Thursday, May 27, 2010

Work in Progress…A Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt

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Since my scrap bin was getting way out of control, I decided to make a quilt from some of my favorite bits and pieces! It’s still a work in progress,but I am quilting it and attaching the binding today. I will post pics next week of the finished product.  Here is a pick of the finished quilt top!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A new quilt…

Not sure if I will keep this all to myself or if I will list it in the shop…guess it depends on how in love with it I am when it’s all finished! I have a ton of scraps piling up and I needed to make them into something pretty so I thought I’d whip up a Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt. I am making it a little bigger than the original pattern…adding an extra block to each row. I have five of nine blocks done. Feels good to clear the scrap box out!

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This week’s dinner menu…

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Busy week ahead and we then leave for a mini vacation to Pismo Beach on Friday YAY!!!! Can’t wait to get out of town for a few days and enjoy the fam. Feels great to have a menu plan in place and not have to worry about dinner since there is always so much to do before leaving home…packing, cleaning, all that fun stuff. Here’s our menu for the week…

Monday: Grilled steak with orzo salad and garlic bread

Tuesday: Crock Pot chicken tacos (easy peesy…4 chicken breasts, 1 packet of low sodium taco seasoning, jar of salsa…cook on high for 4-5 hours, shred, enjoy!) served with beans and rice

Wednesday: Smokey BBQ Beef Chili, Cornbread, salad

Thursday: Leftover buffet…gotta clean out the fridge so nothing stinks when we get home!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Going GREEN and staying stylish!

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I just completed an order for 9 sets of cloth napkins for a new customer at my etsy shop. She wants to use less paper in her home and switching to cloth napkins is a great place to start! I am really proud of how they turned out! Beautiful and eco-friendly…doesn’t get any better than that! More eco-friendly items (like coffee cozies, reusable snack bags, and market totes) will be added to the shop soon so check back regularly or convo me if you’d like a custom order.

One a side note…I have quite a few scraps left from these napkins so I think I am going to start working on a string quilt for me!

Happy Monday everyone!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A rainbow of colors!

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I had 3 custom orders this week…all cloth napkins! One order was for 2 sets, one for 3 sets, and one for 9 sets! That’s 60 napkins total. The two smaller sets are already done and I am working on the larger set today. They are to match the clients Fiestaware and I am loving all the bright and cheery fabrics I get to play with! Fiestaware is very inspiring! 

And the winner is…

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A BIG congrats to "Handmade Heaven" lucky number 92. She has won the Hummingbird Tote! She has been notified and has 24 hours to claim her prize. Should I not hear from her, another winner will be chosen. Thanks so much to all who entered my giveaway and all of your kind comments. Check back periodically for more giveaway fun and become a fan of Sew Chatty on Facebook by clicking on the badge in my sidebar. I am sewing up a storm and will be adding new things to MY SHOP very soon! Please comment on my post from yesterday and tell me what you’d like to see in there…I am always open for fresh ideas!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What do YOU want to see in the shop???

Hi everyone! It's slim pickings in the shop right now. Good problem to have since things are selling, but I want to increase my inventory ASAP! Here are some ideas for things I am planning on listing in the near future (aka as soon as I am caught up on all my custom orders). Can you help me out by leaving a comment and telling me what else you would like to see in there? Thanks so much!

  • For Home: Patchwork dishtowels, reversible cloth napkins, reversible coasters, scrappy quilts, aprons
  • For Baby: Boutique-style baby gifts sets w/ an appliqu├ęd onesie, bib, and burp-cloth, some booties, quilts, security blankets
  • For Fun: Beach totes, headbands, purses, ruffled make-up bags
  • *NEW* Eco-Friendly Items-Coffee Cozies, Market Totes, reusable snack bags

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sew Chatty’s very first blog GIVEAWAY!!!

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I am participating in the Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway day on May 17th!!!  I will be giving away the hummingbird tote pictured below. For your chance to win, just leave a comment on this post and I will choose the winner randomly on May 20th giving lots of time for people to visit! Good luck and spread the word!

Humming Bird Tote

 

Tea Time!

The preschool that Carter goes to throws a sweet little tea every year for Mother’s Day. They served cookies and iced tea and strawberry lemonade for the kids!110_2817 110_2801 110_2802 110_2803

Menu for the week…

I am loving this cookbook right now! Kind of forgot I had it, but it has been GREAT to have the past couple of weeks because we’ve been so busy. Our Monday and Tuesday meals for the week are out of this book.

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Monday: Potato Spinach Frittata with Garlic Bread and mixed fruit (spinach from our garden!)

Tuesday: Broccoli Cheese Tuna Casserole (broccoli from our garden!) with green salad and mixed fruit

Wednesday: Crock-pot Chili with Brown Rice

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Bday party

Saturday: Another bday party

Sunday: not sure…maybe 1/2 price apps at Fridays again!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day to Me!!! My new bag!

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I have been wanting to make myself a new bag for a while and since Mother’s Day is here I decided to take a break from sewing for other people and whip myself up something pretty! We have been going to Disneyland quite a bit and although we are out of the diaper bag stage, I still need something big to hold everyone’s things! Why is it that the mom always has to hold everything??? Anyhow, a cross-body messenger bag seemed like a good solution. So here it is in all it’s cuteness :) I used the tutorial on All People Quilt but made a few modifications. I made the strap a little longer and patchworky because I am in love with this camera strap but I have no need for it! I also added some extra pockets. There was supposed to be a big pocket along the back of the bag on the outside, but I totally forgot to put it on there…had it all cut and ready to go too. Oh well…maybe I’ll make a matching makeup pouch or something! And last but not least, I added my super cute Sew Chatty label from MommieMadeIt. I am sure to get lots of use out of this bag starting today!!!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Some pics from our weekend…

We are loving the beautiful sunny southern CA weather we’ve had over the last few days and luckily we’ve been able to enjoy it a little!

Carter and I had a date on Friday! We went to Disneyland saw our friend Pluto, FINALLY got to see the new parade, and Daddy met us there when he got off work! Fun day!

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Carter has been enjoying digging up bugs on a daily basis so we decided to make him his very own bug jar! This is in hopes that he’ll stop bringing the worms inside to give them a tour of the house!

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Menu Plan Monday (fine, Tuesday!)

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Trying to use up what we have in the fridge this week!

Monday: Misc leftovers or sandwiches

Tuesday: The pizza and salad we didn’t eat last week

Wednesday: Going to a bday/Cinco de Mayo party…I hear it’s tacos and marg’s…awesome :)

Thursday: Four Cheese Pasta Florentine, with green salad, and garlic bread

Friday: Disneyland with church friends!  Picnic dinner.

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