New Year’s Project

Finally able to breathe again after the worst flu/cold ever.  So as a treat, I spent yesterday designing a quilt and cutting out most of the pieces.  Yippee!  And this quilt is going to be totally, 100%, completely MINE!  Woot.  Never made a quilt for myself before and am so in love with Sherbet Pips that I knew I needed to make a quilt just for me.  They are the perfect focus fabric to use with my long-searched-for collection of greys.  I feel like completely ignoring the boys today and hunkering down with some actual sewing.  We’ll see.  The day is young.  Big shout out to Lissa at Moda who sent me the whole collection of Aneela’s line for me to play with.  Best gift ever.

Also, wanted to share my most favourite handmade gifts that I made for the boys from this tutorial.  As soon as I saw it online, I was in Joann’s at lunch buying the wool felt.  I modified the instructions a bit to make them three dimensional (as opposed to two dimensional as the instructions indicate) and I increased the pattern size by 200%.  I was also super happy to find some glitter imbedded felt at the store that was perfect for the lightning bolt.  I also added the strap…how could I have resisted that zebra strapping?

Because I modified the pattern, I lined the necks of the guitars with Heavyweight Fast-to-Fuse and then inserted two oversized pipe cleaners on each side of it to help the neck remain rigid.   Seeing the kids rock out with them is absolutely priceless!  Now I need to make one for me and DH!

Off for our weekly breakfast of pancakes at ‘Chez Daddy’.  Yumm.  Happy Sunday.

About Susanne

I am a small business owner, a mother, a crafter and the Editorial Director at a craft book publisher. Opinions and thoughts are mine alone. If you would like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you at susannewoods at hotmail dot com.
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3 Responses to New Year’s Project

  1. Susanne says:

    Aw-thanks! The kiddos love em!

  2. These guitars are fantastic!

  3. Kate says:

    Oo, love your collection of greys and the sherbet pips! Looks like it will be a great quilt!

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