Monday, February 28, 2011

Fabric Giveaway!

Hi, my name is Morgan, and I'm a fabric addict.

Admitting it is the first step, right? I can't go into a fabric store without buying know, because I'll use it ...'someday'. I just love imagining what fun things I can make, but my imagination works faster than my hands! My grandma's hope chest is overflowing with fabric waiting to be used. It was time to do some Spring cleaning (or in my case, Summer cleaning. The temp was 102 in Laredo yesterday!) to make room for some new fabric I just bought (I know...I know...), so I thought: GIVEAWAY!!

I have not one...but TWO stacks of fabric for TWO lucky winners!
I organized the scraps into 'boy' and 'girl' piles.

This scrap stack is full of colorful fabric that would be fun for any boy. The sizes range from half yards and smaller.

These pretty fabrics range in all different prints, paisley, floral, lady bugs...perfect for a little girl! Some of the smaller pieces would be great for doll clothes or appliques. I don't think there are any half yards in this pile, but there are a few fat quarters.

Want to know how to win?

All you have to do is leave a comment, telling me what you would do with the fabric if you won. I'll draw 2 names this Friday, March 4, 2011.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tutorial: Simple Heart Garland

Simple and Sweet.

I love Valentine's Day. I love hearts. I decided to make some heart garland for Lily's room today. It turned out so cute! I was really pleased with how it turned out, so I thought I would share with y'all how I did it. Good idea? Good. Just in time for Valentine's Day!!

My first tutorial!

Gather your supplies.

The great thing about this project, is that you probably already have everything on hand. I dug through my fabric stash and grabbed any pink or red fabric that I could find. What makes this even more special, is that some of the fabric I used is from Lily's great grandmother.

You'll also need a stencil (or you can free hand it), pinking shears and a fabric marker.

Fold the fabric so the wrong sides are facing. Trace a heart and cut with the pinking shears. Using the pinking shears helps to prevent the fabric from fraying. (Plus it looks cool.)

Keep the right sides facing each other.

After all your hearts are cut out, sew along the edge of the 2 hearts (wrong sides facing). This way the hearts will stay together and are reversible. I cut about 30 hearts, but you can do however many you prefer.

Finished hearts!

After you finish sewing the hearts, lay them out into a pattern that you like.

Almost done! Sew down the center (from top to bottom) of each heart. Don't stop the sewing machine, just keep feeding the hearts through the machine. One right after the other. I kept my foot on the pedal and let the machine sew a few stitches in between each heart.

Ta Da!! The finished project. I love how it turned out!

Hanging pretty in Lily's room.

I hope this helps you to make something pretty for your house this Valentine's. You could even alter this project for any holiday or party. Please let me know what you think, and I would love to know if you made this!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fabric Owl Teethers

My daughter, Lily, loves fabric ---- she takes after her mom, right?

No, really, she loves it! She is forever chewing on her burp cloths, her shirt, blanket, my when I saw this tutorial on homemade by jill (a great blog for all sorts of ideas and tutorials), I had to make some!

This is seriously such an easy project. I whipped some up during nap time, and what's even better, is that I didn't need to go to the store first! I had all the materials on hand.

I made 3, two for Lily, and one for my friend who is having a little boy next month. So sweet!! I added a little ribbon loop at the top so I could hang the owl on some teething rings.

She loves it!!

You can find the tutorial, here or the original here.

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