Thursday, September 27, 2012

Squeezing Every Once of Goodness from Fabric

 A friend called yesterday wanting to know if I had any Halloween scraps I could pass on. As a matter of fact I had cleaned out my Halloween tub of little scraps and bagged them up to take to the cabin so I could cut out 2 1/2 inch squares for a future (way in the future) Halloween Granny square quilt. The lighting was so bad in the cabin I didn't cut out a single thing, only worked on projects I had pre-cut at home.
 After lots of ironing and cutting little squares I ended up with a nice size pile of 2 1/2 inch squares.
 The leftovers will be going to my friends house tomorrow so she can whip up something over the top wonderful. I am taking my camera for my next visit with her. She makes the most amazing things!!! She has an ecliptic/bohemian style that is breathtaking. So fancy!
 While at it I decided to use the bigger scarps from DD#1 pillows to make up a cute little purse tissue holder. I got the tutorial for it over at  Suzanne's blog. Scroll down a bit on the page to find the tissue holder. Suzanne has some great tutorials, I hope to do many more of her things when time allows! Make sure and give her a visit.
 I did mine just a little bit different (big surprise) I added top stitching to the binding and a different fabric for the lining.
Suzanne has a warning that you can't make just one. She was so right!! I made 6 of the little lovelies in just over an hour. Oh there will be many more. Won't these be cute gifts for teacher's, neighbor, or GF?

I had a very short window to get anything accomplished today before Kara arrived with her terrible 2 attitude, UGH!!! A few errands were ran first thing, a little housework, clean bedclothes and vacuum sealing 12 pounds of bacon. I didn't want to start with free motion quilting today since I knew I couldn't finish it in the little time I had. Leaving the sewing machine out with a quilt attached around little hands is not a good idea. Kara still managed to crawl up on the table and shoved as many gold fish snacks as she could in it before I could turn around. That girl!!!!

I have both little girls tomorrow so I don't expect to get a thing done other than playing, changing diapers and keeping them feed all day. My one extra goal for the day is to get in the sewing room to do a bit of cleaning up. Am I the only person in the world who spends as much time cleaning up as I do getting things done?


  1. Cute Kleenx holders are right & perfect little gifts to pass on. Double the trouble tomorrow? you will be one busy woman, as usual.

  2. Sooo cute!! I should whip some of those up too! The fabric is absolutely adorable!! :)

  3. Oh, these are just perfect for some tissues!

  4. Those are just adorable! I had forgotten about little tissue holders. They're perfect for using little scraps! Thank you for reminding us!