Friday, October 21, 2011

Bride and Groom Signs

A close friend's daughter is getting married this month. She saw some bathroom signs in a wedding magazine that she was going to purchase...I stopped her right away. Here are the signs I made her instead. I used child photos of the bride and groom.




Monday, October 10, 2011

Free Motion Sewing

I have a great admiration for artists who do a lot of free motion stitching such as Ruth Rae and Alisa Burke. Burke's new book, Sew Wild is amazing. I can't get enough!

Ever since I started playing with the quilting foot of my "Project Runway" Brother machine, I've been hooked!! I used embroidery thread in a big spool to free motion stitch these cute little kitchen towels. I like my handwriting on these projects much better than real life!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Homecoming MUM Time!

If you live in Texas, and you have a child in high school, you'll know that making a mum is a major deal!

My youngest son Max is now a senior...so this will be my LAST Homecoming Mum! I'm a little sad about this. I've enjoyed making mums for years now for my boys' dates. Here's the mum before it was given to Katherine. Seniors get a primarily gold and white mum, but I added just a hint of the school colors. I always like to add a special animal in the middle instead of the typical bear. In the past I've added a Barbie, Hello Kitty, Pug, and a variety of others, but this year its a SOCK MONKEY!