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Broken Needle Day

 

 

Some days are just like that. You’re sewing along and wham! Needle right though your finger. 40 years of sewing and it has never happened before. I should have known. The pot holder I was making for a shop sample turned out mega crappy. Plus another “creative project” I was working on didn’t turn out so creative . That’s when the needle broke.. after going through my finger. I’m fine.. band-aid in place. The question is do I keep going on another project or take a nap.

P.S. This is the second time I wrote this post. After the first one,  my cat laid on the keyboard and erased the whole thing… sooo I’m thinking it’s the nap.

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I know I’ve been a bit quiet these last few months. I have been learning to redesign my blog and organize it so it makes more sense. I wanted my 52 weeks of Accuquilt postings to be easier to find and I wasn’t thrilled with my whole design in general. Sooo much to learn and I’m not done. I would like to give a big shout out to Lynda.com. Yes, it has a cost. But you can just sign up for a month and trust me that’s a lot of learning.

I’m still fine tuning everything but as far as the Accuquilt posts. They are now found in the navigation bar at the top by my blog name. Click on it and it will take you to a page with all the listings by week.  That way if you want to go back.. you don’t have to scroll down all of them to find it.

Same with the Sewing Tutorials. Just click and check out the projects one by one.

I am working on new projects and hopefully will have them ready soon.

I also now have a webstore for selling my fabric. Again, still working on it. but there is fabric there. Check out bunnyroseco.com. For my followers that have stuck it out with me… thank you so much. It has been a hard road the last few months and I almost feel like I can see a smooth path ahead. Stick with me. Soon I’ll have some free giveaways to reward my readers. I love you all!

Bunny

via www.aestheticnest.com

 

I came across this the other day when I was looking for a quick baby gift to make. Love it big time and it was a very easy one day project. Here is my version.

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 I found this cute fabric from Moda at my local quilt shop. To make one yourself, click here:

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Have fun!

Getting my MoJo back.

For most of my friends they know things have been a little uneasy lately. I recently moved from my beautful log house by Yosemite California. Not a move by choice unfortunately. Life has a habit of not playing nice.  I'm currently living with my mom in The Dalles Oregon. Reinventing life can be a little daunting but I have been little by little taking over her basement as a sewing studio.  It is still a work in progress but I finally was able to plug in my sewing machine and make a decent place to sew.

So, my first creative adventure was started with a pattern I found at Allpeoplequilt.com. It is a reversable purse and I had a great time with this. I first made one right from the pattern and then decided it was too small. So I enlarged the pattern 150% and this is my take on it. Hope you like it.

I'm giving it to my son's girl friend.  

  

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  The rose was made because of a booboo. I missed a seam and had no way to go back and fix it. Hence the wonderful fabric rose.

I'm so glad to be back sewing. Can't wait to come up with something new!

Gone to my happy place!

Ok, life is crap right now. The bank says I have to stay in my house until it sells. Otherwise I don't qualify for a special program that keeps them from being really mean to me later. But I'm looking for ways to maintain sanity. So, I pulled out one of my big projects that hasn't been packed for my maybe move to Oregon.

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This is a pile of salvages that my long arm quilt friend Dee has been saving for me. What in the world am I going to do with all this STUFF. Well, I seperate it all out by color and I will knit purses with it. I don't have a finished one to show.. Packed of course in my mom's garage in Oregon with the rest of my shop stuff. However, I have cranked up some good ole rock and roll..Def Leppard… Edgar Winter…Billy Squier…. rock on! It does seems to be improving my mood!

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Hi all. Sorry I've been MIA for a while. With closing my store and losing my house.. I haven't had much of anything positive to say. I'll be moving to Oregon in about 3 weeks to start over.. hopefully something good will come of all this.

However, I did do some sewing the other day and thought you would enjoy pictures of my wonderful quality control team. Here is team member Alex checking things out.

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And of course this is Team member Sammie. Also why I can't get up from my sewing machine in the middle of a project.

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Hopefully I'll be back in full swing with my Accuquilt projects sometime in December. Right now everything is packed up tight in my mom's garage. I'll be working on a basement sewing studio… It will take some work but something to look forward to.

 

Well, I hope you are busy making clutches for your next craft show! This week I promised to show you a new project using the same die. Here it is.

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How cute are these! I keep looking at the purse die and thought this would make a great bib. I only used one of the dies in the set.

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Supplies:

1/4 yard of each front and back fabric. This will make 2 bibs.

one strip 45" x 2 1/2" of contrasting fabric for ties

Cut a front and back from your fabrics.

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Fold the 2 1/2" strip in half and then fold the raw edges into the center and iron.

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Fold each outside end in about 1/2" first.. Then fold in half again.

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Next sew close to outside folded edge. Make sure to sew each end too.

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Fold the tie in half and cut into two pieces.

Next, fold down the rounded side of the top fabric down 2 1/4" to make a flap. Iron a crease and open back up.

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Lay the ties just below the crease with the long ends inside. Pin.

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Lay the lining on top, right sides together and pin.

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Leave an opening for turning.

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Sew a 1/4" seam and turn everything to the outside. Iron the seams. Fold down the top rounded edge to the crease and top stitch 1/8" from the edge. Turn in the opening at the seam and top stitch around the rest of the bib. You are done! You can also use Accucut and Accuquilt dies to embellish even more. Here I used the Teddy Bear Die. Check out their sites and you can find lots of more choices! Animals and bug dies.

This project took minutes to make and again is great for craft fairs or baby shower gifts! Cutting 8 layers at a time makes 4 bibs.

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See you next week!