Friday, October 28, 2011

Some Christmas Mug Rugs!!!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all having a nice day.
I'm in Northern Ontario right now visiting with my Parents.
We are having a good time with them.

My Mom wanted me to make some mug rugs for a Christmas Craft sale her CWL is having next week.
She had some cute vintage children winter blocks.
I thought they would make cute mug rugs.
I made her four.
Here they are:


I hope you like them.
I should be back home late Sunday night.
Have a great weekend.

Hugs

Ariane

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I have another finish!!!! Yeah!!!!

Sew, this has been a productive month for me.
I just finished my "Sail Away" quilt.

I embroidered waves under the boats and wales with medium blue embroidery thread.
I backed the quilt with Cuddle Chenille.
It is extremely soft and warm.
I quilted waves in the center and stippled in the border.
My quilting is not the best, but this is a very thick quilt and it took a lot of work.
I used my old Kenmore to quilt it.
I really love the finished product.
I hope my niece and great nephew love this quilt.
I designed it just for them.

Hugs

Monday, October 24, 2011

More Scrapbooking!!!

Did I say that I love my new digital scrapbooking software?

Well, I do.

It's fun.

Every Sunday, they have Speed Scrap Sunday on their Facebook page.
They teach you a quick technique to make your pages shine.
Yesterdays, was about Using Pictures in your Fat Font.
This one was fun.
I made two pages today with this idea.


See, I'm improving with every page.
It's addictive, I tell yah!!!

If you are thinking of getting this software,
here is a coupon code for $10 off.

STMMMS71727

Go check them out at mymemories.com

Hugs





Sunday, October 23, 2011

I have a completed quilt top!

Hi everyone,

I've had this quilt in the making for a while now.
It should have been completed a long time ago.
But for some reason, I lost interest in it.

Tonight, I got energized and finished the top.
This is an original pattern by me.
I designed it, especially as a gift for my niece.

Now, I just have to baste it and quilt it.
I call it:

Sail Away

I hope you like it.

Hugs

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I have a discount code to share


Hi everyone, I have a discount code for you.


 

Go to Tantalizing Stitches to see their selection.
The discount expires November 30, 2011
Hugs
Ariane





Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A little softie for a tiny baby!!

Hi everyone,

I said I would be back with more baby gifts.
Well, I have one more.


It's a little bunny softie.
I didn't use a pattern.
They sell some beautiful items.
But I really loved the little bunnies they made.

So, I took that as my guide.
I used the leftover fabric from making the cuddle blanket.
So, it's extra soft.
It's a tiny little bunny.
Perfect for a newborn.

I hope you like it!!!

Baby gifts for my Best Friend!!!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a great day.
I've been working on making a gift bundle for my best friend from High School.
She just had her first baby on Friday.
She lives in Northern Ontario where we grew up.
I don't get to see her often.
Maybe only once or twice a year.
She is one of those friends that just knows me so well, and always accepts me the way I am. 
We are quite different, but so close......you know.
I had my kids so young, and she was out in University just having a great old time.
But she always made time for me. 
Now, that she has had her own baby, I'm just so excited.
She is going to be the best Mom.

These are the first few things I made for her bundle.


I made her a cuddle blanket, with cotton on one side and Cuddle Chenille on the other side.
It is oh...... so...... soft!!!!

I love these.
They are so cute and fun to make.
I made the dark pink one first.
I struggled a bit with the bias tape.
Then when I made the second one, 
I decided to open up the bias tape and sew it to the back first,
 then fold it over and sew it on the front. 
It looks much more professional that way.
That's how I'm going to do it from now on.

I still have a few things I want to make.
So stay tuned.

Hugs


Monday, October 17, 2011

More Scrapbooking pages

Hi everyone,

I've been playing with My Memories Suite again.
I love this software.
I had always wanted software like this, but never knew which one to chose. 
There are so many options.
 Lucky for me, I won this software on a giveaway on Jane's blog.

I thought I would start sharing some of my scrapbook pages regularly.
I will try to share a couple each week on Monday.
Now, I must say, I'm terrible at sticking things out.
But, I will try really hard. LOL!!!

So, here are the pages I made this week.


Don't you just love these.
These pages were sent to me for free.
Liz from My Memories sent me this designer pack to share with you for free.
Here is the link:

If you are interested in purchasing this program,
I have a discount code for you to use.
You save $10 on your purchase of the software.

STMMMS71727

You just copy and past the code above when you make your purchase and $10.00 will be taken off your purchase price.
It's a lot of fun to play with. And they have a lot of free templates that you can also download.
Then they add new free templates to download all the time.

Well, I hope you have a great day.

Hugs






Sunday, October 16, 2011

I have a finish!!!

Yup!

I finally have a finish to share.
I know.....it's been a while.

I'm calling this one...."Marlon's Paws"

See all the little tiny paws going across the quilt.
This is going to a Chihuahua.
To keep him warm during the cold winter months.
I hope you like it!!!

Hugs


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I made two more with my daughter's help


Okay, this could get addicting.

Especially if my daughter gets interested in it.

Hugs


My Memories Suite



Hi everyone,

I won another giveaway over at Sew Create it.
Jane was giving away the "My Memories Suite" Digital Scrap booking Software.
I was so excited that I won.
So, the two pages above were made this afternoon with this software.
The first one I made without a template, but I used a template for the second one.
There is a learning curve for this software.
But it's quite user friendly.
Which I love!!!!!
There are so many free templates, embellishments, etc. to download for free.
I'm going to have a lot of fun with this.

If you are interested in getting this software, you can get $10.00 off using my coupon code,

STMMMS71727

And they are offering $10.00 off the software right now.
So, that's $20.00 off your purchase of the software.



Thanks Jane and thanks to My Memories Suite.

Hugs




Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hi everyone,

I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving Day!!
We celebrate Thanksgiving in October in Canada.
I am so thankful for my wonderful family, my job,
my friends and the wonderful quilting/blogging community.
I am just so blessed.
I don't have alot to share since I worked all weekend,
but thought I would re-share the link to my fall table runner tutorial.
I made it using the isosceles die for the GO! Cutter.
GO! have a look.

Hugs


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Where have I been......

I know it's been a while since I posted.
I've been busy, I guess.....just life getting in the way of sewing and blogging.

I received a wonderful bag that I won from Antmee.
It's beautiful and much bigger that I expected.
My daughter had claimed it and uses it as her school bag.
Yup, it's that big.
It's really beautifully made.
The blue is a stripped denim, so it's nice and sturdy.
Thanks Antmee. I love it!!!

I attended my monthly guild meeting yesterday.
I was very pleased to find that one of the quilt tops that I donated was all done.

I just love how they quilted it.
It looks amazing.
Now, it's ready to be donated.

Hugs