Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Progress on my WIPs

I was able to work on my felt ornaments. I thought I would update. 

I sewed the hearts and stars and added ribbon. I can't find my white buttons. They are around here somewhere.  I could only find kind of yellowish buttons. That won't do.  

If I made these again I would have left more of a white felt border around the stars. 

I was able to cut out most of my penguin. I am pleased with the progress so far.  
I plan to stitch black eyes and give him a red bow tie. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

My latest WIP

I am working on some ornaments like in a tutorial by a blog called a Spoonful of Sugar Designs.

I am going to embroider the year in two of them for our tree and give the rest away for gifts. 

Link to tutorial is here: 

Also my little guy is obsessed with penguins right now so I want to make a penguin ornament out of felt.  Here's the idea. 

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day/Week

THIS GIVEAWAY IS Officially Closed! Joan G won my fabric giveaway!  Thanks to all that entered.  I deleted everyone who posted an email address to protect it. Thanks. 

It's hard to believe that I started this blog 2 years ago to make closet space for my little one who is now two and a half and I have another little one that is 6 months old!  On the 2 year anniversary of this blog, I am very excited to join in this year's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. 

As this blog is about clearing out my craft closet, I am happy to send along a package with fabrics from my stash to a good home. I bought all of these fabrics with no project in particular so they've never come to anything.  I think I was thinking of making a quilt with some and an apron with the red.  I liked the fabric and it was a good deal so I bought it.  I just haven't made the projects.  Too many projects, so little time.  :)  It's been difficult to get projects done around here with the two kids.  I still try to craft when I can.  It brings me so much satisfaction. 

My giveaway prize features about 1/2 yard pieces of fabric from my stash.  To the winner, I hope you can find some good use out of these fabrics.  I would love to see what you end up making.  Send me a photo if you remember.  Thanks.  Samantha

The white fabric did not photograph well so here is a close up.  It has overlapping circles on it.  

To win, please leave a comment below from December 8th to December 12th at 5pm PST for a chance to win.  You can write your email at ____ dot com so your email won't be picked up by spammers.  Thanks.  Winner will be picked by December 14th.  Sorry no international shipping.  

Good luck!

A question for you:
Do you ever buy fabric without any specific intention or do you always have a project in mind when you buy fabric?  

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for helping me clear out my craft closet. :)

One of my better ideas on organizing your stash:

Link back to Sew Mama Sew:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gift wrap

I was playing at my son's preschool and created some art that I thought would make some great wrapping paper.  What do you think?
If you care to use, please do not use for commercial use.  This is for personal use only.  If you feature this on a website, please give credit to this blog.  Thanks. Samantha