Friday, January 30, 2015

#whimsicalwoodlandmugrugswap

My partner specifically mentioned her love of deer in her questionnaire answers and the mosaic she posted on Instagram made me think that she preferred more realistic prints as opposed to the cutesy, cartoonish stuff that is more my style. 

With that in mind I made her the deer mug rug.

I was debating what I should make as an extra to send with it when she left a commented on my owl tester block post.  Based on that comment I decided to make the owls into a little open wide pouch for her.  This way I have it covered either way...realistic or cutesy :).






For some reason I had trouble finding any woodland themed extras to include.  I did manage to come up with a couple of things but hopefully the pouch will make up for the lack of other things.  I haven't actually sealed the box on it as of the writing of this post so I'll keep an eye out for more this weekend.  (This post was written then scheduled to actually publish a couple of weeks later.)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Banner of Love

This is the fourth in the Valentine series.  Nothing too difficult about this one :).  Only 7 sections!!



It can be customized for your need by embroidering a message/name/date onto the banner.

Pattern available here.

#craftyvalentineswap

By the time this post actually goes up this package should be at its new home and is therefore safe to show you :)

My partner listed pink and Disney as her likes which is perfect because those things are right up my alley!

This is what I ended up sending her...

A small zippered pouch featuring some little love turtles (don't worry, the back is pink patchwork so I covered that requirement :P) and Princess Coasters to cover the Disney aspect.


I don't think she sews but I threw in the mini charm pack thinking she may be able to use it with some of her paper crafting...  and you can't go wrong with the Target $ aisle. 

I hope she loves it and can find a use for the items!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Furniture Revamp

I'm sure there's a better term out there for this. 

Basically I picked up an old cabinet at a junk sale and decided to paint it :)

I know nothing about painting furniture so I did what I usually do...jumped right in without researching anything.

I'm sure some of the Junkers out there are appalled at what I've done but as much as I liked it in it's original condition, it just didn't work in my kitchen!




 BEFORE


DURING

TA-DA!!!

And now it's perfect and exactly what I had in mind!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fit for a Princess

My #craftyvalentineswap partner listed pink and Disney as two of her loves on her survey.

Therefore I give you the Princess Coasters:






I fussy cut the faces from a print I found at JoAnn's and then made some hand-drawn paper piecing templates for the wonky star part.  It may seem silly to draw up templates for something as simple as wonky stars, but if I can't seem to get them wonky enough on my own.  

My first instinct was to use the black as the background and the colors as the star points but I decided the faces needed the black next to them to give them more definition.  They have minimal quilting and the black binding was done by machine.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Schnitzel & Boo Progress: Fractured Pervalong

It started out as this...


Then went to this...


And finally this...


My mini is complete!  I've been having trouble deciding on a small handmade extra to make to go with it.

Guess I better figure it out since the mailing deadline is getting close :).