Monday, December 5, 2011

Super Easy Tissue Holder Tutorial

I found this super easy tissue holder on the forum. In honor of my LSU Tigers I have used tiger print and purple to make this one. GO LSU!!!

To make this you will only need scraps of fabric.

5 1/2 "  X  6 1/2"  for the outside
5 1/2 "  X  7 1/2"  for the inside
Keep in mind that once completed, a strip of the inside fabric will make the contrasting opening. (See the purple strip in the middle of the tiger print?)

1. Lay the outside ( focus) fabric right sides together on top of the inside (contrasting) fabric.
Line up one 5 1/2" end where the fabrics are even.

Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance.
 When you turn it around to sew the other end...the bottom (contrast) fabric will fold so you can align the other 5 1/2" ends evenly.
Once both ends are sewn with a 1/2" seam, turn right side out and press so that 1/4 inch of the contrasting fabric is on top with the focus fabric.

Now, fold the two sewn ends together and just tap with the iron the crease the center.
Fold the sewn ends to the middle so that they meet, but do not overlap.

Sew the raw ends with a 1/4" seam this time. Then just round the corners a little by stitching across. This will prevent the pointy ears on the corners. Trim the tip of the corners off, being careful not to cut your stitches.
Once the corners are clipped off, then zigzag or serge the raw edges. This will eliminate any raveled edges.
Now you can turn it right side out.
Insert a personal pack of Kleenex or Puffs tissue. If using Puffs I carefully cut the top of the pack down the center. Puffs has the opening on one end where Kleenex has the opening in the center.
Now you are done!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Twisted Sister Class!

My friend , Cathy, and I took a Twisted Sister Class last week from Ami Simms. That woman is a blast! If you get the chance you should take her class! You can see quilts make with the Twisted Sister ruler here We are not allowed to post pictures of the quilts ourselves.
Just click Twisted Sisters and on that page you will find a link called "your twisted sisters".

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Poofy Purse!

I love this! My friend , Cathy, and I made these purses using Texture Magic. We get so many compliments from people! We also did a class and taught others the technique. It is a pricey project, but the results are unique every time (no one else has a purse like me!)

The inside is also customized. Mine has pockets and key clips and Cathy's has a pocket. It took us two days to construct these beauties, but it was all worth it! Three days if you count the day spent making the pattern and collecting the copies and supplies!

Sew, Sew

So much for keeping up! Life seems to be running away with me lately! However, I still find time to sew! I made Brae a dress that sort a cross between Alice and Dorothy ... She loves it!

Friday, June 3, 2011


I started taking knitting lessons in January. To date I have made 2 Cable knit scarves. One pair of socks. Three baby hats. One dress for my granddaughter!! And one skirt for my granddaughter. (She is a lucky little girl).

Monday, April 18, 2011

Keeping up!

Ok, I am going to try to keep up with my blog! No, really,I am!! I have been running all over the state and the next one. Last weekend one of my quilting friends and I attended a quilt show in Leesville, LA. The Sew Crazy Quilters had their Spring Show. It was awesome! I think they do it every other year, so if you get the chance you should go. It's where Ft. Polk is in Louisiana. That was a week ago. Just a few days ago another of my quilting friends and I attended the quarterly meeting of GSQA in Long Beach, MS. That too was awesome! And, yes, I have lots of pictures from both events. I will do my best to add them real soon! Just finished a Pointsetta Table Runner. Now I have to finish a baby quilt for a shower on the 30th. Pictures of all to follow. Oh, at the GSQA meeting I learned a technique for making a NOTAN quilt. Can't wait to do it!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

These quilts I made for my neice's triplets!!! We are having fun now!

Heart Potholder

This was a super easy project! It is a lage pot holder (starts with 12" square). Your fingers and thumb slip into the "cake" pockets!!
These cuties are from the "Hot Cakes" pattern. My daughter loves them!
New Orlean Saints fleece boa! A fun project!!
This was our Christmas Tree this year!

Finished the year with lots of projects!

I made this too cute coloring book/crayon tote for Braelynn!