Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Starting to Swoon

Hi Friends!

Glad you had time to stop by today.
I wanted to show you a few things I have been working on.

I finally, finally, finally got the time to put together one Swoon block. Hey don't laugh it's a start and you have to start somewhere right?! 



O.K. now only 15 more to go. I have to make it to fit my bed which is king size. 

I have also still been sitting at night working on my Hexies.



They are just soooo cute. I have a few favorites. The one with the deer is my all time fav. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen him already. Also the pink one with cheery's has made an appearance on IG as well. But! The one with the big strawberry I am so crushing on!!

One more thing to show you this week it is totally un-quilt related. I decided to make some gifts for Christmas this year. After this summer of making my own mosquito repellent I jumped right in to make my own Body Butter.
I was going to put the whole process on here with step by step photo's but I just didn't. If you all would like for me to I might write up another post for that just let me know on the comments section. 


I used just simple mason jars to put mine in.


Avery makes labels that you can put through your printer to label with.


Cute string from Target for a dollar. The boxes I got from Hobby Lobby they are made for cupcakes. Nothing real fancy here but a gift from the heart.

Linking up with:
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
I have to say for Show and Tell Tuesday
Freshly Pieced for Work In Progress Wednesday 

Hugs and best stitches to you,
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew
    


17 comments:

  1. What a lovely block. It's a great start to what I'm sure will be a wonderful quilt.

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    1. Thanks Kymberly I hope you are right! ;)

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  2. Your Swoon block is so pretty! The colors you've chosen are so happy and all those tiny hexies make me smile! I'm absolutely impressed with your home made love gifts! It looks so sweet and the body butter looks creamy enough to eat!

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    1. Thanks Dee. Maybe I should put the directions on a separate post. It is very easy to make it.

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  3. Beautiful swoon block!! I remember making one of those quilts! Once all the pieces are cut it goes smoothly:)

    I like the body butter idea for a gift. Definitely a much needed item.

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    1. I have done some of the cutting but not all. I needed to see a block put together.

      I am thinking about putting the whole process of the body butter on here as a separate post.

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  4. Love your block, love your body butter gift! Simple, elegant packaging...lucky friends/family! Would love to learn how to make it :)
    www.sewcraftychick.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Diana, I will try to get that post all written up and posted soon!

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  5. I would love to see the tutorial on the body butter. Your swoon and hexies are cute. I just started my own epp last week. I am really enjoying it.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne I will try to get the Body Butter post written up and posted soon.

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  6. your body butter packaging is so darn cute! what a great idea.

    way to go on the swoon block! who's laughing? not me. =) great colors, by the way.

    and your hexies are absolutely adorable!!! I agree that the deer is too, too cute. i'd love to see you link them in with my next epp link party, "in hand", dec 14th at my blog. as another "not little old lady" who loves to quilt, i'm so glad I stopped by today!

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    1. Thank You I will sure try too. December 14th is not far off but I will check back with you.

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  7. Beautiful Swoon block. I love the look of them but never got to the QAL as I have so much other crap I need to get under control first lol Also, I think a body butter tut would be great!

    Stopping by from Lee's hop
    http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/12/wip-wednesday-dec-4th.html

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    1. Thanks Tanyia I have a whole lot of stuff started too, I just put it aside and started this anyway! lol

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  8. Love the swoon with grey! If I ever get around to making a swoon quilt, it will probably be on grey. I love body butter, I've made a few salves and lotion bars before, but not body butter yet.

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    1. Thanks Renee I love the gray too. I have just made a quilt with the white background and didn't want to make another so I choose gray. I have a whole pintrest board devoted to "Swoon" so I took a lot of inspiration from that.

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