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Quiltmaker is Having More Giveaways! yay!

I love giveaways, don’t you? 🙂

I was perusing sewing blogs and saw Quiltmaker is having another giveaway of their 100 Blocks book! They are also giving away their cute little quilt mugs. I just wanted to share the link with other quilters out there so you too can enter! The link with more information on Quiltmaker’s giveaways is below.

To enter to win the mug, you need to have made a block from 100 Blocks and email a picture of the block (see the blog link below for specifics). If anyone does this (I might just make one myself) send me a pic of your block as well and I will post it here to add some color and beauty to this blog and attach your name–if you wish–with your block so you can show off your artistry.

Good luck everyone! 🙂

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Handmade Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt (with Upcycled Lace)

I wanted to post this some weeks back and I know Christmas is over but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a start on a ruffle Christmas tree skirt between now and next Christmas! I wish I planned that far ahead.

Anyways, this sweet tree skirt was made using muslin and lace. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on lace so I went to the thrift store and bought lace curtains. I cut the muslin and lace up into long, 3 inch strips. I pinned each ruffle down and sewed each with my sewing machine. This took several hours to do, but it was fun! I added some thick, double-sided satin ribbon for the ties and there you have it.

I am in no way a professional seamstress and this was my very first tree skirt, not to mention my first time making and sewing ruffles.  I am pretty pleased with how this came out. I encourage others do make similar skirts and to totally utilize items at thrift stores to save money and to “upcycle”.

I was going to keep this skirt but I ended up posting it for sale on Etsy because I wanted a red ruffled one (think red petticoat!).ImageImage

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First Post!

Hi and welcome to my blog. I started this blog as a way to share ideas on various crafts and inspire some creativity in crafters everywhere. I also hope to do some giveaways of the things I make for those ladies and gents out there who are too busy to craft but would like a little something handmade.

I tie dye, sew and recently have taken up knitting. I tie dye and sew better than I knit as of the day of writing this post. I just started knitting 2 days ago and seem to be doing okay but some of my sample is a little off. It’s pretty funny actually. I’ll try and post a picture later.

This blog is currently a work in progress as I juggle other things going on in my life so check back, follow me and bare with me on this crazy crafting adventure!

 

This blog needed a little color! Here's a groovy tee I dyed earlier this year.

This blog needed a little color! Here’s a groovy tee I dyed earlier this year.

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