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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / My heart spools for you! on: February 14, 2019 04:50:23 AM
So I am attempting to create from my stash and what a perfect time to destash some of my wooden thread spools.  I have have some of these for over 25 years. Lol.  So when I joined the altered heart swap got 2 partners each with different color choices I decided the perfect way to destash.  So here are both one aqua one purple.  The heart is about 12 inches in size and I used the spools full of thread around the outer edge filled in the gaps with empty spools just some e6000.  Of course I painted each wood  heart base front and back first. After all the spools were glued down I added buttons, charms, fabric yo-you and other doo dads.  These were glued as well.  The perfect bow was ribbon and rick-rack!

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Sewn with love! on: December 30, 2018 06:58:01 PM
A co worker lost her son this past year. He was special needs and had Downs syndrome.  He loved to play soft ball and twirling pencils.  She gave me all of his t-shirts and I went to work.  I was able to make 3 quilts:  1 for her, one for her husband and 1 for her daughter.  Here are photos of 2 of them.  I shed a few tears while making these and she did as well as I gifted her each one.  May you Rest In Peace Bubba and have plenty of softball games and pencils to twirl in heaven!

Quilt 1 front and back.

Quilt 2

3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Teal and brown quilt bock quilt on: December 30, 2018 02:20:17 PM
I had so much fun making this quilt for my partner in the mini 13 days  of Christmas swap.  These are also my favorite colors and also a quilt I had been wanting to make for over a year so that inspired me to knock it off my bucket list.  Now that has been done  and I have added it again as now I want to make one for me!  Photos are the quilt on my king size bed.
4  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) and Art Abandonment / Rock my skull on: August 02, 2018 04:36:54 AM
I have been painting rocks for my local area and hiding them for several months although no one has ever posted their finds I continue to hide them.  Maybe this one will finally be posted on our site Baytown rocks!

I have called it rock my skull .  It is 9 inches by approx 6 inches.  I enjoy doing the larger rocks which I purchase at the local dirt/rock/mulch etc corner lot.  They are called pancake rocks since they have a semi flat surface and are big.  I bought 6 of them for less than 15.00 dollars they are sold by the lb.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Bunny butts! on: March 23, 2018 05:34:12 PM
Found this in my stash.... gave it a coat of paint,  cut scrapbook paper for each rabbit hot glued a pompon on each butt.  Quick and easy. 
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Easter wreath from stash on: March 23, 2018 05:30:14 PM
Stopped sewing today to make an Easter wreath!

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Harley Davidson T-Shirt Quilt on: March 21, 2018 12:11:14 PM
Ok here is my 3 rd finished quilt since Christmas.  I must say I love my new sewing machine and reorganized craft room.   If you looked at my UT quilt you know I had a garage sale recently.  Well my BF decided to clear out his closet and get rid of a bunch of Harley shirts that his brother had sent to him several years ago from Florida!  His brother had outgrown them and thought that his brother might like to wear some when he was out riding his Harley.  Anyway closet cleaned and I decided to make a t-shirt quilt and send them back to his brother.
We called a few days before the package was to arrive to tell him we had mailed his T-shirts back.  His brothers response was exactly what we thought it would be:  Hell you wasted your money I dont want them.....I will just put the whole box in the trash.  So our planned reply was we had used them to wrap something up that we also sent to his wife make sure and open it and dig around before trashing the shirts!  Needless to say I would have loved to have seen his face when that box was opened.  I think he called 3 or 4 days in a row still in awe!

Since I had so many pockets and sleeves with graphics I decided to do a solid clack backing but use my left overs and add the flame edges then blanket stitched them to the back before sandwiching it altogether for quilting.  I also did designs in the solid area and again quilted around each block.

It was really special as these shirts were from places he had visited. I also added one from Houston Tx. Mancussos harley.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Texas Quilt from T-Shirts on: March 21, 2018 07:37:36 AM
Recently I had a garage sale and my son brought over a ton of t-shirts to put in it.  I had always wanted to make a t-shirt quilt and now I had the perfect supply.  I knew this would be special as he graduated from the University of Texas and was a huge fan of the Longhorns.  As I started going through the old tees I found quite a few from one of the Rosebowl games he attended from quit a few years back so off began my journey!

It was made to fit his queen size bed and on the back I used the football fleece.  He was super excited when I have it to him!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / OBW ...... One Block Wonder Quilt on: March 20, 2018 02:45:56 PM
So I have been away from Craftster for about 3 1/2 months. While I was gone I spent the time working on some projects for family as well as myself.  I have wanted to try a one block wonder quilt and love the process.  Here is the first of what I am sure will be more to come.  And it is for me!

The outer fabric is the original fabric before it was cut into the triangles.

Since I had some extra triangles left I decided to toss them around on the backside.  The backing and sashing is a dark gray.

Since I am a hoarder of buttons I hand sewed one into the center of each of my centers.   Such a fun process and love seeing how the fabric turns into such pretty kaleidoscopes.  If you are not familiar with this technique check out some u-tube videos or join their group.  Fun to see how different fabrics turn out and it is the only quilts allowed on their site.
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Little Wooden Painted Rabbit on: March 21, 2017 07:29:39 PM
Just hoppin happy with a paintbrush in my hands!
  Grin Grin Grin
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