Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wood Art

I wanted to share this because it is so amazing.  Martin Slack made these.  His wood working ability is amazing.  His mother is my good friend and she has these up this Christmas season.
He makes such intricate detail on his pieces.  They are really amazing.

I hope your Christmas was as fabulous as mine.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Scissor charms

These scissor charms are fun to make.  I put a lobster clasp on the end so that it could be clipped to those necklaces we wear that holds the pin cushion, needles and scissors.  I enjoyed making these.
I put the string instead of beads on the loop because when cutting very much the beads hurt my fingers.  

Only a few beads but using these you will be able to recognize your scissors when sewing in a group.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Needle Point Stockings

My friends daughter made these stockings for my friend.  They are for each of her grand kids.  She is really talented.

This is one of my favorites.  They are all beautiful though.

I do want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

T-Shirts into Doll clothes

We all have those t-shirts that we get and never wear.  I used those t-shirts to make doll clothes.  This doll t-shirt was from our county fair.  I preserved the memory in doll clothes.  The pants were from another t-shirt.

I cut the bottom of a t-shirt for the skirt and then cut another length to fold over for the drop waist on this skirt.  I just did a running stitch to gather it and sewed it together.  No heming because I used the already hemmed t-shirt bottom.  I thought about putting some trim along the bottom but haven't yet.

My girls got a hole in their pants so I used the bottom part of the legs, stratigicly placing the pattern to make some pants for their dolls.

This is from the same shirt as the one above.  The sleeve is showing the logo that was on the front of the shirt.  The neck is from the neck of the t-shirt that I trimmed off and reused.

These were from one t-shrit.  It is so fun to make these doll clothes.  I am hoping the kids like them for Christmas.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Doll Clothes For Christmas Gifts

I have been making doll clothes for Christmas gifts.  These are simple clothes using clothing that was discarded.  This cute skirt was made from cutting the  bottom section of some pajama bottoms, folding over the top to make a casing for the elastic and threading the elastic through.  
The skirt is darling and finished in very little time.  The shirt was made from a shirt a friend was getting rid of.

These pajamas were made from one pajama shirt.  Look at the photos below.  I got two sets of pajamas from one shirt.  I placed the pattern strategically so that I didn't have to make button holes.  I also placed the pants pattern so that I would have the hem and embroidery on the pant legs.  
I love how they turned out.  These are for the 18" dolls that are so popular.  The sleeves are cut from the collar in one set and from the arm area in the other set.  That way it made the trim on the sleeves of the doll pajamas already done.  I did use the buttons on the one set of pajamas to cover where I put snaps.  I like avoiding making button holes.

These leggings are made from a shirt.  I made sure to place the pattern at the hem so that I didn't have to make one.  The shirt if from the same shirt that I used to make another shirt and pants for  another out fit.

If you look at this shirt, it was one that my dautghters wore.  The sleeves have holes and I would have normally have thrown this out.  But if I place the pattern on the embroidery and at the neck line It will have part of the work already done and look so cute.  I like to cut the back so that the tags are still in the doll clothes too.
I hope you get a chance to make some.  It is so fun.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Stockings Hung With Care

I wanted to show you how cute these Christmas stockings were.  The stockings and the logs are so cute.  I have no idea where Julie got all the western cowboy stockings but the theme is fun.  

To help support the Sub for Santa we have a home show here in Panguitch.  The money from the tickets sold go to the Sub for Santa program.  These were just a few things I thought were especially fun.  There really was much more but I was visiting way too much to take pictures.  This is in the Englesteads house.  I really thought the swings were fun.

These are from the Marshalls house.  These quilts are really old.  I think they are beautiful.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Small Town Christmas

Our small town of Panguitch has a great way to celebrate Christmas.  Santa comes.  He comes to the grocery store, the social hall, and to the churches.  If you miss him one place never fear he will be back.  
My daughter said,"That isn't Mrs. Clause. That is your friend."  Yes that is our loved Claudia Crump. She is a perfect Mrs. Clause.

This quilt was made for the Sub for Santa.  On the left is our Sub for Santa Chair Woman.  She is so great to organize ways to earn money for those in need.  She really is amazing.  You could have bought tickets for a chance to win this quilt.  The drawing already happened and all I can say is that I didn't win.

We also have a merchants drawing.  To encourage people to shop locally they give out tickets for every ten dollars you spend locally.  You then put your name on them and hope to win.  People and businesses donate for these prizes.

This is my fabulous friend Rochelle.  She is one of the wonderful vollunteers that help these programs be so successful.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Main Street Quilts in Hurricane, Utah

This past week end I went down to Hurricane.  I had never been there before.  I had remembered these lovely ladies from our Quilt Walk.  They come every year and are so friendly.  So I went to their shop, Main Street Quilts.

They really have some darling quilts.

They even had their Christmas fabrics and Christmas pre-cuts on sale for 40% off.  Of course I can't refuse a deal.

That is a graphic way to put it.

This is beautiful.

Really, they had some beautiful quilts to make.

They have quite the antique sewing machine displays and antiques.  

A grinchy advent callendar.  Perfect for those grinches out there.

This is made from a panel.  

I had one of these ironing boards when I was little.

This was their Row by Row challenge.  They are now selling the pattern.

Perfect for summer.

Now I was impressed with the ladies there working on their projects.  They have a finish it Friday.  It is only fifteen dollars and they feed you.  You can go and work on what ever and they are there willing to help you.  Someone was working on this.

It is hard to tell by the photo but this is a dress with a hat and muff.

This is wool.  I love wool.

This was my most favorite quilt in the store.  Isn't cute.

 This is a cute little store.  It may not be large but the ladies are fabulous.  You know the type.  Quilting ladies!  They are friendly and fun.  Check them out and don't pass up the 40% off.