SCRAPS

Scraps o how i love them, when i take them in my hands, yarn or fabric i love the way it makes me feel like my brain is exploding with beautiful creating powers, when i see colors coming together but not together and at the end of this beautiful organic process i have created something so wonderful to the naked eye. Thank you for stopping by i would love to hear how you take on your scraps.

Quilting Block

Christmas 2017 I made my son a quilt he loves Marvel/football so i decide to use a block that is called the Exploding block from Missouri star quilt company, where you take two 4′ square fabric and place them right side together and on the side you want the block to open up that’s the side you put your lines from corner to corner(top right to bottom right and left top to bottom left) then sew 1/4 stitch all around the square, once that’s finish take the side that have the line’s on it and cut through one square, then pressing the corners open it goes from a 4′ square to a 5′ square you can go as big a your heart desire, if you like to keep going just put a 5′ square on top and follow the same directions and it will become a 6′ block. Hope you give it a try i had fun doing this block, thank you for stopping by.

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FINISH BLOCK  
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DRAW LINES FROM CORNER TO CORNER
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FINISH BLANKET
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TWO 5′ SQUARES

Making a Quilt

In 2016 I decide to make my oldest son a quilt for Christmas, he is a big movie buff. I wanted it to look like a film strip so I went to pinterest and found a blank film strip and download it to my computer, then I download his favorite movie images as well, once I had all of them I place the movie image in the blank film strip one at a time adding and delete the movie image each time and printing it out. On my journey looking for fabric sheets at a reasonable price, I was in Joann’s and i over heard two lady’s talking about Freezer paper and how it sticks to fabric and you can reuse it, in that moment the light bub went off and my mind went crazy I have found or heard what I was looking for, now I know that people have been using this for a long time to quilt, I am so happy I over heard those lady’s talking it

change my life. Here are some pictures of my quilt I hope it will inspire you to try it .

Pixel Granny Square

Have any one heard about Pixel Granny Square? I am usually late on these things, I happen to be strolling on YouTube my place of inspiration, when i came upon it( Pixel Granny Square) OMW, I don’t know about you but  I have had problems with the original way ,where the yarn  being change up and back as you are crocheting when following a graph chart, now I can follow the same chart but in a different way. Pixel Granny Square it is pixels that is made up of a series of small granny squares where one is a pixel, here are some pictures. Thank you for stopping by.Screenshot_2017-03-13-13-07-22-2Screenshot_2017-03-13-13-06-52-2-2

Two ways to make a hat

When I first started crocheting many years ago, the first thing I learn was to make a blanket single crochet back and forth many time until I got the length I wanted it, so one day I  thought to my self what if I crochet short number of single crochet and make it the length of my head and seem the back together to look like a tube,   I close the top like a draw string weaving the yarn back and forth in each loop and pulling the yarn , closing and tying it in a knot turning it right side and it’s a hat.

The second way to make a hat is in a circular motion, increasing  in roles as you go around, once you get to the last increase roll you just single or double crochet, to your desire length and you have a hat. I refer to a YouTube tutorial by happy berry crochet beanie, it is always good to learn how to make a hat there are so many charitable place and family members out there that would love a h20170212_201933-2and20170212_201541-2made hat. Thank you so much for stopping by.20170212_202058-2

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Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approach’s I was thinking how to decorate the house, I started thinking for Christmas we had stockings, so why not have bags for Valentine’s Day  I remember that my daughter in law gave me some felt which was pink, I had left over red felt from Christmas and some burlap from a year ago, after that it fell all in  place in my mind, now it’s time to create, my favorite thing to do. Each bag is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2.

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drew a heart on the felt

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cut it out with pinking shears

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hand stitched around hearts

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hand stitched a handle for hanging

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added the names cut out green felt and hand stitched them on

This project was fun using my scraps and putting it together I hope you try it . Thank for stopping by.

Update on my space

20170111_195306-2Happy New Year , I hope all is well with you and your family. The update on my craft room it is not finish by far, but I  got some new items and wanted to share, my husband surprise me for Christmas with a wonderful cutting table with a hutch, where i can put my accessories, LOVE IT I decide that the zipper pouches are going to be use for projects that i need to get done and the other side I will use for my scissors, the table is a perfect size for me due to the size of the room  I am really enjoying it.

The other gift which was to myself was a Scan&Cut Machine , now if you don’t  know about Scan@Cut and you are a creative person please check it out it is amazing, it can do all kind of things that can enhance your creativity. LOVE IT, If you got something crafty this Christmas or you made some crafts this Christmas or what you are working on i will love to here about it.

Thank you for Stopping by.