Wednesday, March 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day cards

I'm not Irish, but I still like to celebrate St. Patty's Day.  The owner of the village office supply asked me to make a few cards for this special holiday.  I'm not sure how much of a hit they are going to be but it was fun to make these themed cards since I've never done it before. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Quilted Purse

I had a lot of fun doing this project.  I had a person in mind I wanted to make a purse for.  As soon as I saw the fabric I knew it was meant to be used to make a purse.

 I love the colors. First I measured a purse my Mom made for me to get the dimensions.

Then I cut out my pieces of fabric and my batting. I quilted the fabric and then I put binding on the pockets. Then I made the straps and sewed them on.

I don't have a serger but I did a straight stitch and then a zig-zag stitch. I added a button and a little strap to tie the top closed with the button.

 I'm pretty proud of it. I think it looks nice for my first purse.

You should see my Mom's purses. Her's are stunning and she is awesome at machine quilting. 

I am so excited to give this to my friend at church tomorrow. If she doesn't like it, I will be mildly pleased because that means I get to keep it for myself!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Eggstra Special Easter Wishes

Does that little truck look familiar? It is part of the Loads of Love Stampin Up Stamp Set.  I had fun coloring the image with colored pencils.  I really like this stamp set. It will be hard to give it back to my friend.  I have been busy working on some St. Patricks Day cards.  I found some cute stamp sets for a dollar at Joanns.  Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Loads of Love

Remember the website I was telling you about? Well I am totally hooked. The same friend that told me about the website let me borrow some of her Stampin Up stamps. One of them is the Loads of Love set so I am having a blast playing with it.

The stamp set comes with the pick up truck and then a bunch of other stamps you can use for the back of the truck. The sentiment says driving by with a birthday hi! I colored it in with crayola colored pencils and then I used two eyelets for the wheels for something extra.  You will be seeing more cards from this stamp set.