About this blog

I am Amy, but here on the web I go by A.J. Dub. And hey, I like to craft!
Sometimes things turn out well so I will share with you how I did it.
Sometimes they don't turn out well and I will share that with you too!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Photo Friday


Cute little HSTs!

This was delivered to my house today by a talented and kind friend. I was surprised and delighted!

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Diaper Clutch



A friend of mine is having her first baby so I made her a diaper clutch.
 I love these! If I had time I would make 2 for her. One for the diaper bag and one for the car for the "emergency stash". I added a wrist strap with the theory that it would be easier to carry while carrying the baby. Sometimes you don't want to haul the whole diaper bag, so I think this makes it easy to just grab the essentials and get 'er done!

The original tutorial can be found HERE.
You can view my other diaper clutches on Flickr in my Diaper Clutch set.

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Baskets

Last year I made a really cute and easy Easter Basket for my littlest miss. Since Easter is nearly upon us I am sharing the link to the tutorial again.




You can find it at Sew Lux Fabric and Gifts Blog HERE.



I am making these baskets for my bigger kids this year. They do not have handles, which may make it slightly awkward for the egg hunt, and are on the small side, but I think they will be really nice for them to use these all year on their nightstands or dressers to keep their stuff in. The tutorial is found at The Sometimes Crafter HERE.

 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

March Along: Week 4 Summary


http://scientificquilter.com/2014/03/30/34-8-march-a-long-2014-report-in-for-you/

I did a little better this week. I was pretty much focused on the commission bag, searching for fabric and hardware, sketching, and testing. I also finally started making my kids' Easter Baskets. I made one, thought it was too small so made another, but then decided to keep the original size. I need to get fabric for the boys. Seems I don't tend to buy fabric that appeals to them. :)

Day 22 Fabric search
Day 23 Nada
Day 24 Fabric Search
Day 25 Cleaned up sewing space
Day 26 Made test Easter baskets (tutorial here), read quilting book (Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley: Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks)



Day 27 Fabric search, bag sketch
Day 28 Zipper pocket test (sort of worked, but I need to keep tweaking it)




Day 29 Bag notes
Day 30 Bag notes 

Linking up at Scientific Quilter's March Along.

 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

March Along: Week 3 Summary

http://scientificquilter.com/2014/03/23/34-7-march-a-long-2014-week-3-report-in/
http://scientificquilter.com/2014/03/23/34-7-march-a-long-2014-week-3-report-in/

 I am reporting in for my 3rd week of the Scientific Quilter's March Along (craft every day for 15 minutes). Not such a great week for crafting. It was just a really busy week and when I was not busy I was exhausted. The 2 things I completed have been on my to-do list for a while.  The first were 8-10 more fabric Personal Progress folders for the incoming Beehives at church (which I forgot to photograph before I delivered them today). I have been working on them since December I think. January at the latest. I had them about halfway done a while ago and kept putting off finishing them. I had to finish the majority of them before April because that was when they are going to be presented.

The towels I had purchased in February to applique as Valentine gifts for the ladies I Visit Teach. Well, that didn't happen, so I found some other fabric in my stash and did a Monogram instead. They turned out cute. I just wish I had thought to get one to make for myself! :)

Week 3 
Day 15 No craft time
Day 16 Read the Sewing with Oilcloth book
Day 17 No craft time
Day 18 No craft time
Day 19 Made appliqué Kitchen Towels



Day 20 Seriously No craft time
Day 21 Finished the PP Fabric folders (tutorial from ohbabyredding.com)