Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Sometimes not practicing kata enough makes you forget moves. Sometimes you combine a move from another kata.
About a month ago I couldn't remember half of the Kata's I knew and I was angry at myself for not practicing more. So up to YouTube I went to remember and I am happy to say I just need help on one to remember. I found these kata videos on YouTube and I really like these.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fabrics,Fabrics and more Fabrics

I know I shouldn't have bought this but fabric makes me happy.

 Yes, I know I don't need anymore Halloween fabric but I am addicted to it so I added these three.

These are some fat quarters I bought. Left is going towards a Steampunk bag and the right a circus bag.I'll put pictures when those are done.
Later this week I'll show you my Superhero fabric I bought for quilts for Xmas.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Unique Sewing Rooms

This is an older post I had in my drafts since 2011 that I never put up  so I thought I post it now even though I've already put up some of these sites before.
I have been enjoying seeing all kinds of different sewing/crafting rooms. I thought I post some up so you could enjoy too.

From a Messy Jesse a organized sewing room. Very nice. More pics on her blog.

This from Home Designing  on their Craft Room and Home Studio Ideas

From All Sorts this awesome bright studio.
More here-check it out.

From Home Sweet  Home she has a picture of this sewing room original from Better Homes and Garden.

From Sew Many Ways is a lot of photos of her sewing room.

More photos are here of this lovely room.

This colorful room is from Mod Kid Boutique is wonderful. Check out the site for more photos.

I hope that was fun and maybe inspires you do something cool in your sewing room.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Crazy Quilts on Etsy

From NH Quilt Arts this beautiful Jungle Print -here

From North Lakes Craft Shack this lovely quilt-here

From Kitty and Me Designs this lovely purse -here

Flora's bee crazy quilter
Witchipoo Hat here

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Craft Rooms

I found this interesting showcase of craft rooms on Craftaholics Anonymous.

Yes, tours of 44 different craft rooms. Once you click a photo, it will bring you to the post with lots of photos of that room, the person who owns it and descriptions of it. It is definitely a must see. Below are some of the rooms featured but go to the link for the complete list.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Crazy Quilt Blocks

 I was inspired  by this quilt and especially the block with the flip up skirt(it's the 3rd row down -2nd one in that row)Even though mine isn't the applique type it still made me want to do this circus themed one. I plan on trying the applique kind soon.

But it's Samantha Walker's Quilt block that I love the most.

Here's her blog with the details-Here

This is a block I started and finished pretty much the same day. I used crochet flowers I had left over, left over buttons, trims, fabric. I also made the two polymer clay buttons a while ago and didn't know where to use it until now. I also added broken jewelry to it. I really like making crazy quilt blocks.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Patching Jeans

I've been patching up my 10 year old jeans. He can make a hole in a knee as soon as he puts them on.
I've patched up many of his jeans 2 or 3 times. Some have patches on top of patches because he made a hole through the patch. This kid plays hard and his jeans know it.

Anyway, I bought some thicker twill with awesome boy themes on them. Took it home and got started on re-patching 3 pairs. First I had to cut it out and then I did a rolled hem on the edge of them so they wouldn't fray. I then ironed on the applique bonding to the wrong side.After I peeled it off and ironed them on the knees , I sewed around the patches both by machine and by hand. I am hoping these will last a few months.