I started off by cutting 16- 3" squares with my pumpkin fabric.  I have 16 finished blocks. 

Cutting 2-1/2" strips and adding them to each side.

Then adding 2-1/2" strips to top and bottom.

Trim each block. I have 8 different fabrics, not counting the center fabric (pumpkins), making 2 blocks of each color.

Once you have your blocks made, arrange them according to what looks good to you!

I decided to add black sashing between the blocks.  I cut my sashing strips 1-1/2" wide.

Next I added a 3" border (cutting my borders 3-1/2" wide). I then sandwiched the quilt together. I used a scalloped top stitch and added my binding to finish it off. 

I did use a fluffier polyester batting because I just happened to have a piece already cut to size.  Use what you have whenever possible!!

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween!  Have fun and be safe!

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Baby Shower-Tutu's and Tiaras

As promised below you will see some pictures of my
 Daughter-in-laws baby shower!  These pictures are some of the things I made.  I didn't get a picture of the watermelon
 and pasta salad I made, but course I had some 
help from her Mom who bought some meatballs, the drinks 
and Oreo dipped cookies. A friend made 
some cookies and organized the games.  We had 
her Aunt make Alexis' favorite sherbet ice cream 
punch and her cousin made the banner and 
some of the hanging decorations 
(she wasn't able to make the shower because she was picking up her new adopted daughter in Uganda). It turned 
out so cute and was fun too!
Some of the pictures didn't turn out, I need to
collect them from others that  took pictures!!!

Here's Alexis, due in December.  It's a girl!!
The banner!

Pink popcorn

Fondant cake!

The favors!!

Chocolate and white cupcakes!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ecclesiastes 3:11  
He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Fabric- What to Make???

I've been working on my daughter in laws' baby shower!  So exciting because it's in two more weeks!  Once the shower is over I can post pictures, but not until.   

I just couldn't stay away from fabric.  I'm getting the itch to quilt. I thought I'd share some of my Halloween Fabric.  I'd really like to make a Mini #Halloween #Quilt or runner for my kitchen counter, but can't seem to decide on a pattern.  

Calling out for any suggestions.

Possible choices are:
(All images were found on the site below)

I guess you'll all have to wait to see what pattern I decide on!!!
Which one would you choose??

                                                   He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time.  
Ecclesiastes 3:11  


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Repair To Restore A Vintage Quilt

I was given this #vintage #Sue Bonnet quilt from either 
the 1930's to 1940's to make some repairs
 to this old damaged quilt.

I thought I took a picture of the damaged quilt but 
my files showed none.  (This blog was posted and
some how deleted.  I am rewriting and reposting.)

It's hard to tell but, a few of the dresses 
on the Sue Bonnet quilt needed to be 
replaced.  Here's one damaged dress.  

Before I attempted to work on this quilt I had 
to find some matching fabric that would go 
with the original pieces.  I did find the bright 
yellow one you see on the right.  It actually was
 a reproduction fabric from the 1940. 
 It was way to bright to use on the quilt so I 
bleached the fabric.  I would have liked the 
fabric to remain yellow but the end result was great.

after                                                                    before

After preparing the fabric
I carefully removed the embroidery floss from 
the dresses, the sleeves and on part of the bonnet
 in order to replace it and create a new pattern.  
The rest of the embroidery floss was 
removed from the bonnet once I started sewing.

I traced the dress onto the fabric I 
prepared.  The original fabric had the seam 
allowance folded under so I just added
 1/4" seam allowance to each dress.

I had to reverse one of the pattern 
pieces because Sue was facing the other way.

Here you see the dress pinned in place with 
the seam allowance turned under 1/4".

I also pinned the sleeve in place. 

I matched the color of the original embroidery floss used 
and began to sew.  In order to make it look right I did 
remove the rest of the embroidery floss from the bonnet.

When it came to repairing the larger holes on this vintage quilt I simply took some cotton thread and stitched around the hole to prevent the hole from getting larger.  The smaller holes were mended by hand with the same cotton thread to match the fabric.

Here's the end result and the quilt has been restored.  Can you tell which ones were redone?

He Has Made Everything Beautiful In Its Time.  
Ecclesiastes 3:11