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Some Really Cute Finishes!

Some Really Cute Finishes!

It’s been a fun and busy week here with Dave home for a short break. As an added bonus… I haven’t had to shovel snow once. And considering that we’ve had 13 1/2″ of snow in the past 36 hours, that’s a really good thing!

How Quilters Measure Snow

13 and a half inches of snowWhile my guys have been trying to keep ahead of the snow, I’ve had time to get some really cute finishes.

First up, I made this blue version of Archimedes Pincushion.

Blue Version of Archimedes Pincushion

Isn’t she simply adorable!! I’ve decided to call her Athena.

Here’s a side and back view:

Side and Back view of blue Archimedes Pincushion

And then there were these three teeny, tiny chef hats:

Three Teeny, Tiny Chef Hats

I’m sure all you regular readers know what that means. 🙂

And finally, this is actually a finish from back in December but I’ve waited until now to show you.

This is the reverse side of one of the Christmas tissue box covers that I made using my Reversible Tissue Box Cover Tutorial.

Spring Tissue Box Cover

That fabric with the little frilly hearts and squares, the strawberries and cherries, the bunnies and Red Riding Hood takes us right through Valentine’s Day on into spring and summer.



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  • Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts
    February 15, 2016 5:29 am

    We rarely get snow in Central Louisiana, so even 1/2 inch shuts us down! Really, no school, stay off the roads, seriously shut down. Of course, we can’t drive in those conditions! lol
    Love those little chefs hats. I bet there are a few dolls who would love them. Have you tried stuffing them and adding a bottom to make fun pincushions? Archimedes has so many details. Love him!

  • Sheryl
    February 15, 2016 4:47 am

    gorgeous little pincushions and tissue box cover. Not so keen on so much snow.

  • Renee
    February 14, 2016 3:57 pm

    What a darling tissue cover box. I need to carve out some time to make one of these. 🙂

  • Shasta
    February 13, 2016 10:57 pm

    Those chefs hats are so adorable.

  • Esther
    February 13, 2016 5:35 am

    Lovely little projects! That owl is veru cute!

  • Maria
    February 13, 2016 1:03 am

    Sweet finishes… How nice not to have to shovel snow…

  • Jenny
    February 12, 2016 9:35 pm

    YAY! The turtles are coming, the turtles are coming!

  • MA
    February 12, 2016 7:12 pm

    Awww – I liked your previous wee owl, but this one is blue so of course I like him best!! And those little chefs hats are so adorable (our #1 son is a chef).

  • Susan
    February 12, 2016 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the link! I love your Archimedes pincushions. Each time you show one, I come closer to making it – or trying to. I’m not that great at things like that. I measure my snow that way, too, only I use the 1 by 6 ruler! Except one time last winter, it was too short. LOL I think I know three someones who will be helping in the kitchen!

  • Mary
    February 12, 2016 4:34 pm

    Wow….that is a chairload of snow!!!! Love the little chef’s hate. Could some turtles be planning on a bit of work in the kitchen?

  • Christine
    February 12, 2016 2:02 pm

    Okay, that owl is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while! I don’t know what the mini chef hats are for, but those are pretty adorable too! Love the tissue box cover, that is something I need to add to my to-do list!

  • Rachel
    February 12, 2016 2:00 pm

    Archimedes is really a sweetie, isn’t he!

    So glad you aren’t having to shovel the snow..

  • ann
    February 12, 2016 1:42 pm

    Those little chef hats are adorable!!

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