Saturday, August 16, 2014

Clip Board

Clip Board Picture Tutorial
Supplies: Clip Board

Exacto Knife
Mod Podge
Scissors or paper cutter
Scrapbook paper of choice - up to 3 or more prints.  Be creative!!

Reunion Quilt

Reunion Quilt

Fabric: Reunion by Sweetwater (1 - Layer Cake) 
Pattern: by Karalee (that's me)
Quilting: about 3/8" straight line horizontal, 
3.0 out of 5 stitch length 
Quilting Thread: #22

3 - 9" blocks
84 - 5" Charm Squares 
88 - 2 1/2' x 5" blocks (44 Charm Squares, cut in half)
8 - 3" wide  Sashing Strips (Bella Porcelain)

For this quilt top you need 32 Layer Cake pieces, cut into 5" charm squares and then 44 of those cut in half again to 2 1/2" x 5".   Pick 3- 10" squares and cut down to 9" squares.  You can either pick 32 or the remaining 39 - 10" squares and cut down like I did.  I wanted all the prints and just picked a few of the 5" and 2 1/2" pieces out that I didn't want.  

The only thing I want to change is the sashing.  I wish I would have done at least 5-6" sashing strips instead of the smaller 3" that I did.  

Picnic Quilt

Picnic Quilt

Pattern: by Karalee (that's me), Inspired by this Quilt
Fabric: Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater 
1 - Layer Cake
1 - Charm Pack (Backing)
2 yards Backing
1/2 yard Binding Fabric
Quilting: Wavy, Vertical lines.  
3.0 out of 5 stitch length 
Quilting Thread: Gutterman #20
I selected 24 Layer Cake Pieces and cut down from 10x10 to 9x9
15 - 10" Layer Cake pieces cut down to 60 - 5" pieces. 


Sugar Garden Throw Quilt

Sugar Garden Throw Quilt

Fabric: Half Moon Modern 
Alterations: I added a row of 5 addition 4 patch blocks to the bottom and omitted the applique.  

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tiny Birthday Party - Makaila turns 4!!

For my daughters 4th B-Day we went with the tiny theme. We had everything tiny!! From tiny Invitations, tiny decorations, tiny deserts and tiny food!
My wonderful husband made these labels which we used to re-cover small water bottles with.
For the food we had tiny tacos, tiny quesadillas and all the fixings. I couldn't find anyone to make me tiny tortillas and I didn't have time so I used a cookie cutter which was perfect. I did both flour and corn tortillas. With the left overs you can bake or fry and make chips or tiny chips. :-)
My best friend Brooke was awesome enough to help me out with the party and finally got to enjoy in some tiny tacos.
From Easter I had picked up some tiny suckers that I saved for the party. From the dollar store I grabbed these cute princess tiny tea sets which the girls were able to take home with them as a party favor. The wands I got from Oriental Trading.
Tiny Desserts!! We have tiny cupcakes, tiny m&m's, tiny rice krispie treats (I cut into tiny squares and drizzled pink frosting on) tiny gummy bears I found at my local super Wal-Mart, tiny ice cream sandwiches (100 calorie Wal-Mart brand) tiny sugar cookies and 1 oz plastic cups with lids I picked up at URM Cash and Carry store.
My little princess, who isn't so little anymore. She's getting so big!!

The only thing I was not over the top about was how the "tiny" cake turned out. This is also the 2nd attempt at her cake. It's just ok in my opinion, but Makaila loved it with the tiny necklace and ring on top.

I hope this inspires you the create your own tiny party!! The possibilities are endless and I keep finding new tiny products, gotta love the 100 calorie items!!