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Getting Sidetracked

So yesterday with our sudden small blizzard I had the full intention of going in strong with trying to get as much done on my baby owl quilt as possible and actually I think I did get pretty far. That will be updated in a post next week when I share it for the WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

Anyway just as I seemed to be cruising along on the quilt I stopped to get something out of the drawer when I looked up and saw my brand new shipment of pom poms staring me in the face and they started calling to me. Wouldnt you know with in 5 min I had my sewing machine and fabric moved and out-of-the-way and 1000 pom poms staring me in the face. There were so many colors and sizes, Honestly I was a little overwhelmed for about 2 min trying to figure out what I was going to do with all these poms. Seeing how I won these in an auction for free on Listia and free shipping to boot this was definitely one of my better so-called “Savings” when it comes to keeping the budget down. After sorting through all the colors and of course separating them into their own colored bags I took my favorite color and then the obvious contrasting colors of black and white, pulled out the hot glue gun grabbed an old throw pillow that needed some restoration and got to work.

      I used some of my purple fleece fabric to finish it off in the back.  I think its cute. If I would have known then what I know now then I would have covered the whole pillow in the fleece before glueing on the Poms. There are a couple of spots that I am going to go back and fill in where the old ugly green fabric is showing through.  Also I probably would not use the bigger ones on the edge. The picture in my head didn’t exactly turn out in real life.

I measured the Fleece to the size of the pillow knowing that it had a  bit of stretch in it so that it could be pulled tight. I took the edge of the fleece and hot glued it to the edge of the last row of Poms securing it just underneath so the poms would stick over a bit hiding the fleece edge as much as possible.

So this is what happens when I get sidetracked. I finish other projects and not the one intended. Has this happened to you? I am sure it happens to everyone. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s always a bad thing. I say as you are not getting sidetracked when it comes to the important things then its ok in my book. Well I look forward to sharing what I did get finished with the Owl Quilt, maybe I can sneak a few more hours in and get the baby almost done by Wednesday.

Happy Crafting from my home to yours

Upcycled Bottle

Yarn Art as I like to call it.

This was a piece that I did a while back that I would like to share with everyone. This was an old bottle we had lying around and it was just something that really did not look very attractive. I am not saying that this made it look anymore attractive, but I like to think that it’s at least an improvement. I used a bunch of left over yarn shrivels to decorate this and used hot glue to secure it on to the bottle. This project was pretty fun but I suggest some sort of finger guard to protect from the not glue. My poor finger tips were pretty tore up after completion.

I really love to upcycle old stuff, or reuse something. As a mom on a budget I like to save money where ever I can. Here is another Upcycled idea I did with my little boys old baby bottles.

I am a color fanatic so almost everything I own is color coded. All my sewing thread is color coded by hue.

 

 

Well I am glad that I shared some of these ideas with you. I know I am not the first to think of either of these ideas but never the less I always like to share. Soon I will be decorating the covers to all my containers. I will update these and share how they look after their sweet little makeover.

 

Make sure you take a look below to see some of the upcoming projects that I will be finishing or working on in the near future.

 

 

Happy Crafting

 

 

 

 

Up coming projects…….

     

 

 

 

Valentine’s is right around the corner

So why not kick it off with a Massive Valentine’s Day Blog hop

Here is the Valentines day blog hop tour. You will be able to find some great tutorials and also sign up for some awesome giveaways.
February 1 – Melissa from Happy Quilting – Fat Quarter Shop  – Grand Prize $200.00 Giveaway
February 2 – Heather from Quilt Story – Burgundy Buttons – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 3 – Melissa from Lilac Lane – Green Fairy Quilts – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 6 – Angela from Cut to Pieces – Intrepid Thread – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 7 – Amy from Diary of a Quilter – Burgundy Buttons – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 8 – Natalia from Piece N Quilt – Green Fairy Quilts – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 9 – Jessica from Twin Fibers – Intrepid Thread – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 10 – Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt – Burgundy Buttons – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 11 – Jane from Want It, Need It, Quilt – Green Fairy Quilts – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 13 – Corey from Little Miss Shabby – Intrepid Thread – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
Good Luck to everyone!!

Pom-Pom Tree for Valentine’s Day

Tree of Love

Fun Valentine’s Project for you and the kids

Week 4 of the 5 Weeks of Love Challenge

I saw an idea like this as I was searching for a something else and can not find where I saved the website name. So if by chance anyone knows who just recently did a tutorial for something like this let me know and I will be sure to put their name on here as an inspiration to how this project came to light.  This was a lot of fun to work on with my little one. We played a counting game while we were holding the pom- poms on to set.

I wasn’t really sure how this was going to turn out but I wanted to give it a try anyway. I added the feathers for some extra flair and texture.

Honestly I think the hardest part was getting the support at the bottom just right to support the top.

The materials I used were

  • Pom-Poms
  • Chinelle Fuzzy Sticks
  • Glue
  • Feathers

These look really cute in the window cill or the table as Valentine’s Day Decorations. I made a purple one for myself. I thought it was one of those things that would look nice on a shelf in my crafting area.

Happy February!!!

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

DFF logo

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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