Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cousin Quilts

Cactus front by crazymimisews
Cactus front, a photo by crazymimisews on Flickr.
What do you do when you have a new fat quarter bundle, 1 week & a birthday invitation for cousins? You grab some Kona solids & then sew like a crazy woman to get them finished on time! LOL 

My step-daughter invited me to a birthday party for her little one that was turning one. Little one's cousin would be there, of course, and the very next week she would be two. I didn't want to show up with a gift for one of the girls and not the other one so what's a Mimi to do...

I love the cousin quilts made from Riley Blake's Dress Up Days. I wanted to use up every last inch of the adorable fabric and I accomplished that with these cute but so easy quilts. Both girls love them and they will sleep under them for years to come. So much better than a toy if you ask me!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pretty Little Things & Chicopee

Pretty Little Things by crazymimisews
Pretty Little Things, a photo by crazymimisews on Flickr.
I made a virtual stop in my favorite shop on Etsy. I kinda blew my budget but I got some pretty things.

First up is 1 yard of each of the prints from Pretty LittleThings from Westminster Fabrics and a design roll of the same fabric. I am already planning lots of pretty projects with these lovelies.

Then I bought a 6" charm pack of Chicopee. I don't see them listed in the store right now but if you are interested in some, contact them to see if they have more.

I just love getting new fabrics!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wing it

wing it 002 by crazymimisews
wing it 002, a photo by crazymimisews on Flickr.
This is a quilt that I made for a friend. I think it's a perfect little quilt for a little one.
 I love the look of a quilt draped over a chair.
I used the leftover blocks in the backing. I love to piece my backs.

I am currently working on several projects that I will be finishing soon. I have lots of good stuff to share soon!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stash Cabinet

Stash Cabinet by crazymimisews
Stash Cabinet, a photo by crazymimisews on Flickr.
I have a confession to make, I have been growing a 'Stash....

Of lovely fabrics stash, that is! The Moda Bake Shop announced a contest asking you to show off your stash & sewing space. While my sewing room is a work in progress and I am not quite ready to debute it just yet, I am proud of the little stash I have amassed and am proud to show you.

 The picture above is the whole cabinet.

The first shelf holds all of my pre-cuts and fat quarters. I have a thing for pre-cuts. I love when for a minimal investment, I can have a whole line of fabric.Now I just need to do more with the one's I have!

The second shelf holds all of my one yard & up cuts. I am drooling over the Riley Blake small chevrons right now (above). I buy most of my fabric from my favorite store on Etsy. You should go & check it out! They have a great selection of fresh modern fabrics and prices you will love! Tell 'em I sent you.

And finally the last two shelves. These hold odd fabric, minky and other craft materials on one side. The other side is a staging area of sorts where I keep the fabrics for the next project or two. I am always thinking of the next project.

Well thanks for stopping by & taking a look at my stash.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Chicopee at my favorite store!

So I was browsing through my favorite fabric store, Fabrics You Love, and discovered that they have Denyse Schmidt's new line Chicopee on pre-order sale for $7.00 a yard!  You guys, you just can't get new designer fabric for that price any where.  I totally blew my budget but I ordered a yard of each print.  I am so excited to get it!  Now run and go get yours too.  You can thank me for the shopping tip later!