Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Off to Vegas - Queen Bee Market

Talked my husband and son into a quick trip
and Market!
Win for him - there was
lots of college basketball in town to watch
and definitely a Win for Me!
I met up with Carol from Just Let Me Quilt -
we talked, painted,
waxed and glued non-stop.
(Carol, Thanks for being spontaneous
and even sweeter in person!)
We received 3 projects, I only got these two done,
 and I was going as fast as I could.
Learned hands on about chalk paint, wax, buffing, 
stain, and pocket frames,
 and ate a few petite
to-die-for sugar cookies.
We had an amazing dinner, one of the items was
 root beer short ribs or something like that = so good.
And then we had these pretty treats.
A very fun night to get away
and create.
Then the next day was the Queen Bee Market.
(We got amazing swag at the craft night and at the market.
Thank you to all of the generous swaggers.)
So we're standing outside in line
for the market looking at our swag
and I was the only one around me
 that got a coveted
I got a lot of offers to trade for it :).
Nope.  It was delightfully delicious.
Two floors of talented vendors

Fun stuff from Buttercream Forest
Regret not buying the succulent :(
and such cool soaps
I did buy some fun things and Jessica
had some puffy pillows
and funny cards - I got the llama one
"With a llama love".
And to end the day,
we all needed some


Monday, March 6, 2017

Would You Like Fries With That?

Long ago, my sis had these
fun Happy Meal toys
and my little boy played
with them for hours.
So of course, I had to find them on eBay,
and have our own set to play with.
Then I thought they needed a home,
because a ziplock just wasn't that cute.
So I found this purple McD fabric
probably 6 years ago. :)

And finally, I made her and I
a tote for them :).
It's kind of a mix of the What's In Your Bag?
 and the Whatcha Got patterns.
I just shrunk it down.
These are McDino Changeables from 1990.
Awesome - Food Robot Dinosaur Transformers
Hey Des, they are kind of $$ on eBay,
maybe we should sell :).  
But I have a little grandson on the way,
and he'll love these.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

These little Goldilocks scenes are
 just so darling.

Goldilocks fabric is by Jill Howarth
for Riley Blake Designs.

I got totally distracted
with bears and
sequins and beads.

Did a little embroidery on his bow tie
and her basket...

And added sequin sparkle to the flowers.

And then it needed a companion...

Baby Bear, you are too sweet.

Wish you could see the little details.

There is some Goldilocks yardage
in the shop along with the precuts.

The coordinates would be pretty
'hooped' too!

Goldilocks, you can sit
on my chair
any time.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Jumbo Sized

Sometimes I want to
try something new.
A gal brought this darling PETITE bag
 to quilt group (pic below).
It just stood up so straight and tall
 and was just a fun little size.
I totally wanted to make one.
She got me started on it - 
but then I had to go home. :(
The pattern is the Freeport Gatherer.
Good directions and there's a video online
that I watched 6 times.
Calls for Duet-Fuse-II fusible batting.
Worked great. 
Pattern and batting are in the shop
because I want to make more.
Well...I sewed and I sewed
and my petite little bag
turned out
jumbo size.
I probably should have counted
her strips, measured and perhaps
looked at the picture on the pattern.
But I love it.
It is a great size.
Pattern tells you exactly how to
make the handles,
no big deal.
Love my Minny Muu polar bears.
Perfect project for left over jelly roll strips.
This basket took half a jelly roll
and one bag of batting.
Looking forward to
paying closer attention
and trying again!