Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Black and White & a Freebie!

Featuring all black and white products this week!!! My daughter loves the riddle: what's black and white and read all over (a newspaper, or a sunburnt zebra!) My daughter loves the idea of a sunburnt zebra!

The top image (black and white) is the freebie this week and I hope you enjoy!! Download Here

I hope you enjoy and are inspired by the black and white!! Remember, send me an image of a layout using TGP product and I'll send you a 20% off coupon code!!

This is one of my favorites: The doodled frames!!!
This is the Manhattan Paper pack! A popular pick, and there's a second set!
Next is the Black Tie Affair Paper Pack. There's more where that came from, just hop on over to the site to check them out.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Stuff I Made

So last Christmas (2010) I got a sewing machine from my husband. It is a fantastic old all metal sewing from probably about the 1970s. I had never sewn anything before and was terrified, but since I had been wanting to learn I set out on a mission!

I didn't know how to thread it, fill the bobbin or anything else, so I had to keep asking my husband to come help me (his mother is an avid quilter and he knows how to operate a sewing machine. Yes I do feel a little sheepish about this now that I have learned how easy it is!)

So I went to my mom and she handed me some fabric she purchased to make a baby quilt and basically said, here, make it. So I did!! It was a simple snowball pattern and is shown here below under this adorable little baby!!

That sparked a fire!! After that I made a quilt for my little guy (I haven't photographed it yet) Then started to design my own patterns and made a quilt for my mom for Christmas (also not yet photographed). Then I wanted to branch out!! So I made a stuffed lion (not photographed yet either...goodness I need to take a lot of pictures!!!) and a tote bag for my sister. Last week I made these skirts for my little girls. I got the idea here. Super easy and my little 2 yr old wears hers every day and sometimes to bed!!

Then I made this little owl for a friend of mine who was having her first little girl. I got the pattern at my local quilt store, but there is a site here where you can find the patterns, or their creator.

I am so loving sewing. It's an amazing new outlet for creativity that allows me to work with my hands but still create and finish something. Love it! Why didn't I start this earlier!!! Hopefully I'll get better at taking pics of my future projects!