I've had 2 bolts (yes, I said bolts) of this Morning Glory fabric by Amy Butler in my office for more than a year now. Knowing I wanted to make something with it. But not sure what. Until I saw this tutorial. Then I knew. I got the most awesome 15" MacBook Pro a few months back & don't especially care for the black neoprene sleeve it came with. When I found this way easy tutorial on Skip to my Lou, created by Crap I've Made, I had to give it a try!
Now my MacBook Pro has a marvelous home inside THIS laptop case. It's a much better use for the fabric than covering a small sedan, don't you think? :) Now what to do with the rest? I'm thinking luggage to match....we'll see.
Well, actually more like UPS, but who cares! I LOVE getting any kind of delivery. Especially ones like today...from Westminster Fabrics! Yipeeeeeee!
How's THIS for a stack of LOVE??? Yes, it is actually LOVE, the complete fat quarter set from Amy Butler's LOVE line of fabrics! 26 beautiful quarter yards in 2 colorways (called Heart and Soul) just begging to be made into a couple of the cutest quilts you've ever seen. Actually I"m only keeping the 13 from the Heart colorway. The other 13 will be up for sale shortly in the Scrap Happy Etsy shop! Lucky YOU :)
Hold your horses, cuz there's more love:
This is the ENTIRE fat quarter set from the Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow line, in all three colorways! That's 48 FAT QUARTERS! Oh Happy Day! I am going to decide between the Sunny Day and Cool Stream colorways to redecorate my bedroom, starting with a quilt & pillows. Any good suggestions for a quilt pattern? The other sets will show up soon in the Scrap Happy Etsy shop :)
Want another peek?
These 2 darlings came in the delivery today as well.
Add THESE 2 other things I had already
and I've got the ingredients for a busy weekend!!! I will be taking a trip next week and hope to have a carry-on bag and a new laptop case to take with me :) Pictures to follow.
As mentioned on the Scrap Happy Facebook page, I'm starting a quilt. It's for a Christmas gift. Yes, I realize it's July. But I also realize that 1) I work 40+ hours a week at a full time corporate job, 2) I work 15-25 hours a week at my Rue 39 Design invite business, 3) I have 3 kids and a dog to tend to in the evenings, 4) the weekends go by way too quick and the family wants to go camping, attend baseball games or have Mom around to clean up after their messy behinds and wash their laundry. SO, that said, I'm starting a Christmas quilt in JULY. Or it won't get done.
Here's a sneak peak at the fabrics:
These are Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey. The request for the quilt was something sort of vintage-y. These should fit the bill nicely. Especially using THIS pattern:
Instead of piecing the colored 8x8 squares into the white fabric (thinking of using a crisp white Kona cotton) I will most likely sew them on top, close to the edges so they will fray up just a bit. Which will add to the vintage feel.
Another brand new copy of this pattern is now in the Scrap Happy Etsy shop way below the retail price of $9.50...it's only $6.50 and is simple, concise and easy to follow. This makes a finished quilt size of 60"x72".
This is the first of 3 requests for quilts I have for Christmas, so hopefully I can stay on track...unlike last year, where I had left everything until the last minute and spent every, single night from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve working on SOME project for gifting.
I'm also hoping to find a pattern for a KING SIZED quilt to make for myself and work a complete redo on my bedroom around it, including the window coverings and the bathroom to match. Lofty, yes. Impossible, no. Wish me luck :)
But this time on the back of a hooded towel! I made a trip to Ikea a while back and picked up a bunch of colored towels, super cheap. Colored towels aren't my thing either...all the bath towels in my house are white. It's a bleach thing, I digress. Anyway, I've had this grouping of towels for at least a year, maybe more. Yellow, orange, green and black. I had picked up the black ones specifically for a Batman hooded towel for Tiny Guy, but had envisioned adding little "ears" to the hood.
When I decided to re-vamp my office/craft room a few weeks ago, I made a list of all the outstanding projects I had to work on. There were two towels ALREADY made for Mira, all I ad to do was add the names. Also had two more for my nephew, again sewn & just needing the name! How lame is THAT?!? So when I pulled out these other Ikea towels, the yellow landed next to the black and it clicked.....
I had procrastinated all that time not being able to decide how to add the silly little ears, when all along THIS would've been easier AND looked better! I sewed the yellow hood to the yellow towel and used the scrap to make the bottom layer of the Batman logo. Then used the black scraps from making the black towel for the top bat layer of the logo. So I still have a yellow hooded towel to figure how to put to use, but in the meantime we now have a Btaman hooded towel for the pool!!
Once the towels were all ready, I took them to my local t-shirt shop to have the names put onto the hoods. Just so happens they had the EXACT color yellow as the Batman logo for Nolan's name. These were Mira's requested color combinations:
Sometimes I need to remember that taking 2 minutes to figure out the obstacle is better than procrastinating forEVER and realizing after how dumb I feel for waiting so long to tackle a project.
Now that I've re-organized my office, I have a master list of projects outstanding so I can prioritize and tackle each one and catch up. Feels good. This also means that I will be posting scrapbook supplies, fabrics, patterns and goodness know what else in the Scrap Happy Etsy shop for sale very soon. So check there often :)