Category Archives: Just for Fun

I am a Fabriholic

Recently I was attending a Christmas party with some of my stitching friends and their husbands.  We were lamenting the disease of Fabriholicisim and the varying degrees we each shared the sickness.  One of the quilters was literally falling to pieces describing how she saved scraps.  One by one, each took a turn admitting how many boxes, closets, and rooms were filled with fabric and still we can not resist the temptation to buy more.  Finally one of the ladies proudly announced that she had reached her life-time goal where all her fabric could fit into one box – at which point her husband quickly joined the discussion saying, “I wish you would stop referring to our house as a box!”.

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Mini Wine Glass Lamps

Mini wine glass lampWine glass, battery tea light and a shade

Here is a fun idea for that 4th of July backyard Bar-B-Q or tailgate party.  All you need is a couple of wine glasses (I use plastic ones for outdoors), some battery operated tea-lights, and a little time in your sewing room with the new Quilt-Smart pattern for wine glass lamp shades.  Whip some shades up in red, white, and blue fabric, add a little trim if you like, and you have a very simple, fun decoration for your party.  Do them in white lace and you have a perfect addition for your wedding reception tables.  Why not some pastel “shades” for the baby shower?  These are sure to get comments – and they are fun and easy to make.  Bright colors will add a magic glow to that special birthday party.  Check out your local Quilt-Smart dealer (or buy them on-line if you can’t find them in a store near you) and start designing your next party.