Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beat BarBQue Boredom!

I was lucky enough to be accepted to host a Boboli Beat BarBQue Boredom House Party!!! The party was this past Sunday! We had the best time. Boboli sent me coupons to purchase all the pizza crusts we needed for the party as well as some nice swag for me and my guests. Above you can see the reusable shopping bag they sent...with the cutie tag i made to go on it.
Here's my Dad hanging out waiting on other guests to arrive. It WAS TOO HOT to be outside so i hung the little "keep flies off your food" thingy from my lamp over the table as a decoration. You cant really see it in this pic, but i also made boboli garland out of their log and hung it from the window behind Dad.

This is one of the recipes they sent me ....Spinach and Artichoke pizza. We had this one as an appetizer when guests were arriving....

OF COURSE ELMO and his talking pizza were in attendance!

Hubs outside in the HEAT grillin the pizzas for us....

as you can see from the rest of the pics, we just had a laid back time...and a lot of pizza

WE let the kids make some pizzas and the adults made some. We also tried two of the dessert pizzas Boboli sent me...they were really yummy!!! Thanks to House Party and Boboli for letting me do this! Ciao!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jungle Quilt

Here it is...for size reference, my son it holding it up, he's almost 9. I made this quilt for some friends of mine who just had their third baby...first girl. I had heard that the nursery was going to be done in a safari theme....they didn't find out the sex of the baby so they were going "neutral". My Mom found this vintage animal fabric at a YARD SALE for me and i built the quilt around that.

For maybe the first time EVER i am willing to show the BACK of one of my quilts. I found the best tutorial ever on hand basting instead of all those safety pins!! I don't know how to link a you tube video but if you go there and do a search for hand basting a quilt..you'll find it.

The first time i saw the tutorial i thought "as if!" but then i gave it a try and FELL IN LOVE with it. I did all the quilting on my Bernina, with the walking foot and it looks AMAZING! (the back fabric is a vintage sheet in grey i had...matched the elephants)

I got a little carried away and mad a bag to hold the quilt...leftover sheet and fabric from the quilt..
I even got crazy and made a tag...free motion quilting is not something i am good at so it is only barely legable! I wanted to do something though since i didn't put a tag on the quilt...i haven't found something i like for that yet...oh well.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I've been sew crazy!

I know it's not just me...
this summer has flown by! my kids go back to school on Thursday!!! I have managed to sew a few things this summer in all the insanity...

I made this bag....and i hated it! just wasn't happy at all with it and was so upset that i spent time on it and used that too cute birdie fabric on it...

Here is the bag after my BFF made me rip it apart and re-make it so that it was tolerable!
I am much much happier with it now....and not so upset for the use of the cutie birdies!

This bag i LOVE! It is entirely from vintage fabric my Aunt gifted me with! I love that! It is made from a Simplicity pattern that I can't find at the moment to tell you the # of! If you really want to know, leave a comment and i will dig around til i find it for you! I was so proud of this interior zipper pocket!! (vintage gifted zipper too!)

I added this fabric rose bling....not origional to the pattern...

and here it is finished! i totally love it and the second it even thinks of feeling like fall here in the deep south....i am going to be sportin' it!

I also made a Quilt as a gift that won't be revealed until it is gifted in October. I don't want anyone to have a sneek peek at it! Tomorrow i will post the baby quilt i made last week!
happy back to school!