Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What a Wicked Wednesday (a Giveaway will make it all better!)

Welcome to my turn (for the first time ever, in any!) of the Wicked Blog Hop!  I am very excited to be able to share my projects with so many of you, and I hope you enjoy them.    I must extend my utmost appreciation to Mdm Samm and Wicked Wendy for putting together this hop and allowing me to participate.  I've been following the other blog hops for awhile now, and didn't really think I was ready to show off my own works, but I found I like the slight pressure to get things done by a certain time! 

FYI, I'm an avid photographer, so now you've been warned about what's to come!

My first project was a combination of my two favorite costumes growing up, the witch and the cat.  I take my husband to help me pick out fabric when I do projects, and this batty one caught our eye right away, then he picked out the hat fabric.
Trying on the hat for size, maybe it's a little too much...

All done and ready for broomstick travel!  You know she's happy because her tail is straight up in the air :)
This is the third stuffed animal I have made, and when I took her to work to show off, I was commissioned for a 4th!  So here is my kitty's sister temp-ing as an office cat until she goes to her new home (birthday present for someone who has a Halloween birthday!)

While I was working on the kitty I received a catalog in the mail from Connecting Threads and was inspired by one of their patterns, found here.  I thought it was such a great pattern, and I couldn't get it out of my head, so I figured out how to make it myself.

I had to really think this through, especially without instructions :/
But I figured it out!

Me working on the embroidery.  My husband and I like how the uneven-ness of the stitches actually add to the character of the spider and the web.  As opposed to just looking sloppy hee hee :)
The amazing disappearing ink pen I found at Joann Fabrics (gotta love those coupons)
Finished, yay!  Finished size: 35.5"x17"
Here's my favorite part, how the quilting on the back turned out:

I did have a little issue on the very corner, only one, but you can kind of see the lower RH side of the "B" swerves away from the rest, and I am not very sure why.  Any ideas?  And then how to correct it?
I thank you very much for looking through all my pictures, I hope you enjoy them.  And now, I have a giveaway!  I was very fortunate to win some patterns from Gerri Robinson with Planted Seed Designs during a Christmas-in-July hop that I tuned into, and she was super generous, so I wish to be the same!  I have two patterns of hers, as well as a mini-charm pack of Savonnerie by American Jane Patterns for Moda, just something to give you a bright spot of happiness in this upcoming dreary weather. 
Kindly leave a comment about what you're looking forward to this holiday season
(your thoughts on the projects too, if you like)
and I will do my drawing Saturday November 2nd.
Please visit the others today, they are sure to have amazing projects as well!  Also, the rest of the schedule is a post or two down my page.
Pampered Pettit (this is me)
Thank you for stopping by, and
Have a Happy Halloween!

Fall goodies

Let them eat cupcakes!  My first "fancy" cupcakes I made for an event, actually a vendor event that I was participating in.  They went over very well, people were amazed at how moist they were, and I was complemented highly on the ratio of frosting to cupcake.  That's the kind of thing that makes me all warm and fuzzy!  I just love to cook & bake for people.  Thus being a Pampered Chef consultant.  :)  I think that is another reason I enjoy the hobby of quilting so much, because you create something others will absolutely enjoy and use.
I also adore my husband, and felt the need to share our most recent "us" picture, because it also makes me warm and fuzzy feeling.
Have a happy day!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WICKED is upon us!

Here is the line-up for this Wicked Blog Hop of ours!  My day is the 30th, and I am nearly done with my projects!  Sneak peak found below the schedule :)

October 22nd
October 23rd
October 24th
October 25th
October 28th
I Piece 2-Mary
            The Distracted Domestic
October 29th
October 30th
October 31st

Breast Cancer Awareness

This last Sunday a friend of mine hosted a Bunco for Boobies event, and asked if I would decorate a cake for it.  I said "YEAH!  I've always wanted to do a boobie cake!" ...  Which made my mom laugh, as she was sitting right next to me when this exchange occurred.  Mom then suggested that I go ahead and donate it to the event, so I did.  Here are some pictures:

I am very happy with how it turned out, and the ladies at the event loved it.  It was my husbands idea for my cake to have HIPS, because "women are supposed to have curves, and that's one of the reasons I love you so much"  hahahaha!  I love you too dear :)
Also, I am a Pampered Chef Consultant, and we do fundraising for the American Cancer Society in October when we have special pink product available to purchase.  If anyone is interested, you can purchase some of these pink products and a dollar from each one purchased is donated.  I think the dessert plates are the most adorable plates I've ever seen, with the little pink and white daisies, man, and I don't even like pink!  You can visit my website at:
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Just a blink of the eye...

Man, I miss one day of checking into www.sewwequilt.com and I nearly miss a giveaway opportunity!  Madam Samm explaining what her blog is all about (which is basically, blog hops) and giving everyone a chance to win $250 in prizes, amazing!

I hope you will go check it out, and see all the amazing 60's themed projects the bloggers have contributed to the most recent hop, just amazing the talent that is out there.  The biggest reason I have joined this world is to be able to access and appreciate more all the knowledge that my fellow bloggers are sharing, and it's wonderful!  Thank you everyone!