Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday is Fun Day

Today kicks off the Heart of Colorado Shop Hop.  Seven shops in southern Colorado are participating with the theme "Games People Play."  Each shop will have a unique block and setting, free demos, games and prizes.  Let's hit the road!

My friend, Mary, has a cabin in the Sangre de Cristos mountains of southern Colorado and she invited me to a mini-quilt retreat next week.  So to say "thank you," I made her a hostess gift:

It's a sewing machine cover!  I  got the design from "ihavetosay's" June Sew-along.  You can make one, too --Randi will post the tutorial on Monday, June 25.  I couldn't wait, so I figured it out from the photos.  I think it will be easier with the tute!

I got the "Keep Calm and get the Seam Ripper" from Pinterest.  I tracked it back to Lisa at Stuff Mummy Makes. She posted the sign in many colors, and you can click on it to get one of your own.

Of course, I had to add the "MyAuntMarthaMadeIt" label, which I bought from gutentags on etsy.

Hope she likes it!

From the desk of your


  1. Oh my goodness that is the cutest cover EVER...I'm in love!

  2. She's sure to love it - Love the saying - off to track that down!!

  3. Wow, what a neat idea - when I made the 'Keep calm' design I only thought of putting it on the wall!
    I may have to try something like this myself now - thank you for sharing!

  4. So cute! Great fabric and I love love love how you added the keep calm.

  5. You are so generous! And what a fun gift to give your friend.

  6. That is an adorable the saying!

  7. Oh fab sewing machine cover! Love it!

  8. Oh my goodness, that cover is so adorably cute!!! I think I will be making one too (minus the seam ripper saying since I don't have an embroidery machine). Thank you for sharing! She will love that gift. Happy shop hoppin'!


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