Sunday, October 24, 2010

I has it

I had lunch with my friend, Kasie, the other day. She was in town with her students who were practicing for their dairy foods competition at the FFA National Convention. After lunch we stopped by one of our favorite stores in town. It's a great little store full of fun gift ideas & random stuff. As we were paying, Kasie noticed these cute little Iwako erasers. Apparently they are the best thing since sliced bread in Japan. Little erasers that come apart like a puzzle. She picked up some for her dairy foods team & I grabbed this little guy:

I didn't know what drew me to the giraffe...he was just cute I had to have him! On the 5 1/2 hour drive later that night, I showed Jacob my new little buddy. And he reminded me of my love for this commercial. Have you seen it? Love it: the guy's accent! The little giraffe! The giggles! No wonder when I saw the opportunity to buy this little guy, I jumped in it.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wedding Shower Gift

I finally got pictures of Bear's place mats! Making these was my first attempt at quilt-as-you-go. I generally followed the tutorial found here but didn't make them all log cabin-y. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's been a while

I have been sewing. I promise. Just not enough. Or maybe I just haven't been taking pictures & I don't want to write about projects without pictures.

But in progress I have two baby blankets & my Christmas tree skirt. And I recently finished a fabric box from Joel Dewberry's Sewn Spaces pattern book. And this weekend I finally bought a walking foot, so I've been playing with some straight line quilting.

Hopefully I'll be back soon.