Monday, December 20, 2010

----> L I S T E N <----- I lOVE crafts!

i really do! i can't help myself... when i see a good one, i get completely stressed out until i can do it! my friend, miss Mo, put me over the edge the other week with her clever craft that hid a storage door! i thought to myself..., "i can do that and i know just what nasty electrical panel i can do that with!" so, i popped over to Art Media and bought the canvas stretching bar thingies you use, then i grabbed my Big Strong Sexy Man-Toy and his staple gun... then wha-lah! ugly home electrical panel... GONE! i'm pretty sure, i'll be seeing many more of these hanging around my home after the week i've spent shopping online for home dec & japanese fabric treasures! :)

i also had been INCH'IN to make a Kindle cover for about 9 months and never could allow for some { just for me } sewing time, until... we decided to get our oldest one for Christmas this year. Then i knew... i had to protect my investment! haha... i lOVED the look of the kindle "pocket style" cover and finding a pocket cover tut on line will be easy for ya to do { if ya wanta make one! } i just used my kindle as a template... which is easy-peasy too! now... listen... i know i could have made this a much more simpler craft, but i can't roll like that with so many good tutorials out there! so, i used miss Ashley's string quilt block tut to make (4) blocks then added a little Kona Essex to one side. once the front of the kindle cover was sewn... the rest of the project is just FAST! now, i just have to make my son's!

I have also been trying to put together my Bloggers' Block-a-palooza fabrics! i know many of you have more questions regarding this virtual project and i promise to have more answers for ya! but, for now you can always do what i'm doing which is color planing... i've been wanting an aqua & yellow based quilt for sometime now... so i'm pretty sure this is the way i'll be heading! plus... then i can work in my (Target) Liberty of London dress fabric somewhere!! yummies!!! i've been holding on to this one for awhile! then... ( while pulling fabrics ) i realized i haven't made a simple patchwork quilt in such a long time! so, i pulled fabric for one... i'll be adding in some grey solids ( i know shocking ), but i'm diggin the boyish charm of these prints together! ps... my new hexie pillow is seriously moving forward! with the help of lazy nights and Deschutes Brewery, i may have this puppy sewn up quite quickly! ;) well... i'm off! so many projects left to do and so little attention span to get them all done! ha! hope your all having great success getting your's finished!! ;) XO, Heather

16 comments:

  1. Wow, you are one BUSY lady! I love the yellow and aqua combination! LOVE! I may have to 'borrow' your idea. Can't wait for the block-a-palooza!

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  2. that is FABULOUS, Heather!! Love that an eye sore turned into a piece of art!!

    Love all the fabrics, and those hexies are divine!!

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  3. wow, I love all of these projects and fabric collections. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who stresses about a project until I can get to it. I have to keep reminding myself, this is a hobby, it's fun - not stressful! :)

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  4. Well, the holidays certainly aren't slowing you down at all! Go, Mama, go!

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  5. Go!Go!Go! Man, you're an inspiration! Did you get some coffee cozies done up? I've got a Kindle cover on my to do list this week for son, but a book style one. I'm going to use Amy Butler's technique for interfacing it (from her new bag book).

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  6. It looks fantastic!! It can be addicting! And then when you are done, pop off the fabric and use it to sew with. Love these wall hangings.

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  7. soooooooooo love that pile of blue/green

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  8. Love your idea for a Kindle book cover! My daughter is getting a e-reader for Christmas, sure wish I knew the size so I could make her one. The yellow and aqua is fantastic!

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  9. ooooo i can do that too ;) ;)
    x

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  10. Where in the world did you find that bicylce fabric in one of your first pictures?! It is adorable and I am dying to use it for some pillows in my familyroom!

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  11. and... you continue to amaze. Now all I see in my house are eye sores to be covered. Fantastic. Love the aqua yellow combo. I think I will grab another Christmas cookie with my coffee and get to planning.

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  12. I LOVE the cover you made... I ordered my girls kindles for christmas (as always my kids get the cool stuff long before mama does) I was almost done with a (much more simple version) and guess what ... I did the liner inside out when I flipped it... haha I clearly need you to make a kindle cover tutorial ;-)

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  13. Great colours! Im glad that Im not the only one with multiple projects on the hop at this time of year.

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  14. Nice job lady! ---->LISTEN<--- I love it!

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  15. I LOVE the cover you made... it`s wonderful....and nice colours.

    Greatings from Germany,
    Klaudia

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