AccuQuilt Go! Cutter Giveaway!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010



You all should head on over to I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts to enter his giveaway for a chance to win an AccuQuilt Go! Cutter! It looks super cool! I know my least favorite part of sewing is cutting, so having a machine like this would make it a lot more fun!

Here is the link for the giveaway post: AccuQuilt GO! { Review and Giveaway } :)

Fabric Stashing

Monday, August 30, 2010


Erin McMorris, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I really love the designs of Erin McMorris. I have a healthy stash of her newest line, Weekends but am still trying to add to my stashes of Park Slope and Wildwood. I especially love Park Slope. I was just behind the curve on that line!

I really only just started buying "designer" fabrics a few months ago! My stash grew pretty quickly, but there are a few lines I wish I had been around for. Flea Market Fancy (of course!), Mendocino, Garden Party, Wildwood, Lizzy Dish, and Red Letter Day to name a few! :)

What lines do you wish you had purchased more of when they came out?

Sunday

Sunday, August 29, 2010


More Noodle!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I can't stop making Noodlehead Gathered Clutches! :)


Sandy's Tote, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished up a tote bag for a friend!


Castle Peeps, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Made more progress on my Castle Peeps Quilt. Over half done piecing!


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Time for a little George spam. He was looking so cute today! And the lighting was perfect for bunny photos :)


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
So sleepy!


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Today I love the..
Smell of: Clean apartment
Sound of: Sewing machine
Taste of: Smokehouse ham
Sight of: Clean apartment
Feel of: George

Good Things about Today:
- Finally vacuumed today!
- Got a lot of sewing done!
- Got most of the dishes done!
- George has been really sweet today :)

Saturday

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Castle Peeps, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Started piecing my Castle Peeps quilt today! The squares had gotten tucked away and I had forgotten about them. I'm excited to get this one finished! It's taking a while though, it's made up of 304 squares! Hopefully I'll get it pieced soon.


Sewing Corner, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I hung up a few mini quilts in my sewing corner today, including my doll quilt from the swap! Figured this meant I should take new photos! :)


Inspiration Board, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Rearranged my inspiration board too!


Minis, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I really like having all these little quilts in one place! I think one day I want to have a whole wall filled with different mini quilts. How cute would that be?


Thrifting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Squeezed in a little thrifting! :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Roasting Pumpkin
Sound of: Little Bird by Imogen Heap
Taste of: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Sight of: George
Feel of: Comfy futon

Good Things about Today:
- Made pumpkin puree and pumpkin seeds!
- Thrifted a really pretty pillowcase
- Made some sewing progress
- Received a lovely block for the 3x6 Mini Bee
- Romeo's pizza for dinner :)

Simple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe


Pumpkin Seeds, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Fall is here! I picked up a pumpkin today to make one of my favorite foods, roasted pumpkin seeds. This is the recipe I use every year. They're a great snack and they're good for you too!

Simple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin seeds*
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (use less if using salted butter)

*Approx the amount in a medium/large carving pumpkin.

If you have more or less than 1 1/2 cups of seeds, just add or subtract a bit of butter/salt to compensate. Believe me, it's hard to go wrong!


Pumpkin Seeds, originally uploaded by jenib320.
1. Carve your pumpkin and separate the seeds from the stringy-pumpkin bits.

2. Put your seeds in a strainer and rinse well to get rid of any stray bits.


3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lay seeds out to dry on a towel for 30 minutes, pat dry with a paper towel, or dry out in the oven for a few minutes. You want to make sure they're completely dry before roasting so they get nice and crispy!


Pumpkin Seeds, originally uploaded by jenib320.
4. Mix seeds, melted butter, and kosher salt in a mixing bowl. Stir to coat. Pour seeds out onto a sheet pan. Spread seeds out evenly by gently shaking the pan.

5. Roast seeds for 45 minutes, mixing the seeds every 15 minutes. They'll turn nice and golden brown when done! Store in an airtight container once cool.


Pumpkin!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
You could mix things up by skipping the kosher salt and adding spices! Here are a few other ideas:

- Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds: 1/2 T of seasoned salt.
- Rosemary Garlic Pumpkin Seeds: 1 T dried rosemary + 1/4 t garlic + 1 t kosher salt
- Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds: 2 T granulated sugar + 1 t cinnamon + a pinch of salt.

Enjoy! :)

Today was a Good Day

Friday, August 27, 2010


Doll Quilt Swap - Received!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I received my quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 9! It is beautiful! It was made by Adrienne (craftingmomof1 on flickr!), my secret swap partner! It's full of cute whimsical fabrics and the style is totally me! I'm going to be hanging it right over my machine! :) It is so heartwarming to receive something handmade that was really tailored to fit your style. I love swapping with all you talented gals (and guys!) out there in the quilty world. There are so many talented and thoughtful quilters in the online community. Receiving such a lovely swap reminds me how much I love being a part of these kinds of swaps, meeting fun new people and spreading the handmade love! :) *end mushy rambling!*


Doll Quilt Swap - Received!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Look at these sweet goodies she sent along with the quilt! A super cute mug rug and really comfy camera strap cover! :)


Thrifting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Major score thrifting today! Found this awesome blue Dansk Kobenstyle enamel pot for $3 at Salvation Army! Also picked up two great vintage pillowcases. I had seen this pattern online a few months ago and fell in love with it. So happy to find a bit of it!


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
My little honey bunny :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Blueberry muffins
Sound of: First Train Home by Imogen Heap
Taste of: BLUEBERRY MUFFINS!
Sight of: George doing a binky!
Feel of: Fresh evening air

Good Things about Today:
- Made it through the first week of school!
- Good luck thrifting today!
- Finally found smokehouse ham at a grocery store here.
- Received my DQS9! :)

Favorites


Favorites, originally uploaded by jenib320.
1. Pieced Liberated Wedding Ring, 2. Quilting Bee quilt, 3. finished DQ, 4. Erin McMorris Weekends Zigzag Quilt, 5. WIP kaffe quilt, 6. doll quilt DONE!!!, 7. a little sneak peek, 8. satisfaction!, 9. Take 1 ~ A Layer Cake Quilt
Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Friday!

Yellow Vintage Sheets

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Yellow Vintage Sheets, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I'm having a yellow sale over in the Shop if anyone is interested! :)

Wednesday

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Sparkling Cider, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I have projects to finish and am just starting an extremely busy semester, so naturally, what better time to start a new quilt! :) The next quilt I'm planning uses the Sparkling Cider pattern! I've decided to make mine out of my vintage sheet collection! :)


Sandy's Tote, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Today I've been working on a tote bag for a friend!


Urban Home Swap, originally uploaded by jenib320.
All finished with the Urban Home Swap, just waiting a bit to mail it off!


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
George :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: The cafe
Sound of: Harry Potter 6
Taste of: Butterbeer
Sight of: Vintage Sheets
Feel of: George

Good Things about Today:
- Had homemade Butterbeer at the school cafe today in honor of HP7! :)
- Finally cleared out the pantry and fridge!
- Did a lot of cleaning!
- Started Sandy's tote bag :)

Lately

Monday, August 23, 2010


Fall Bunting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
A change of season requires a change of bunting! :)


Urban Home Swap, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I've been working on the Urban Home Swap!


Urban Home Swap, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Another project for the Urban Home Swap!


Pyrex, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished up this set of Pyrex Butterfly Gold cinderella bowls this weekend!


George, originally uploaded by jenib320.
George :)

Vintage Sheet Projects

It's a little later than I hoped, but I wanted to share some of the projects I've made with vintage sheets. I'll be writing up a little post about sewing with vintage sheets sometime next month!


Vintage Sheet Wonky Star Quilt, originally uploaded by jenib320.
This quilt was made for a swap with a friend and made entirely with vintage sheets. I had so much fun making this mini! :)


Urban Home Swap - Tote, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I used some leftover charm squares to make this little quick tote. A little medium-weight interfacing gave it enough body to use for a tote!


Beach Blanket, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I made this patchwork blanket to use on the beach. I used some of my favorite fat quarters from the vintage sheet swap this past spring.


Coasters, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Used up some of my scraps to make up a set of coasters!


Scrap Basket, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Used a great Sometimes Crafter tutorial for this cute scrap basket!


Summer Skirt, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Made a sweet summer skirt.


Vintage Sheet Bunting, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Quick summer bunting with vintage sheet scraps and ric-rac!

Vintage Sheets

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's been a great week for vintage sheets! Tonight or early tomorrow morning I'm going to be posting about a few of the different projects I've made using vintage sheets! So be sure to check back :)

Managed to find quite a few more new ones this week! Here are a few that are being shared with you in my shop!


Gold Retro Floral, originally uploaded by jenib320.

Purple Floral, originally uploaded by jenib320.

Yellow Butterfly, originally uploaded by jenib320.

Blue Floral, originally uploaded by jenib320.

Yellow Vines, originally uploaded by jenib320.

Retro Daisy, originally uploaded by jenib320.

Favorites

Friday, August 20, 2010


Favorites, originally uploaded by jenib320.
1. 3 x 6 Round 2, 2. purple doily bag, 3. circle of geese, 4. more pattern testing, 5. www.flickr.com/photos/zonnah/4808653283/in/faves-jenib/, 6. 3x6 Bee Block for janesfabrics, 7. single girls, 8. Quilting Squares, 9. Pillow or mini/wall quilt?
Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Friday!

Vintage Sheets

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Vintage Sheet Charm Pack, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Spent the morning cutting up squares!


Vintage Sheet Charm Pack, originally uploaded by jenib320.
That were made into Vintage Sheet Charm Packs!


Sheets!, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I have been oh-so-lucky with vintage sheets lately! Today's finds :)


Dream On, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Found another sheet that matches Dream On! :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh Laundry
Sound of: Imogen Heap
Taste of: Corn Flakes
Sight of: Sheets
Feel of: George :)

Good Things about Today:
- Managed to clean up my sewing area
- Making progress on my last project for the Urban Home Swap
- Entourage season 6
- New thrift stores!

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