Monday, December 20, 2010

Featured Clutch

My Classy Clutch with a Bit of Bling was featured on another blog today. This blog belongs to a team I belong to on Etsy called Carried Away Bags.  It is a really neat blog!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hard at work quilting...

I have had the honor of making a few quilts recently for a good friend of mine.  One of the quilts she asked me to make was actually a quilt top that I finished for her. She sent it with a couple from our church who were going to India to visit the orphanage they used to work with.  It was a very special quilt, and when I get the pictures, I will be sure to post them.  ( I completely forgot to take a picture of the quilt before I sent it away... bad me!)
The other quilt I just finished for my friend was made by her request to match the other quilt she purchased from me last month.  This quilt was made by using a technique I learned at the International quilt show I attended back in September.  I was so intrigued by how cool the technique was, I managed to reproduce it from memory.  Can you say "strip piecing"??  I loved this strip piecing technique!  And for all you non-quilters, do not worry... strip piecing is totally G-Rated.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Clutches and more clutches!

I just figured out how to make these wonderful clutches with metal framed clasps, and I am loving them!  I sold my first batch of them so quickly that I wasn't able to post them.  I spent time this weekend making more...
It took some researching to learn how to use clasp frames, and quite a bit of searching for the proper glue to use.  The Gutterman glue I finally found is only made in Germany, and I there is only one dealer in the US that I have found so far that sells it!  All that searching is paying off, and I am loving these little clutches!