Thursday, May 23, 2019

Oliso Iron review

I recently got this smart iron from OLISO!
I was so thrilled!! and couldn't wait to open it up, as I've seen the smart touch iron on TV and thought it was SEW clever!!

Here it is!

The dials on the top are easy to read and the steam function is available for the cotton setting and you can turn that on and off, AND you can add more steam or squirt water on the two buttons.

You can also turn on and off the itouch function on the back- not that you would EVER want to!!

I've now played with it for about a week and still giggle when I grab the handle and WHOP-TI the iron lowers and then raises up again when I let go!
I think that it so clever!!
It's a heavy iron- so great for pressing!! and before my old reliable iron I flipped up when I wasn't using it and then when I needed to move the fabric further up, there was always the risk of my hand grazing the hot iron, now there's not! (well unless I was really un-lucky- which COULD happen) but I just push it out of the way and WHOP-TI it raises, I move the fabric, grab the iron- it lowers and I iron some more!! 
And the steam option is very quiet!
Because it seemed like a heavier iron, I tried to see how it felt ironing seams open on TINY pieces and it was a breeze, the iron has a indent on the front and I think that's designed for pleats on pants etc. but it works well with helping open a seam when pressing!

try out this iron!!
If you buy it thru my link, I noticed there's a coupon if you join the mailing list, then it's the same price as amazon!

Oliso Smart Iron

I also know there's a small travel iron coming out soon and you can pre-order it!

(I was given this iron for free to review it and if you click any of my links and purchase anything I get a small commission, which of course I really appreciate!!)


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

marking pens

Last week I saw a post on FB about frixion pens and how someone heard that Crayola washable markers were better!
I figured I'd try them out if I went to walmart or a craft store and the girls could always use the markers if they didn't work out for me

First I tried the marker on a tiny piece of fabric and then wet and it and rubbed a LOT to get it to come off and I was not happy.... I was thinking it needed all that friction like with kids' clothes....

Then the next day I tried again on a bigger scrap
 then I wet it and let it sit
 once it was all dry, it was GONE!
No rubbing needed!!
 I'm still a bit torn about these, I really love my frixion pens but like the review said, they dry out quickly.
The crayola markers are kids markers so the tip is very bold and especially after a certain 3yr old has used them and poked them into the paper instead of drawing! ha ha

So if I see the markers around, I might try them again, and if I see a pack with fine tips I'll definitely buy them!
So my $5 for a pack of these was not a loss at all.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A patriotic table runner is done

 I finished this table topper recently.
I had a few leftover fabrics from the mini heart table topper I made for accuquilt

and then I added solid white fabric too.
Once I was able to cut the borders out of the flag quilt or at least calculate how big it could be, I designed the inside of it.
I actually had this block as a block for the QUBE QAL that just finished
It was block #7
and I used the 6" QUBE set

I had enough fabric to make 3 blocks and that made a nice sized table runner
it measures 17" x 35"

I just quilted a quick meandering all over it.
It's nice to make something small like this once in a while, I had finished the top several months ago but finally got around to quilting it.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Summer is here!

The weather is suddenly hot in NC!!
This weekend we've had a pretty relaxing weekend. Well Solveig had a birthday party Saturday.
Here's Bjorn with Kronk and Swiffer
 and Anja really HUGGING Kronk (yeah it's a strangle hold almost)
 Saturday morning it was such nice weather that we went to a local park for a bit, this funky swing was broken on one side, but if you're tall enough you can still hang and pull down on it, ha ha!
 We brought a frisbee and it also has a short zip line
 and a little seesaw fun
 Anja didn't take a nap, so she crashed early at night! ahh- to be able to sleep like that!!
I did get a new "toy" which I'll blog about soon, if you follow me on instagram or FB you'll know what it is, otherwise you'll wait and see ;)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2019 Project list week 20

Here's my 2019 Project list!
If I worked on it within the last week, it’s in red.

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging – DONE
#2 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers working on more hexie flowers
#3 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt
#4 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet
#5 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed (I may donate these?!)

#6(May 18) sister’s choice- green done
#7(May 18) bear claw- DONE!
bear claw quilt
#8 (May 18) Mosaic blocks – top done
#9 (May 18) isosceles triangle rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#10 (May 18) small tumbler rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#11 (May 18) large half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#12 (May 18) tiny half hexie rainbow quilt- lots cut out
#13 (June 18) charm hexies  B/W quilt- DONE!

#14 (July 18)Round Robin –Elephant- DONE!
elephant round robin quilt
#15(July 18)Round Robin –TOP 2 top is here

#16 (Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 6” QUBE- top done
#17 (Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 8” QUBE- DONE!
#18 (Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 9” QUBE- top done
#19(Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 10” QUBE- top done
#20 (Sept 18) 2019 Row Along 12” QUBE- top done

#21 (Oct 18) House quilt for McCalls- DONE

#22 (Dec 18) Jan Batik Blog hop quilt-DONE
batik sampler quilt accuquilt

#23 (Dec 18) Heart red white table runner- DONE
heart table runner accuquilt

#24(Dec 18)Jelly roll quilt stripes for old book hop- DONE!

#25 (Dec 18) Swoon table topper- DONE!
swoon table topper

#26 (Jan 2019) pineapple Orange and teal quilt- DONE!

#27 (Jan) 9” Qube snowman baby quilt- DONE!
QUBE winter FQ Quilt

#28 (2018) Log Cabin top- DONE
log cabin quilt

#29 (Jan) four patch string quilt RSC19- Aqua done

#30 (Jan) Mini Island Batik quilt- DONE

#31 (2018?) Butterfly block table topper- DONE

#32 (2019) spider web RSC19- aqua done
#33 (Jan) Black and white bird mini- DONE

#34 (Jan) Circles table runner B/W- DONE!
CIRCLE table runner bealee

#35 (Jan) leftover strips rainbow table topper- DONE!

#36 (Jan) Crazy quilt for IB march challenge- DONE!
molly mine crazy quilt island batik challenge

#37 (Feb) IB Accuquilt 8" QUBE purple and green quilt - DONE!

#38 (Feb) Owl small quilt for hop - DONE

#39 (Feb) Yellow and black and teal hexagon quilt- DONE
#40 (Feb) Pineapple blocks RSC19- aqua done
#41 (Feb) Patriotic Star table runner- needs binding

#42 (Feb) String quilt- DONE!

#43 (March) Emoji quilt for Accuquilt- DONE

#44 (March) Placemats for Accuquilt- DONE
#45 (March) Jelly roll gears quilt for Mccall's- DONE and mailed

#46 (March) Rapping quilt- DONE

#47 (March) IB Garden of Eden- top done
#48 (March) Stop and GO for IB- top done
#49 (March) Duck, Duck Goose table runner for IB- DONE
#50 (March) Sophia owl quilt- DONE!

#51 (April) Diamond blog hop quilt- DONE

#52 (April) Modern quilt May for IB- DONE

#53(April) Grey Pink White quilt for Accuquilt- DONE and mailed

#54 (April) QOV with Island Batik- Fabrics here- planning

#55 (April) IB blue quilt for Accuquilt- needs binding

#56 (April) Red, purple white quilt for Accuquilt- needs binding

#57 (April) Bonnie Hunter scrappy black/white quilt- pieces cut out sewing together 

#1 (May)6T Primrose dress Sonja- sewing some pieces together

#1-4 Owls plus matching bags (see below) – 4- DONE

#5 owl for giveaway –DONE

#6 pineapple pincushion DONE

Jan hearts- DONE

Feb Green DONE
accuquilt crossed canoe potholders
March Eggs DONE

#1(Sept 2013) farm animal panel- don’t know what to do with it yet, if it’s a quilt or a bag/pillow?
#2 (August 2017) Birthday pillow- quilted, need to add backing and stuff it
#3-6 Baggies for pincushions x4- DONE see pics above
#4 Custom ITH Red Mouse- DONE!