Sunday, August 29, 2010

Urban Home Goods Swap

This past week was hot, hot, HOT. Way too hot. It was 111 on Wednesday, and my poor AC couldn't even keep up. So we stayed in the house a lot, and I got some sewing done in the afternoons. Right now it 78, and all I can say is fall can't come soon enough!

So, this week I took a break from sewing the kid clothes to work on my swap package for the Urban Home Goods Swap. I was working on these hexies all over vacation for this fall inspired sewing machine cover. I love how it turned out, and hope my partners loves it too! I was inspired by the sewing machine cover in the book "I Love Patchwork". One of my favorite crafting books right now. I just switched the strips of fabric she uses for the hexagons and added a scrappy binding because I thought the plain white side needed some pop of color.

I also made my partner a big coaster or "mug rug" for her coffee or tea for when she sews! This was a fun simple little project. There is also a Scrappy Mug Rug Swap getting under way if you are interested!

I also made this mug rug for myself. I love Castle Peeps, and I used one of the block patterns from the first issue of Fat Quarterly by Comfortstitching. I love how the King is waving hello!

My last items for my partner are two kitchen towels. I used some cotton/linen blend fabric for the towel and then embellished them with some appliqued stars. I tried out the fabric for drying, and it was perfect!

Next week...I return to kid clothes!


  1. super cute goodies, love those appliqued stars!

  2. Love the color combo on the sewing machine cover! It looks very well made :)

  3. I am here in Bakersfield we arrived on sunday looks like the perfect time to miss the heat wave :)
    Looking forward to getting to know you as well.
    EEEEKKK I am just so excited to be here

  4. wow, it looks great. What a lucky partner! I just hope the sewing machine cover I'm making for my partner actually fits!

  5. Megan! That sewing machine cover is AWESOME!!! Great job. I wish that I could have joined in on that swap.

    We are settling in here in Hot california. Havnt really noticed the heat though until we went outside for fresh air. Its much better then the humid stuff we got back home but it's still pretty hot, hitting 100 almost everyday we are so not used to. That goodness this house is circulated so well. I feel lucky

    Turns out were right aoround the corner from you if you want to stop by with the girls just let me know when is a good time and we can arrange it.
    Stay cool


  6. I HEART the sewing machine cover:D

  7. I featured your sewing machine cover on my blog today!


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