Crafty · ME · sewing fun

TShirt Quilt (not really)


I wanted to make my grandson Isaac a tshirt quilt from his old tee’s. But truth is they were not in the best shape. My thoughts were why would you use beautiful new fabric and those funky old tee shirts. So, I purchased new fabric bought the screen designs and had them put on the pre cut fabrics with the fusible interfacing already ironed on them. NICE says it ALL!

Here is one of the squares made from the white medium weight Jersey fabric I bought from Joann’s Fabric.
Here you can see several they are so fresh, crisp, and clean. They also iron extremely well to the fusable pelon.
The completed quilt was the easiest one I have ever had quilted it literally came out perfect according to my quilting friend Mary Kay of Allendale. (she had alot to do with that as she is awesome) For the backing I ended up using a black flat fitted queen size sheet.
You can see it on display here in the background of the Graduation party decorations.
This is my amazing Grandson Isaac Alarcon. He will be playing football for Graceland University. They are blessed for sure to have him. Not only a great athlete but an awesome young man of integrity and compassion.

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Crafty · ME · sewing fun

Zipper Pouch Crazy


Well I went from one video on you tube to another. Some of them were pretty amazing and I felt like I was robbing a bank . I learned so much in a short time watching them and it was free. So far I have made 12. One with straps and pockets. Now for the double zipper!

Crafty · Family

An Outing


Matthew 14 and Lindajoy  16

We had a family fun day yesterday what a surprise it was.  We needed paper asap for the butcher shop to work today and the driver the day before had delivered the wrong paper.  He wanted us to meet him in Maryville as there was no one coming out our way again in time for our work day today.  So we decided to take some time and enjoy ourselves.  After meeting the driver for the paper David dropped me off at the library (one of my favorite places) while he took the bows in for adjusting with Lindajoy and Matthew.  I love how they are loving each other more and more each day.  David’s Bible lessons have been so good for us and these special times together have made a difference in the appreciation we have for what the Lord has given to us,  each other.

Me with my new Cowl
I finished my new cowl yesterday and wore it for our outing.  It was made out of very soft wool yarn.  I was very pleased with the pattern very simple.   Here is the link to the free pattern, http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2012/08/free-crochet-patternbutternut-squash.html.
Tomorrow I hope to make up our day off with some History and perhaps a little English and then I am hoping to get busy on my new tablet case.  Below is the free pattern link that I am planning on using.  I will try and post tomorrow the results.   Until then may the Lord bless us all!
http://sewinharmony.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Tablet-Case-Tutorial1.pdf
I almost forgot when we got home we finished up the canning of the apple chutney we had started the day before.  It is amazing the flavor is absolutely perfect I am so excited to share this with all my children at Christmas time.