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Monday, May 9, 2011

Another One Yard Wonders Project

Happy Monday evening!  I have had a busy day off.  Usually, I post early in the morning before work, but today a fellow crafty friend came for a visit and we went over material and books and talked about all our projects.  It was fun and very relaxing.  I am glad I took today off after spending most of the weekend at a training class for work.
 
I first want to share another One Yard Wonders project.  I keep finding excellent projects in that book and the instructions are always clear and easy to follow too!  I made a set of veggie pot holders and a mitt.  I love it when a project forces me to try a new technique or sewing machine foot.  I purchased an inexpensive walking foot for my machine and quilted my own fabric for these projects.  It worked like a dream!  The fabric didn't bunch up at all.  That extra feed dog action from the top really keeps everything smooth.  It was fun and rewarding.  I will definitely do that again.  If I want to make another make up bag, I will make my own pre-quilted fabric instead of having to accept what they have in the fabric store.  The supply is always limited.  I used the insulated batting and they are all very professional in that they really keep the heat out. 

I continued on the path of learning more about working with my serger.  I made the plain banded pillowcase right off the bat.  I rethreaded the serger with white thread very easily.  Then all "you know what" broke loose when I tried to make the alternate, harder version.  It involved using the gathering foot and it would work on the sample I was practising on but when I switched to the real thing, not at all!  So I scrapped that for now-it was 1:30 in the morning so I gave up!  I quickly tried the rolled hem and kind of struck out on that.  So,  I decided to make the purple  and pink one a little more feminine with some pre-made lace.  Maybe I will get the hang of those other techniques when it is not so late-I was exhausted! 

I hope all you moms had a great Mother's Day.  I got to have dinner from one of my favorites-Red Lobster.  It was yummy!  As for my gift-feast your eyes on some awesome reading material.
   You know me-never too many books!  I get so much inspiration from them. 













I also want to thank so many of you for your kind comments on my epi pen cozy.  The dimensions of the fabric I used are: 2 pieces of fabric 24" x 5".  Put them face to face and stitch leaving a place to turn.  Then I folded up 8" to form a pouch.  I top-stitched along the sides attaching a ribbon to hold the flap down.  I tapered the flap a little and that's it.  My epi pen is 6 1/2" high and has a circumference of 3 1/2".  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

I hope everybody has a great week.  Happy creating and take care.  Nancy

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mothers day..good food and books, what more can you ask for. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  2. Sounds like a good day! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  3. I love the fabric you chose for the pot holders! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What fun fabric, those turned out great!

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  5. Great pot holders and mitt! I've heard heaps about this book - might have to get it myself!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi from your newest google follower/s via Handmade Tuesdays.
    Karima from
    www.karimascrafts.com
    and
    www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE that carrot fabric! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  8. How fun! This is absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays!

    ~ Sarah

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  9. turned out so cute! great job :)

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again this week :)

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  10. I've made some cute projects from that book, too! Haven't tried the potholders yet, but when I do it will be a great opportunity to learn how to use my sewing machine's own walking foot. I think yours came out great!

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  11. very cute, thanks for sharing last week.
    Crystal

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