Friday, June 29, 2012

Revamping my blog page

I did some "revamping" of my blog page. I have been wanting to add buttons but was never for sure on how to do it. Well I found a great blog that posts a lot of very helpful tips and one of them is how to add a button. YAY!!
You can find it here at Sew Many Ways. I have really enjoyed her blog and wanted to add her button to my blog, so take some time and check out her blog. I think you will really enjoy it.

I then went through and "revamped" the layout of my labels, blog list and so on. I like it better but I am thinking of changing the background again.

I also found in another blog how to change and design my header so that will be my next job to tackle.

I hope you like the changes.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Small Projects

Good morning,

I didn't get anything posted last month for the small projects month with crazymomquilts but I did get 5 rice bags done last month. I made 4 for Mother's Day gifts and one for myself. I keep mine in the freezer and use it on my neck every night. I love it. I got the pattern here.

They were so easy to make that I am going to make more for gifts plus I need another one for the microwave. I used Lavender for the scent and the smell is wonderful. The bag that I made for myself , I didn't use the Velcro closure on the cover, I made an envelope back instead. I think I like that better for microwave use. I am also going to make one with beans instead of rice for the freezer to see if it will hold the cold longer.

My newest projects that I am working on this week are a pillow cover for a body pillow and a small embroidered pillow. These will be anniversary presents for my daughter and daughter-n-law. I got the pattern and idea here. Here is a picture. I thought it would go great with the quilts I have made for them. :)

FQG - pillow tut - blog teaser

The embroidery I am having done by In Stitches here in Marshalltown. I took in 2 large pieces of white muslin and they are embroidering each family's last name in black on each piece of muslin.They should be ready by Friday and then I will make pillow covers out of them to fit a 12x16 pillow form.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

PS. I did get the pillow cover and small pillow made in time for my daughters 5 year wedding anniversary and she loved it. Now to get the one done for my daughter in law. Hope your having a great week