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Monday, September 19, 2011

Fabric collection

I am always curious to see how fabric collections are organized. This is mine, as small as it is. I do have some larger pieces that won't fit or just don't look right on the bookshelf. I also have some smaller plastic totes that hold my strips and jelly rolls as well as scraps.

My house is over 110 years old and the bookshelf encloses what used to be a passageway to the room that was originally the front parlor (it is now a bedroom). After reading hundreds of tips and ways to organize fabric I decided this was the best way for me to utilize the space I have. I have curtains in the works that will hang on cafe rods that swing out and open all the way. When closed, the curtains will prevent the fabric from receiving direct sunlight. If left uncovered, the afternoon sunlight that pours in the windows would fade the fabric, especially where it is creased from being folded.

I would love to know how you have organized your fabric! Or do you have an organized mess that only you can make sense of?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall is nearly here!

Tonight I had a hotdog and marshmallow roast with my family around a campfire. The air is cooler at night and such a relief after the sweltering summer when it was still 93 degrees outside at ten p.m. Fall is my favorite time of year! It has become a tradition for me to make my grandmother's spice cake at the beginning of autumn each year so I will be baking it this upcoming weekend. Ahhh, a spice cake in the oven and a quilt on my sewing machine! Life is good.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Super cool paper bowl

How cool is this? Blow up a balloon, glue all of your paper 'spirals' to it and then once dried, pop the balloon! Don't throw your old magazines out - make a bowl out of them! We make Christmas presents in my family rather than buy them and I can see this as a possibility for my husband to make. It has all the things he looks for in a craft project:
1. Can it be done in front of the tv?
2. Is it cheap?
3. Do I have to learn anything new?
4. Can it be done in front of the tv?

See other cool things in my Etsy shop:  Sehosas

Sunday, September 11, 2011

This is early for Halloween but I couldn't resist. I drove to Columbus yesterday and visited 'Sew Much Fun' and bought a new quilting book called 'Strippin Time'. It has the cutest ideas in it. I mainly bought it for the Christmas quilted mantel piece that I have plans to do later in the year but this little pumpkin idea is in there as well. The one in the book is a table runner but I thought a little wall hanging would be cute. It was fun making it and didn't take very long. My son likes it so it's a winner in my book.

Monday, September 5, 2011

JDRF Charity Quilt

Here is the recently finished JDRF charity quilt. A manager at work has an 11 year old daughter who has diabetes and all proceeds of the sale go towards finding a cure. Last I checked, the bidding was up to $70.