Finished Pillow and a Sneak Peek

I've joined a potholder swap for the month of February.  We chose our theme and then we were assigned secret partners.  I love the surprise.  Here is a little peek of what I'm working on for my partner.
I will have a tute and pattern on my blog soon so you can make a pear to go with your apple!
I can't wait to get my new potholders.  The ones I use right now are so gross.  Really, they are awful.  I'll post a pic when I get my new ones!!

I also made the Cozy Cottage in to a pillow!
You can find the pattern for the paper pieced cottage in the newest issue of Fat Quarterly, Here.

Happy Monday!


Cozy Cottage

I'm incredibly excited to have my first pattern published!  You can find my "Cozy Cottage" in the new "Paper" issue 8 of Fat Quarterly right here.  It will be available on January 31st!
The issue is full of wonderful projects. 
I'm absolutely obsessed with houses and love making them in fabric. I made two because I wanted to illustrate how you can change the fabric and the theme of your cottage.  This would be a great gingerbread house, cooking cottage or Santa's workshop for kids.
This project allows for lots of fussy cutting and filling the windows with fun images!
If you make a cottage please include your photos in my new Flickr Group - Charise Creates Projects and in the Fat Quarterly Flickr Group


*****Tea Time Pattern*****

I'm really excited to have this block available as a pattern on my Etsy Site!

I made this teapot last summer for a bee block.  I changed it a bit - added a teacup and changed the shape of the teapot a bit. The original is below.  I'm thinking this will become either a mug rug or pillow.  The fabrics are some of my favorites.  Suzuko Koseki buttons, Kumiko Fujita text print (thanks Ayumi) and DS Quilts line.
I have lots of sewing to do.  Potholders for a  swap and a "Pippi Longstocking" block for Muriel in the Cocorico bee! I'm also working on another free paper piecing block and more patterns for my shop!

Happy Creating to You!!!!!


Christmas In January

Strange you may think -making Chrismas items in January......... but Melinda in my Cocorico Bee asked for Christmas quilt blocks!
It was actually perfect timing as the holidays just ended and my mind was filled with ideas.  I decided to make stockings for her family.
I don't know about you,  but I am tired after the holiday scramble!  It makes me think that maybe I should start my hand made Chrismas gifts now rather than waiting for December : )

Happy Creating to you!


< * < 2011 > * >

I was pleasantly surprised to see the results of my  2011 mosaic of finished projects.  Most were bee block but I did make a few pouches and bags and I finished one pillow.  My biggest goal for 2012 is to finish a quilt.

I'm really looking forward to the New Year.
  I was invited to join a new bee which put me over the moon as I admire all the wonderful ladies in the bee and their incredible work! Many of the members I know from the Cocorico bee and am excited to make some new friends.

 I'll have a block published at the beginning of the year.....so exciting!!!!

Wishing you a fruitful and joyful 2012!