Monday, December 22, 2008

A New Purse for me!

With all of the holiday crafting I have been doing and gifts I have been sewing in the last few weeks (which I will show later as I don't know who will be reading :) I took a little time today to make a new purse for me!
I received theses great Tina Givens fabrics in a swap I started with a fun patchwork using 3" x3" squares and added a little chocolate cord! I love how it turned out!

I love this design it was super easy!

I even added a zipper.

Silver hardware.

& a chocolate gingham lining.

I hope everyone is enoying the holidays! Meg

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Fun with Felt......

I love felt, the wool kind is nice but I love the bright colored squares you can buy from the craft store best! Some of my favorite Christmas ornaments from my family's tree growing up were a set of felt & sequin ornaments my Great Grandmother made for us. My mother would keep them packed safe in a box all of their own and they were normally the last ones to be put on the tree before the tinsel.
I decided this year I wanted some special felt ornaments to add to my family's tree! I began looking around and I found this wonderful owl tutorial & free pattern from the Fabulous Anna Maria Horner's Blog check out this felt garland as well!

Very simple supplies

Easy to follow instructions & a pattern you can print!

This is my first experience with a blanket stitch.

I am getting quite the little pile going.

I love how they look on my tree!

Now that I am completely addicted to these little owls I found this when browsing Sandi Henderson's blog last night! Another felt project, she has just released a fun new little pattern Birds of a Feather I must start these at once. I will however be adding a little bling to mine you can never have too many sequins.

As my husband once put it to me it looks Mardigras blew up on our Christmas tree, but I can't help it I love color! He & my son enjoy it too!

Here is a peek at my tree!

Hope you are enjoying your Holiday Season! Meg

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Very First Ebook the Baby Doll Carrier

Yea I finally did it! You can now purchase this 23 page Step by Step Tutorial in my Shop. I have included tons of color photos and easy to follow directions! Just in time for Christmas Gift Giving!

And if you are not the sewing type I have listed theses 2 ready made carriers!

Thanks a bunch! Meg

Friday, December 5, 2008

Need a little help any willing volunteers?

I am busy putting the finishing touches on my very first pattern/ebook
The Baby Doll Carrier I am so excited! But wow it is a time consuming process.
This is really short notice but I am looking for 3 willing participates who would review/test my pattern this weekend and let me know what you think. If you are interested email me at and I will send you the file.

First come first serve I will take the first 3 people that email me.

Thank you so much! Meg

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I Want to Live in a Wonky House Under a Jennifer Paganelli Sky......

I have been playing with the Wonky House Quilt Squares, hopefully to complete in time for a holiday gift! I have been inspired by Lisa of Upstatelisa (You can check out her awesome designs here!) they get to be quite addictive! Here are my first 4 I have used Sis Boom fabric as the sky.
More to come! Have a happy day! Meg

Monday, November 24, 2008

Paper Crafting and Holiday Stocking Swap

I have been busy creating some pretty little paper banners for the Holiday Swaps I am participating in. Paper crafting can get addictive! I love how the they turned out. I used crepe paper, card stock & chip board letters and added glitter!

This Noel one is my favorite!

and just for fun I did a little JOY!
Here is the stocking I finished today!
I will be shipping it to my partner for the Stocking Swap hosted
by Hope of Going Sew Crazy. It is done in linen with
hand stitched Merry Christmas and sequins for a little fun!
The lettering did not show up so well in the photos.
Also for those interested I will be releasing the baby doll carrier
pattern to my etsy shop at a great price very soon!
Have a great evening! Meg

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wow she is doing it again!

I can not believe the generosity of this lady she has had quilt give aways in the past but this time she is giving away 3 quilt to 3 different people and you can get in on the fun! Head over to the Old Red Barn blog and get your name in the drawing.

This Sugar Snap one is my favorite! Though they are all so beautiful!

Speaking of Sugar Snap here are some pics of my newest creations using this
yummy fabric. I am gearing up for launches featuring
Melissa Averinos and her beautiful new fabric collection!
Details to come soon!
This is a new design I call a bubble tote.
I am really happy how it turned out!
I really love the bottom!
Have a great evening! Meg

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oh Baby!!!!

It seems I have babies on the mind lately my son will be 5 in December and I am starting to get that baby itch! Oh well in time I guess.....

Remember when I posted these well I created them for a M. Miller Baby Bootie contest and at the time my girl friend had just found out she was having a little girl! I have been counting down the days until they fit her tiny feet. She was over the other day and I tried and they finally fit I was so excited I had to take pictures. I love her little baby legs!

I was inspired by a post Anna Maria Horner did a while ago on a gift she created for her daughter! I love homemade gifts and I have wanted to try to make a carry along baby bed for a while but I have not had a little girl to make one for. Well I guess it got the better of me and I drew up a pattern and made this. I love how it turned out.

I even made a matching mini quilt and pillow!

Have you seen the new line of fabrics Sugar Snap from Melissa Averinos it is simply Yummy!! I have been waiting for it to hit the stores. I ordered mine from Jona and it arrived this weekend, I have already started playing. I love the colors.

Here is a peek at the flap I have done it will go on a purse.

I hope to have it finished tomorrow!

More to come soon! Meg

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trendy Textiles & Getting Caught up!

Trendy Textiles is having a super fun launch on Etsy to promote the Holiday's & Sandi Henderson's new patterns!

I will be listing a few cupcake pincushion's in my shop very soon, and if the item purchased has the Mistletoe Marathon logo in it you will receive a FREE gift from me! Now is the time to start thinking about Holiday Shopping!

On another note the Holiday Bazaar was a little slow, but I did have fun and made some new friends & contacts! I have been listing all of the items that did not sell in my Etsy shop at really great prices! Along with some fun little fabric stacks.

I have been working on a fun little tutorial for a Tissue holder I hope to have posted this week!

More to come soon! Meg

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ready or Not........

Well my craft show is tomorrow and I never truly feel ready for these things! I have been reviewing what else I might need and I may end up sewing something up tonight, I am having the urge but I am trying to control it!
My table will have a holiday theme but not many of my products are holiday I try and have a mix of everything. I will take pick of my table so you can see.

I did this purse the other day with my new Ava Rose fabric from Tanya Whelan of Grand Revival I love how it turned out. I really like the sash bows, I could add them to everything.

Here are most of the bags I have done.

I love how all the straps look lined up, they are so colorful!

Wish me luck! Meg

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Faux Finishes & Progress

I am busy getting ready for a craft fair that is this weekend and busy fighting off the sinus infection and ear ache I just can't seem to get rid of!

I wanted to share a few of the little piles of goodies I am creating to sell at the show!

All packed up!
Key Fobs
Pretty Tissue Holders
Coin Purses w/ pearl snaps
I think they look so pretty all together!

Still more to come on my progress.....

On another note I wanted to share a fun faux finish technique I did on a frame I painted for a memo board.

First I started off with a plain wooden frame and painted it my desired color.

Then I choose another color for the accent.

I used this pretty felt trim from Heather Bailey's Scrap booking collection

Then I used a paint brush and painted the trim

(I used a paper plate to contain the mess)

Then lay the trim down on to the frame

Using a paper towel so you don't get the paint all over your

hand, then press lightly.

Lift off trim and you should have a print of the felt image on the frame.

Continue all around the frame until you get the look you want.

For mine I overlapped the images.

Now it is done!

Use to frame family photos or with my Framed memo board tutorial!

Here is a peek at what I will have in my frame!

Happy Crafting! Meg