Sunday, May 27, 2012

100 year old Crazy Quilt

I am so lucky that this lady trusted me so much with her prized possession. This is a quilt that the lady that raised her started in 1910 and she asked me to finish it. It seems Inez was born in that would make her about 50 when she made this quilt top from wool scraps and velvet scraps and a lot of colorful embroidery work. My customer was telling me the story of her mother. It seems her mother died at age 3 and she asked Inez to raise her child. So this quilt means the world to my customer and she was so pleased to have it finally finished and will display it proudly in her home with wonderful memories of her mom.
The top picture is the quilt top as it was delivered to me and below is the quilt after I added embroidery to each seam where the squares were joined. I also added the vintage looking fabric back and burgundy satin trim. The quilt was tied at approximately every 6 inches with blue DMC Cotton Perle thread.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gym Bag

Special order Gym Bag.

Has adjustable strap - extends to 45 inches long.
Zippered closure for bag and also zip pocket on outside.

Totally lined, quilted, stabilized, piping at ends....durable construction. Price includes name.....logo is extra..... convo me with quesitons ........$35.00


more tutus

Tutu Totes are taking off like crazy. Little girls and their mamas are just loving them.

They are $18.00 for the bag...and an additional $4.00 to have the child's name added.

I try to keep the facebook page updated, but it is getting hard to find the time to update both the blog and facebook...... so if you have not already done so.....log on to FACEBOOK and like TERESA'S CREATIONS to keep up to date on the happenings here in my studio. I will try to continue to update the blog as well.

Happy Spring Everyone :-)


Thursday, February 2, 2012

TuTu Tote

Do you know a little girl that would love to carry her dance shoes to class in this TuTu Tote????

Can be personalized too.

Antique Quilt

Love, love love antique quilts...they seem to talk to me :-)

A customer of mine (and friend) brought me this quilt top that her mother and aunt sewed probably in the 1950's. We sure didn't have templates or rotary cutters back then but somehow they were able to put together a beautiful quilt anyway.
It took a bit of prep work and I added two borders to it and the backing...but extremely pleased at the outcome. It is machine quilted in a meandering pattern.

I love this kind of work.....if you know of anyone needing this same type of service...feel free to send them my way :-)


For a very cute litle guy....hope he likes them :-)


Oh my...what happened to January??? That was the fasted month.
We started out cleaning out things and purging, I guess that was the New Year's resolution of many.

I am working on pictures and trying to get them in albums. First up on the agenda is a childhood album for my hubby.... And 3 weekends in a row at the Hilltop Memories crops helped in that challenge. The best times a girl can spend is a weekend away with the Hilltop gang :-)

I am also cleaning out my china cabinet and the buffet. I am moving from the small china cabinet that I have had for 36 years and my wonderful son is building me a glass cabinet for the top of the buffet. The construction part is finished, next up...order the glass for the doors and the shelving, then I get to paint it. I am going with white...not quite sure yet if I want to add glaze or not. It is coming along beautifully...what a lucky mama I am :-)

Sorry for no post in a month, but I promise I have been busy sewing too. I did a large alteration job, made some pillows, some bible covers, a couple purses and a quilt. Will post pictures of all of that soon. And...the cutest little dance bag...wait until you see this one :-)