Friday, January 31, 2014

She Who Sews - Don't Let the Door Stop You - Day 5

She Who Sews
And
Don't Let the DOOR STOP You


2 Blog Hops in 1

with
as our Sponsor
 

Madame Samm added another day
 January 27 - February 7
 
WOW, what a great hop this has been so far!
Combining 2 hops in 1 has been fun for sure.
 
One day we are checking out sewing room projects made with She Who Sews fabric
and the next day we are treated with door stops.
 
Let's see who used
She Who Sews
fabric
to make sewing room projects
today:
 
 

January 31


 
More Stars in Comanche
 
Stitchin’ By The Lake
 
selina quilts
 
Jane's Quilting
 
Baa's Amazing Adventures!
 
Quiltscapes
 
 Grandmama's Stories
 
Don't forget to cheer for these creative blogs!
A kind word will make someone's day.
 
 
 
 Today
Sewing room projects

 
Monday
Door Stops

 
Check out all of the Door Stops and She Who Sews Creations here:
 
 

http://www.sewwequilt.com//
There are fabric bundle giveaways.
details at
 
 
 Don't forget about my
She Who Sews giveaway
HERE
 



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Don't Let The Door Stop You - She Who Sews Blog Hop - Day 4

She Who Sews
And
Don't Let the DOOR STOP You


2 Blog Hops in 1

with

as our Sponsor
 
Madame Samm added another day
January 27 - February 7

Look who is stopping doors
and wowing us
 today
with
Door Stops
 
January 30th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

Don't forget to cheer for these creative blogs!
A kind word will make someone's day.
 

http://www.sewwequilt.com//

Today - Door Stops

Tomorrow

Sewing room projects

 
 

There are fabric bundle giveaways.

details at

 

 
Check out all of the Door Stops and She Who Sews Creations here:
 
 
 
 Don't forget about my
She Who Sews giveaway
HERE
 



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

She Who Sews - Don't Let the Door Stop You - Day 3

She Who Sews
And
Don't Let the DOOR STOP You

2 Blog Hops in 1

with

as our Sponsor
 

Madame Samm added another day
 January 27 - February 7
 
WOW, what a great hop this has been so far!
Combining 2 hops in 1 has been fun for sure.
 
One day we are checking out sewing room projects made with She Who Sews fabric
and the next day we are treated with door stops.
 
 
Let's see who used
She Who Sews
fabric
to make sewing room projects
today:
 
January 29th

Why-Knot-Kwilt
 
BumbleberryStitches

 Quilt Doodle Designs

 Sew Incredibly Crazy

Thimblemouse and Spouse

 Words & Stitches

The Cosmic Quilter
 

 
Don't forget to cheer for these creative blogs!
A kind word will make someone's day.
 
 Today
Sewing room projects

 
Tomorrow
Door Stops
 
Check out all of the Door Stops and She Who Sews Creations here:
 
 

http://www.sewwequilt.com//
There are fabric bundle giveaways.
details at
 
 
 Don't forget about my
She Who Sews giveaway
HERE
 



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Don't Let The Door Stop You - She Who Sews Blog Hop - Day 2

She Who Sews
And
Don't Let the DOOR STOP You

2 Blog Hops in 1

with

as our Sponsor
 
Madame Samm added 1 day
 
January 27 - February 7

Look who is stopping doors
and wowing us
 today
with
Door Stops


January 28th
 
threads on my socks
 
How ART you?
 
Den syende himmel
 
Moosestash Quilting
 
life, quilts and a cat too

http://www.sewwequilt.com//

Today - Door Stops

Tomorrow
Sewing room décor
 

 
Don't forget to cheer for these creative blogs!
A kind word will make someone's day.
 
 
Check out all of the Door Stops and She Who Sews Creations here:
 
 
 
 Don't forget about my
She Who Sews giveaway
HERE
 
 

Monday, January 27, 2014

She Who Sews - Don't Let the Door Stop You Day 1 and My Day

Today is the first day
of
2 blog hops in 1
 
Let's get this party started!!


She Who Sews
and
Don't Let The Door Stop You
Blog Hop
 
+ 1 more day
Today - February 7th

with
as our Sponsor

Thank you, Madame Samm for putting this blog hop together and allowing me the opportunity to cheer everyone on.  This is too much fun!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When doing a little hand sewing, I have never had a place to just relax...
Until now.
(Thank you, hubby for the SEW pretty wall décor.)
 
 
This bench was very hard to sit on until I drew out the seat and made a cushion for it.
This is my first attempt at any kind of upholstery.
Foam?  oh yes I can.
 
 
I made my own piping out of the button fabric to trim the cushion nicely.
 
 
 
I needed a lamp, so I re-covered a lamp shade and added some button trim. (love)
A no sew project, oh my.  Just fabric, scissors, glue, and trim.
 
 
A pin cushion and a thread catcher with ruffles.  
Whimsical and happy.
Need a ruffle tutorial? 
Check out Madame Samm's tutorial.
 
 
 No sewing room is complete without a Dresden.
 
 
Or two.
 This one doesn't let the eye rest.  Very busy on pattern...
Not as bad in person, but when I look at the photo, well, hmm.
 

Storage is a must.  I'll fill these in no time.  The panels made it easy for me to determine the size.
 
I'll do a tutorial soon.
 

 
And a footstool with ruffles.
There is storage  here too...
 
 
These were on sale for 90% off after Christmas. That made them $1.00 a piece.
 
 
I painted them black (actually, hubby did)
 

Added a cushion on top.   More foam!
 (Hubby reinforced the top of the box with a board)
2 layers of ruffles and I have a very nice footstool.
The boxes can hold a lot of stuff!  lol
 
It even makes for a nice outdoor space.
 
 
All that is missing is YOU!
And where is a mug rug and a cup of coffee?
Guess you know what I am making next...
So when you come over you will have a nice place to sit.
 
Here are the other She Who Sews Hoppers of the day:
 
January 27th

 Joy Studio 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creatin' in the Sticks You are here!

 
 
 
Tomorrow there will be a lot of doors stopped.
 
 
 
Now, for a giveaway.
Believe it or not, I didn't use all the fabric.
I ran out of time.
 
So, one of the large panels is going to someone who leaves a sweet comment below.
If you are a follower, new or loyal, you can leave a second comment.
That's 2 chances to win!
This giveaway will end at midnight February 7th.
 
The Giveaway is over
and
The Winner is
Robin!
 
Robin said...
WOW! I am honestly just blown away! That is the most amazing space redo that I ever saw. You did an unbelievable job and should be beyond proud of your awesome sewing nook. I just can't express how impressed I am!!



 
Isn't that sweet!
Congratulations, Robin!
 
 
All of the She Who Sews - Don't Let the Door Stop You
Creations can be seen
here:
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Upcycled Heart

Project QUILTING, Season 5: Challenge 2–Upcycled
 
 
I had to get my "thinking cap" on to re-use and re-purpose old stuff into something new and useful
for this challenge.

The Rules:

  1. The front, back, borders, binding and embellishments should all be made from materials that have had a previous life as something else.
  2. You may use new thread and batting.
  3. Your project must include at least 2 materials that were never intended for use in a quilt or clothing.
 
An old vinyl poster, shopping bags, and a tarnished piece of costume jewelry were my ingredients.
This little wall hanging is completely weather proof and can hang by the front door.
 
The poster was going to the trash at work
and the colors of the poster were the inspiration of a Valentine theme.
 
The poster is a heavy vinyl and challenged my sewing machine a little
and my old scissors, a lot.
 
 
The shopping bag became the back and binding.
 
No freemotion quilting on this one.
Stitch in the ditch and straight line was all my sewing machine would handle on this heavy "fabric."
 

A pop can tab for hanging.
Is that upcycled or recycled?
 

 
The charms from the necklace were tarnished - discolored and wouldn't clean up, so I painted them with silver metalic paint.
 
 
My Upcycled Heart
 
 
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas


Size 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Outdoor Valentine Wall Hanging

Click here to vote for the top 4!
in Challenge 2-Upcycled
 The poll will be open until 9pm CST on Friday, January 31st
 
 This challenge was a hard one for me, but I love my little Valentine quilt.
My front porch looks brighter and happier with a new holiday decoration.
 
 
Tomorrow is the start of the She Who Sews blog hop.
I will be showing off a little corner in my sewing room.
Come have a cup of coffee with me....