Friday, May 30, 2014

Mother's Day Potholders

Here are a couple more potholder's I made recently.

I made one for my mom and one for my Gran.

I stitched "Mom" on the above one and "Gran" on the one below.

I thought this gave them a much more personal touch. :)

As mentioned in an earlier post, I just drew out their names on canvas with an invisible ink pen. After that, I attached my darning foot and dropped my feet dogs on my sewing machine to freely move the directions I wanted the stitches to go.

I loved being able to incorporate calligraphy into fabric. I think they are so cute and make such a cute gift for anyone special!

If you'd like more information on how to make the potholders, click over to my quilting blog!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Harris Table Numbers

Here are some table numbers I recently finished for a rehearsal dinner.

The paper used is a fold over 4 x 9" tent card in Iris Blue Stardream. They were ordered from Envelopper Inc. if you wanted to buy some for yourself!

As you can see in the picture below, they stand up on their own. I wrote the number on both sides so that it could be seen from almost all views of the tables.  

I will say, writing these numbers took a lot longer than I thought it would. I might need to look into buying a different nib with much thicker strokes.  I basically just went in and made the downstrokes about 3 times thicker. I think they turned out well! Hopefully they guided people to their correct table! :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day Potholder

I recently finished a few potholder's for Mother's Day. I made this one for my mother-in-law Tricia.

I decided to quilt her name on the front for an even more special touch. I used an invisible ink pen to write her name on the white canvas and then used my machine to sew over what I had written. I made the downstrokes a little thicker to give it a more of a calligraphic look. I like the way it turned out. I hope she enjoys it too! 

You can view more detailed information on how I put together this potholder on my quilting blog!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Fotostrap Collaboration

I'm so honored to have been a featured artist on Fotostrap's blog! They recently released their new Artist Series Fotostrap. With this new Fotostrap you can tap into your inner creative and personalize your very own white canvas Artist Fotostrap. With this new release they will be feature various artist who collaborated with them to showcase how you can customize the Artist Fotostrap. I was so excited when they asked if I would like to work on one!

Here's a little bit about Fotostrap from their website if you aren't familiar with their wonderful company:

Fotostrap is the camera strap that gives back. With every purchase, Fotostrap donate 10% to Fotolanthropy, a non-profit that gives portrait sessions and short films to inspiring people who are overcoming adversity. By choosing Fotostrap, you are directly helping to fund Fotolanthropy! It is because of our Fotostrap customers that Fotolanthropy can continue to give, capture and share inspiring true stories. Learn about this movement by visiting

I knew I wanted to do some sort of painted text on the strap and decided to paint a bible verse. I used the first part of Colossians 3:15 which says "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts." As someone who tends to worry, I have to remind myself of this verse often. 

These are some behind the scenes pictures. I love the way it the strap turned out! 

I'm wearing the one I completed on the left and Daniel and showing what the Artist Fotostrap looks like when you buy it; before customization.  Daniel also put together a little behind the scenes video showing my process of creating my strap. Take a look!

You can read the entire post featuring me here and can purchase your own Artist Fotostrap here. Browse around their site and look at all their beautiful Fotostraps for sale. They are such great quality and would be an amazing gift for anyone with a camera!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nursery Chalk Board

I just finished a chalk board for a little boys nursery. His parent's named him Noah after the verse "But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord" Genesis 6:8. A friend of hers wanted give her this as a gift for his nursery. Such a sweet idea! I was so excited to work on such a sweet project.  

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Baby Boy Quilt Packaging

Here's another quick quilt packaging project!

I also featured this quilt on my quilting blog if you wanted to take a look. :)