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Monday, July 16, 2012

Lucy's Crab SHACK...

The store just got in this new fabric!!! I had to start playing with it right away!!
We have a new quilt pattern that looks like a Quilt right out of "Pottery Barn" !
Here are the pieces:

I will be teaching a workshop at Whim-so-doodle in August on how to applique and piece a quilt square.  We will make at least one of these squares in class and then I will discuss further finishing ideas.
Class Dates:  Tues. Aug. 14 6-8 Pm
Or                     Weds. Aug. 15 4-6pm
Cost:  $18   includes all to reserve a spot....727-827-4911
I decided to go ahead and make the is in the process.....and I am liking the look!!
I also wanted to make a quilt with more "white" in it.  White seems to make the quilt more modern.  The white also makes all the other colors pop out.  I used one layer cake for the top....and I have some leftover pieces that are screaming....."banner"!!! :-)
Stop by the store to check out our new fabrics....And come see the Store's new look....."keep on SEWING"....


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's a BIRD, it's a PLANE

School is almost out....Summer travels are almost here....

I don't know about you, but, do you like to sew?  On a plane?? 
I just got back from traveling to Maryland, then to Chicago.....and I decided I wanted to make something while on the airplane.  You can now travel with needles and pins...and a scissors that is smaller than 4 inches.....

Spool Sewing to the rescue....check out their website for  free tutorial on Bird Mobile.

Before traveling I cut out a bunch of Bird Patterns from all my fabulous scraps.  I then hand sewed wonderful little creatures while listening to my IPOD.  Time goes by rather quickly...
I decided to save the stuffing for when I returned home.
I have to say that I did make quite a few of these birds!!!!  Once you get going they are really quick to make....and it helps if you play some "rock n roll" tunes!!!!  

And the finished piece is completed with a branch from your back yard.  What a great mobile for a nursery, or studio, or sunroom. 

Spool Sewing is the originator of this pattern. 
This blog is also a great tutorial.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


New fabric has arrived from Lucie Summers.....and I want to make something!

We got in some charm packs and Layer Cakes.....and fat 1/8's.....
I have been doing a little searching online to get some ideas for this new fabric.  Lucie is from the Uk and her designs look screen printed.  She reminds me a lot like Lotta Jansdotter.   These fabrics are from Moda.......Check out this quilt from Red Pepper Quilts...
I love the addition of solids and gives the quilt a contemporary feel.  We may have to use this new line for our next beginning quilt class.  Or should we make a large travel tote??? Stay tuned for what we make!!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy MAY....Happy Planting.....

I am loving this time of year here in florida.  The weather has been amazing!!! 
I do know that we will be hotter than hot soon.  

But everything is blooming nicely including my orchids!!  Who would ever think that I could grow these beautiful flowers!  They love Florida!

So...this wonderful orchid gave me the inspiration for a new CROWN.....the "queen of gardening".....I have been wanting to make a crown with burlap and moss.....I use peltex for my base and I sew the burlap onto the crown with a zig zag stitch.  I purchased my flowers from the dollar store, and seperated the petals and just hot glued to the base.  I will be teaching another crown class on June 13, from 1-4 @ whim-so-doodle.....hope to see you there.  

I have a feeling this crown is going to get even more embellishments!!
Keep on Gardening....

Monday, April 30, 2012

We made 100 Heart Shaped Pillows!!!

Friends gathered @ whim-so-doodle in the studio of


We cut, sewed, and stuffed these sweet heart pillows for Breast Cancer surgery survivors...

Lynn Long, Beth Heims and Wanda Johnson coordinated the event and the pillows will be donated to  Largo Medical Center's Breast Cancer Program.  

A BIG THANKS to all that helped us reach our goal of 100!!!!

If you are interested in participating we will be doing this event again in the fall....just let me know..Thanks.  Karrie

Monday, April 23, 2012

What shall I do with all these great SCRAPS???

I have some great fabric scraps.

Here is what I did with them today.....

I just made a basic Log cabin with the scraps and made these cute pot holders...

I am going to list them in my esty shop...along with "bags of Fabulous Scraps"....

Let's Go Fly A KITE!!!!

Look at the great kites that were made in my KITE class.....we had so much fun making them with the great fabrics.....and with the wind here in Florida we could have some real FUN!!!!
Let's Go Fly a KIte...up to the Highest Heights!!!