Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I took a little break from my handquilting and decided to make a new ironing board cover.

My old one was looking pretty nasty. This is the little table top board that sits on the counter behind my sewing machine.

See how yucky:( All sticky with starch and threads everywhere. To be honest, I usually keep a bath towel over this mess but it looked really bad too.

I went through my fabric and found this cute print that was perfect because:

1. I had enough of it.

2. I think it's really cute.

3. It matches my room.

4. I bought it cheap at Hobby Lobby.

5. The last time that I was at Hobby Lobby, they had a whole bolt of this stuff.


A mini makeover! Now before ya'll get to thinking that I'm a wiz at sewing..this project was made with 100% GLUE. Yes...I used my glue gun. I'm not ashamed...who looks at the back?
I layered a piece of leftover batting and the new fabric over the board, turned it upside down, trimmed the fabric and got crazy with the glue gun! I pulled the fabric as tight as I could (the curves were kinda tough) and hot glued it down.

I love it and if I get tired of this fabric or it gets messy, it's an easy redo!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


We are still enjoying our Summer. I don't like the heat but I love the long days with "nothing" to do. Staying up late and the kids sleeping in:)

I am rushing to finish Kelsey's quilt. She picked out the fabric herself. It is Central Park by Kate Spain. It has some really pretty colors and some cute animal prints. I bought a layer cake of it so I had to find a pattern to showcase the animals and that would be ok without yardage. We decided on Flower Show. It is from the Spring 2010 Quilts and More Magazine. It is a very simple and quick quilt to make. I am already well into handquilting it.

We had a wonderful 4th. Cade was so happy to get to spend some time with cousin Sydney!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pin Cushion Caddy

Here is another project that I made awhile back and use often. It is the Pin Cushion Caddy by Anna Maria Horner. I got the pattern from her book Seams to Me.

The pin cushion is a little tricky but well worth it. I made one of these for my Mother in law too.
Mine stays right her on my pressing table:)

It is a little wonky but I love it anyway:)