Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Porch Pillows

I have been waiting for fabric to come in for some bags that have been ordered....I hate being "unbusy" so I decided to take the time and make myself some pillows for my front porch. I have always loved the Cathedral Window quilt pattern (you can find a tutorial on my blog) and decided to make some pillows in this style.

 I love the patchworky feel of it. I got the idea for the back of the window panes on the Moda Bakeshop website. They have another great tutorial on there.
 I also love how it looks on my rocking chair.
I love that these look so hard to do but are in fact very easy!
The back of the pillow.....I just did it slip cover style.

I am so happy with the back to bag making!

♥ Christina

Monday, May 23, 2011


I feel so bad for all the followers of the man who said the world would end on Saturday. I saw on TV where some of them sold their homes and all their possessions and savings to follow him to what they thought was the rapture. I said a prayer for them...that they might find the true meaning of God and His word and that they might find peace. This is one of my all time favorite hymns....well I have a few. I remember my dad singing this....what a wonderful voice he had.

praying you all have a "peaceful" week!

♥ Christina

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A lightbulb moment!

I have always loved the big overnight duffel type bags. I wanted to make one of my own. The only difference is I do not like the way the insides looked. Most of the duffel bags that I see have binding over the seams on the it (in my opinion) a not too finished look. I knew there had to be a different way to do it but for the life of me I could not figure it out....then one night as I was trying desperately to get some brain went gaga! I had that ultimate light bulb moment of AHA! So you know what I did next right....I got up and sewed til 3 in the morning! I am soooo happy with the way this bag came out....its exactly like I envisioned!

The front of the bag....2 big pockets
 I did contrasting print straps and black piping around the whole bag.
 a double zip zipper.....I am soooo loving this
 a side pocket....fits my cell phone perfectly!
 and voila.....the inside. As you can see it is completely seam free....very neat and tidy!
I love when what you envision comes to reality and it is everything and more! Did I say before that I have truly found my passion?! 

♥ Christina

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A perfect day!

So last Sunday the my family and I took a trip up to Philadelphia to see my niece. She has been putting herself through college at Temple (in engineering no less) and wanted to show us around. She took us to Love park.

and Penns Landing

we saw the Liberty Bell....which I always thought was so much bigger but its actually rather small.
But the best part of the whole day (other than just being with my family and niece) was when we went to a craft bazaar at Penn's Landing. As we were walking around I noticed a tent that said "Jay McCarrol" (who was on project all time favorite show!) and I said to my husband "oh look they are selling his stuff here" then I looked again and guess what????
I so had to get my picture taken with him.

But......the best part is as we were getting our pic taken we were talking about his fabrics (you embarrassingly gushing about how I loved them) when he asked me if I sewed. I said yes and he picked up my BumbleBee Bag and said " This is cool....its sewn really well!!!!!!!!!!!!" OMG!!!!!!! I was in heaven....a man I admire so much for his visionary designs and amazing talent telling me I sew well! It was a perfect day!!