Taming The Bobbins

June 8th, 2012 | Posted by Michelle in Cleaning and Organizing | Tips - (Comments Off on Taming The Bobbins)

Loose Bobbins

These guys are the bane of my existence.

Well ok, they aren’t really that bad, but they are one of the things that make organizing my sewing area a real nightmare! First you have to try and figure out where you are going to store them, since they are so small sometimes they can get lost. I found these great little bobbin boxes and they work fairly well to keep them all in a single spot, except…

Bobbins In Box

They are still a huge mess. The threads get tangled, you try and pull out only one but you also grab the thread of another and unwind that one until you have this huge mess that makes you want to just throw the whole container. And after you catch your breath from throwing the container you realize you’ve lost your bobbins.

The Return… of Christmas?

March 18th, 2012 | Posted by Michelle in Crafts - (Comments Off on The Return… of Christmas?)

It’s been a long time, it was almost a shock when I looked at my site and realized I have SO much to share and I haven’t done anything about it! I have been a busy bee, so lets make with the sharing.

I’m not Martha Stewart. I’m not trying to be. I don’t think I ever really want to be.

Finished String Ornament

But I do have to give her props with her creativity and skills. I decided this year that I hate our Christmas tree decorations. They were mostly shiny balls and nothing of character (in my eyes at least). So I decided that I wanted to start making some ornaments for ourselves as well as for presents.

These ones were slated to be part of the presents I was going to give out, but I didn’t figure out the most important trick to these things until AFTER I already mailed the other ones. So I just stuck them all on my tree this year.

Leave Of Absence

November 26th, 2010 | Posted by Michelle in Random/Other - (Comments Off on Leave Of Absence)

I’m sure everyone has noticed that I have fallen off the planet again.

With everything going on in life, its been one of the roughest years I can remember.

So with that said, I’m taking an official leave of absence from writing until the first of the year.

This doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped making and creating, but rather need a break from committing myself to anything.

I will be back after the first to show all that I’ve been working on.

Until then, be safe and enjoy yourselves.

Pink Diamonds

June 19th, 2010 | Posted by Michelle in Quilts | Sewing - (Comments Off on Pink Diamonds)

Sometimes there are those people in your life that are more than friends, more like family. Someone who has been there so long that you don’t think about them not being there. I had one of these and we lost contact for several years and recently we’ve picked up where we left off.

She’s been under a lot of stress lately and sometimes you need just a pick me up. I had planned to make this for her as a wedding present, but I decided her birthday would be better since it was sooner.

Pink Diamond Front

She’s a very girlie type, likes the pink colors and frilly things. So I chose pretty pink fabrics with some greens as well just to give it a little pop. I’m not sure of the dimensions, I forgot to measure before I left, but Husband (who is holding it in the pic) is almost 6′ so its taller than that since held it above his head, but wide enough to cover someone if they are laying down.

Diamond Backing

I chose a neutral backing, letting the top shine through. I wanted it to be very subtle, girlie, and traditional.

Quilt Upclose

The quilting part wasn’t so bad if I do say so myself. I haven’t strayed farther than the stitch in the ditch method, but I think it really lent itself to the look of the quilt that I was going for.

She lives in a different state than me, so I shipped her a giant box of goodies to make her laugh. The quilt was wrapped at the bottom of the box, in Christmas wrapping I believe, covered in 15(?) other gifts. There were a few others that I made myself and I’ll share later, but this one was her main gift.

She loved it.

So Many Plans

June 14th, 2010 | Posted by Michelle in Random/Other - (Comments Off on So Many Plans)

This past week has been quite…annoying.

The Husband had been sick for two weeks when suddenly I started feeling it… The exhaustion, the tickle in my chest, the sudden need to sleep for hours. Damn…

It’s been about two weeks since I first came down with it, and now I am finally feeling better. Last week sucked because I was feeling better, but not good enough to do anything worthwhile. I spent hours watching Hulu, finding new shows, and just letting my brain melt until I felt well enough to do anything.

So for two weeks I starting planning all the things I wish I was doing, itching to do. I missed my fabric and sewing machine.

Projects I’m planning:

  • Finishing my current quilt.
  • Sewing some Dammit Dolls (more on that later).
  • Custom camera purse.
  • Every day purse.
  • More postings on all of my blogs (more later).

There were just so many things going on in my mind…I was going nuts! I’m now finally starting to feel better and starting to work on projects. I’m still in recovery, so projects will be slow going but I can share some past done things while I’m working.