Sunday, October 26, 2014

Spirit Jacket - Paw Print

Show your team spirit this winter with a paw print jacket fit for everyone. Use some fun fabrics to best represent your teams colors and prints for a custom look.

What you need:

2 pieces of coordinating fabrics to fit template
Fusible web (Pellon Heavyweight Wonder-Under)
Contrasting Thread
Jacket, Hat, Tote Bag, Shirt, Stadium blanket or any other item you want to add an applique to.
Click here for applique template  - shrink or enlarge template to fit your project.

What to do:

1. Trace the paw print to the paper side of the fusible web. Iron the fusible webbing to the wrong side of your selected fabrics. Cut the paw shapes out. Remove paper backing.


2. Position and iron your fabric pieces on the back side of your jacket or other project. Fun shape to add to hats, bags, stadium blankets and more!

 3. Zig Zag stitch around each fabric piece with a contrasting thread.

4. Embroider a name to the front if you wish to personalize.

5. That's it! You now have a fashionable jacket to wear at your next sporting event.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Another Hair Donation

Here in Texas it gets HOT in the summer. Not a dry heat but a humid, sweltering, sticky heat. So, when Paige came to me and said she wanted her hair cut really short again... I got it.

I told her she could get it cut only under one condition. If she had enough hair to donate again, then I would take her to get it cut.  She has such beautiful thick hair, I cannot imagine it just going into the trash and not be used for something beneficial.

So we measured and she had between 9-11" that could easily be cut off and leave her with a cute bob again.  Pantene Beautiful Lengths was able to use her hair 4 years ago for a wig, so that is where her hair is going again. Pantene accepts lengths of hair that are at least 8" long.

So, a couple weeks ago, we took a little girl trip to the salon and got her hair cut. 10" lighter and cooler.

Now we have no more tangles + no more tears = one happy little girl.
Mom is happy too knowing her beautiful hair will be able to make someone with cancer happy to have a wig. WIN WIN!

Friday, July 18, 2014


Hand embroidered pillow made from Moda Mochi Linen in Natural and Sew Modern Essentials thread collection by Aurifil.

7 months have past and a lot has happened. So much that I am finding it difficult on how to start this post. This blog, as are many blogs, is a way for me to release my thoughts, experiences, inspirations and my creations. If for nothing else, just to get things off my chest. And just maybe I can help inspire others that have similar interests or going through similar events.

In January, Aurifil released my new thread collection, Sew Modern Essentials. This was very exciting! Modern colors great for any project. More on this collection just might have to be in a separate post. ;)

In February, Hubby and I celebrated our 15th wedding Anniversary. 15 YEARS! I am very fortunate to have found such a wonderful and supportive partner to share my life with.  We also celebrated his 35th Birthday. For all you doing the math... yes, he was 20 when we got married.  I was 18... best decision I have made EVER!

In March, at work we launched our new look of The Moda Cutting Table blog. Fun, colorful and easy to use. Be sure to follow the blog and the Moda Facebook page to stay current with all our updates with Moda and United Notions.

In April, I was featured as Aurifil's Designer of the Month and shared my block inspired by my Great Grandmother. I also celebrated my 34th Birthday... I had my cake and ate it too!

In May, Our oldest daughter turned 9 years old. Where does the time go?? She is getting to be such a big girl and a HUGE help around the house. Very proud of the little lady she is becoming. 

Since the beginning of the year, I have been struggling with what we now know is Multiple Sclerosis (MS). With a positive outlook and starting the treatments, I am beginning to feel like myself again.

I've missed blogging. I am inspired with my new journey and I am anxious to start sharing again.

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