Sunday, August 15, 2010

What day is it? I'm losing track!

I've been swamped with house guests since June 28th! Craziness abounds! I did manage a few things here and there....
This is Hank, my sister's Chihuahua-Terrier mix (a mere 10.1 pounds!)

Here is Hank's new doggie toy box. I used the soft basket tutorial from Michael Miller (it's a pdf. file so give it time to load). The material is Moda 5 Funky Monkeys and I used the Moda twill tape to make the handles. It's 6 inches high and 10 inches around.

Next up: An ABC book for Supercute. I bumped into coordinating yardage in a sale bin so I made this bag to match. The pattern is Sweet Simple Tote from Late Bloomer Quilts. One Christmas gift down, countless others to go... 

That bag went together so easily that I whipped up another in some awesome Michael Miller fabrics. The inside is coordinating stripe--love it!

Finally, I participated in an embellishment quilt art class at It's For Quilting. This was/is so much fun! I learned primarily about using Angelica and foils. Here is the beginnings of my first art quilt. It is a flower with Angelica  and fibers. I'll post again when I'm done, but this is what I was able to accomplish in class (6 hours). I still need to outline the rest of the petals and add quilting and beads. I highly recommend taking a class like this--it really releases your creativity!

Well, I hope your summer is winding down nicely!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Celebrate Family!

Celebrating family this weekend! This my sister and son, after completing the Chicago Rock-n-Roll  1/2 marathon! These two are awesome! There were bands playing along the route and Five for Fighting rocked the finish line!