Pincushions

These are some of my favorites.  I made a simple pattern and choose some great colors.  The small ones are about 3 1/2 inches in diameter and the large round ones are about 10 inches.  I have more that I haven’t taken pictures of yet….

 

One quick fact…the buttons; I found them at Simple Sewing Solutions in Lockhart (www.simplesewingsolutions.com).  Most of my pincushions have beautiful antique buttons although, I have used “new” buttons in some cases. 

My friend Tia took the pictures for  me.  Yes, she is a professional photographer in the San Marcos area.  And she is on my Blogroll so check her out.

Delays and Setbacks

Well, I haven’t done much this week except twist my ankle, go to different doctor appointments, and sit on the sofa and watch my household fall to pieces around me.  (Seriously messy here right now). 

I have thought of several sewing ideas and I worked a little on my quilt.  I keep saying I will post a picture but I haven’t gotten around to it.  I did manage to purchase more fabric…like I need to accumulate any more fabric.  Meanwhile, the hubs basically thinks that I should sell something.   Right now, it is time to get around to all the Christmas gifts. 

The latest project I plan on working on is designing a cover for my Kindle.  Yep, the hubs gave me a Kindle for my birthday a few weeks ago.  I have finished my first book… Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers.  Excellent read, except that it is the first of two and I haven’t downloaded the second one yet.  I wonder if I can get my Beth Moore Bible Study on my Kindle.  Probably would work since I need to take notes. 

My other quest in life this week has been to find FREE patterns.  So many websites offer “free” patterns but few really deliver.  So far, I am liking www.marthastewart.com but I am am still looking.

Well, it is 2am so it’s time for me to take another Vicadin and go to sleep.  I’ll sew tomorrow “after all, tomorrow is another day”.

Pillow Case

Last night I was going to clean up my “sewing room” (the room that looks like a fabric store threw up) and instead of complete cleaning up, I started sewing.  😀 

Made this one for my niece.  I should have taken a picture of the inside too but I didn’t.  The pillow is a 12 inch x 16 inch, perfect for my 2 1/2 year old niece.  To appreciate the colors, you really need to see her room. 

I will be making more and I welcome custom orders.

My Latest Project – Burp Cloths

Currently, I am preparing for a “Holiday Extravaganza”.  I will post pictures of my other creations soon.  For now, here are a few pictures of the burp cloths I’ve been working on.

By the way, if you are in the Austin, Texas area, our show is this Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 1601 E. Slaughter Lane at the River Ridge Estates’ Clubhouse.

At least stop by for the FREE goodies.