Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I Just haven't Been Able To Get Back To It....

I have been dying to get back to my crazy quilting Christmas gifts projects that I wanted to have done for the upcoming holiday season. However, my sister came to visit and we were of on a needle felting adventure which led to multiple needle felting projects and patterns being created.

We did manage to get some shopping done so I have to say that I was very bad in that I added quite a bit of wonderful trims, laces, etc. to my crazy quilting stash - which is what I'm so anxious to use.  I'm going to try and fit some creations in but won't be able to do anywhere near as many as I had wanted to. There's just too much on my docket right now and too little time.

However, if you love crazy quilting and creative embroidery you might like to know that I've been continuing to post lot of links on my The Best Free Craft Articles blog to various free crazy quilting projects, tutorials, tips, how-to's for stitching, etc.

 I've been posting links to the wonderful crazy quilting and creative embroidery posts by Pam Kellogg, Cath Walker, Maureen Greeson,Betty Dekat, Jo Newsham, Carol Daisy, and Julia Camilleri for years now.  If you're not aware of any of these incredible artists all you need to know is that all of their creations are just breathtaking.

 If you'd like to see some pictures of some of the wonderful projects please check out the following pages:

I'll be posting a lot more links between now and the holidays so if you get a chance you might want to check the pages out again.

Looks like a hurricane might be heading our way for the beginning of next week.  I've go my fingers crossed that it goes out to sea.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lace to play with

I just had to pass on this great deal.  I asked Carole if they had this all the time and she says they do.  Flights of Fancy has this package and for $13 you get a lace package.  Not yards of it but perfect for the CQ.   I tried dying it with food color lie someone suggested and hey that stuff works like a charm.  It was a tad dark so good ole H2O works wonders to lighten it.  I do have Carole's like on the side bar and I think Marilou had some pretties she had gotten from her also.  

A great assortment of pretties to play with.  I did use the little flower and the dragon fly.  Bless his little heart, he has so many beads on him I don't think he could fly or even walk to think of it, but he is strutting his stuff he is so pretty.  
There you go just wanted to pass this on to y'all.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world and my other CQ ers  .

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mini Boho Bag Xmas decoration

Hi folks,

Thought I'd share one of my latest makes with you.   Its a little mini, mini boho bag exactly the same style as Pat's pattern, the same shape, made the same way with lining, interfacing, all the bits.  Its intended to grace my Christmas tree come December(I make all my own tree decorations). The Santy image is from Magic Moonlight, the heart lace around him is my own make and I have crocheted the handle and made a beaded crochet trim for the outside of the bag. The size?  Approx 6" by 5" including all the edgings. The green trim is from Prima Flowers.  I have 2 more of these little bags in the pipeline..

Close up of bead crochet edging
                                                             Xmas stocking charm
                                                                  Inside of bag
Thanks for looking
Geraldine x

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Little bit of Black

You now in Pat's class someone, maybe Geraldine did a beautiful purse with black. I can't remember but think it was her.  so I was making a purse, a little bigger than our accessory purses and thought oh some black would be a touch.  So here is the purse,  this one I botched up so Annette gets to keep it and use it.  Yea for Annette. 

Hope all are having a great day and those little nimble fingers are sewing like crazy.    

I have my new calendar  of Pat's coming and can't wait to see it and have a perfect inspiration to look at all year. 

I uses the little flowers from Tisha, the butterfly from Geraldine and the bee from me. 

There you go and thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today, well it was yesterday that I finished it but close enough.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Purse Frames "Sew in Style"

Hi There fellow CQer's. I just wanted to share some good finds if you all are in need of purse frames. I found  these on ebay and they are all sew in style. I plan on using most of them for holiday gifts and the little purses don't take much time to get all "purdy". They basically make up very quickly once you get started. So that being said I will be starting on these soon and have a person in mind for each. They are about 5 1/2 wide and will be a little larger than the coin purses we made at the AG in Pat Winter's class.  The frames are much prettier in person but I couldn't capture their loveliness in the photo. So looking forward to working on them! What fun. Have a great creative weekend all!

Hugs Marilou xoxo

Monday, October 15, 2012

Teal and Pink

Hello hello, I just finished a million well it seems like it bookmarks  with CPF (creative pieces of fabric) and then did one to match or go with a bridesmaid purse.  The handle is braided with some ribbon and trim I found at Hobby Lobby.  I thought it would look weddingish, not sure that is a word but here it will be.  

Now Hobby Lobby, besides being a fun place to hang out can be profitable.  I had this little purse with me looking for the trim and a lady stopped me looked at it and said I want one and I want it soon. I told her the price, she looked at it and said sounds good to me.   So off I went prancing like a show horse and paid for my goods I found and went to the car and told Hubby well what I just bought was free.  In my mind it was because what I purchased was a tad of what I will get for the purse. 

I ordered the colors I wanted from Tisha and they are in so another project, oh me what fun, will be in the works.

So here you go, sent to my friend Denise and she said oh put it on the blog so here it is. 

Hope y'all all have a fun and creative day.  

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my Crazy Quilt world.   Love it that we have so many authors, makes it a fun place to be.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers

Hi there all of you CQer's! I just wanted to give you a heads up with a short post to let you know about the wonderful blossoms I received in the mail this week for my stash building. These little gems can be used on more than just CQ projects so run on over and check out Carole's sale at Flights of Fancy as today is the last day of her 15 % off Sale to support Breast Cancer Awareness. I will admit, "guilty" I had to go back and make another order for treasures that I had been dreaming of. Check out the Flights of Fancy link on the sidebar to go shopping, need I say more,  I love the selection and everything is always shipped really fast. Have a great creative week!

Hugs to all  Marilou xoxo

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just checking in

Hi ladies, I have unexpectedly become so busy and miss my stitching. One of my mother in laws rentals came up and we couldn't find a painting crew so I had to do it. For three days I painted boring white walls, then I went to St. Joe and painted my son's apartment, now I am in the process of cleaning, reorganizing my mom's bedroom and we are going for paint today. I'm also getting her a new comforter and stuff which will be a fun surprise. I swear I threw out enough clothes to supply a country. I made her sit and okay what I was donating. So, at least two more days working over there and then I have a quilt show on Saturday and an antique show on Sunday. I'm feeling a bit tired these days but looking forward to picking up a needle again.

I wanted to share these beautiful delicate silk ribbon flowers that Flights of Fancy Boutique is now offering. They remind me of the vintage flowers on the hanky pockets. So pretty and very reasonable.

I am also wrapping up the 2013 CQ calendar soon. So, although I am keeping very busy, just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you all. :-)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Little Bit Of Charm

I recently finished a Charm Swap over at the  The Trodden Path  for a group I belong to over there. These measure a little over a 1 x 1 square, the pic makes them seem large but they are tiny. It sure was  a lot of fun and was great way to use up those teeny tiny bits and pieces, You can't call them scraps cause they are even smaller so I call them "Bitsys".  Kind of a fun word,  just like charms, long story short I decided to make up these as it was a fabric charm swap and I could  make a few SRW flowers and be a couch potato while I got over the flu. I think they turned out kinda fun and now they are on their way to Constance Taylor so she can swap them out. If you get a chance don't forget to visit my other blog  Lulu's Heartful Creations for more creations and Art related things, though that is where I normally would post this I thought this would be a good share for all of us CQer's  and gals that took Pat Winter's class at the AG this past summer. Now the weather is cooling off I will finally get some CQing done that I have in mind for the holidays for gifts. I always have lots of irons in the fire and still a few UFO's but we all have those, don't we??

Have a lovely and creative weekend, Hugs Marilou xoxo

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Time for a change

Hi dear ones,  there comes a time in your life when things need to go on and change.  I have chosen to make new stockings for Santa.  In Pat's newest magazine, which I might add she featured her AG students in it, there is patterns that Kathy Shaw graciously gave us.  Her site is here .  What a treat it was to see this when I have been thinking this direction.  So the lady one is almost done but not sure about the guy one.   I don't know if gradson who is now 24 would like such a girly stocking so have to think about this one.   He wouldn't say anything just thanks Nana but will see.  This stocking is almost done, waiting on some Christmas charms and maybe that is it and still have to line it.  So here it is and will post close ups on my other blog

Here you go about 1/3 the size of the old stockings but Santa get at a loss sometimes of what to fill it with.  
Now I also got a pretty shipment from Shannon at Sweet Inspirations  I just had to share these with you.  Isn't that the rule in life to share our new found treasures.  What am I going to do with these, it is a surprise.  
There you go see you later and happy sewing. 
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today.