Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Recently Spotted on my Sewing Room Table- Glitter Shoes and Kitties

Glitter Shoes and kitties!  These are both my daughter's projects from directions she found online (sorry, I don't know where she got them from).  The shoes were bronze and she decoupaged glitter on them.  They are lined with blue painter's tape to protect them.  She sewed the kitties on the machine out fleece.  Hopefully, I'll have a project from me soon.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Keeping Busy Making Cards

Greeting cards by my 13 year old daughter.  She just used construction paper, cut into shapes and glued down.  I love the colors, shapes and negative spaces.

These are also by my daughter.  She used colored pencils.  I really enjoy the variety in these cuties!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recently Spotted on my Sewing Room Table

Kitchen chairs!  Here is husband working on the chairs.  These chairs and the kitchen table are from my grandparents farm-1930?  The top is enamelled metal.  They were looking rough, especially compared to the freshly painted walls!

I wanted to paint them like they were originally. 

I am so happy with how they turned out!  And I'm happy they are not on my sewing table any more!  And the kitchen is done!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Feline Friday with Snow

In the middle of summer, I thought a picture of cats with snow outside would be cooling.  Its not much, but there is actually snow out there.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Homemade Butternut Dye

On a recent trip to Grandma's house, the kids helped make homemade butternut dye the way they used to back in the Civil War.  My aunt found the recipe here. 
Here are the walnut shell pieces in the pot.

The bottom t-shirt is white, the top 2 are butternut.
People also used coffee and tea to color fabric or crochet doilies like this one:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My First English Paper Piecing

My aunt gave me a kit from Blank Quilting.  Here it is finished (I supplied the background fabric).

I was excited to try English Paper Piecing, and I really like it.  It is an all hand sewing technique.  The instructions were easy to follow.  The paper hexagons are reusable.

It is a very portable project.

Here is the back after I hand appliqued it to the background. 
I will be doing more of this in the future!