February 27, 2014

Name Tag and some Demolition

I haven't posted in a while. I have been really busy and also passing a kidney stone. It was being really resistant to coming out. It took a month and a half. Two doctor's visits and a lot of nausea.Finally, it passed. So, I am back to sewing.  

                                                This morning I made a name tag for the guild.

It just a swatch of fabric.

I used my heat bond. Traced out the name.

I made a mess.

I heat bonded the letters on and quilted the top and batting just a bit. I used the same fabric as the name for the backing fabric. I used a midweight fusible interfacing to the backing fabric to  make it a little stiffer. I sewed around the outside,clipped corners, and turned it.

Wallah, cute little name tag for guild meetings. Plus, I have the cute notebook that matches.

I hooked up with a skinny swap...meaning pincushions. ;) This is my skinny pinny. You can see how to make a skinny here. Unlike getting skinny for real, this is super quick. Here's the flickr group here. There's tons of wonderful skinny pinnies over there.

In big news...not sewing related...we got a beautiful new fridge. Our old one was on it's last leg. The freezer didn't work, and it really affected the fridge. That is OLD news! Buh-bye lame fridge. Hello, happy day! Demolition of living room has begun!!

There's hubby in full demo mode.

It has completely spread to the kitchen.

I am proud of my hard work. Notice demo is as tall as me (I am 5'4)...lol.

This was a shocker. There was brick pavers in the entry. It was definitely not tile. No foundation here. Hubby had to  hammer and chisel  them out. The entry was not level with the living room foundation. So,  I filled it with cement. Yes, me. First time for everything. Brother-in-law made it for the cement mixing. Yay, a family affair. We made good progress. High fives to all DIYers! 

 We are also thinking...about taking our the entry way walls and it will be completely open.  We have renovated our den. Pics are here.


  1. A kidney stone!?!? i am glad you were able to get rid of it and can get back to sewing!! Cute name tag and skinny pinny! Your remodel looks like a big job!!!

    1. Thanks about the name tag and the skinny pinnie. I love little swaps and such. Kidney stones hurt and get in the way of sewing time= I should really drink more water and less coffee. We'll see if I can manage that one. :) Have a good weekend!

  2. Your home is going to be amazing when you two are finished! Love your name tag it is soo you!

    1. Thank you, Kira! I am ecstatic that the living room is going to be finished in the next couple months. Thanks about the name tag. I love it, and I love yours too. My name is too long for that paper piecing. It would be a vest...lol.

  3. Yvonne, I've nominated your blog for Leibster Award because you know I love reading your blog. You can find out more about the award here: http://kirabell.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-liebster-award.html I can't wait to read your answers, so be sure to let me know when you post!

    1. How wonderful! You're just an amazing person, Kira! I am lucky to be your friend. :)


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