Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Brayden's First Christmas

Can you believe this little tyke....

Is nearly a year old?

This will be his first Christmas

Since Jaxon has his stocking, it was time to make one for Brayden!

 
 
My inspiration came from the Art to Heart book
 
I loved this little snowman in this book

After I called my friend, Colleen to see if SHE knew where I hid my snowmen noses

(She was no help...except she did know where hers were and offered them)

I managed to find one

The little mini buttons worked for his smile

(Just like Brayden is always doing)

Added some jingles and trim...

A name tag...looks a lot like barb wire...we are farmers...I'll go with it!!

And this stocking is ready to be stuffed!!

And it was done before Christmas Eve!

Now to attack the other Christmas projects on this list!!

25 days to go...

Christa 

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 Circle Square Retreat

You know it was a good time...
 
The food was FABULOUS
 
We were fed up like a gaggle of geese they were fatten up to make foie gras 
 
 
 
There were all kinds of great projects being worked on  
Ruth's tumbling blocks
Heathers stars
Maryann's butterflies  
Charlene's attic window
Debs dresdens 
As well as a ton of show and tell
Margaret's Christmas tree   
Margaret's tulip
Shelbys gifaffe
Cute eyes
Dots scrappy
Terry's French braid
Sandy's Kona Solids
Trudi's runner
Trudi's stocking for sale this weekend at the Estevan museum craft sale 
Lori's Judy Neimeyer NY beauty 
Ruth's Tula Pink
Loris attic window
Colleens 29th bday gift from Tracey and Terry 
Janes round barn 
Charlene welcome sign 
 
We even had some knitting....
Ruth's booties
 
And painting going on!
 
It was a fun weekend
 
We all came home thinking we needed to cook up some good food!! 
 
Winter has arrived today.
 
It's going to be a white Christmas 
 
Speaking of Christmas.....
 
27 days left to get that together!!!
 
Christa                                         
     

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tula Butterfly


I have loved this butterfly for quite awhile now

But

I am not a pink girl...hardly own a piece of pink



I decided to try it in what I do know 

Yup...blues and browns!!


I did not fret about overall placement....just individual blocks.

When I first started putting the blocks in place I did not read the instructions
(I know...shocking right?!?)

It started off like this and I was hating it! 

She looked like she had a couple of boobs...


So I turned to the book....

BUT

My book was missing 3 pages!!!!

Thank goodness  I was able to use someone else's book and continue....

This was more like it...


I really started to like what I was seeing...



She's ready to fly!! 



I feel like I should do a border....

Maybe some flying geese or delectable mini border

 Need to think about it!

Christa   

  



Sunday, November 20, 2016

A New Set of Design Boards

I love using my little design boards

I use them to assemble blocks
Then
Take it to the machine and sew 

Here is a really good link on how to make them...


To make your own...

You need some foam boards


Scrap pieces of batting,

A roll of wide ribbon,

A glue gun 



And some basting spray 


Lightly spray your board 
And
Smooth a piece of batting on it 


Trim to size 


I like to do a few at a time
 

Next is to apply the ribbon to the edges

I have use a couple methods

I have sewn it on with my machine 
 

But it's much easier to hot glue the ribbon  on outside edges 
Then
Glue down on the front and back 
 

I would show you HOW to glue it on
BUT
my sewing room looks like a spider
was 
On crack while making her web!!

I could probably get away with committing 
a crime right about now...

No fingerprints left on these tips!!!

I recommend checking out Lori Holt's link

Christa