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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Homemade Twin Care Bear Costumes!!

For the twins first Halloween I decided to keep on with the Care Bear Theme and do Care Bear Costumes!! I used this Simplicity Pattern and altered it to have a tummy patch with felt on it.  I also added the tuft of hair on top of their heads and a tail to complete the look!

Little Miss was Cheer Bear and I made her a 6 month size and for Little Mister I made a 12 month size Bedtime Bear.  It was fun making the costumes and we had such a good time at the Halloween Festivals we went to!







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Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Vintage Spring Table Runner

A Vintage Spring Table Runner
 I am so excited to share a project with you today!!


This spring I decided to make a table runner. I wanted it to be bright and cheery so that it would make me happy every time I saw it. I had a bunch of vintage floral fabrics that belonged to my grandmother. I mixed in one fabric that I had purchased at Wal-Mart. 
Do you want to make your own spring table runner? Here is how I did it!

You will need:
5-6 different coordinating floral fabrics, a fat quarter is plenty of each
(I chose mainly greens and blues with a pop of pink) 
Rotary Cutter
Basting Spray
Batting (at least 13 1/2" X 40 1/2")
Fabric for backing (I made mine 13 1/2" X 40 1/2")
Fabric for binding or bias tape (about 3 yards length)

How To:
Cut out strips of the fabrics in a variety of 1", 2", and 3" by 13 1/2" long.

I chose to keep my accent strips (the pink) all 1" strips.



Arrange strips in an order that you like. I tried to get mine to be about 40" total, but the length can vary.

Sew each piece to the adjacent, right sides together. Press seams after sewing.

Once the top is done cut the batting and backing to be a little bit larger than the top.

Using basting spray stack the backing, the batting and the top.

Quilt along seams in contrasting thread color. 

When it comes to adding the binding I still have to check back with a tutorial I found a long time ago. It explains making bias tape and binding the quilt a lot better than I ever could!

Here is the link- How To Bind a Quilt

The video shows how to hand sew it to the back, but I usually just sew it on with coordinating thread on the machine.

And then you are done! Enjoy Your new table runner!!

 What the binding looks like on the back.

 Larger view of the back.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Fourth of July Outfits


The Fourth of July is a big holiday where we live. We have a huge fireworks show, a parade, and a lots of family coming to visit.  I really wanted to make some homemade outfits for the twins, so I did!

My sweetest girl and boy!

For Sissy I made a romper from this tutorial from Made-By-Rae.
It is a great tutorial, very easy to follow and it turned out great.  I will definitely be making some more for her to wear this summer.

The twins first golf cart ride.

For Bubby I made a suspender onesie with a bow tie. I love how it turned out!
Bubby in his cute outfit.

I also made a matching shirt for my niece using the same technique as the romper, but just finishing it off with a hem instead of a snap closure.

Sister Cousins!

I just love sewing for my kids and I am excited to make some more rompers this summer.
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Family Scrappy Quilt

Several years ago I came up with the idea to make a scrappy quilt from scrap fabric from my grandmother, mother, sisters and myself.  I believe I talked about it on my blog a couple years ago. Well, I finally finished the project a couple months before the twins were born.


One of my favorite pictures of Bubby and Sissy on the Memory Quilt


Half of the squares are made in a pattern I made up with inspiration from this quilt.

The other half is a Greek Cross square that I made from the book Egg Money Quilts that my neighbor let me borrow.

I love the Greek Cross squares and I would love to do a whole quilt with that pattern sometime in the future. 


It took a long time to finish this quilt- I had originally been going to make it into a king size quilt, but when I found out we were having twins I decided to just do a throw quilt and make sure and get it done before the babies came!

We love this quilt- it is so comfortable to cuddle with. Also we can tell stories about where all of the scraps on the quilt came from, which is so wonderful.  I tied the quilt and bound it with store bought quilt binding.
I would love to make my own binding, but once again I was trying to get it done before the babies came.  


Have you made any memory quilts? What designs have you used?


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm Back and I have a New Blog

It has been just too too long since I have posted on here. I finally feel like I have enough energy to put into blogging again! I have some great projects I look forward to sharing here and I have a new wellness blog that I would love to share with my readers!

The first post describes pretty well what the focus of the blog will be, so check it out and if you think you will be interested be sure to follow along!


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