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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

In progress

It's been a crazy couple weeks here in the panhandle of FL. We got some ice on the ground. It was pretty amazing. The kids got to slide down the little hill. It was sooo much fun! Scary but fun! Jason and I joined in the sliding too. No video of that. ;) For some reason, we don't have boogie boards. I know, who would have thought. We live right by the beach. So, we cut some thick sheets of shelving plastic and slid our butts off!

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I sent off  my pouch for the sweet pouch swap over with Ros @ Sew Delicious.
 
 
I used this wonderful tutorial here. . I just added a little tail.
I filled it with treats and sent.
 I tried two different interfacing ideas. The first boxy pouch I made was for our guild swap. I used Pellon 72F. It was fusible on both sides. It really only needed to be fusible on one side. It still  held shape well. When I made the one in the pic above, I just used batting, and it was lighter and I was able to fold it easily for shipping. I was impressed with how it held it's shape though.  I liked both, but I think that the pellon looked more professional.
 
 
I received my pouch from Bronwyn in Australia filled with tons of yumminess. I love this international swap! I don't usually do selfies. This was impromptu, and hubby was home to take a photo.

 
This is my January block for Sew Kitschy. The button is on the right of this post.
 
 
I made this cute paper piecing for a swap.

 
Finished this mug rug and sent it off Monday for our swap on Ipernity. You should check it out. It's an open group. We are about to start another swap soon....
 
 
 
My Riley Blake Challenge is finished for ECMQG. All the lovely ladies will get to see this in person on Saturday. It really goes with our master bedroom d├ęcor. Valentine's is also right around the corner. ;)  If you would like a tute. Let me know. It's super easy.
 
 Linking up with Kelly

19 comments:

  1. Oh, that heart pillow is awesome! And I love to participate in swaps. I have a hard time keeping anything I make and it's always fun to give something handmade to someone who appreciates it. Best, Kate

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    1. Thanks! I love some swaps and we put some little stuff in there when we send stuff. You can check it out here http://www.ipernity.com/group/mugrug. It's fun, and the group is small and friendly. I don't know what it is about mug rugs, but I love them!It's fun to get little pressies in the mail. I hope you join up for the next one. :)

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  2. I love your chevron heart pillow. What a clever idea!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I really like that pillow- all those lovely colors squeezed up next to each other, the patterns look like they could burst right out of that heart- but the echo quilting around it is keeping them nicely contained!

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    1. Thanks Bess! I really love how this worked out. What's better, is when I put it on the bed, I felt all fancy! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Hi Yvonne - WOW you're busy with so many beautiful projects! I just love them all. I would love to make your little valentine pillow too -- I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks for stopping by the blog too!! Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen. I didn't even realize how much sewing was going on. I just needed to catch up a bit. It is working. I will take some time today and work up a tute for the cute pillow. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Beautiful projects! I love small things that finish up quick and your pillow is adorable. A tutorial would be lovely!

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    1. Thanks, I love the quick little things. :) It doesn't help get any of the big stuff done though. I am in progress on tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend.

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  7. you have so many awesome projects! I love that heart pillow. It shows off the challenge fabrics so well!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I love the small finishes.

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  8. Wow, you've been busy! I love your boxy pouch and your heart challenge pillow is so cute.

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    1. Thank you Tricia, I love that boxy pouch. I sent it away for a swap and used all my AMH. I am going to have to get some more of that.

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  9. Very clever and creative with your pillow!

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    1. Thank you Beth! Sometimes, things just happen to work well together. I think, this was one of those times.

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  10. Lovely projects. I like that PP one the most.

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    1. Thanks! I didn't think I was that busy. It's nice to look back and realize that something was getting done. Even if it's just small stuff. They count..:)

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