Tuesday, December 21, 2010

~Christmas Bells~

I have been playing with my camera for The Pioneer Woman's new Photography Assignment.

The theme  Holiday Bokeh Extravaganza the top one is my favorite!

Define bokeh: According to Wikipedia, bokeh is “the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image.”

Hope you are having a Merry Christmas Season!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Handmade Holidays ~Santa Baby~

Take a store bought long sleeve t and pair of leggings, add a little fabric and transform it in
to a super fun holiday outfit! 

Here are some great free tutorials on how to transform a t shirt in to a dress

for the leggings

Hope you are having a Happy December!

Monday, December 13, 2010

~Pillow Talk Swap 4~

 I am finished with my PTS4 and it is ready to ship to my partner! I went with the Cathedral Windows designs and choose red and black because she said she liked bold colors!  I hope she loves it!

PTS4 Done!

PTS4 Done! Back view

PTS4 Done!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Handmade Holidays ~Advent Calendar~

I am in LOVE with this design from Trilliumdesign she offer a 2 part Tutorial on her blog!  This is up really high on my to do list!  Unfortunately we are into the 2nd week in December so this may be a project to work on this summer and have for next Christmas!  Check out Caroline's blog for lots of great inspiration!

Stocking Advent Calendar

Saavy Season's Swap goodies

Hope you are having a wonderful "hump day"  Meg

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Handmade Holidays ~ Felt Owl Ornaments

I know I posted about these cuties last year but I have been at it again! I just love felt and I simply love these little owl ornaments.  The  pattern is a freebie from Anna Maria Horners site!  I am getting quite a pile of them, they are now all happily hung on my Christmas tree! 
Stop by Sara's blog she has been sharing her love of felt as well with a fun garland! 

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving.

More Handmade Holidays to come!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Spool Garland ~ Handmade Holidays ~

I am getting ready for the holidays and looking for some fun holiday tutorials to share on my blog!  Let me know if you are interested!  I found this super easy tutorial for Spool Garland and had to try it out!
Only I used good old Aleene's Tacky Glue instead of Mod Podge (I did not have any on hand).
I LOVE how it turned out!

I used some of my favorite Jennifer Paganelli prints!

My garland turned out about 12ft long!
I think I will be making more!
You can now find NutMeg Designs on FACEBOOK HERE!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Block Swap Progress

I am finally making some progress with my quilt form The Block Swap Quilting Bee! I thought for months I wanted to sash each block in another solid color, then it finally came to me this week why bother when the blocks all flow together so well side by side!  I love how it turned out and I am so very thankful to the ladies that helped make this quilt possible! 

It kind of reminds me of All Sorts licorice candy! What do you think? 

The top measures 60" x 60" square!  I am getting feedback that it should be bound in charcoal with bits of red and aqua!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What a hoot!

 I have been having so much fun with this design, I wanted to share it with all of you!  This fun little owl can be made in to a number of projects!  I traced the patten on to fusible web and then did a raw edge applique to stitch into place on a plain long sleeve t shirt.

Just click on the below photo and print to your desired size!

Love my little model she is bundles of fun!!
 Up close of the applique!
The owl here is approx 8" tall just to give you an idea!
And I used buttons for the eyes!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2010

It's time for the Fall 2010 Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy, from Amy's Creative Side! My entry is  my first Cathedral Window Quilt it is more of a mini quilt but I am proud of it none the less!  I had been wanting to try this style for many years but was aways intimidated by it, it was actually much easier than I thought.  A time consuming style but the outcome is more than rewarding!  I love how it looks up against the light.  I guess I do not have any specific "story" to tell, I used all of my favorite fabrics on a white background, I hope to make a much larger one some day!  I can not wait to visit all of you other quilters!  

 Back View
Happy Quilt Festival!  Meg

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My how time flies....

I never meant to go a whole month with out blogging it just seemed to happen. I am here so say I am back to business and promise to keep things more updated! Here is a little peek at what I have been up to!

We have been busy finishing our new living room!  Here is a look....
I made a Garden Party quilt to go over the couch I am now working on some more pretty pillows!

I have been wanting to do this forever!  I finally got around to framing some AMH prints in embroidery hoops and now I just need to get some photos for the frames! 
 Here is a closer look at the quilt it measures approx 45" x 45" square.
 I just love binding a quilt!  It is my favorite part of the whole process!
I also thought I would post a few pics of "what on my sewing table"  My happy scrappy jar! 
 I have been working on my hexi quilt as well a slow but rewarding process.  I will post more pics soon!
 I hope all is well with you my blogging friends!  I will be back tomorrow to post my favorite quilt for Amy's Blogging Festival.
Have a wonderful evening! Meg

Friday, September 24, 2010

Family Treasures....

I am so excited to finally have this machine!  It was my great grand mothers and I have heard stories about it through the years but it had been sitting in my great uncles basement and we were not sure what the condition would be after all of the years.  Well it exceeded my expectations and I could not be more happy!

It is a Minnesota Treadle Sewing machine. Manufacture by Sears and from the research I have done it looks like this might be a  "Minnesota C" in a four drawer cabinet with skeletal type frames manufactured around 1900-1910.

My grandmother remembers rocking herself on the treadle paddle when she was around 3years old.
 The belt is broken but I hope to get it replaced soon! I love all of the design work on the machine.

 It still has some of the spools my great grand mother used in the drawers.
 And a well used manual!
 The skeleton key to lock the drawers.
 It needs a good cleaning but I would love to be able to getting in working condition again!

Thanks for all of the responses I have received regarding my new pattern!  I will be getting with you very soon with the details! 
Have a great weekend! Meg

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just in Time for Cooler Weather......

I have designed a new e book/ pattern just in time for Winter for  Sweet & Easy Fleece Hats! I will be needing 3-4 pattern testers that can take photos and write up a short review!  If interested please

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Have you seen this???

Have you seen what Heather is giving away on her blog???? I so want one!  AccuQuilt Go this is super cool, it is a  fabric cutting system that makes super accurate pieces for quilting!  Stop by Heather's blog for more info on how you can get your chance to win!

 On another note my baby started 1st grade today!  I can not believe it!  He is making quite the fashion statement with his hair is he not!!!! Oh well I figure it could be worse & I think he looks super cute!
I hope you have a wonderful day!! Meg