Friday, October 21, 2011

randomness and a giveaway!!

The last couple weeks have been busy, busy!! I went to the pumpkin patch with all the little ones from my husbands family as a little field trip!! I've received lots of yummy fabrics for the shop, and had a sweet chat with Madame Samm today and have a giveaway to share with you!!

Here are some cutie pictures of our trip to the pumpkin patch!! The kiddos sure had lots of fun!!

the hayride

picking pumpkins!!

the oh so cute cow train!

can you believe there was an old antique aqua truck there!! be still my heart!! yep, i just couldn't resist having a few pictures taken!! ;)

and one with the little guys!! :)

Now to the yummy fabrics that have arrived lately!! It is like Christmas every week!! :)

Princess Rose by Lecien! This collection is absolutely gorgeous!! I have it in the pink and aqua colorway and then also the one pictured below, pink, aqua, yellow and green!!

Sophie by Chez Moi!

Foxed Trails by Doohickey Designs!

Little Apples by Aneela Hoey!

And, just today my yardage of Ruby came!!! I will be listing all that today, so keep a look out!! :)

Then, this morning I had a lovely chat with Madame Samm! If you haven't been to her amazingly popular blog, you must visit!! She has tons of tutorials and giveaways weekly!! I'm now scheduled for two tutorials in the near future in December and January!! Oh, I can't wait!!

Here is what she is giving away today!! A fabulous, Pfaff sewing machine! Oh, how I would love for you are I to win!! Make sure to hop on over and enter as the drawing is on Monday!!

I hope you are having fabulous Friday, and enjoy your week-end!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

a shabby gnomie pillow & savy seasons

This week I've enjoyed finishing up a project I started ages ago! With my cute little Christmas Cuties embroidery sitting so patiently in a drawer, it was time to turn it into something lovely that we'd enjoy...the shabby gnomie pillow!!

The Christmas Cuties Embroidery! This was one of my first embroideries I did, so it has that etxra special meaning, and is so fun to see it made into a pillow finally!!

Some oh so sweet pom pom trim!! Oh, how I love me some cute pom poms!!

A shabby scrappy border, and some simple stitching to add that cute little touch!

This sweet pillow has surely put me in the holiday spirit and am really itching to work on more holiday projects!! After talking to my sweet friend Heather we decided to start up a swap again!! Yes, after a long, but needed break, Heather and I will be doing some of our lovely swaps again!! Yeah!! And to start off, what would be more perfect than the Savy Seasons Swap!!

Pictures are all from my Christmas Pinterest Board.

For the Savy Seasons Swap we will be starting sign ups soon. You are welcome to join in on the fun by joining the group (you'll find all the information there and deadlines within the next week)!! There will be a limited amount of spots to keep it manageable for Heather, Kelly and I so make sure to join asap if you want in on the fun!! :)

Hope you are having a lovely day!! See ya soon! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

back to the farm!

This last month I took a little vacation away from the farm!! I sure missed being a farmers wife, and have had a little work to do since I've been back to catch up with all my farmers wife friends!! :) For catching up, this last week I've gotten 8 blocks done, and have 4 more to do this week and then I'll be back on track!! Yippee!!

I hope you don't mind an abundance of photos, with 8 new blocks there are lots of pictures. :) These two are Flock and Square Dance.

{34} Flock
I had actually done this one when I had first started doing the farmers wife blocks but I didn't like it so threw it out! I'd been wanting to re-make it, so this is the new one, and I sure like it much better!! :)

{85} Square Dance
This one I change a little. The triangles should be facing the other direction with the point going towards the center square, but I liked it with the points going outward. I made it with the oh so cute, Tiny Reader fabric from my sweet friend Ariel!!

The next two are Old Windmill and Northern Lights!

{62} Old Windmill
I did this one a lot like how I did broken dishes. I love them with the white!! It sure makes the colors pop!!

{61} Northern Lights
I just had to break into a fat eights set of Ruby !! I love all the pin dots, florals, and scallops (I used some in the old windmill block too)!!

These two are Windows and Honey's Choice!!

{109} Windows
This one is one of my favorites!! I just love the Atsuko Matsuyama fabric and this was a perfect block to use it in!!

{50} Honey's Choice
More pin dots and Atsuko Matsuyama fabric!! :)

The last two are Friendship Star and Seasons!!

{41} Friendship Star
Leciens Antique flowers and one of my favorite polka dots from the Swell collection by Urban Chicks!

{77} Seasons
Do you recognize the pretty floral and polka dot fabric? That is the vintage fabric I had got on my ocean trip! The sweet vintage fabric worked perfect for this block!!

I love how they look together!! So pretty and fresh with bright colors!!

I forgot how much I really love making these blocks, and am so glad to be working on them again!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

simple patchwork

Lately there hasn't been much craftiness going on in my house. With the kiddos back in school I thought I'd have much more time for sewing, but sadly that hasn't been the case. It feels a little pathetic, less children at home = less sewing??? Doesn't quite make sense to me!! Maybe since my helpers are gone, now my little ones seem to get into much more mischief so that equals more work for mommy, and more difficult to get a few moments away here and there to sew!!

The other week-end I did do a little sewing with my girls, little patchwork doll quilts!! They picked out their fabrics and we cut them into squares and then they sewed the simple little patchwork together. I did simple line quilting and then added the binding!! They were soo excited to have cute matching doll quilts for their dolls!! It made it even that much more special since they did most of the sewing!!

a little quilt for Little Red Riding Hood!

she looks so happy under her comfy little quilt!

the polly dollie quilt!

most of these squares are from Hoo's in the Forest charm pack! !

I think I'll help them make matching pillows next. Wouldn't that be cute!! :) Though, I learned one thing while giving them this little sewing lesson, to work with them one on one instead of working with them together. They seemed to compare and have several little arguments during the process. So even though it was enjoyable to teach them a little bit of my love of sewing, I learned from this experience.