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
So why not kick it off with a Massive Valentine’s Day Blog hop
If you havent already make sure you stop over at Family Ever After and check out the Big sewing Competition she has going on over there. Her and her sponsors have put together some great prize packages.
There are tons of Giveaways plus the top 3 winners will get some awesome prizes.
I would love to do something like this, However I am still to new to have anything to submit for it. I will definitely be watching this and Hopefully she will do it again next year and I will have something to submit for it.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to try to win some awesome fabric, patterns and other material.
You can find a quick link on the right hand sidebar.
Good Luck to all the contestants !!!
Here comes another giveaway from The Intrepid Thread
The photo used is from the intrepid Threads Blog site
Julie over at the intrepid Threads is teaming up with sally from Sally’s ponderings. Entry to this giveaway is very easy and the full giveaway rules can be found on the intrepid Threads Blog site. I just love the colors in the Table Topper that Sally made. The fabrics that come from Julie are always beautiful and i know it’s no secret out there. I am the biggest fan of her half-moon collection and can’t wait to one day get my hands on it. So make sure you head on over to intrepid Threads to get the full details on the giveaway and while you are there you can check out her line of fabrics. Then make sure you stop in and say hi to Sally.
Good Luck Everyone
Another Great Fabric Giveaway!!
Ends January 22 at 10pm(est)
All the photos that are shown here are from Maureen Cracknell Homemade.
Yup that’s right it’s another Friday Fabric Giveaway that can be found at Maureen Cracknell Handmade. I am a big follower of Maureen ever since I got my sewing machine. She always has great things to be seen on her blog. You can find the link to her site here. Maureen and her sponsor over at Moona Fabrics put together this amazing pack and to enter in the giveaway is very easy. Go to Maureen’s blog site to get the full giveaway entry rules. I know what I would do with this fabric if I won.
Thanks again Maureen and Moona Fabrics for this great giveaway.
Good luck to everyone!