Sunday, October 18, 2009

Air Force Wife purse

This one is all mine! I custom made the interior to have pockets all the way around that are made specifically for my ipod, cell phone, pepper spray, pens/pencils, keys, and other items to make them easily accessible. The top closes with a braided paracord loop and a button from the Air Force Dress Blues jacket.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

New design underway....

So I finally got my website launched. Design part is sloooowwww going since I really don't know what I'm doing and don't have tons of time to devote to it. I want to redesign the blog to match the website, which is not completely done yet either so both will be in a "limbo" status for awhile.

In the meantime, here is the link to my new website: Little Ladybug's Creations
please stop by and let me know what you think :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Army ACU purse

I designed this Army ACU purse for an Army wife who wanted it to look like the ACU uniform, but with a touch of femine style. I made the front pockets functional (as much as can be with a slanted pocket) with velcro closures, pockets along each side on the outside, and the inside has a pocket on the upper inside back, as well as 3 more pockets along the front inside panel. It is lightweight, has velcro nametapes and rank so they can be changed, a sewn on flag patch on one side, and unit patch on the other side.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mini Bow Tucks purse

This pattern was one of those that I instantly fell in love with when I saw a fellow quilter make several as gifts. Start to finish this only took me about 3 hours, which is really good for a first time pattern. Now that I've made one the next ones will go alot faster. Anyway, I'm rather pleased with the result. The interior has pockets all along both the front and back sides. I made 3 pockets along one side, and the other has 2 pen/pencil slots, plus 2 more pockets perfectly sized for a little memo pad and my cell phone.

Next one I make will (of course) be in Air Force ABU fabric for myself but I need to order another nametape for it. :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

GreenFairy Quilts

I came across this blog awhile back and have been following it for awhile. She has some absolutely adorable stuff!!

Anyway, in celebration of her 100th posting (or 99th) she's giving away tons of stuff from quilts to bags to jelly rolls, etc. Please go check out her blog to find out how to enter to win!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Table Runner swap

I participated in a table runner swap on QN and here is what I made. This was my first attempt at a braided runner, as well as the first time I've ever done anything "quilt-as-you-go". I rather enjoyed that aspect of it. I have another kit to do it in Americana fabrics so I'll probably work that up sometime in the near future.


I started this about 3 years ago and life sorta got in the way. I pulled it back out a week or two ago and decided to finish it up!

Hotter Than THAT! Summer Mystery at QN

We the People....

I finished this Preamble to the Constitution a couple of months ago, and someone offered me alot of money for it, so I'm sending this one to a new home and I'll be making a new one for me!

Quilt & Needle Round Robins

I've been participating in a round robin swap on QN for the last couple of months. I'm on my 4th of 5 rounds. I posted my center block earlier. Here are my contributions to the others in the swap so far:

I had this one first so everything added is my addition. I think I'm inspired now to do something in 30s fabrics. This one is going to be really cute!

I added the gold, green, orange, and brown striped border with HST corners

I added the pink floral and white border

The Diaper Bag is complete!!!

Thank GOD! This took way longer than I had planned. (What else is new) but it is done and overall I am pleased with the outcome. I could have probably saved myself time and headache had I used a pattern, but I couldn't find what I liked so I just made it up myself. This was a learning experience for me, so next time I'll change how I do a couple of things. The bag features two front pockets made to specs of the Air Force ABU blouse, with proper patches and nametapes as they should be (only change is that I moved up the nametapes 1/2 inch from where they should be, just to give pockets more access), elastic topped pockets on either end with rank stripes, and a long pocket along the back side with a flap cover secured by 2 buckles. Inside is large and roomy with 3 pockets along the back side. It is closed at the top with a double zipper, and has an adjustable shoulder strap.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I finally got a chance to get the group quilt top pieced for one of the ladies in my online group's new baby grandson, due to arrive in a couple more months. We had blocks from all over the country, as well as England and Australia in this group project :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

March Mystery

I'm a tester for Jess's new march mysery quilt, and my fabrics arrived today, so I'll be cutting this today and beginning on the first 2 installments. I LOVE these fabrics, Mark Lipinski's Krakow and Califon.

My first Round Robin

I'm participating in my first round robin quilt swap. This is my center medallion, and my first ever attempt at paper piecing. I must say I really love the accuracy aspect of it.

Pooh quilt for baby Aiden Goering

I finished all but the backside of the binding a few weeks ago and forgot to post it! It is all complete now and will be delivered next Sunday to his mommy :) Aiden arrived on Valentines Day!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Cross-stitch bib for Jacob

I love these bibs so much better than regular "tie" ones. They slip on so easily, and since they are a bit larger, they protect clothes better. I have a tough time finding them though. I finished the caterpillar on this one tonight.

Star in the Storm Mystery Quilt

This is the quilt made from the Quilt & Needle Winter Mystery weekend we did 3 weeks ago. I still need to assemble the blocks and add the borders but here is mine:

Bumper pads for Jacob's crib

Jacob has discovered how to wiggle his way to the end of his crib so I got his bumper pads finished so he didn't keep bumping his head against the rails.