Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Organics Fabric Company is having an awesome Giveaway!

I just had to stop by and let you all know that Organics Fabric Company is having an awesome giveaway!

Check it out, but only if you like winning free stuff! =D

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Baby Toy

Hey Everyone!
Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week. :)

I have been chomping at the bit to make something special for my baby..
Not knowing if it is a boy or girl yet is really driving me crazy, though, as I don't want everything that I make to have to be gender neutral. (I Do love yellow, but once you find out it's a boy/girl you kind of want to make things with that in mind ;)

So I have been IMpatiently waiting to make any big projects..

A few weeks ago I began looking for teethers, squeekers, rattlers and plastic crinkle paper to use in my DIY fun..
Boy, did I find it!
I requested permission to name the company and I've gotten no response, so I will wait on that :(


Anyway.. I was feeling the itch last week and threw caution to the wind and decided I would make a teether/toy cuddle blanket.

It needs improvement but it turned out really cute!
(Notice the cute fabric? I won it in an awesome giveaway and I am so excited I finally got to use a bit of it!)


What do you think?
I think it was a pretty good first try!
I just love that teething ring!
If you look close you can see that 2 corners have bumps.
One of those is a push squeaker and the other is a small round rattle toy.
Also, throughout the entire "blanket" is the plastic crinkle paper.
This is one loud toy! haha - Perfect!
The back is minky, it is soo soft!
The sewing needs a bit of work, but I decided that baby wouldn't be looking too closely at that and so it was still useable. lol

I am going to do a tutorial on this cute little thing and I can't wait to share it with you all!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Winner!

I'm happy to post that I drew the giveaway winner!


The winner is.....

Sarah123Quilt!

I've contacted her and will send her goodies out soon!

Thank you so much everyone for joining the fun and entering my giveaway!
Have a wonderful weekend and God Bless! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, May 15, 2017

Something New and Fun!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to stop by today and let you know that I have a new item in my
Etsy shop! =D

I began customizing Onesies and T-Shirts for babies and kids! I am also going to try my hand at designing bibs!

I'm going to call it Kiddy Cutesies! It seems like a fitting name ;)

I can put all sorts of different things on them including something for grandpa and grandma, mom and dad, babys' name, holiday specific, you name it and I can find a way to stamp or hand paint the design!

I fell in love with the idea for gender reveals.. Think of how cute it would be to send out a little notice of siblings (or mom and dad!) holding up a cute little onesie saying whether it'll be a boy or girl!
I really put it to the test for mothers day, though.
I made up these and gave them to the soon to be grandmas, over the weekend. :)

My husbands parents are 1st time grandparents and they are over the moon about the baby <3
My parents will have 13 after I have this little bundle, so they aren't new to this game. LOL

Anyway! Take a look at what I started with and drop me a line if you think you would like one!
Please share with your friends, too!

 
I have lots of ideas and can't wait to try them out!
 
Let me know if you have any questions, at all!

                    Oh! Don't forget to enter my giveaway! It ends Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Giveaway & Michigan Craft Show is This Weekend!

Hey Everyone, Happy Wednesday!

Awhile ago I posted about Martha at Front Porch Quilts, and their upcoming craft show

It is This Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 9am until 4pm.

She is located at 1790 Livernois Rd, Troy MI 48083

You can give her a call if you have any questions!
248-795-4876

I planned to attend, too, but unfortunately something came up and of course, it is the same day. :(


I had this idea..
My run of giveaways trickled to a stop.. :(
I am trying to sort that whole issue out.. and I hope to, but life has gotten busier lately, so we will have to see how that goes!

However, the last time that I seen Martha, she gave me some fantastic things to put into my March giveaway box.. I thought that if I split it up, I could save these 2 things for JuST this occasion!

So, I decided to giveaway these things now!
You have from today until after Mothers day to enter, so it will end May 17.


Tell your Friends!

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and God Bless!

Monday, May 1, 2017

New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop *AmyScrapSpot!

Hey Everybody!
I have been participating in this awesome *New Quilters Blog Hop- 2017 Edition* to try and better my blog and check out how I "measure up"!

This year's activities are hosted by Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl, Leanne of She Can Quilt, and Beth of Cooking Up Quilts. Thank you SO much ladies, for your time, effort and patience through this wonderful Hop that you have so generously began for our benefit!

If your checking me out for the first time, from the hop, Thank You so much, I hope you enjoy my post and decide to follow me!If you are a current follower of mine, keep reading to get a glimpse into how I got "here"!
Isn't our logo sweet?! We had some great choices to choose from and this cute little guy won. =)

Anyway, on to the dirt! ;)
Hi! My name is Amy- As I am sure you guessed ;) I live in Michigan with my husband and 2 boys and also a sweet bundle of joy, coming soon-ish..haha

My blog name was just something I thought up on the spur of the moment. I like interesting names and word play is just fun! It is very convenient that my scrappy name also works very well for quilting, I think! ;D
I began my blog in 2012. Wow.. Seems like forever ago, now. haha
I was a single mom of 2 boys (4 and 8 years old).

I got so bored at night, when the kids were in bed that I started scrap booking.
I quickly discovered blogging and decided to spice up my scrapping by sharing my creations! Here are a couple of my favorite things..
The first thing that I ever created was this sweet birthday card for my friends 4year old daughter. You can see that post here.

My cousin got married a couple of years ago and I decided that I had to make them a "mini" album! Their theme was Roaring 20's, Blue and Gold.
I've never made anything like this and think I did a pretty good job capturing the theme. :) That post is here ;) 
It looks quite busy but there are mini mini albums inside, too.

I posted scrappy paper projects, then got busy with life and kind of fell off for awhile. I picked it up again in 2015 with more paper projects.
I would make my kids birthday cards and invites, they really love when I am able to eek out the time to do that. =)
I also crochet and have a couple of really neat projects that I created Here and Here!

Somewhere around 6 years ago, I hand quilted this super neat panel for my boys' room, with glow in the dark thread!


I got remarried in 2014 and ran into a bit of time again, to play around with what I enjoy, crafting! Yay!
In 2016, I had an itch to try my hand at sewing.
My mom and aunt sew and quilt and I just had to give it a shot.

I bought this adorable apron pattern and some very loud fabrics
(that I LOVE! lol)
I jumped in and had the whole thing completed in a weekend!
I couldn't believe that, not only did I finish it so quickly, but it even turned out JUST like it was supposed to!
I was immediately in love with my sewing machine and creating things with fabric!

Right after I finished that apron I started on a tote bag!
I had the design in my head and went to work right away!
The front and back came together easily and I decided that I would HAVE to quilt those adorable sea turtles that are on it!
Darned if I am still working on that, since I keep finding other things that have to be done first :(
(I plan to take it with us to the beach again this summer, to get it finished up!
I don't care to swim, so hanging out and sewing would be excellent!)

After that, it was this cute little pillow case for (a different) cousin's baby.
           And of course, that post is here ;)

My first applique project and now, you guessed it, I am in love with applique!

I had this awesome opportunity to create a tutorial for my original remote caddy for a great shop! I sell them on Etsy but created a tutorial so anyone could make their own, if they wanted to give it a shot!
I think this is the coolest thing to happen for my blog, yet!






To date, I think my favorite thing that I am making is my Batiks quilt!




Of course this was pushed aside for other things but most especially for the baby quilt that I am trying to finish-Here!


I've discovered that I really enjoy connecting with people about crafting.
Everyone has such different styles and seeing them is really neat!

I created A channel at Disqus.com to connect on a completely different level! Stop by and leave a comment or project that you are working on, we would love to see it!

I will end this post with the best tip that I can think of...
Always check your measurements before you cut!
I have had to re cut countless things because I had the measurement wrong :(
Also, if you think something isn't quite right, give it a bit of thought on how it will affect the outcome of your project! Sometimes you will find that something being a little 'off' won't make a big difference, or you can make it up elsewhere ;)


I sincerely thank you for visiting my blog and encourage you to check ouSheCanQuiltt the other hop stops along the way!
There are some great prizes, too!

The other hop stops are;
SheCanQuilt
HandWroughtQuilts
CrazyRedQuilts
SunShineKwilts
DruidQuilter

Take good care my friends,
 and God Bless!