Saturday, March 6, 2010

Savannah Bag!

Oh my gosh!!  I'm so loving the Charm Packs and Fat Quarters I bought from JoAnn's (my favorite craft store) !!  Look at this little quilted bag I made this week!  I had purchased the Charm packs of this fabric before Christmas and just pulled them out last weekend.  I cut the squares down from 5" to 4" using my Fabric Rotary Cutter, laid them out how I wanted them, sewed the pieces together, added the ruffle, liner and handles and Voila!  A cute new bag!!  I LOVE bags!!  My husband and children call me 'The Bag Lady' because I have so many and CARRY at least a couple with me every where I go!  Seriously!  A girl has to have her 'stuff' with her at all times! 

I followed instructions from Angie Juda from SU that she so graciously shared on her blog.  She's awesome and I'm totally addicted to this bag that she named 'Savannah Bag'.  Of course, you can be versatile with the size by adjusting the number of blocks and the measurements for the liner and ruffle accordingly.  My girls really like it and have voiced they would like one a little bigger!!  So as soon as I come across some more cute Charm packs and Fat Quarters, I'll be making some more!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Memory Keeper using Veranda Workshop on the Go!

This is an absolutely beautiful paper pack that I've been stingy with because I just hate to cut it!!  I know that's crazy but when I really like a particular paper pack, (usually love them all!!) but when one REALLY grabs my attention, I just hold on to it and pull it out and look at all the different patterns but can't bare to cut it!!  Ridiculous, I know!  But these patterns and colors remind me of my mom so as I was piecing together the Biscuit Pillow I was making for her, I thought about Veranda and decided to use it on the My Creations Memory Keeper to give to her as well.  She had recently made a comment after church a while back that she needed some new pictures of all of us to update her collage frames.  So I printed a stack of our newest pictures and hid them in the Memory Keeper!  I also included a 'My Pages Talk - Voice Recorder' and recorded them a sweet little message then attached it to the front!!  I love my parents so much and feel so blessed to have been born to the two most precious people in the world! 
Supplies Used:
Z1116  My Creations Memory Keeper
Z1147  Foundry Metal Accessories - Foundry Bookplates
Z1269  Filigree Charms
Z1033  Big Pinks Flowers- White Daisy
Z1131  Creme Brulee Ribbon
Z1132  My Pages Talk - Voice Recorder
Colors:  Cocoa, Garden Green, Juniper, Creme Brulee

So, I went out to daddy and mama's last night and gave them their little happies and they were so very proud!  Made it all worth it.

I had whipped up a little Camoflage Pillow for daddy with a picture of him and mama from this past Thanksgiving.  I had intended to use a picture of him holding up the big deer he got during Hunting Season but my printer jammed printing it out.  He loved it just the way it was!!

I made this into a more boxy pillow instead of the traditional.  Daddy really loved it!! 
I felt just like a kid who had just handed her parents a page she had colored, smile across her face waiting on their reactions!!  How goofy am I??!!



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