Mar 20, 2009

I 'm making something

I 'm making something that I haven't seen on any other blogs, I made my own pattern for these and they are just too cute! I'll be putting a tutorial together for these right after I get back from the COF quilting retreat, which is a fast approaching. So if you are looking for something creative to make for yourself, group of friends or as gifts this just might be it. I wanted to make gifts for all 70 of the ladies attending this retreat. Now, 70 is a BIG number when you only have a few weeks to do this. I do not like making things for people unless I think they will actually use it, other wise it just gets tossed or sits on a shelf somewhere to add to the clutter. Now, how do you make something for that many people and not spend a bundle, but make something that doesn't look like it came from the $ store. You make it yourself, and personalise it. I can't go into any more detail right now or I might give it away, but be on the look out because around the end of April first of March I have a nice tutorial to share with all. I'm sure you can change this up and add your own little touch to it and make it your own, but remember I'm on crunch time and have 70 to make so I'll show you my basic pattern. I drafted a pattern and then sewed one together for a trial...errrr... made some adjustments, tried again, still not uqite right, but the third time was a charm. So, hope you will like it, and make some for all your family and friends.


  1. Well, you've certainly got me both excited and curious! It'll be great fun to see what you're making. And 70 of them...oh my that is ambitious but how very wonderful, too!

  2. Your tea cup was a I can't wait to see this!

  3. Can't wait to see it. Yikes...good luck with all 70 of them.

  4. I can`t wait to see what you come up with! I bet it will be great.
    I was glad you got to see a show on sea turtles. Did you find out that they come back to the same beach every year to lay their own eggs? I actually came upon a sea turtle laying its eggs on a beach in Florida one time. It was about eleven at night and the giant turtle had begun laying its eggs. The hind legs of it was covering up the eggs as fast as it lay them, I was in total awe. I stood and watched for about one half hour then quietly left. If you accidently startle the turtle before it starts to lay its eggs, it will leave and simply dump its eggs in the ocean to die, but if it has started laying, it will not stop. They live to be over 100 years old and can be traced back to prehistoric days. They are amazing animals, and I love them.
    If I had to be an animal, that is what I want to be. :)

  5. The thought of making 70 of anything has me in awe! Can't wait to see what you've come up with...

  6. aaaaHA so that is why you asked what our favorite color was... ;)

    This will be my first year to go to the COF retreat and I'm looking forward to it. You are so generous to make me something. ;)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie


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