Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pinterest Try Thursday

I had a recipe and a hemming technique planned, but I was so excited to show you a couple of Valentine inspired projects, just had to do these first. I'll share the recipe and hemming technique next week.

Last week was Bernina Club at my favorite quilt store, Strawberry Patches. I hadn't been to one in a while and I was excited to see what other ladies had been working on and to see all the new fabrics Suzanne had to show.
I remembered that Suzanne had encouraged us at one time to make name tags. A lot of the ladies had them, but I had not got around to making mine.
When Suzanne put these up on Pinterest, I knew right away what I was going to do for a name tag.
You'll find a tutorial for these here
They are made from my favorite Pam Kitty Love fabrics.  They no longer have the heart fabric, but the button card fabric is still available, I think.

Here's my name tag,
Complete with vintage buttons.

and one of my tags that I hand stitched around in red of course.

Sew...while I had my pink and red going on, I made my February Mug Rug.
As before, I got inspiration from Pinterest, but did my own thing with the Pam Kitty Love.
Thanks goodness I bought a yard of that heart fabric a while ago.
Again, vintage pearl buttons, a little lace 

(Opps! Sorry it's sideways.)

and...little red glass beads for some sparkle.

I love a little simple patchwork to practice my machine quilting on.

I have been loving "Grandmothers Flower Garden" lately and have done a few small projects. I have had a Hexie board on Pinterest since I started pinning.  Hop over there (Click the follow me on Pinterest button on my sidebar) and take a look at all the cuteness.
When I saw this on Pinterest, I just wanted to make some Hexies so I could put them in a cute little box like this...I know how silly am I.

I had a bag full of scraps from my Dresden quilt that I have been cutting into hexies.
Pam Kitty Morning...what else.
So I went looking through my stuff and found a box...not a cute box like the one above, but it helps me keep organized and it does look cute with my little hexies all lined up. Have a bunch of white ones cut laying underneath the colored ones.
This way it is all ready for me to take to the other room to work on while watching American Idol.
I'm making a pillow for my little blue and white trailer.
Gotta love that Pam Kitty Morning fabric.

That's all for my Pinterest tries this week. Have you tried anything you saw on Pinterest?
If you blog about it, come back and tell me and I'll link to your blog.

Leaving you with this:

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Tammy said...

I don't do Pinterest but sometimes like to see the collections that others have pinned. Your February mug rug is so cute. Such pretty fabrics. American Idol comes on Thursday/Friday here so I will be watching tonight. Take care! Tammy

Annelies said...

Adorable as always....and I have Pinned TONS, and done NOTHING (G)!!! XXXX

Suzanne said...

Seeing these makes me smile and love you all the more. Thank you for being so creative and inspiring me, thank you for sharing so sweetly at Bernina Club and thank you for being my friend! It's precious, simple things like these that makes life sew sweet.

Nancy B said...

Hi, Beverly! I need to learn how to make hexies. They look so pretty in your little box. Your mug rug and tag are very cute.

Happy Sewing!

PamKittyMorning said...

OHMYGOSH. I love your name tag and the cute little mug rug. You're so cute Beverly. And the little hexies... just a darling little box of treasure. xo

Patty's Stitches said...

Love your blog! So many pretty things to look at! Blessings, Patty