Sunday, February 19, 2012

Project completed for my sewing room...

As you know I am working on my sewing/quilting/crafting room.  I completed one of the projects I had planned for it.  Only the start of many more.  I found this on  You can find this particular project here.  I used fabric that compliments the color scheme I am using for my sewing room.  It was a very easy project to do with easy to find supplies.  The only problem I ran into was the Insulfoam.  They sold it at Lowe's online in sheets of 2'x4' for only 3.00.  However they didn't have this stocked in the store.  The only comparable item was a 4'x8' sheet for 10.00.  I went ahead and purchased the larger sheet.  I am making another project board for my granddaughter's room and then I am using the remainder of the board to make a portable design board.  So it all came out best.  If you wish, you can purchase the smaller sheet online and they will ship it free to the store for pick up.

I love how it came out!  It will make a great addition to my room won't it?

I have also gotten my shelves organized.  I am using photo storage boxes which I purchased for only $1.50 each at Micheal's.  I am planning to make some more by using decoupage.  That will be a whole new experience for me.  I have never attempted that before but I have been told it is a fairly simple thing to do.

I found the white buckets at the local goodwill for only .50 each.  I have 6 of them.  They are great for storing buttons, cutting tools and pretty much anything you can think of!

I found this at Hobby Lobby!  I had been looking and looking for one of these!  I had a 50% off coupon and used it happily.  After the discount I got it for only 10.00!  It was the last one.

So it is coming along great!  I have many more projects in the works.  Lots and lots of painting to do too.  It will all be worth it.  The more that I get done the more excited I get to have it finished.  Keep watching.  I will try and put together a tutorial for you as I come along.  I am relatively new at all of this, but learning fast.

Have a great day!
nanasrcool (especially when they are doing crafts!)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Great prints Giveaway

I have entered a giveaway and I would love to share it with you!  As you all know I am redecorating my sewing/quilting room and I am searching the internet for great items to use!  When I was searching I found this site that is offering a giveaway of some cool prints.  You can enter by going Just the Bee's Knees Blog.  Good luck!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Giveaway! Yeah!!!

I am entering this fantastic giveaway from another blogger and I am sharing it with you as well!  You need to go to her blog here and enter yourself!  Good Luck!  It will be drawn on Feb 15th 2012.

Tutorials and Free patterns

I want to include a listing of tutorial and freebies I find online.  I know they have helped me immensely!

Here is one that gives a tutorial on how to make a flying geese.  In fact it gives 3 different ways! If you need this please go here.

Fabric Givaway on Lily's Quilts

I have found a giveaway.  If you would like to participate you need to go to Lilysquilts giveaway.  Follow the directions to enter.  Good Luck!

Free-motion Quilting Challenge 2012

I am working on several projects at the moment that are at the quilting stage.  While I am planning to purchase a frame very soon.  I don't have one now and these projects still must be done.  I have been doing most of my quilting up till now with the walking foot.  I have practiced some free motion quilting.  However, these are projects that are gifts for others.  It is one thing to screw up your own quilt but an whole other to mess up on one you are giving as a gift.

SO, I am going to do this FMQ challenge I found on SewCalGal's blog.

Please if you are reading this and have been afraid to go to that final frontier of domestic machine quilting.  Take the challenge along with me.  We can go into that uncharted territory together! If you hear a scream and it sounds like someone is pulling their hair out, it might just be ME!

To join simply follow the link to ..SewCalGal's freemotion quilting challenge.   This is a 12 month challenge.  She has already put up January and February.  January is a video post which is how I actually learn the best.

See ya soon!  Let me know how it is going for you. I will try and post my progress as well.  It would help a lot if I could get a camera.  I had one.  A nice one in fact.  My son borrowed it and then it was never seen again! When I get another one I will be much more stingy with it!