I have offiically caught the sewing bug.
I have been collecting fabric for awhile now in the hopes that one of these days I would actually get a chance to use it. Now, that my big classes and projects for the spring are finished I took a little time over the weekend to sew up some projects that I am so excited about!
First up, are these adorable ruffled towels:
The minute I saw these on Sweetwater's Blog HERE I was smitten and waited patiently tapping my foot refreshing nonstop until they had the kits up in their Etsy Store HERE. I bought 3 kits, requesting one of each color because they are just too pretty and summery for words. The original kits are sold out (waiting on the shipment for their newest fabric line, Lucy's Crab Shack, to be in stock but you can pre-order these kits HERE. They come with the towels, twill, fabric and instructions to make these ruffled lovelies!
And, by the by, I will be buying up as much of this line as I can afford to make all kinds of yummy sewn goodness for our home. This line is perfect, perfect for summer, boys, pretty much anything! You guys know me and color, I love it in my patterned paper and I love it in my fabric. :)
Here they are hanging on my oven handle:
And look how cute they match with my new summery table runner...
I grabbed up THIS kit as fast as possible too. And THIS one as well. Wouldn't it be great for the 4th of July? The one made from Lucy's Crab Shack is sold out but is available for pre-order as well. Or you can pick up the pattern HERE and make it out of whatever fabric you like!
I am thinking coordinating placemats and napkins are in order. I love the look of a table set with placemats and cloth napkins (plus I try to use cloth napkins as much as possible since they are more environmentally friendly and I am usually less than impressed with the offerings in stores. Love making my own!).
One little last thing I started on Saturday...
I am using THIS tutorial from the Moda Bake Shop BLOG and pretty much following the directions. I am a huge fan of the Vintage Modern fabric line (okay I am a huge fan of all of the Bonnie & Camille fabric collections and I have quite the stash going!) and I wanted to make a throw and some pillows for our family room using this line. I got most of the front of the quilt pieced together (the excpetion is the 4 white borders) but I ran out of solid white fabric for the borders and the backing so I needed to order more. I have big plans for having my ideas all come together. I'll keep sharing and updating as my little makeover the family room project progresses....
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I am going yard saleing and spending time with my kids. I hope that DH will take them for a few hours so that I can do some scrapping!
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