Gabry Road

Sunday

13

September 2015

4

COMMENTS

Little Laptop Sleeve

Written by , Posted in Back To School, halloween, iPad sleeve

My daughter, as part of a high school academic program, received a Chrome Book to use and keep for the school year. She was pretty excited about 1. having her own little computer and 2. a computer which isn’t a Mac, iPad or iPhone. Being that we are a Apple products kind of family, there are a lot of programs etc. we can’t access using our Mac. It’s never really bothered me but it seems the school based programs tend to be accessed better by a Windows based operating system.
Being that Rylee is only ‘borrowing’ the cute, little laptop for the school year, she asked if I could make her a sleeve to protect the laptop. Of course, I obliged. I asked her to select fabrics and she picked one that I worked with a lot last year, ‘The Ghastlies’ Collection. How she ever remembered this collection, I don’t quite understand as I have stored the collection in a ‘seasonal fabrics’ bin which isn’t even visible in my studio. I did suggest other fabrics but she was pretty set on the ‘The Ghastlies’. I have to admit they are cute but thought ‘Botanics’ by Carolyn Friedlander or ‘Sun Print’ by Alison Glass would have been a great choice also.
Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve
In the original version, I have made little handles so that she could easily pull the sleeve from her back pack but apparently, the handles made it look ‘babyish’ and she said she would not use them. Thus, this morning, I took it apart and removed the handles (which I thought were really cute but I am not in Grade 9 right!)
There was a time when Rylee wasn’t interested in any of my sewing creations. Now, she is asking for pencil cases, sleeves and quilts. I don’t know what has changed but I’m definitely loving it and not going to question why the change in interest 🙂
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thanks for stoppin’ by!

Tuesday

1

September 2015

6

COMMENTS

She wanted a new pencil case…

Written by , Posted in Back To School, Pencil Case, Quilt, quilting, Quilts

…and we again could not find one she liked at a retail store. Rylee isn’t that particular about new school supplies. She knows we recycle what was still functional from the previous school year before we purchase ‘new’ but she really wanted a pencil case. So, I made her a few.
Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case
Rylee selected the fabrics for ‘her’ pencil cases and I think she made great choices as they turned out great.
Here are a few more I have created and are listed in my Etsy Shop.
Pencil Case

Pencil Case
With the amount of stitching and reinforcements added to these cases, they should last the entire school year!
Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case
If you are viewing the cases on Etsy, you will see the US Exchange Rate conversion. If you are shopping and shipping within Canada, the price of the pencil case is $18 CAD.
After I have spent time creating ‘little projects’, I seem to have the need to create a larger project. So on to a queen sized quilt!
Modern Vintage Quilt
Created using mainly Bonnie and Camille ‘Miss Kate’ fabrics and using the Bonnie and Camille ‘Modern Vintage’ pattern. Lots of half square triangles which means this one is gonna take a while 🙂
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Monday

3

August 2015

1

COMMENTS

And the winner is…

Written by , Posted in Just another day...

 Twenty three wonderful ladies left beautiful comments.   
  I’ve had these little bingo chips for ages and thought they would be useful at some time and the time was today :). I put numbers 1 to 23 in a little bowl and let the apron model aka my daughter select a chip.   
   And voila! The eighteenth comment was left by Emma! Congratulations Emma! Please send me a message with your mailing address. 
A huge thanks to all who visited and took the time to leave a comment. I will post more give-a-ways soon! 

Hope you had a lovely day and thanks for stoppin’ by! 

Thursday

30

July 2015

40

COMMENTS

Utility Apron Give-A-Way

Written by , Posted in craft apron, Give-A-Way

I realized two things the other day. One, I have not posted a give-a-away in a very long time and two, I have never given away a utility apron as a prize!
So here we are with both 🙂
Utility Apron
Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

This apron is perfect for hosting craft fairs, auctions and everywhere else you would need to make sure you had the important stuff like keys, phones, paper, pens and of course, business cards ready at your finger tips. Extra long waist straps (40.5 in. long) accommodate most waist sizes. You also have the option to you tie the waist ties in the back or cross them back over to the front.

Utility aprons are also perfect for the crafter, baker, teacher, seamstress and for the person who has just about everything!

The apron is completely lined with a co-ordinating fabric and all stress areas have been reinforced with extra stitching to ensure longevity. Back of apron is lined with co-ordinating fabric.

Created using only quality 100% cotton fabrics. Pre-washed and ready for your next adventure! Completely machine washable.

This apron hosts two (6.5 in. x 7.5 in.) pockets , one pen pocket & two phone pockets measuring 5×7 in. Key hook is a swivel clasp so you can easily attach your keys.

Measurements:
25.5 in. wide
10.5 in. high including waist band and ruffle
40.5 in. long waist straps

So how to win this apron?
Simply leave a comment below letting me know how you would use this apron i.e. what would you use it for.
I wear one everyday to keep my reading glasses and phone handy. I also really need the apron when cooking or baking as I have a tendency to wipe my hands on my clothes and the apron saves me from having to do a wardrobe change.

Are you following my creative antics on Instagram or Facebook? If not, do so and your name will be entered once for the comment on this blog and once for following on Facebook and Instagram.

And if you don’t like to play contests but want a utility apron, you can always find more of the utility aprons in my little shop of Etsy.

I will announce the winner on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stoppin’ by!

Friday

10

July 2015

1

COMMENTS

Penny Rose ‘Milk, Sugar & Flower’ Baby Quilts

Written by , Posted in Baby Quilt, Quilt, quilting, Quilts

I love to select, pull and choose fabrics from my stash when preparing a quilt. Sometimes this process takes me days. Sometimes only hours. At times, the process of selecting fabrics can be challenging though because there are so many that I ‘want to keep for a special project’ even though I don’t have the special project in mind. I think that is how ‘hoarding’ starts. You know how the story goes. I buy fabrics and then think they are too pretty to use so I keep them nicely folded and tucked away amongst the kilograms of other fabrics which are there for the same reason. Thus, sometimes it is a relief when I buy a fabric bundle which has exactly everything I need to make a beautiful quilt. The ‘Milk, Sugar & Flower’ Collection by Penny Rose Fabrics for Riley Blake Fabrics was exactly that. Every piece of the bundle was perfect. Not too many duplicate color ways and enough variety that I did not need to add any other fabrics to create these baby quilts.
Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt
With one fat quarter bundle which comprised of 21 fat quarters, I was able to make two baby quilts measuring 37.5 x 47 inches. All fabrics, including the binding and backing were purchased at Mad About Patchwork. So no guessing or matching. Every piece worked perfectly together to create fun, vintage inspired quilts. I quilted both using a 1.5 inch grid pattern. Each half rectangle triangle measures 2.5 x 5.5 inch. A lot of stitching but for baby quilts, I like to have extra stitches or rather a lot of stitching to ensure longevity.
These quilts are available in my Etsy Shop.
Hope you are having a fabulous day and thanks so very much for stopping by!

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