This blog is devoted to all things quilted and handmade. I have a new found love affair with quilts. I LOVE the colors, fabrics, designs and love that is sewn into quilts. Along with this new addiction comes a world of wonderfully kind and creative women (with a couple men thrown in for variety...LOL!). Please enjoy your stay here. I hope it will fuel your own creativity...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

With all the 'sick' going around it is nice to sit with a cup of hot tea and surf all the fun quilting sites.  I found this one and thought I would share.  Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works is having a give away of some fun things she found at Quilt Market.  The deadline for her giveaway is November 2nd.  So there is still time to go on over to Jackie's blog and enter in the fun.  I am coveting the book on black & whites....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Made up a few leather and bead bracelets last night.  I like them but they need to be worn so the leather softens up a bit.  They are a little stiff right now.

This is a purchased purse that I dressed up with some material, beads, embroidery, a button and a touch of wool.  A perfect bag for fall!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Second felted sweater bag...has a burgundy lining and a pom pom with iridescent bead center.   Thanks to my 'butler' for modeling...LOL!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Kumihimo is a very fun braid to work. A little time consuming but I enjoy it. I like the puffy heart on the cream and tan necklace. All of these pieces will end up in my Etsy store as soon as I have the time to put them up there.

The stars are navy and sparkly. I love them....

Kumihimo Jewelry

I love these soft bracelets and necklaces. They are so fun to make!

Felted Sweater Bag

Lest anyone think I have not been busy lately here is what I have been up to..... I have been making purses out of felted sweaters. More to come on these, they will all end up on my Etsy site.

Friday, October 9, 2009

My sunshine quilt

Last winter was dragging on and seemed like it would never end. Each trip to the fabric store I was drawn to the warm yellows that reminded me of the sun and summer. I just had to do something with them. I found this pattern called Romantic Patches in the Leisure Arts book 'Quaint Quilts to Love'. It just makes me feel warm and comforted to look at it. It is my instant sunshine for the long winter months ahead.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I started a sweater about 10 years ago and never finished it. So this week I ripped out all the stitches and I am going to start again with a new pattern. I hope I finish this one, I like the yarn. I am using a pattern from a book called Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard. You can get the pattern free here. I haven't done any knitting (except for some felted slippers) for awhile so this should be interesting.