Saturday, 28 December 2013

Homemade Christmas Continues

In the week before Christmas I finished 2 more gifts.

I made a little lunch bag sized tote for my sister in law. This little bag is about 12"x12"x3". I managed to make it using all fabric from my stash (the green strips on the outside are jelly roll strips is from the same jelly roll I am using on my hexagon flowers), and the lining is the dark green I used on my Moses' Basket quilt which lives on my bed. I used webbing inside the handle to give it some support. There is a pocket inside with strips too. No wasting ends of the jelly roll on this one.

My mom also got a tote, hers is bigger (but I definitely didn't measure it, nor did I follow directions very well, so I needed to add a ~3" piece all the way around the top to make it fit the pocket I made. 

For this bag I knew I wanted to have a house on the pocket because my mom designs houses and does working drawings for builders. We have often joked about red doors, and how sometimes they are just the unique thing a house needs and how sometimes they are completely out of place. I drew the house and paper pieced it, then sewed a backing on it and turned it to be a nice little pocket. I also did my first set in zipper for one of the interior pockets.
Inside zippered pocket
Inside pockets
Again, this was made from fabric in my stash. All the text fabric I acquired at my local quilt store the week they had the clearance fabric on for $3/m, I used most of 3 half meter cuts and a bit of a fourth. I would have used a zipper that wasn't green, but I didn't have one at home and I really wanted to just put it in. 

I was going to make an Ipad cover for my brother, but found out a few days before Christmas that he sold his Ipad. Instead I gave him the fabric I had purchased for his project with a note saying I would make him something of his choice. Hopefully I will get organized and in a few days he will have a cover for his new Ipad Mini. 

I am aiming to finish the Ipad Mini cover as my final project for 2013 and I am super excited to get going on some fun ideas I have for 2014. 

Thanks for checking in. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all the best in the New Year.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday: Countdown to Christmas

After the super quick coasters I made last week it was time to get my self in gear to make a few more gifts. Both of these ones are for my niece who loves princesses and dolls. So a quilted crown for her and an itty-bitty quilt for her dolls. The blocks for the quilt are 3 inches finished.

Did a little bit of Free Motion Quilting on the background. It was fun, but I am not that good at it yet.

All laid out, probably only an hour and bit of actual work time on this. I should make smaller  quilts more often.

Monkey is totally in love with the crown so I think before I mail my niece's I will have to make a replacement for her. The quilt came from a kit that my grandma gave me when I first started quilting, so I am glad to be putting it to use at last.

Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

WIP Wednesday: Quick Christmas Gift

GeoDad told me that there will be a gift exchange at his company holiday party on Friday. I did a quick search for an easy tutorial to use some of the Christmas fabric I have and found this one. This is what I whipped up in an hour and half from start to finish including a few breaks to get things for Monkey as I went. I think I should probably warn my friends and family that they will all be getting coasters at some point because these are SO easy.

It was nice break from the free motion quilting that I have been slowing plugging away at on my Oink-a-Doodle Moo Quilt. 3 borders are done and 2 bits of vertical I am about half done. 

Linking up with Freshly Pieced. 
Thanks for stopping in to take a look.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Discovery Toys: Cyber Monday - Mystery Host Week

I can't believe that it is December 2nd already. Are you ready for Christmas? Do you have all your shopping done?

Well if you are like me and don't enjoy crowded malls and toys that make the same 2 sounds endlessly through the day, I have the solution for you. This week my Discovery Toys business is running a Mystery Host Week.

Discovery Toys offers a line of kid powered, educational toys, games and books with layers of learning to grow with your child. All our products have a lifetime warranty and replacement parts are available so that if you lose pieces your toy can still be used.  

All the orders I collect this week will be put totaled and I will draw names for who will get the host credits at the end of the week. Here is the break down of what the host rewards are: 

I am sure you next question will be how do you decide what products your might want for the kids and young at heart in your life.

Here are some ideas: 
For an infant

For a 1-3 year old

For a 3-5 year old

For a 5-8 year old

And for the quilter in your life:

So, check out the my page and the catalog, then send me a message at leatinadiscoverytoys (at) gmail (dot) com . I will call you to enter your order, so that if your name is drawn I can apply the host reward to your order. I will take orders for this event until December 8th and the morning of December 9th the order will be submitted. This is prior to the shipping deadline to Canadian residents. 

You can like my Discovery Toys page to keep up on all the future offers.

Look forward to hearing from you.


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