Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I will no longer be publishing at bits and pieces. You can now catch my blog at QuiltHandler.com. I hope to see you there :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Another cosmetic/ accessory bag

I am loving havng this week of to play in my sewing room. This morning I finally made a pattern I am really happy with. I made this bag this morning to hold my spare charger and flash drive. Once I get some supplies in I will be offering this exact bag with custom monogram for sale on my etsy shop. I will also make this pattern in other colors and various ribbon styles.

Kindle case

Another quick project. I got a kindle for Christmas along with a nice stand up case. However, my purse is a bottomless pit and I did not want the nice case to get marked up. I made a quick case that will hold my kindle in the case and my head set and charger.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

embroidered cosmetic cases

I wanted to make something small for the women in my life and had 2 weeks until Christmas. After doing some investigating I found cosmetic bag patterns and tissue holders. I am no Vera Bradley but I whipped a few things up to give as part of Christmas gifts this year. They were so well received that I am going to try selling these on etsy. I will have them listed as available in different color/ patterns of fabric with custom monograms. Here are the pictures of the ones I made and gave as gifts.

Memory Quilt

Now that I have gifted this quilt I can blog on it. My uncle passed on in February 2011 after a long battle with various health issues. He was truly a very inspirational man and the heart of his family. His passing saddened me deeply. He was always positive and joking around despite his poor health. I decided I had to find a way to help his family through this loss. After some research I decided I would offer to make a memory quilt from his clothing. My aunt promptly sent me some of his favorite t shirts and I began the task of turning them into a forever memory. I decided on a pattern and using my go cutter cut out the squares I needed. The top took me several months. Then, I had to decide on a backing and labels. I decided on army fabric for the backing since my uncle served in the army. In the end, I added a label for each corner. Each label was dedicated to him as a man, husband, father and grandfather. I was finally able to gift the quilt on Christmas Eve. Which, seems quite appropriate as it was his favorite holiday. This was an extremely emotional project for me and one I probably would not take on again except for a close relative, friend. I am extremely grateful my family trusted me to make this gift for them and allowed me to be a small part of their healing process. I love you all :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Not quite quilting but home decor of sorts

When I first started in my classroom the previous teacher had made valances for the windows. They were black with bright colored musical notes. Very cute material, but, the were cut and sewed crooked, and each valance was a different length. Every time I looked at them I cringed. I could not find the time throughout the year to make new curtains. Finally, I had a bit of time and tackled the task of making new curtains. This is my first attempt at home decor type stuff. They serve the purpose though and we keep them open all day and closed at nap.