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Quilted Table Decor

I started the top for this awhile ago.  I finally sat down and quilted around the blocks and added the bias tape.  I really like how it turned out.  I made it to put on our coffee table to add a little color to the room.

(More) Reusable Snack Bags

I have completed several more reusable snack bags (and a few sandwich bags) for my siblings:

If you're in the market to buy some, I highly recommend: Little Bugs Boutique

If you'd like to make some, here are just a few of the many blogs with tutorials: We Wilsons, Noodleheads, My Happy Crazy Life

Quilted Placemat

My newest obsession... quilted placemats!  I saw a beautiful quilted placemat over at Sew, Mama, Sew! and knew I wanted something like that for our home.  Here is my first attempt:

I love the overall look and can't wait to make more to use on our dining room table.

I have decided against making a tutorial for this.  Instead, here are links to some great tutorials I found online:
Quilted Placemats
Patchwork Placemats
Simple Placemats

If you have hours upon hours to kill, go check out all of the amazing quilts participating in the Spring 2010 Blogger's Quilt Festival!  I am not participating (maybe next time!), but am very inspired by all of the lovely quilts.

Reusable snack bags

I've been wanting to make some reusable bags for a long time now, but I just didn't have the time.  Well, I found some time this week.
Here's my first attempt - 1 sandwich size bag and 2 snack size bags:

Here are 2 sets I made of snack size bags for my cousin's kids:

If you're in the market to buy some, I highly recommend Little Bugs Boutique.  I recently purchased some from this work-at-home mom and was very impressed by the quality.  I even did a review here!

Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day - Handbag CLOSED

And the winner is...

Angela C.said... Very Cute! I love the fabrics you chose!

accoupons at gmail dot com MAY 17, 2010 2:38 PM The winner has been emailed!
It's time for Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day!
My first giveaway is for a Sweet Pea Classy Curvy Handbag-

A few details: the purse is approximately 13" tall by 15" wide, with 20" straps.  It has one interior pocket (as shown).  

To enter this giveaway...
Leave a comment, any ol' comment will do!  REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

I'll close the giveaway on Thursday, May 20th (my wedding anniversary!) at Noon (MDT).  The winner will be selected randomly via

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY and the package will be shipped by May 24th.

Thank you for checking out my blog!  Also, a big thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew! for organizing this Giveaway Day!  * Check out my other giveaway here *

Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day - Baby Gift Set CLOSED

Due to the overwhelming response, I have decided to give away all 3 sets.  Here are the winners (and luckily, they all picked a different set!).
# 34

angelinasaid... i love the middle cars set.! MAY 18, 2010 4:34 AM


Tim, Allyson, and kidssaid... Love the safari
a_heart4home at yahoo MAY 17, 2010 8:05 AM


Mama Lusco said...
The Animal Crackers would be my choice. Thanks for the great giveaway. MAY 18, 2010 10:22 PM 

Puzzle ball

After making a puzzle ball for part of a baby gift set, I decided to make another for my son.  These are neat little toys that can be made as big or small as you like.  I might try making some with jingle bells in them and with ribbon tags on the outer edges.  These are perfect for using up scrap fabric!  The pattern I used is from the book titled Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts.

Baby gift set

Here is a simple baby gift set that I made for my cousin's friend.  It includes a bib, burp cloth and puzzle ball.

I hope the baby boy enjoys them!