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Once again I have been missing from blogland because of life and because I just felt like I had nothing to blog about.

My flowers are florishing.  Weeds have taken much of my time and sewing has taken a back seat.

I did finish an apron for one of my nieces, who specifically asked for an apron with a kitchen towel in the body of the apron so she could wipe her hands while cooking, plus she wanted fabric with chili peppers on it.

brandee apron

Now I’m working on an order for 8 utility aprons, which need to be done by the 15th of June.

utility apron

The aprons are made from recycled jeans which means I get to use those jeans that I have saved for years.  It’s so satisfying to finally make use of them.

Hopefully I’ll have more time for my blog now that it’s summer.

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Why does time vanish so quickly?

Of course, doctor appointments, dentist appointments, grandkids sports games, and daily chores help time disappear quite fast.

My next craft show will be in May, so I need to start sewing more items.

It’s been lots of fun sewing my Mexican themed pillows.

#2 mexican pillow

Right now I’m working on my Sombrero Sue pillow.  This pillow will also have the red  pom pom trim.

sombrero sue

I’m also working on my little dress dish towels. I love making these because it’s like making  little girls dresses.

Th  pattern piece for the top of the dish towel dress is  lost somewhere in my sewing room, so I had to make my own simple pattern for the bodice.

yellow dishtowel dress

So tomorrow after my doctor’s appointment, I’m hoping there will be time to sew.

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This pillow started as a donation for my daughter’s fund raiser. Well, the fund raiser was cancelled, but that’s ok because I can use it at my craft shows.

I made  it with  some Mexican textile fabric that I had in my stash.

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As decoration for the front of the pillow I made some felt flowers on my Go Baby accuquilt machine.

go baby flowers

Loving bright colors,  I chose pinks and reds with lime green leaves, and I machine embroidered them onto the fabric.

I added some vintage yellow buttons to the center of the flowers.

Wanting to add some more pizazz to it I added pom pom trim all around the pillow.

It was easy and fun to make except that the textile fabric  did tend to unravel  along the edges as I worked with it.

Mexican pillow

 


Well I’ve made three items already, and yes I know that’s not really going to get me into a craft show.  But it’s a start!.

Soon we’ll be able to sit outside and drink a strawberry soda. This is a fake one, but I’ve always wanted to make one like this.

ice cream soda

The very first time I saw this,  many years ago, it was made with carnation flowers for the top, now people are making it with taffy candy.  This idea is on Pinterest and so very easy to make.

Owls are also a favorite of mine to make.  I made my own pattern pieces and is so easy  and fun to sew.

heart owl

 

Easy is what I do because I just don’t like hard or complicated.

My whimsical cat is from my own pattern, it might need a little tweaking,  but I’m just not sure yet what to tweak.  I’m open for suggestions.

whimsical cat

I have to get back to my sewing. Have a fun Valentine’s Day.❤️💜❤️💜


I think I’ll give it another try.  I’ve always wanted to do the craft shows, which I did try about 2 years ago.  I just wasn’t prepared the way I should have been.

My lack of inventory was a problem, which I still don’t have, but I plan on doing some sewing , except, life always gets in the way.  So I need to organize my time and get myself  to sit down at my sewing machine.

me sewing

I need to start creating again, using my imagination and getting motivated.  The need to do research on what the new trends are and what’s selling at the craft shows is an important step to success .

Okay, I think I know what needs to be done.  Tomorrow is a good day to start.  Right now I need to go read my book.

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I want to make and enter a project for our county fair.  But the deadline is September 17th.   So I have to hurry.

It will be a quilted wall hanging,  so I really need to hurry up,  actually I need to rush.

I do have the background fabric along with the face, the eyes, the hair, lips and the eyebrows.

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I’ve made some felt flowers.

 

 

Now all I need is to put everything together.

Have you guessed who the person is that I am trying to put together?

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I managed to finish a baby quilt that I started 2 years ago.  This little boy will finally get his “baby quilt”.

20170521_173248Like I’ve said many times, life does tend to keep you busy with unplanned illnesses or commitments that are unavoidable.

But I’m thinking this little great, great nephew of ours will still be able to enjoy his blanket.

20170521_180549 (2)I chose a Dalmatian print for the backing and binding. Plus I added a dog, that I traced along with a bone for him and machine embroidered them onto the quilt.

I have about 3 more baby quilts, along with one for my oldest daughter, plus one for my youngest daughter,  that would like one for her school fund raiser next year.   I’d  better get busy.

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