Mommy, do you have ‘Business’ cards?

“Mommy, what’s your e-mail?  I want to give it to Suzie’s mom.” 

How would you react to this question?  Start hunting for a pen and hoping you can find a piece of paper you don’t mind writing on?

Here is what I did.  I made myself a set of ‘Mommy’ Cards.  They have my name, the kiddos’ names, my cell, e-mail and of course my blog address too.   Having these cards has made it very easy to give my info to fellow moms at the library lap-site and even in the grocery store.  No hunting for a pen required {especially nice with two small kiddos in tow}! 

I have gotten two sets {fixing to order another set} of business cards from Vistaprint, and wanted to pass on these latest promotions they are having.  Their website is super easy to navigate, and they have tons of options.  You do pay shipping, but a set of 250 cards will last you a super long time… probably longer than you will keep your cell phone number. 

 Here is a sample card that took me just about 3o seconds to make.  They have about 40 different designs for their free business cards, and an amazing number of premium designs to choose from for $9.00.

Vistaprint also have easy to design invitations: click on image to go to this promotion.

I hope you enjoy visiting their site and checking out their easy to use previews.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

A ‘Lovely’ quilt for me.

Just what I needed… another project, but…

I got a charm pack of Moda’s Lovely and fell in love.  I had been reading about the Naked Bed Challenge, and unfortunately it applies to me.  My bed suffers the shame of being covered by a store-bought fluffy comforter.  No illusions of a handmade quilt has ever even touched my bed, until now.

As much as I love tons of different fabrics, I have found it extremely hard to find a fabric line I wanted to use for a bed quilt.  So I figured I would just keep the Naked Bed challenge in the back of my head for later {another project for the ‘To-Do List’}.  But of course now that I am working to finish up projects, and have fabrics for several quilts, I found the perfect fabric and have added another quilt {a queen-size one at that} to my list.  Here are some fabric shots.  It even already has a name; Charming Jelly Cabins.

I have the jelly roll strips and charms sorted and stacked to create the log cabin blocks.  I can’t wait to start, but need to knock out a couple other small sewing projects before starting on this… like Mr. SD’s work shirts.  Can you believe he found more for me to put his name patches on?

Also over the weekend I completed a quick baby quilt {details here} for a baby shower at church on Sunday.  Can’t believe it, but I got the whole thing done in about 6 hours including breaks to play with Miss ‘V’.

Progress Updates:

Liberated Wedding Rings Table Runner ~ Quilted and ready for binding

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Linking up:

WIP at Freshly Pieced

W.W. ~ Peek A Boo with ‘V’

‘V’ has discovered how to play peek-a-boo this week, and had lots of fun playing with me while I was sewing the Quilt for Baby ‘R’.  I snapped a few shots of her, cuteness personified, and here they are for my Wordless Wednesday post.

Elements from: Imagic Reflections, Summer Days Kit

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Linking up with…

Wordless Wednesday

W.W. at Crazy about My BayBah

Quilt for Baby “R”

We had a baby shower this past Sunday for a new mom at our church.  They are having a baby girl, and are going with a classic Winnie-the-Pooh theme.  I had this lovely Moda Seaside Rose by 3 Sisters fabric that I thought would be a good match without being specifically Winnie-the-Pooh.

The pattern is from Berkshire Quilts, and was very quick to cut and piece.  I can’t wait to make another lap quilt with prints. You know those fabrics you can’t bear to cut into small pieces.  This is a perfect pattern to use those for.

I did have issues with the quilting.  Being in Texas I just used minkee {purchased with a 40% coupon at Joann’s} with no batting, but for some reason the top and bottom fabrics went through the feed dogs at different rates despite using a walking foot.  I think if I had used more pins it would have helped.

Even with ironing the creases in the fabric did not go away.  They did come out when the quilt went through the washer and dryer.  Remember when using minkee fabrics to let those receiving the quilt to not dry on high.  The fibers used to create minkee can melt if dried on a high heat setting, and that can/will ruin the quilt.

I used five Fat Quarters and was able to create scrappy binding to match the quilt out of the leftovers from those five Fat Quarters.  All in all, I am very happy with how the quilt turned out, even though it was definitely not perfect I did learn from it, and hope to be able to get that much closer to perfection on the next quilt.

Quilt Stats:

Name: Seaside Rose Baby Quilt {not very imaginative… sorry}
Made For: Baby “R”, coming soon to the “U” Family at church.
Fabric: Seaside Rose by 3 Sisters for Moda

Batting: None, just used eyelash minkee for backing.
Size: about 34” by 34” square
Quilting: Stitched in the Ditch.

Dates: Start & Finish in 6/2011
Pattern: Super Easy Baby Quilt

 

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!Linking up with:

Fabric Tuesday at QuiltStory

Sew Cute Tuesday at Creative Itch

Follow Me Chickadee at Sippy Cup Mom

Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts

 

Giant Accuquilt Sale for 4th of July

Accuquilt is celebrating the 4th of July by offering tons of great deals over the weekend.  Check out some of these great offers!

{Details here; Die Set 4 You}

{Details on how to get 10% off here}

Personally… I am thinking of what dies would really help me make it through my scrap stash {one of my goals to get done this summer}.  My thoughts are…

GO! Chisels : 3.5″ Squares : 2.5″ Strips 

and then for the fourth, maybe a fun die like the Drunkard’s Path die

What do you think?  What four dies do you want to try, or do you have a die that has been super helpful in taming your stash????  I would love to hear your ideas!

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Baby Bear Fleece Blankets

This is one of two fleece baby blankets I finished for the girls’ playroom over at Grandma’s house.  I used my open-toed walking foot to attach the polyester silk ribbon to this fun fleece Mom picked out at Joann’s.  We purchased a yard and a half of fabric, divided it in two and added the silk binding.  I used one package of binding per blanket.

In this final picture you can see the corner detail.  Here is a link to the tutorial I used to refresh on how to add binding to a single layer of fleece.  The walking foot made a big difference in how evenly the silk binding feed through the feed dogs.  I don’t have close-ups, but the binding I did without the walking foot has these little ripples that didn’t occur with the walking foot.

If you make these types of fleece blankets and haven’t used a walking foot… I would encourage you to get the walking foot appropriate for your machine.  It made a lot of difference and is a great foot to add to your tool box.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!Linking up with:

Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts
Making Mondays Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple

Inspire Me Mondays at Singing Three Little Birds

{Sew} Modern Mondays at Canoe Ridge Creations

A Round Tuit Mondays at Creating My Way To Success

Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter

Scrappy Sunday ~ First Days

Ms. Diva’s First Day;

elements from Imagic Reflections

layout from Shabby Shoppe’s Project Scrap

Baby Diva’s First Day;

elements from Imagic Reflections

layout from Shabby Shoppe’s Project Scrap

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~ About Me ~


I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!

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