Friday, March 30, 2012

An Easter Purse

I really cannot sew clothing very I never make an Easter dress.   I can quilt away....but sewing clothes is another story!!!  But...I know I can make a purse!!!    The BOSS of all purses is Simone Howell.    Have you seen her gorgeous bags?  I have been salivating over them for quite a few years!!  Not only is she talented, she is very sweet!   I decided to make a bag that was heavily inspired....ummmmm actually copied from Simone.  I asked her opinion on fabrics, and she was nice enough to help!  See, I told you she is very sweet!  Here's the bag....not as stunning as hers, but it will do!!!!

This is what I ended up with!

This is Simone's....stunning!!!!
Now off to what I'm really comfortable with...quilting!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bumperless Crib Bedding

I have recently noticed on Etsy how many people are doing bumperless crib bedding.  I am a curious person, so I did a little research!   I found this article plus quite a few more.   So...I decided after reading those articles I cannot continue to make bumpers.'s my first attempt yesterday at making cute crib sheets with piping.  I'm thinking of doing a tutorial since I really couldn't find any complete tutorials on the web.  I think bumpers are way cuter, but this is ok...what do you think? 

Friday, March 16, 2012

More Pillows and More of Clover!

Once again Clover is in the center of attention!  She honestly does this on her own, I don't call her over!  She loves to be in pictures!    I really have been needing more pillows, and with Jennifer's Crazy Love it's been easy to make a few.   I also have fallen in love with Violet Craft's Peacock Lane.  Have you seen her fabrics?  Love!   She has a new line coming out also, can't wait!!!    Now all I need is a new sofa!   I really want to get a dark charcoal Grey sofa..but so far hubby does not see the need!  I'll be patient :)  I used Elizabeth Hartman's stamp Collection Quilt Block to make both of these pillows.  It is so much easier than piecing them!  I have been wanting to try them out for a LONG time!!!   She amazed me with her talent!    It is Spring break around here and I am EXHAUSTED!    I absolutely love being with my boys,  having fun, so it is worth Mom being a bit tired!!!   But maybe a nap is in order today!   Hope you are having a fabulous week!!!   I have a lot of ideas popping in my head, so hopefully next week I'll get more done, although these ideas never stop!!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Crazy Love Pillow

I have definitely been bitten by the Crazy Love bug!  Jennifer Paganelli has put something very intoxicating into her latest line of fabric!  It's all I can think about!   Once I finished those ruffled crib skirts, I quickly got busy on my first Crazy love project.  I saw this heart pattern in a quilt on Pinterest.  Oh Pinterest!  I loved it and quickly decided to make it into a pillow.  I am thrilled with it!!   It looks perfect on my chair in my bedroom.   My next project is a postage stamp quilt.....with more Crazy Love of course!  I told you it's intoxicating!!!    

We all know Clover just has to be the center of attention!!!
I hope you have a lovely weekend!!!  It's the beginning of Spring Break for my boys....whoo hoo!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Crib Bedding is fun!!!

For the most part!    I love creating crib bedding sets and quilt sets for my customers.  It's so fun to be a part of their excitement and joy of welcoming a new member of the family!   All my customers so far have been happy!   I have this fear that someone will receive their bedding which they have paid a lot of money for, and I have spent a lot of time on and hate it!!!   This is why I changed my blog name to an insecure quilter....I can't help myself!!!   When I receive their email saying how they love it, it really makes my day!!  So I continue on......

I finished two crib sets this week, whoo hoo!!!  Both had ruffles, which are really pretty but SO much work!!!  I'm ready for something a little simpler!!

Heather Bailey Nicey Jane with Michael Miller Dumb Dot

Ooh La La!   This customer wanted these fabrics, but let me choose which ones to use where I wanted!!  FUN!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet Sarah Jane Pillows

I have been crazy busy with customer orders, which really is a good thing.  Except for the fact that I haven't blogged, and I haven't really done a lot of sewing for me :(  or friends and family.  I hate it when someone wants a pillow, or a quilt and I just don't have the time to do that.   Things are slowing down, and I have a few projects on the quilting floor!  Literally!  I'd be so embarrassed for you to see my studio!  It's a hot mess.  BUT....I do know where to find things, and I am slowly getting it organized!  I have realized that being organized is NOT my specialty!  I need help in this area, but that's for another day!  

Sarah Jane pillow...her fabric is so perfect for a little girl

Crazy Love...I can't wait to show you the pillow I'm working on!
I'm leaving you with a pillow I finished which I really love!  It inspired me to work on another pillow which I love even more!   I purchased a bunch of Crazy Love from Jennifer...and I'm so eager to get lots of projects done with it.   For some reason this fabric line really inspires me to sew!!!