Monthly Archives: January 2012

Very First Quilting Square

Thats right, its official I have a new love. QUILTING!!!!!! I had picked up a Fat Quarter Bundle at Wal-Mart the day after Christmas. Seeing how I just LOVE Owl Print,  I knew exactly what I wanted it for. I just had to learn how to cut fabric and sew. After weeks of practicing on some old shirts I had cut up, I decided to try out my new skills and attempt to make my first quilting square.

I just love this fabric and I found an online store that was selling it, however I believe that they stopped carrying it. Here is the site link if you wanted to see more fabric of hers.

 The site is called Diaper Fabric Fanatic

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One more thing…..  I’m going to be linking to Quilt Story, see the sidebar  for their Fabric Tuesday Button!!! Take a peek. There are other fabulous projects to see too. You will also be able find this on Red Pepper Quilts  the Patchwork and Quilting Blog List. 

Happy Quilting!!

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Homemade Pin Bottle

 

 

 

 

I am big on upcycling so it was only right that when we were done having our child and knew that we couldn’t have more I decided to use the left over bottles for storage. These are great for storing , buttons, beads, pins, small embellishments, the list can go on and on. The other night I was looking at all the left over bottles and started filling them with all my odds and ends. I wanted to share this one because last week I had posted about upscaling your tomatoes and wanted to share that you don’t have to have a tomato to store your unused sewing pins.

 

I really like the way this one turned out.

 

The supplies I used were:

  • Hot Glue
  • 1 Large Chenille pom poms
  • 1 Baby Bottle
  • 1 4×4 in square fabric
  • 1 6 in piece of ribbon

 

First I glued the Pom Pom onto the bottle cover.

 

Then I took the fabric and glued it over the pom-pom to the bottom edge of the bottle cover.

Next cut off your access fabric so that its flush with the bottom of the cover.

Then take your ribbon and glue it around the bottom for a little decoration and to hide anything from the fabric after being cut.

 

What do you use to store your odds and ends?

 

 

Happy Sewing!!

Featured Friday Presents:

Amy Jo

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http://dreameramyjo.wordpress.com

Here is our FIRST EVER  Featured Friday Friend. Amy Jo has some amazing talent when it comes to working with yarn. I have personally known Amy Jo for a few years now and this is a woman who is dedicated to her craft. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner this beautiful hat

Here are a few words that Amy Jo left us about what inspired her to make this gorgeous hat.

This is a hat that I made from a couple different colorways of Lionbrand’s Homespun yarn. I improvised the pattern. It is made for a friend of mine who has asked for one for years, finally got around to it and it only took one evening. (my bad…) One of my very simple pieces.

Currently I have many projects either on hooks or needles. I started crocheting my senior year of high school (now I’m 27) for the very same friend in fact, when I made her daughter a baby blanket. Talk about an ambitious first project.

My aunt taught me how to crochet. Then years later, I decided that I no longer wanted to be just a crocheter, I hopped on YouTube and taught myself to knit.

Here is a great resource that Amy Jo would like to share with everyone.

 A great resource for both the beginner and expert alike is the site www.ravelry.com It is a community where yarnies can unite and share projects, find patterns (free and paid), and get the well deserved attention for what they have done! You can find me there and more of my projects at: http://www.ravelry.com/people/AmyJoPeters  Hope to see you there!

 I would like to give a big Thank-You to Amy Jo for sharing this wonderful creation.
If you are interested in becoming one of our Featured Friday Friends and share your latest creation, then please email us at friendsofsmalltowndreamz@gmail.com. Please include a couple clear photos of what you made along with a brief description about what inspired you to make it.
Thank you for stopping and make sure you stop by Amy Jo’s blog to see more of her fantastic work. http://dreameramyjo.wordpress.com.

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A Tomato Makeover

A Tomato Makeover

 

If you are like me I love to customize things to my liking. So when I got all my sewing supplies, I knew the little red tomato would not stay red for long.

 

This project is a perfect no-sew kind of project. I took some of extra fabric I had lying around and decided to cover up my tomatos with it. This was very simple to do and it really doesn’t take long to finish. You don’t have to use just a tomato, you can also make your own pin cushions. With my project list getting longer and longer these days, I just decided to do the quick cover up. The supplies that I used were:

  • Hot Glue
  • Fabric
  • Pin cushion

I had a smaller tomato that I did the same thing to so that they would match. I also used the pins with the balls on the end to give it some bling since I can’t use them in my sewing projects anyway.  Since I took the pictures for these a week ago, I have since added a button on top to finish my tomato off, as an added embellishment.

Happy Sewing!!!

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