Thursday, January 30, 2014

"She Who Sews"

I cannot believe it is January 31st already.  Didn't we just put the Christmas tree up?  Now the presents are gone and the tree is down.  Wow, how time flies.

Well, Carla (from Creatin' in the Sticks)  and Madame Samm  have been VERY busy.  They not only have one blog hop going....but  TWO!!!



AND I must say....that they are BOTH hopping with some really fine projects!!!

Today is my day to show what I made for the "She Who Sews".  It took awhile for me to get my fabric.  Being the holiday and no quilt shops near me.  I had to order it.  So I waited until Hancocks in Paducah, KY got it in.  When I first seen what all was available, I couldn't believe it.  I loved the designs in the fabric.  I actually hated cutting some of it.  

This is what I purchased.  (all 1/2 yard pieces)


I wasn't sure what to make, then I seen my old trustworthy cup.  Everything was just jammed into it.  


Using the cup as a pattern, I lined the inside and wrapped the outside.  Even made a few pockets for smaller things.  Now, I can find what I need at a glance.


OK, the juices are flowing.  I seen my Brother sewing machine.  
It sits behind the machine I use all the time.  
It has needed a cover for awhile and I kept putting it off.  Well, today was the day it got one. 
 I just loved the prints, so had a hard time as to which one to use for the front.  


I know my room looks cramped...but actually everything is in reach and I got it organized just to where I know where everything is.   (this picture was taken at night, during the day I have my blind open and I can over see our pond and birds.)


I love it...works great and will keep my machine from getting all dusty.  
It does not look square, but it is, it wants to flop with the shape of the machine.



Then I made a patch for my ironing board cover.  My hubby got me this really nice ironing board cover, just for no reason.  I put it on and it looked so nice, fresh and clean.  Yeah, my first project....I got marks on it.  Oh, that beautiful fabric that I hated to cut...one of those squares would go perfectly on it.
So I carefully cut one out completely square and sewed it on by hand so not to be seen. 
(I hope it stays)


Then I had a bright idea to make a mug rug for my coffee.  
So I decided to start making 1 inch strips.
(at this time wasn't sure what I was going to end up with.)
Then it came to me, and I made a Hexy.



I just sewed around and around on each side. 
Came up with this:


I didn't like the way it turned out at all!  I was not feeling well and I should have waited. :(  
 So I decided to put it under my lamp.
Yeah, can't see it now.  That is a good thing!


But it sure does dress up the corner of my table where I do my drawings. 
Can't see its problems under the lamp. 

Enough of my mess. Lets go see some real projects that were done for today:

January 31

The rest of the hop goes like this....Oh, and take note, there was an extra day added:


February 4th



 Also, here is:   

I was lucky when I called Hancocks to oder my fabric.   They were very generous for they gave me 3 Fat Quarters to giveaway.  I have been ordering from them for years and every so often they give me something to share with others.  So I am givingaway these 3 beautiful Fat Quarters to one lucky person.




To enter, just leave me a comment.  I will run my giveaway till midnight February 7th.  On February 8th I will announce one lucky winner.  So please make sure I can contact you.

Now, what are you waiting for.....go check out what others have sewn.  There are some beautiful ideas, and now that I see others, I know what I am going to make with my remaining fabric.  

Thank you for stopping by,

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!  

To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

75 comments:

Baa. xxx said...

Yipee! We are the first to comment. You have made some awesome stuff! We love the sewing machine cover and the cup holder thingy is a coolio idea. Super!

Scrapatches said...

Jane, your new sewing room accessories are sew colorful and nice. Thanks for inviting us into your pretty sewing space. Thanks also for the chance to win the lovely giveaway ... :) Pat

Judy B said...

Your covered cup is my favorite! Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Your sewing machine cover is just lovely. Love the patch on your ironing board also, a great way to cover an oops.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love all your ideas, so sweet to mend the ironing board cover your hubby got you and it turned out so nice. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Judy said...

Well, your cup will never freeze again, that is a wonderful idea. I have lots of mugs at home, which are not nice anymore but now they will get a new dress for sure! well done!

StitchinByTheLake said...

You and I thought just alike - get those machines covered with something cute, cute, cute! I love the cup cover - I may need to add that to my collection. :) Did you make up the pattern or can you point the way to one for me? blessings, marlene

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love all your accessories. I am fascinated with these cup wraps.

charlotte said...

What great projects. I especially love the mug cover with the pockets. Now that is something I could use. Great fix for your ironing board too.

Anita said...

You have made some great things here! My favorite is the sewing machine cover.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I think you did a great job with your projects, especially the sewing machine cover! Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabric.

Marian said...

Love the cup holder, awesome idea there..

Marla's Crafts said...

Very nice company. Your projects turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

Your projects are all wonderful Jane ! The cup cozy was a great idea and Your machine cover is sew cute. We should start calling those "machine quilts" after all we do machine quilt on our machines....right ?

Mdm Samm said...

Your sewing room looks inviting..and I love your corner with lamp on it…it is sad when sewing machines were not dressed up for viewing…yours looks happy to be on the runway lol

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love your projects! The sewing machine cover is a perfect fit.

Renea said...

Your projects are sew cute. Love the little lamp you have in your drawing corner. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Leah said...

Your projects are beautiful. Very clever to make a mug cover. Love them all!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I always love what you make! The hexagon came out fine- I really love it! brightens ups the lamp in your drawing corner.

The machine cover is fabulous!

Carla said...

I can see this fabric inspired you. I just love your cup cover. You'll be sew organized. We all need that! You dressed up your ironing board nicely and that sewing machine cover is sew pretty.
Thanks for hopping and showing your creativity. Great job!

Carol said...

I think your sewing machine cover is great and so is your mug cover with the little pockets in it. The ironing board "patch" looks like just the right decoration and I like what you did with the mug rug. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Your machine cover is just beautiful! I love the patch on the ironing board cover too! Great job!

Vicki H said...

Great projects, my fav is the sewing machine cover. I want to make some pretties for my sewing room.

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing your projects. my favourite is the mug with the fun fabric jacket complete with pockets to pop lots of things into. Thank you also for the lovely giveaway.

Robin said...

Jane, those are great projects! I love your mug cozy!!

Thearica said...

Your projects are in no way a mess. I love your machine cover. I need one myself and since I have seen several during this hop, I am upstairs and gonna make one! :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the sewing machine covers I keep seeing, and even with the same fabric lines they are all different! Love the projects.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Isn't this the most perfect fabric to dress up a sewing room? Love your sewing machine cover - and what a great idea for your cup holder! Sew cute!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

The cup cover with pockets is a clever idea. Your solutions (ironing board patch) and projects are very pretty. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

Sweet use of that fabric to cover your machine...love it and your cup holder! I laughed when I read how you put that last piece under a lamp. I have a few of those type things that could use a lamp on top of them! LOL

krislovesfabric said...

Pretty projects!

MooseStashQuilting said...

Great makeover for your sewing space. I do so love this fabric so much and have seen so many cool things thru this hop, that I am going to have to make over my space as well!! LOL!

Brandy Pettit said...

I love your mug accessory! That's such a good idea, hmm, you ought to do a tutorial for us! :) Sorry to hear about your pressing mat, it's one of my biggest fears to end up with marks on mine, so I am glad you were able to figure out a solution. Have a wonderful day!
~Brandy

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

After seeing all these lovely machine covers, I think I need to add one to my to-sew list!!

jan said...

Such great ideas. I love your cover and the cup organizer! Thanks for sharing with us today!
xo jan

Margaret said...

What great projects you came up with. I love them and you inspire me to get to work. Thank you

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful projects, Jane. Your sewing room looks fantastic. I am really loving the sewing machine cover. Now I know I need to make one for my machine. Thank you for sharing

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I love your sewing room organizing ideas, especially the one that holds the remote. I just bought a new cabinet and i need something like that too... sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

Happy Valley Primitives said...

You've done such a beautiful job on your projects! Thanks so much for the great giveaway opportunity!

Ilene

Kathy said...

Love how you saved your ironing board cover with one of the Handmaids. This fabric is just so cool!

tink's mom said...

You did a great job on your machine cover but the organizer for your cup steals the show.

MoeWest said...

These sewing room accessories all look wonderful! I like the mug cover and we all have extra mugs around that could benefit from a cover.

Kathy H said...

Cute projects and anything to get organized is always good with me.

madebymeinred said...

I'm loving that mug rug. No kidding it is great!

Just Quilt It said...

Great projects! The cup cover and the sewing machine covers are great! Wonderful work, as always.

Gill said...

I love your projects!! I need to make a cover for my sewing machine!
Thanks for sharing!

Purl Buttons said...

Your mug caddy is such a great idea! I have FOUR mugs of "stuff" on my work surface. If I organized a little like you did, life might be easier. I like the machine cover. All these ladies have been coming up with great sewing machine covers and I really like the patchwork quilt effect of yours. Maybe next week I will dig in and make one for myself.

Debbie M said...

I love the mug too. That would make a great gift for my girlfriends that sew! Everything turned out so cute.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Jane! Don't be so hard on yourself. You did some super things....the mug pocket thingy is great. I also liked the hexie thingy a lot! Get it out from under that lamp!

Rosa said...

You have been very busy and your new accesories are gorgeous,love all your ideas.

vicki said...

I like all of your projects. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Jo said...

Oh I just adore those cup holders and this was the perfect fabric for on.I am going to have to get to work making myself one.

Janarama said...

Terrific projects. I have a pattern for the cup wrap ... maybe I'll get around to making one soon.

Dawn Frisch said...

I just love all of your projects!! You have inspired me to spruce up my sewing area now! : ) Thanks so much!
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Lixie said...

I like that mat you made! It' a great way to use up skinny scraps too. Thanks for sharing!

maggie said...

Great projects. Love the mug cover and the mug rug. Well done.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Material Girl said...

I make those mug organizers too. I have actually tweaked it to fit a tall mug so my tall tools don't flop. I have one (or more) by every machine and table. They make great gifts especially when made with awesome fabric! I have shared many over the years.

Denise said...

Beautiful projects - even the mug rug! :o)
Isn't this a wonderful line of fabrics to create with?!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Createology said...

I adore "She Who Sews" fabric and your projects are wonderful. How very generous of Hancocks and you to share these fat quarters. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

Cindy said...

Your projects are wonderful. I like your hexi mug rug :)

Doris Rice said...

Very nice additions to your sewing room. I like them all; but who wouldn't out of this lovely fabric.

LJ said...

I so hate to cut into fabric, too. I'm afraid I'd get hives cutting this marvelous fabric; it's just so cute! Before I forget, I love your lamp - perfect for the sewing room. That cup is going to be so much more useful with compartments and the sewing cover is sweet.

sandra said...

It must be January everyone is cleaning and fancying up their sewing rooms.lol love all of your projects.

Theresa said...

Great projects! Your cup holder is a great idea.

Emily C said...

I love your sewing machine cover. Perfect fabric for it. I never work when I'm feeling sick (and can avoid it) I always mess things up. It looks great under the lamp though, you can't even tell.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a pretty projects…love your cup holder with those extra pockets!! Thanks for sharing :)

Britt-Inger said...

Your projects are wonderful and awesome. Your covered cup is my favorite.Thanks for sharing and inviting us in your sewing room.

Cecilia said...

Your projects are great. I really like your cup. Thanks for the giveaway.

joystudio said...

Hi There - I am so glad to know you love our She Who Sews designs. I felt the same way about cutting it. The printing was especially nice in this group. Great covers, good job. I like your trusty cup's cover, very cute. And I like the mug rug too. ;-) J. Wecker Frisch

gpc said...

I really need something like that -- you should see the floor under my sewing machine! I drop things all the time, lol.

Mara said...

I need to dress up my sewing space, everyone has such inspiring pieces.

SIMPLESEW said...

happy valentines to you sweetness and what cute projects....

Beth Strand said...

I love your accessories, great idea to expand your cups' capacity! I'm doing a major sewing room re-arrange to make room for an additional table so I'm rethinking my whole set up...new accessories are certain to be part of that equation! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

Bettina Groh said...

I saw some great ideas and now some of my own are percolating in my head! Thanks for the inspirations!

Carrie P. said...

you put that cute fabric to great use. love all your projects.