Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fabulous Giveaway

Head on over to see Vickie at Spun Sugar Quilts. She is celebrating her 400th post. I love that brown fabric on the top of the Momo fat quarters!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Win a Cricut Gypsy!

Such a great giveaway! Click HERE

Friday, November 20, 2009

Little Totebag Ornament Tutorial

This is the first time trying to write a tutorial. I sure hope you can follow my directions. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. Sure hope you like it! Please let me know if you make one. I'd love to see it.


All seam allowance is 1/4"

1. Begin by cutting
two squares for lining 4 3/4" tall x 5" wide
two 6" squares for outside
two 5 1/2" squares of lightweight fusible interfacing
one 9 1/2 x 2" strip for strap

#2. Adhere the fusible web in the center of your outside fabric, then re-cut it to measure 5" wide by 5 1/4" tall.
#3. On each bottom corner of both outer and lining fabric, cut out a 3/4" square.

#4. Fold the strap in half and press. Open and fold each long side to center, press again. Finally, fold in half again. Your strap now measures 9 1/2" x 1/2". Stitch as close as you can the length of both edges.

#5. Right sides together, sew each side and bottom of outer bag. At each corner, match seams and sew across. This will box the bottom.

#6. Sew the lining in the same way BUT, leave a 2" opening in the middle bottom for turning later on. I finger press all seams open.

This next photo shows the opening in the bottom of the lining.

#7. Pin handle at sides over seam on inside of outer bag with handle facing down in the bag.

#8. Turn lining right side out and insert into outer bag, right sides together. (Lining is shorter than outer bag)

#9. With side seams matching and top edges even, sew 1/4" seam around top.

#10. Pull lining out, then reach in through opening and pull outer bag through.

#11. Using a ladder stitch, close the opening in the lining, then push the lining into the bag. I like to stitch in the ditch around the top.

#12. Your little bag is done now. All you have to do is embellish it. Fringe, rhinestones, lace, buttons, ribbon..... Put a little stuffing in the bottom and hang on your tree with a candy cane in it or a little gift. After I was all done, I decided to put a small pocket on one side for a little note.

That's it!!!! Can't get the spacing right for some reason.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


This Friday The 13th of November is the kick off to the next round of Quilt Bingo.... There are 12 players and 45 FQ's in the pot... You still have time to sign up.. See post below for link to Quilt Bingo.

Click Here to go to their site.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wanna Play???

Quilt Bingo (click on the words quilt bingo to go to their site) starts in 6 days and only has 4 players. It's a lot of fun if you're interested. Just like regular bingo but played online with the word q u i l t instead of b i n g o. Here are the 3 fat quarters that I'm sending.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Quilt Bingo win

I totally forgot to tell you about my win in quilt bingo! I shared half the prize and received 25 fat quarters. Sure made my day. Quilt bingo is starting again soon. Thank you so much to the previous hostess, Melissa!!! It was a lot of fun!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Challenge doll and Stitcher's Angel package

I'll show my little Halloween gal now. I entered her in a challenge of which I didn't win. I knew I wouldn't, LOL, but I was determined to finish and get her entered.

Next is the package I finally finished and sent to my Stitcher's Angel. I'm so disappointed in me with this bag! It took forever (wrist in brace again) and I used the wrong interfacing on the lining. Made it crinkled and wrinkled. ACK!!! I had to send it though and sure hope my gal likes it a little. I also included a little zipper bag to match. Then, showing the rest of the package in the bottom photo. A couple of little gifts for her little girl, a couple of fat quarters, a couple of pincushions, note books, calendar, needlecase, fold up tray, rick rack, cute buttons, about 25 yards of lace, 36 - 5" charms and a friendship bag. Can't forget the Florida magnet and postcard! It was fun, but I'm glad this over for another year.
I haven't heard a thing from my angel yet. Sure hope I don't get stiffed again. :(

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Aww Darn It!

I love it when people comment on my blog but the last couple of days I've had some anonymous doozies!!
Sorry to say I've had to dis-allow anonymous comments.

What I'm talking about here is porn and spam. Can't these people find better things to do?