Sunday, June 29, 2008

Come join in the fun at swap bot i just put up xtra large yoyo clover tool swap

YoYo Swap Xtra Large clover yoyo
SWap Homepage:
Swap Coordinator:
craftypiggies (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:
Last day to signup/drop:
July 16, 2008
Date items must be sent by:
July 30, 2008
Number of swap partners:
Do you have a Xtra large YoYo clover tool. Well you can swap 25 yoyos. Put that gadget to use. Yoyos are round fabric cutouts that you can embellish items or make quilts.
You must swap 25 different fabric yoyos You must use Xtra Large YoYo clover tool. Please do not sign up if you cant finish this swap. You must have 4.0 or better to sign up. You will get one partner. Please update your record when mailing and recieving your swap. thank you kat

Halloween star quilt in progress

This was posted on my blog 3 /07/08
In case you all thought I forgot about this project, or scrapped it, I haven't; it was just put on the back burner for a while. I still plan on having it done for next Halloween. I have included one of my children as a size-sort of reference. She is a typical 6-year-old in size, if that helps all who wondered how big this was so far. End goal is big enough to fit on my double pillow-top king-size bed. I have a ways to go, to say the least.
still working on it
other posts on this quilt
For those who are curious, I am still job hunting.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

yoyo tutorials

I have quite a few tutorials on my blog for yoyos if any one is interested.
square yoyo

egg yoyo

yoyo friend just describes the body you have to make up your own head.

shamrocks from penny's hearts

brooch tutorial

yoyo Christmas ornament

yoyo advent calendar

yoyo layout assemblies for afghans and the such

yoyo flip flops

click on link to find instructions

This I posted on my blog on June 2

This is a work in progress that I work on in the car while my husband drives the first 1 hour of our commute and the last hour at night. So, it only is getting worked on two hours a day or less. When done, this will fit a 24 month/2T-size little girl. I don't have one of those; this is just an experiment with sheer fabric and yarn to try and make an image I had in my head. It needs 4 more yoyos around arm/neck openings. So far it is coming out as I thought it would. It also needs crocheted sleeves and the skirt part finished. The white part is the slip a 24 mos/2T-sized little girl would wear under the dress.
This last photo is not true to color, but it shows you how sheer the yoyos are
All the supplies in this project, from the fabric to the yarn to the thread, came from thrift stores at differnt times.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Busy Summer!

This bag is another Lazy Girl Design -Sassy! I just had to add the yo-yo detail to the front and back. I used the strip quilt foundation method because I am not good at choosing just one fabric. The directions are very clear. Make this bag; I recommend it.
This bag just screams summer. This is a modified Betty Shopper by Amy Butler. Say hi Pepper.

I used a tablecloth for the outside of the bag, and I bought it at Target for $2.98. The inside of the bag is lined with yellow, bandanna fabric and the pockets are made of a fun, yellow, strawberry print. I found this pattern diffidult to sew. That is why it is the modified Betty Shopper. I was unable to figure out the Timtex bottom, so I cut it out and finished it like a regular bookbag. This bag is very large! Pepper looks cute sitting in the bag. Overall, I am very happy with this sewing project. What a fun bag to carry around.

You can't forget the yo-yo detail. I cut this yo-yo out using the OLFA circle cutting tool on its largest setting. I so love this tool! Happy sewing!