Monday, December 31, 2007

Great Expectations, Part Deux

Way back in this post I mentioned that I would be making some softy trees. Well, I did make them and they adorned our mantle over the holiday. I thought I'd finally post a picture of them...very cute and quick to make.

The design is by Little Birds Handmade and you can get the pattern and tutorial here.

Bad blogger!

I have been a very bad blogger. Can I even call myself that any longer?

Well, I will be posting some of the projects I have been working on over the last few months. Hopefully this evening and/or tomorrow. Some are holiday decorations and others were for holiday gifts...all inspired by the many, many, many craft/sewing/quilting blogs I have been reading.

I received two wonderful new sewing books for Christmas:

Denyse Schmidt Quilts (have the fabric all picked out for the pot holders)

Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts (so many items I want to make but I really adore the baby elephant)

Still on my wish list:
Simple Sewing with a French Twist by Celine Dupuy
Make Your Own Contemporary Quilts by Paola Pieroni

Any one have an opinion on these? I've seen mixed reviews.

Today I purchased lots of fabric to make my husband a quilt. I made two quilts for Christmas gifts and he wondered allowed when I might make him something. I honestly didn't think he would be interested! Nice surprise. So I'll also be posting about the design and progress on this new project.