Thursday, August 6, 2015

Small Sewing Projects

Sometimes, when I'm working on a big quilt, I need to take a break and make a small, quick project. Or in this case, several. Ah, instant gratification!

First is a little needlebook made from a tutorial from ASpoonful of Sugar. I had just bought a few fat quarters of this pretty fabric and thought it would be perfect for this.

Another needlebook, this time in linen and some Lynette Anderson fabric. I guess I was in the mood to make hexagons:) I got the patch idea from Amy at nanaCompany.

And speaking of Amy, I just love her new book Sweetly Stitched Handmades. As soon as I got it, I made this cute hot pad.

I think it is too pretty to actually put gooey hot pans on, don't you? For now I just have it on the kitchen counter to admire when I walk by.

Can you believe it's August already? School will be starting soon. But guess what? I'm not going back! At least not this year. I feel the need to be close to home, able to help out my family when they need me, doing the homemaking things I love, and taking care of the paperwork for my husband's business. I will also be taking some time to rest and recoup. Sometimes we just need to step back, slow down, and take a breath. Make sure you take the time for yourself too!


Patty Marker said...

How adorable! I just got Amy's book and I can't wait to get started.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, what darling projects, Cindy! I always love your choice of fabrics <3 I understand about 'stepping back'. Sometimes staying close to home is exactly what is best. xo K

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

Adorable for sure, and I wouldn't place anything on top until I knew it was clean. Would make a great coffee mug too.

Jody and Stan said...

Love all your pretty things you created!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

corners of my life said...

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