Friday, July 30, 2010

Grandmother's flower garden quilt

I am working on a grandmother's flower garden quilt. I have a friend that has made several over the past years and decided I need to make one. This pattern is a little different than the usually quilt. How long will it take me to make? I have no idea! I like to make quilts by hand but they do take a long time to make. I still sew a lot of my quilts on my sewing machine. With the economy the way it is and so many people out of work I have not been selling to many quilts so have cut back on making them this year. Have been amking doll quilts and table runners. I did buy a pack of wool batting to make a quilt for my husband and my bed for the winter. Have not decided what pattern I want to use. Really need to get started on that. I will have this quilt machine quilted. This has been a very busy summer and I cannot believe it is almost over with. Planted a garden to can and freeze a little food but cold weather got most of crop. I did manage to can a few things. Need to make more cherry preserves. What I made last year is all gone. Someone in the family liked it. Have been doing a little traveling with family seeing local places close to home.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Breast cancer greeting cards

I have a friend that is fighting breast cancer. I made a personal card to send to her and decided to make a several cards for breast cancer patients and put on my artfire site. I will be making more cards in the coming weeks.
My cards are OOAK and I inclosed a beautiful poem on seperate paper in card.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Leaf gift tags and scrapbooking tags

Cleaning out boxes of crafts that I had made I came across gift tags. I decided to make a few new ones and this is the first set that I made.
It is fun to come across things that one has forgot about. A few things I think," what was I thinking". Others I think, " wow, these are really nice".

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Siamese cat and his toys

Here are new pictures of my Kitty Cat. First picture shows him setting on his scratch post. His favorite toy to play with... is a rope. He also likes to hide under a chair while I toss rope to him. I will slowly pull rope out... and he will grab rope... and hold onto it. Maybe pretending it is a snake! He has lots of toys... that I made and bought... but he likes this one simple toy the best. Notice those claws! Second picture... is him setting on back of couch... waitng for my daughter to come in door. Kitty cat sets and waits... on her to come in at same time each day. I don't know who taught him to tell time! He comes and gets me up... at the same time each morning. I get up, feed him and then he goes back to bed. No, I do not go back to bed... by then I am wide awake. Kitty Cat was a stray... that took up at my house. I could not find who he belonged to . Kitty Cat is a wonderful pet... and I am glad that he found us. He was full of worms ... and so skinny that you could see his back bones. I don't think he would have survived much longer outside. We think he jumped out of a car... and the owners could not catch him. He does not like loud noises... and we believe something scared him and he ran. He was used to riding in a car. Now only time he gets in car is to go to vets. He seemed to be well taken care of. We could tell he was used to having his claws cut and his ears cleaned. Did not have fleas, which is very unusual. Guess he was so skinny... from not knowing how to hunt. Now he stays indoors... and does not go outside. So he has a good life now. At least we think so.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

How to make a clay pot soldier

This is probably an old pattern and I am sure there are lots of them listed on the web. Most of us do not make things like this but it was a lot of fun. Also had good food to eat.

Several of my friends and I got together today and made these cute little soldiers. You start out with a clay pot in what ever size you want. Size can be from a 2” pot to a 6” pot.

Some of the girls are going to make larger solders to set on their porch.

We started out with the 2” posts and some had 1” pots.

You will need a ceramic glue for gluing the pots together. Ask for this glue at Jo-Ann’s or Michael’s. I do not know name of glue as one of the girls glued my pots before class.

Acrylic paint, cheap paint will do. You will need black, red, blue and white.

Paint brushes. Gold ribbon braid, white felt fabric to cut out hands, black ribbon for belt.

You can add anything that you want to make solder your own. Lots of paper towels and water to clean up.

Start at top and draw on eyes, mouth, and nose. Paint eyes with black paint. Dot 2 little dots onto eye for the sparkle in his eye. For the nose and mouth I used a thin pen.

You can paint a mustache or put red cheeks on.

Paint the hat black. Paint chin strips on.

Paint his shirt red, pants blue. Add gold buttons to front of shirt with paint are gold paper.

Free cut the hands and collar from felt. Glue on.

Glue belt on and glue a gold ribbon down each side of leg.

These was so easy to make. A few of the girls want to make larger pot people in different themes and seasons for their porch.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fabric rose

Fabric rose. I made this one with a rose bud. It is hard to see the leaves but there are two leaves on rose. I think it is gnome approved. I am making these to go on a pillow.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Iris fold greeting card.

I made this iris fold card using origami papers. I like to make greeting cards using different mediums. I call this card Beautiful Day. Card listed on my Artfire site.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cowboy western quilt

I bought this fabric several years ago and never knew what I wanted to make with it.
I had made another quilt using this pattern and decided that is what I would use this fabric for. I thought it turned out nice.
See this and other quilts on my Artfire site.