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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Berry Crazy

Hey friends!
I hope your weather is holding up well.
It has been horribly hot and humid here.
My garden is loving it though
and I'm really hoping for a successful tomato crop.

I was asked by an Instagram follower if I could donate an item for their 
adoption auction.  I  hate to turn anything down like that, so I let them know
they could count on me.

I decided to make the large cherry block from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book.   
To go with it, I also made a set of mason jar coasters.
There is no pattern for those.  I was totally inspired to make them

It would be fun to have this set out on a sunny day with some pink lemonade and cookies.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make a set of these for myself, after I'm done making
them for a couple other people.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sweet Tweets for You!

Glad to be back with a more cheery post today.
Thank you all so much for the comments and emails regarding
our Sweet Sam.   They made my heart feel good.  She is greatly missed!  

I have a friend going through some life struggles, 
so I thought I would make her something to help put some sunshine
in her day.  I knew the perfect book to grab to make something quick,
yet full of cuteness.  Sweet Tweets by Erin Cox is one of the most adorable
books in my sewing library.  You can read more about it on Erin's blog HERE.

Here's what I made

The pattern is actually called Bright and Cheery Bird Pillow, which has a beautiful 
crochet edge around it.  I am not a pro at crochet, so I changed the pattern into a
wall hanging.  I definitely plan on learning to do the crochet part.  It's too cute to pass it up!

Erin's projects are all so well written and easy to follow.
It's just a sweet book full of inspiration!

I have a total crush on the free motion applique.

There's just something about drawing the design with your needle that gets me all giddy.  Especially when it turns out!

Erin's directions to help get you started with free motion applique are wonderful.  I do suggest making sure you practice a few times if you've never done it before.  I swear my lines used to look like I drank 10 pots of coffee before I started sewing.  Now they flow so smoothly through the machine that it's hard to stop!

So if you're new to free motion applique and would like to build your skill and make cute things, Sweet Tweets is for you.

I have a cute Christmas project in the works that's almost finished.  I can't wait to show it to you!

Until next time...Sweet Tweets and Sweet Dreams!