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Tassled Too…

I have seen some lovely handmade tassles while visiting blogs recently.  I loved them and knew immediately I had to join in.   I picked up some supplies at Michaels and Fabricland and the Dollar Store a couple days ago and have been bursting at the seams  knowing I wouldn’t have a chance to start until tonight.   It was so fun and I can see how people can become addicted.  Isn’t this a cute bird tassle?                                                                  

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He hangs momentarily on my kitchen cupboard…

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I’m sure I’ll have a few more of these around…pretty.   Have a lovely evening…  Judi xoxo

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You Just Never Know….

I wonder how we survived without internet before?  Do you ever wonder?  Everything is just a few clicks away including good friends, their inspirations, their ideas…thoughts…joys… and I so love it.

I have a lot of interests and I can be quite spontaneous.  Reading everyone’s lovely blog has given me more interests, awareness and inspiration.  Remember some time back I visited Tootsie and made what I’m calling a    Teapot Part Garden Birdfeeder? 

I made one for my girlfriend’s birthday….put one in the wheelbarrow at the cottage… ….

then I had my table “adorned” with these cute little one cuppers…    Are they not sweet???? 

A lady at work thought it would be an ideal gift to take a “High Tea Wedding” and asked me to make one for her.    I decided after making one that I’d continue making the others so she would have a choice….    

   I added little tags with instructions and  adorned each one with an organza bag of birdfeed…     and brought them all in to work.   Everyone just thought they were so cute and I sold them all.   I was sooo surprised and happy that others had the same response to them as I did.  I ended up with 7 additional orders.  The fun turned into some profit along the way.  You just never know….

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All In a Week’s Time…

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I don’t know why I seemingly like to do this to myself.   What?   Think of something then procrastinate and then jump in at the last minute.  I knew about this engagement party and that it was THIS weekend.  When do you suppose I decided to go ahead with making this quilt for a present?  THIS week, a couple of days ago of course.   I haven’t even been able to finish the top.  There is more to it than I’m showing.  It won’t be finished for Saturday.  I think I’ll take a picture of what I’ll have done by then and enclose it in the envelope…unless I think of something else I can make faster before then..*grinning*…       Quilt on the Go

The raspberry bushes are full of raspberries ready to ripen.  They were planted the summer Madeline was born just about 4 years ago.  Madeline spritzes them with water and that must be why they are doing so well.

Madeline spritzing raspberry bush

Jack eyed his dad’s dinner plate and then grabbed the most appealing thing on it….a pork chop!  Yum.  It was a humid day which made some lovely curls in his blonde hair.

Yummy Jack..

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Bunny Canvas Bag

Have I told you I love bunnies?  Someone refers to me as his bunny :o) … and I collect bunnies.  I also really love Fitz and Floyd pieces and salt and pepper shakers , so therefore I have a small collection (so far) of Fitz and Floyd bunny salt and pepper shakers!  whew!  I’ll share them with you soon…

 That leads me to this post because I sewed a bag with my favourite bunny.   I drew the bunny on a pretty brick pink and white check print, sewed him on canvas did a little hand embroidery, attached my favourite colour,  a bricky red synthetic suede to the trim, green lining and voila…a new bag.

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Geisha Girl Bag/Tote

When I purchased this Michael Miller’s fabric with the gorgeous geisha girl I wasn’t sure how I would use it, but I had to have it because of her lovely face and the vibrant colours.   I’m so pleased at the result of the bag I have sewn this week.  The panel itself is large but I’m happy I was able to incorporate this much of it within the size of the bag/tote.  I have hand embroidered beads to her lovely hair and clothing.  If you are interested in a geisha tote like this one convo me at PinkDaisies. I have one panel left.

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Caribbean Candy Necklace

Caribbean Candy Necklace

The weather this spring has continued to be just beautiful.  If this is any indication of whats in store we are in for a nice, long summer.  It is so sunny and inspiring.  You don’t have to go to the Caribbean when you have Caribbean Candy – a new brightly coloured bead necklace I was inspired to make.  I am going to put it into my etsy store tomorrow.  The colours are so wonderfully bright and bold.  It will make any occasion or outfit you wear very yummy with many colour choices.  It will be paired with matching earrings.

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Tuesday…a Quilt…and Neptune Necklace

Baby Quilt on the Go

I have had this Noah’s arc fabric for a while and wasn’t sure how I would use it but finally I’ve had a chance to start working on it.   Its going to be a baby’s quilt.  In this picture I have cut and pieced together strips for the inner border.   

Neptune Necklace

Here is a picture of a new necklace I’ve made recently.  I really like the colour, shine and hints of gold colour on it.  The pearls add a soft, feminine look.  I’m going to put it into my shop this week.  I have pods in other colours as well.   

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Bracelets Galore for Spring and Finally in My Shop

Precious Hearts Bracelet

I have been making bracelets…bracelets…bracelets.  I love the dazzling look and the feel of a lovely bracelet embracing every move on my wrist.  Here are some pictures then. 

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On Your Mark..Get Set…SEW!

I have had sewing projects ready to go both in my mind and sewing area.  Its a snowy day out there and perfect for a sewing day so I will share a couple of ideas.  I plan to make another chenille type baby quilt.  The front panel looks like this 00161.jpg

and like this 0015.jpg and the back will be the yellow fabric with the coordinating little specs of colour to coordinate.  The fabric is a soft cotton. 0011.jpg

Also because we are going on a cruise!…in early March,and I’ll write more on that later, I found a McCall’s pattern #8108 that would make a nice little dress to take along.  It is one of those 1 Hour Dress patterns.  I have been waiting for the spring/summer fabrics so I might make a deek down the road to Fabricland to check on that.  0008.jpg

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Treasured Quilt and Just Like Me

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A few years ago the manager at a place I worked made wonderful quilts.  She can’t even remember how many she has made and sorry she hadn’t taken pictures of them long before she started to and before she GAVE THEM AWAY!!  Whenever someone left the company she would make them a quilt, usually a  throw size and inspired by that particular person.    She is so fabulous at quilting it seems to take no time and she’s done.   Yet she continually takes courses to learn new techniques and ideas.

When she showed me this particular pattern with its houses and bird houses I remarked in glee how that would be just my style if I could make one.  I was astounded when she said this one would be for me.  That hadn’t been my intension.  She wanted to know what colours would suit my decor and asked me to show her a pillow, fabric etc.  I showed her the greens, yellows, mustards, brick reds, pinks I so love and said “please…no blues”.  That was a bit of a challenge for her as there was to be blue sunset. 

I didn’t think about the quilt knowing she was working on a couple of projects in her classes.  When she presented it to me I just gasped.  My first thought on this beautiful quilt was how could someone know MY favourite colours?  It was absolutely me!  She signed it for me and I treasure it.0018.jpg

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