Alas, the siren call of wee bitty owls was too much for me to resist, so I just had to share this one with you guys! You see, I'm trying to rope my friend Katie into picking up sewing, so I took her to a local quilt shop to pick out fabric for some curtains in her new house. I knew the designer fabrics at Mes Amis would plant the fabric bug in her, and I was totally right. She went crazy when she saw this print, so I bought a FQ and secretly made this pouch for her! I call it the "Mr. Owl Pouch"....because even though they're baby owls, they wanna feel grown up and all demanded that I call them "Mr. Owl" like their dad.
I'm insane, I know...but I like creating backstories for some of my creations. The scary thing is that what you guys read on here is actually me filtering my thoughts. Terrifying, I know. If I seem this crazy when I'm consciously censoring myself, what must my internal monologue sound like? Probably something like Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka + Kristin Chenoweth + Martha Stewart. There are a lot of show tunes in my head...and I talk a lot...but I'm surprisingly organized and versatile despite my madness.
Right. So. More pictures of my projects, less crazy talk.
Both the interior and exterior fabrics are from Michael Miller. The exterior is Who's Hoot in Olive from the Hedgehog Group, and the interior is Chocolate Dumb Dots. And again, I used linen tape for the zipper pulls on the side.
I've finally collected all my bee blocks from my month as Queen Bee in the Bee (A Little Bit) Japanese! I plan on putting the top together during the New Orleans MQG's fall retreat next weekend. I am so RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED about it!!! This is my first quilting retreat, I absolutely love the people in our guild, and I have a ton of surprises planned that none of my little "guildies" know about. BWAHAHA! By the way, "guildies" is the pet name I've now come up with for our members....I considered "guildlings" for a second...but that sounded way too much like "geldings" and it weirded me out.
And THIS is a project I've been working on for our home. Mail and other miscellanous papers in our house have a tendency to collect into "crap piles" on any flat surface...our dining table, kitchen counters, coffee table, desk...so this will hopefully put an end to that. NO MORE CRAP PILES! I'm using a pattern from One Yard Wonders to make a wall organizer for incoming mail and important papers.
These are my cut fabric pieces and I need to run out and get some grommets before I can finish. Fun fact: this was one of the first pieces of fabric I ever bought (and it was purchased from the first online fabric store I found...purlsoho!), and I've been hoarding it for going on 4 years. I loved it too much to use for a project I'd be giving away, and now that I've found a suitable use for it in our house, I'm happy to finally cut into it! :) Can't wait to show you guys the finished project (and the death of crap piles!)