Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Welcome to the 2012 Halloween Extravaganza! I have been sewing up a storm the last few days (mostly because I waited until the last possible moment to finish these) and am pleased to show off our really fun costumes! :) I was planning on making Princess Leia, but thank heavens, my neighbor (who I seriously couldn't live without!) had one that fit my daughter perfectly, so we went with that! I will show off the awesome Leia hair that I pulled off!! :)

Sock buns. Who knew? They worked perfectly!

Okay, on to costumes!

First up - C3PO!

I made this with a metallic costume material. It's actually plastic. I hate it. It was awful to work with, and if my son is to be believed, awful to wear. But - it looks just right! lol!

The belt thing was fun. I just sewed circular designs and "wires" onto it. I love how it came out.

We used serious makeup on his face, and it looks great, but just slightly too green... oh well! He looks great!

For mine, I went as "Goldberry", a small character in Lord of the Rings. She didn't make it into the movie (that I can remember), so I was able to create her just the way I wanted. She was the "River's daughter" - a kind of nature goddess. I used a dress pattern that I used a few years ago. It turned out really lovely!

I even made more flower rosettes for my hair! :) Seriously, I will post a tutorial on the rosettes soon! They are so easy and so pretty! :)

Check out my eye makeup! It's probably the best eyeshadow I've ever done. That's really saying something... lol! I have a few more pictures of my dress (some details) on Flickr, so check those out too! :)

 The three of us all decked out! :)

Well, Happy Halloween everyone!! Stay safe!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Skill Builders Top Complete!!

It's all sewn together!! YEA!!!!!!! I am absolutely loving how it came together! It measures a massive 94 x 107 - a queen size quilt! I just LOVE it!

Sorry for the bad picture... I'll get great ones when it's all quilted and finished! :)

My hubby and I have been toying with the idea of converting our office into a guest room. I think with this beauty... I have to get a queen size bed to keep it on! Don't  you think? :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WIP Wednesday!

Here we are at Wednesday again!! I am so happy to have some progress to report!! I have actually made a bunch of progress that I am SOO excited about!!

First up - My Skill Builders Sampler top is almost done!! I have it all together except for the borders! I am sooooo excited and love how it is coming together! :)


Next up - C3PO is cut out! It should come together pretty quickly, which is nice. I still need to figure out how to do the hood, but we'll get to that...

Last, my super secret quilt is coming along! I've got the words all appliqued on, so now I just have some decorations left to applique around the edges! I am loving it and can't wait to share it with everyone! :)

Well, that's all for now!! Be sure to stop in and check out all the WIPs at Freshly Pieced!!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Right... It's Friday. I was going to post on Wednesday. Whoops! First things first... my progress!

I made a lot of headway on Skill Builders! I got the first half bordered and today started the 2nd half! YEA! It's finally coming together!

Now, on to some FUN! Yesterday - 10.11.12 - was my 33rd birthday!! It was special enough just being on 10.11.12, but watch this...

10+11+12 = 33

I know. The day was bound to be totally magical, right?!? :)

It was. My husband (who has legendary status at my local quilt shop from when he bought me my machine) again went above and beyond to surprise me! He once again ventured to the LQS and came out with this:

A Serger!!!! I am so tickled! He left it in the back of his car, then asked me if I would run out to get his work bag. He uses this method a lot, but STILL managed to shock me! He said I squealed. I probably did.

I have never used a serger before, but I am really excited to learn! YEA!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Beejeebers October Block!!

I am so happy to have finished this one early in the month!! Josie wanted circles, so this is what I came up with:

I hope she likes it! What a fun block to do!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's Wednesday!! WIP it!!

I am posting WIP Wednesday... on Wednesday! It must be a good week... ;)

Here is what's going on...

1 - I did manage to repair my Bottled Rainbow Quilt!

All those little pieces are firmly back in place, she got a good washing, and I am happliy back to nightly snuggle time!! I love you, Bottled Rainbow...

2 - Beejeebers October Block - she asked for circles... then circles she shall get!

I still need to sew them down, but it's only the 3rd and it's almost done! Yea!

3 - M's super secret quilt

This quilt is 100% applique. This week, I managed to cut out all 95 pieces to be appliqued. Seriously. I have problems. It's going to be awesome, though! :)

4 - Halloween Costumes...

I got the fabric for C3PO. That's it.

No progress this week on:
Sashing for Skill Builders sampler
Star Wars Apron
Game Night Quilt
Dress #1 and #2.

So that's all for now. I probably won't sew much today... The Mark of Athena came out yesterday... so today I'll be getting my Percabeth reunion on... ;)

Happy stitching! Be sure to check out all the WIPs at Freshly Pieced!