Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Garden Party Crocheted Hat FREE Pattern

The sun is shining brighter as it warms up in southern Ontario, Canada and it inspired to create a spring item so I chose to make this lovely Garden Party crocheted hat.

I've listed this one in my Etsy shop. I can always make custom ones if you need a specific size, colour or if it is sold out.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wild Kratts Costume Reveal & Instructions

I was going through the photos on my iPhone earlier today and I realized I never showed the final Wild Kratts costumes.

In September 2014 I did a "How to Make a Wild Kratts Costume" tutorial.

I ended up buying cotton tee shirts and cropping them. I hemmed the bottom of the shirt and then got felt and zig-zag stitched the rectangles and circles. Finally, I got some clear plastic from a bag that came with a sheet set and I zig-zag stitched it on the sides and bottom. This lets the kids insert their "creature power discs" no problem.

Let me know if you try this and what your kids think of it!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Learning to Machine Applique

On Saturday I took my first quilting class by Karen Kay Buckley where we learned how to machine applique.

Karen was gracious enough to snap a photo with me after a long day of learning and sewing:

Karen Kay Buckley & I
Karen Kay Buckley & I

In addition to learning and playing with a machine applique piece, I also went

Thursday, March 19, 2015

My Guest Speaker Gig

I recently discovered podcasts. I love how you can search for any topic and find a plethora of shows. When I first started I discovered "Canadian Quilt Talk". Brandy Lynn has a way of asking just the question that I'm thinking as the guest is discussing their expertise.
"Canadian Quilt Talk is a weekly online podcast that aims to inspire quilters and fibre artists alike with tips, tricks and the latest products.” (source)

It is with great pleasure that today I am the guest speaker on Brandy Lynn's show, discussing tips for quilters who are considering taking their quilt top to a long arm quilter.

Here is the preview blog post that introduces me: "Tuesday Preview - Canadian Quilt Talk Episode # 75".

Here is the link to the podcast: "Episode 075 Canadian Quilt Talk - Elizabeth Ruth Long Arm Tips".

I'd love to know, what is your favourite part about my interview?