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Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas Crazy Quilt Purse

I finally did the hand finishing on my Christmas Crazy Quilt Purse:

I used an antique lace collar on the bottom and then finished it off with hand crocheted trim using my fancy fun yarn.  The poinsettia is from a vintage hankie!  This is probably the only Christmas purse I'll do this year.

For now, I'm going to turn the computer off and get back to stitching on my clutch purses.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Clutch Purses

First, I thought I'd share 2 more of Mom's Fall do-dads:

This little Halloween Pumpkin Door Hanger is just too cute!  I think mom used a pattern from my collection of vintage embroidery transfers.

I must say, this Fall Quilted Hanging Heart Door Hanger is my favorite!  The colors just scream Autumn!!!  This little heart is strip quilted and then the seams are topped with scraps of lace. 

In other news, I've been working on some flaps for clutch purses:

This one is done.  I sewed up 4 of these so I'll be starting on this one next:

All 4 of these clutch purses feature vintage hankies from my collection.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Halloween Home Decor

My mom always makes me laugh.  Not just because she has a good sense of humor and is a really funny person, but because she has a few eccentricities.  For example, my mom does not care much for Halloween.  She loves the Fall season, but she just doesn't like the day.  However, she loves cute little Haunted Houses.  So much so, that when she found the embroidery pattern of this Halloween Haunted House, she had to stitch it:

Is this too cute or what?!!!!  Mom embellished this pillow with beads, buttons and charms and hand crocheted trim. 

I've never been into the Haunted House this but I love Halloween!  I go more for the cute little pumpkins though.  Here's are my finished Halloween Crazy Quilt Door Hangings:

The little cross stitch designs in the centers are from my Elegant Crazy Quilt Sentiments For Crazy Quilting Book.  All of these do-dads are available in my Etsy shop.

I'm almost finished with my Crazy Quilt Christmas purse.  I just have to sew the trim on the bottom and add the snap.  As soon as it's finished, I'll post photos.

My current stitching project are some Crazy Quilt Clutch Purses.  I sewed up 4 of them last week in pretty colors so I'll post photos of those soon as well.

For now, the Cubs are playing the Cardinals.  Yes, I'm sure the Cubs will lose but that's okay.  Baseball is baseball.  I'm off to watch the game and stitch!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Needle Felted Halloween Brooches

I love needle felting.  But I just can't do those beautiful 3 dimensional animals that my sister Kathi does.  Instead, I like to play with the various types of roving and see what I come up with.  My favorite roving is the curly locks.

These are my latest Needle Felted Brooches, all for Halloween:

I listed some of these in my Etsy shop and I'm not planning on doing anymore for Halloween so order while you can!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Back To Crazy

I've been working on some needle felted brooches for Halloween.  I have them all finished now and will have photos over the weekend.

Now that I have those done, I'm ready to get back to crazy quilting.  These are 2 little Halloween blocks that I sewed up yesterday:

The little cross stitch pieces in the centers are from my Elegant Cross Stitch Sentiments For Crazy Quilting Book.  I stitched the little pieces first on cross stitch fabric and then pieced them into the blocks.

I've been little by little updating all the tabs at the top of my blog.  I updated my Kitty and Me on Etsy tab.  Not done yet but I'll get there.  And I updated the Crazy Quilt Resources tab with more links.  If you have any links that you want me to add, just email them to me and I'll get them listed over the weekend.  I still have a long way to go on the Crazy Quilt Resources so please check it regularly.

I also moved my Recipes list over to the side bar.  If you haven't checked out my recipes, please do so.  There's a lot of nice things to try.

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