Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What a busy weekend

I have alot to share with you, so grab a cup of coffee and settle in.

First off the bag from my sewing table is finished.


Along with another one. I just can't help myself, they are so fun to make. I'm working on a pattern for this bag.



Aprons, Aprons, Aprons

J.J. and lizzy got aprons last night. They loved them.



And just what were those aprons inspired by? My Goodwill find...


I found this vintage apron at Goodwill this weekend for $1, yes, one dollar. What were they thinking.

And eight of these guys went out this weekend for the Sew, Mama, Sew fat quarter exchange. I love how they came out.




-Maranda

Saturday, February 21, 2009

From my sewing table...

Hello loves!

First off, I have to show you what my husband made for me...



A ribbon box. I love it. The ribbon slides through for easy cutting, you never even have to open the lid. Great right? I will list a few in my Etsy shop when I get it up and running (Any day now) in case you are in need of one like I was.

OK now on to sewing.


I have been sewing these teething toys since I first made one for my niece. She loved it and I loved making it. These will also be listing in the shop.


My first bag and my messy sewing table.

I really love this fabric. It's a limy green color and looks African to me. It's Honeycombs by Marie Kelzer.
Things still needing to be done...
This quilt needs a binding.

Another tote in process and this time it's my own design.
The Moose dress is almost done and I have a quilt that's being neglected.
I needed to make a list and try and knock out some of these projects. I always start new projects in the middle of other but this is crazy. We have a joke around here that if I start it my husband will finish it and like all good humor there is some truth to it. Infact the quilt here is mostly his doing.
Ok enough ramble, get to your sewing machine-You know you want to.
-Maranda




Thrusday was paint night at our house.

I just love this picture, you can't see it but she even has a little bit of blue paint on her lip.



Before this she painted a little kitty cat.


And my son painted a train.


And we ended the night with this!!!



Monkey Bread, Yum!
What a great day
-Maranda

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More from my weekend shopping spree...

Andalucia by Patty Young. So girlie and beautiful. You must get some!


The picture didn't come out right, but I fell in love with this. It's at Hobby Lobby if you simply can't do with out it.

I plan on making an American quilt this summer.
I love text on fabric, I have no plan for this it was just cute:)

Random prints, I'm loving the yellow one.
Tractors, Army, and Bugs!!!
Greens.
Blues.
Yellows and oranges.

And my current quilt prints!
-Maranda

Monday, February 16, 2009

What I did this weekend

A trip to 3 fabric stores and 1 mail order...I'm set for a while.

Lizzy Dish is great. It has a very soft feel to it and is stunning in person. Pictures don't do it justice. I fell in love with Lizzy Dish the first time that I saw it, but to get to hold it in my hand only made that feeling stronger. I love it!



I'll show more of my purchases later, but if you have yet to get your Lizzy Dish, What are you waiting for? Go get it. YOu'll love it.

-Maranda

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day-Husband gets an A+

Happy Valentines Day! I hope that today is sweet for you and filled with lots of LOVE.

OK, so why does the husband get an A+...Well here's what I got for Valentines Day




Beautiful right? These are the first items purchased for my future fabric and quilt shop. I want a homey, vintage feel to it. Nothing to commercial.
So what did you get for Valentines Day.
-Maranda

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lizzy Dish

I have 4 fat quarters of Lizzy Dish in kitchennaire! coming. I'm happy! I'll post pics when it arrives.

-Maranda

And yes, I was able to sleep on Saturday night, not until 3:30am, but sleep found me.

Friday, February 6, 2009

From the sew table...

comes my first dress. This is for my niece, but my daughter Elizabeth is modeling it. It makes a nice tunic, I think. Lizzy is getting a pink one soon. The pattern is Simplicity 9784 and was easy to follow. I do however, think that the sizes run on the bigger side.



-Maranda

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

So much to do...

I'm in the middle of making my sons quilt, as promised. Then, mammamade, sent me this, a pre-cut dress pattern, to make a dress for my little one. It's heavenly, really pre-cut fabric with no pattern, that's how I work best. Anyone else hate fabric cutting and pattern reading? I'll post a picture as soon as it's done. I'm just checking in.

-Maranda