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Rag Quilt

So I didn't something this last week I haven't don't in awhile: Sewing!! I recently bought a new sewing machine and was dying to try it out. I had a friend who was having a birthday coming up, so I took to Pinterest to decide what to make
I settled on a rag quilt after my cousin posted one she made to Facebook. My best friend is a rag quilt queen so I pestered her with questions. 
I decided on a purple and blue color scheme and so bought four different purple and four different blues. I got a yard of each in 100% cotton. I also got a few yards of white flannel for the middle.
My quilt blocks I cut to seven inches so that when sewn they would be six inches. I used a half inch seam allowance. My blocks consisted of fabric, flannel, fabric. I pinned the blocks together and then sewed  an "x" across each one.  Once done with the help of my mom I laid them out how I wanted. 

I then pinned the blocks in to rows and sewed them together. 

Once all together it was time to star…

Update on Thrift Store Find

For a quick update on my thrift store find :) I wound up using Graphic 45's Couture line. 

It's not done quite yet, I still have to finish the top. I have however, set it to the side while I finish up a quilt I am making for a friends Birthday next week.  Thanks for stopping by!-AR

Thrift Store Find

So I decided to stop at a new thrift store in my town today after going for a walk. I love thrift stores because you never know what kind of treasures you will find
I stumbled across this beauty:  It just screamed "Alter me!!!!" So I quickly found myself walking the register with it. It was only $3.00! 
With some cleaning, fresh paint, and some new cork this will be quite cute! I will also be using some of my Graphic 45 stash on this beauty. Now to decide which one :)
Thanks for stopping by!-AR

Together Again

So I finally had the chance to sit down and do some scrapbooking the other day. YAY!!!

Sorry for the not so great photos, but I was in a rush. I used G45's A Ladies Diary for this layout.


The paper was great for a simple layout, with a photo of myself and two of my best friends.
I did some real stitching, as well as some faux stitching. I also made some flowers from the paper with my Cricut and the Cricut Craft room. I also fussy cut a flower and an image from the paper line. The flower is popped up for added dimension.






Thanks for stopping by! -Altina R.











Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year!! December has been a very busy month for me, with NO time for crafting :p
But now that it's a New Year and things have slowed a little I plan and spending every spare moment creating!
-Altina R.