I love hearing from readers of my blog with projects they have made with my fabrics or designs. Its always fun to see the projects! I just have to show you the adorable dress Jessica made for her equally adorable daughter Raelyn. In this case, it was a special honor for me, as Jessica made the dress for Raelyn’s birthday dress for her 2nd birthday.
Jessica chose the pink cow print fabric from the Sweetheart Ballerina fabric line that I designed for Quilting Treasures. Raelyn loves cows and also had a pair of new pink cowgirl boots (aren’t they just too cute!). Jessica made the dress to match the boots but also made it reversible as well. She used the green ballerina fabric for the reverse side.
It looks like Raelyn had a wonderful birthday and is a fabulous model as well! Thanks to Jessica for sharing the pictures.
Have a wonderful day and many more happy birthday’s to Raelyn!
This Halloween mask is so quick and easy to make. Make one for a Halloween party or just to wear when opening the door for trick-or-treating. Make masks for the kids and let them help or make their own.
I bought a pack of 3 plain white masks (very cheap – $2) at a craft store this week. I used green spray paint to cover the mask, then used a black Sharpie to draw the features. This is where you or the kids can get really creative in painting the mask since Sharpies and spray paint come in lots of colors. After everything dried, I cut the black hair from stiff felt and glued it to the back. I cut the lips out of bright pink felt, and cut 2 tabs on the top edges. I glued the tabs behind the mask so that the lips would dangle down. After punching holes in the side edges, I tried some of my regular earrings but decided they weren’t chunky enough. I made some with large beads. If you don’t want dangling earrings, you can use large O rings to make hoop earrings.
Let your imagination be your guide to making your mask. Go through your stash (or junk drawer) and find fun things to decorate your mask. You can make it as fun, spooky or scary as you like and you can be sure it will be an original one-of-a-kind.
I just attended another spectacular International Quilt Market in Houston and wanted to share some of it with you. Quilt Market is a trade show filled with fabulous quilts, fabrics, fibers and all sorts of quilting supplies and embellishments as well as being a fusion of colors. Here is a bird’s eye view of a small part of the show floor.
There are always some great quilt challenges and exhibits at Market and here are some that were spectacular. I just loved this quilt made by Maureen O’Doogan from Tallahassee FL. Its fun and whimsical and great colors!
There was an exhibit of kaleidoscope quilts by Paula Nadelstern. They were simply amazing. Here are a few of them along with a close up.
Another huge and fascinating exhibit was the Fabric Forrest, a German exhibit to represent the Black Forrest. The quilts were tall and slim and were hung to represent trees. One of the amazing aspects of these quilts was that they were double sided with both the fronts and backs equally as beautiful. My photo’s didn’t do them justice with the colors because of the space and lighting.
Now for a brief pause before I continue. Not everything about Quilt Market is about Quilts. I just have to show you the gorgeous red shoes my friend Jill (with Quilting Treasures) was wearing. Aren’t they awesome! Some serious Shoe Envy here!
Games are really hot right now, especially board games. I think I could change my middle name to “opoly” because of all the work I’ve done with “opoly’s”. I designed and made this Monopoly quilt for Quilting Treasures booth. They debuted the Monopoly fabric line at Market.
The DMC Corporation showcased their Quiltopoly and Stitchopoly games in their booth. I designed the components of the Quiltopoly board and game last year. Cilene (with DMC and a friend for many years) and I are posing in front of the game display.
In addition to all the beautiful quilts and colors of Quilt Market, Its always fun to catch up with friends including Brenda Pinnick and Debra Quartermain, and many others. I’m already looking forward to the Spring Quilt Market!
Halloween!! Yes, its almost here and my candy is already bought (if I can just keep from eating it!) To celebrate Halloween, I designed this pumpkin and cat combo using felt and a few embellishments. Its quick and easy to make and can be made as either a treat bag, wall hanging or a door hanger.
Click for the free pattern and instructions to download.
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