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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.❤️💜❤️💜

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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.

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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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Well, I’m all finished with Frida, so this morning I took her and entered my wall hanging into the fair exhibits.

frida

I had so much fun trying to capture the essence of Frida, maybe not her looks, but her colorful way of life.

She will be viewed by hundreds of people, some will like her and some will not, but that’s ok, because I am pleased with the outcome.

I think I influenced my daughter and grandson to enter their projects as well.

My daughter had made the Mad Hatter’s hat into a donation box for the school play and decided to enter that. It’s a fun and unique project.

mad hatters hat

Our grandson loves to draw and he is quite good.  Since boys love drawing robot type figures, that’s what  his project was.

robot

We hope our family members  and friends  will support us and visit the exhibits to view our projects.❤️💜❤️💜

 

 

 


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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Finishing projects is always on my list, but life seems to keep me busy with other things.

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This baby quilt was made from my pink stash that I wanted to use up.  It came out better than I thought it would.

I machine appliqued some flowers to add a little more interest.  The quilt is a gift for someone that lives far away….it’s a surprise.

20170409_171711_001And finally,  after many, many months, actually it took me over a year to finish my youngest daughter’s quilt.

20170409_172214Now, back to my sewing room to finish many more projects on my list.♥♥♥♥


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Or is it a kitchen towel?

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Yep, it is a kitchen towel that  is so cute and would make a great gift for moms. It would also be a great item for craft shows.

I used the Simplicity pattern #8109. It’s very easy and I managed to make it easier for myself by using just one kitchen towel as the skirt front. The pattern asks for a front and back skirt.

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The Pioneer Woman has coordinating kitchen towels that sell as a pack of two, and the colors are very pretty, so this is what I used for my little dress towel.  Just use your imagination and pair up any two that you prefer.

You’ll need some ribbon for ties to sew on each side of the towel, which I haven’t done yet.

This is fun sewing, because it’s like designing  your own little dress.

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