Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Hallowe'en Project

I love Hallowe'en and I love dressing up. So instead of working on a quilt this past 2 weeks I've been planning and sewing my costume. I have lots of costumes in the basement (Star Trek, Bear, Princess, Bee, Spider, Wizard, Fairy...) but I like to wear something different each year. This year I wanted to try to be an avatar like Sailor Moon but I waited too long. Sharon and I were in Value Village where I get a lot of the basic clothes for dressing up and I saw feet and paws with claws and in bright green fur. I decided then and there I was going to be a monster. I also picked up eyes on springs/headband. Then we went to Fabricland And Sharon found some cotton fabric with glow-in-the-dark eyes on it!!! (The scraps are in my quilting scrap bucket) I used an easy dress pattern and some make-up and TA-DA a monster!
I made the dress extra large so I could fit clothes underneath.
At school the Kindergartens insisted I was a cat/kitten. They said I wasn't scary so I couldn't be a monster. I might be a dog! Finally they relented and decided I was a baby monster because I was cute.
There is a quilt in the picture and I made it for my school. Does that count?
Although it's not a recipe and it's not a quilt I am going to link up to Tuesday at the table at a Quilter's Table to show what I've been up to!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Saying Good-bye to a Fantastic Friend

This week has been a horrible week.

 Our sweet Ceilidh has been under the weather. She had developed this terrible cough that turned out to be bronchitis. Her cough is so loud and strong it would wake us up. So we have had very little sleep this week and Ceilidh has been sad. We went in to the Vet and had several tests done. Before the results came in she stopped eating. We got the results Thursday, she has Cancer (lymphoma) this is what our other dog had developed 5 years ago. The cancer was agressive, so we have had to make the decision to let her go.

We'll be back when we are feeling better. Thanks for understanding.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Creativ Festival Toronto

Sharon and I are on our way to the Creativ Festival in downtown Toronto. There will be all kinds of craft booths, beading, stamping, crochet, knitting, dress making and of course quilting. Considering Sharon doesn't really do any of these things she is the most amazing sister for coming with me!

I hope to pick up some thread for Mrs. Biggins and maybe I'll see Angela Walters new books there too. If I can take pictures with my phone I'll share them when I get home.

What are you doing today?

Here are the few pictures I was able to snap with my iPhone, not very clear due to number of people. Took us 2 1/2 hours to do  40min drive. The marathon was on and roads were closed. Next year I will go on a Saturday if the Marathon is on at the same time!

I was able to pick up thread for Mrs. Biggins and the Hex-N-More ruler by Julie Herman.

Amazing quilt that caught my eye, also because I love crows!
The quilt information.

This quilt is made of 1" squares and there are around 30,000 squares! Couldn't find the quilt maker information but it was displayed by the Markham Art and Craft group.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

I'm a Slow Quilter

I think I must be a slow quilter or I get bored easily or my eyes can't take the strain or.....anyways those are my excuses for still working on the zigzag quilt. I try to work on it each night for half an hour to an hour when I get home from work.

Here's another hint for our 100th blog post giveaway! Keep your eyes peeled.

When I took a break yesterday I decided to make something I have wanted to make since seeing this post. I made myself a sewing machine!

Well not a real one and not the same as the one in the tutorial. I didn't have the pieces she used and I wasn't going to buy a kit for one piece so I improvised. Mine turned out more like a vintage machine with a fly wheel.



Honestly that is the pattern on my counter top not dust!

I went to google images to find other Lego sewing machines and this is my favourite. Check out the spool of thread.
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