Monday, November 26, 2012

Here comes Santa Claus...

Right down Holiday Lane! Thank you for your patience- I had my Best Friend in CALIFORNIA post the "check back post" Because I was having computer issues in ILLINOIS. Thank You April! KSF

Inspired by our town's Christmas Walk and this adorable fabric, I decided  to make my Holiday Lane into a vintage downtown. I fell in love with this fabric and bought it without really knowing what I was going to make with it- I just KNEW I had to have it. I did talk myself out of it twice and the third time couldn't say no! I fussy cut the scenes and covered the duplicates with the trees. I do want to go back and add snow to the trees. I also fussy cut Santa and his sleigh to fly across the sky.

I liked this pillow the moment I saw it and now that I have put one together I adore it! Thank You Jill and Madam Samm for the pattern and the oush to make it- if not for the hop I would have still had it in my to do pile!
Be sure to check out these other Blogs for more Holiday Lane Inspiration! Monday November 26
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Holiday Lane Blog Hop post!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

UR Priceless

UR Priceless!

You can’t eat just one potato chip or make just one UR Priceless Coin Purse! Unfortunately you can run out of handles!
I have 3 finished purses, 4 sans handles and 1 on the machine because I forgot to cut enough side pieces. And many more planned. This purse was way too much fun to make- and I hate to hand sew. I did enjoy putting the handles on - maybe because the holes were there to guide me? I used coats and clark machine quilting thread and had no problem except when I got the thread caught on the clasp.

My first purse (actually it was the first one I planned to make but I actually made it toward the end)   is already in Oklahoma with a very dear dear friend. After hearing the title of this hop, how could I *NOT* make a purse out of this fabric?  I bought a ton of it- maybe I will make a matching bag?

Stanley had to check it out- He noticed the
handle was made with the clasp not centered!
After my initial confusion of the first few steps – (I tried to pin it sideways and it took me an hour to figure out what I was doing wrong.) Madam Samm’s instructions were amazing and fun to follow (the confusion was ALL me –had nothing to do with the instructions.)

I bet it would be fun to take a class from her in real life!

This is Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Fabric
but I didn't notice the ribbons were hidden- I should have fussy cut it
my pretty little purses all in a row

This was actually the first one I made

sorry about the wreath bits in the backgrounds

Pretty little purses all in a row

bottoms up!
inside of the owl purses
I used upholstery fabric from a swatch board (that I found at a yard sale) for the sides of the owls and butterflies. I bought rick rack to put with the black and white checked ones but haven’t added it yet.

As you can see, I am in the midst of crafting
 for our Bazaar- I made 3 wreaths in-between
blogging and pictures

owls close up

Thank you Katherine and Madam Samm for hosting this Priceless Hop- U 2 R 2  2 priceless!
You can check out the Pinterest page here and get the entire schedule here!
Make sure to visit these other priceless peeps: