Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mini Cedar Topiaries

Mini Topiary Pot Fun

It's no secret that I love mini's !  Mini quilts.... my free " Mini Keeper" sewing machine pouch... mug rugs.... mini charms fabric packs ... more mini quilts....  Just scroll back through my blog posts through the years!  ( type in " mini"  in the search for spot on the top left of my home page,  and you can review a bunch of them! )

A few of the Mini items I have made.....

So,  when I was asked if I'd like to review a  silk plant product from the website Silk Plants Direct.com , I jumped at the opportunity and said yes!!

If you go over to CommercialSilk.com to see what they offer for sale,  grab a cup of tea or coffee and relax... because there is a lot to look at !   There are oodles and oodles  of  silk trees,  flowers, topiaries, ivys, greens....    ( indoor and outdoor, too)

But, these cut little mini's caught my eye!!

I ordered this set of  three cedar topiaries :

              Silk Plants Direct Assorted Cedar Topiary - Green - Pack of 3

Oh my goodness, when I opened up the box, I fell in love with them!!I 
(I even squeeled a little  a lot !)

Their sizes:      5.5 - 6.5" x 4.5 - 5.5" x 4.5 - 5.5"

 I had so much fun posing them in different places around my house....

These little topiaries are "weigh" too much fun!!

 They are a perfect size to put on table tops.... in the group or all alone !

They are very life-like.... look how they blend in with real trees 

My honest review of these 3 mini Cedar Topiaries:

Quality-  Excellent:  10/10         
                                            They are so look like they are real!  Such a beautiful shade of                                             green!
                                    The pots are cute in  their shapes,  and well made.
                                    There are no funny odors. (I pay attention to that, as I have                                                 allergies)
                                    They are made with quality.

I would definitely buy these!!
Oh, and the dh gave his seal of approval, as well.  ( And, He's picky!! )

And you don't have just one person's experience of products with Silk Plants Direct.com products ...
you can hop on over to Amy at Amy Made That! blog, and see what she reviewed!  The most adorable  set of boxwood topiary balls!  I saw them in person, and they are beautiful!

Thank you,     Commercial Silk.com , for the opportunity to experience and honestly review your beautiful products first hand!

I'm off to my sewing room!

***I received the Cedar Topiaries  set  from Commercial Silk.com to facilitate my review. As always my words and views are 100% my own.   ***

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Strawberries and Cathedral Windows

Strawberry Cathedral Windows Pincushions

I had some time this week to have fun sewing, and I made up a few Cathedral Windows pincushions.  If you ever make them, you'll wish you had cut out several at a time, to make more than one of them!  *** They are addictive!! ***

I use the easy tutorial by Kim at My Go-Go Life blog.  This is the  {tutorial link. }  She has good pictures and descriptions, to make it easy to understand!

This is my first Strawberry Cathedral Windows pincushion:

Cathedral Windows Pincushion    by Susie's Sunroom
Design:   Tutorial by Kim at  My Go-Go Life {here }
Fabrics: Strawberry fabris -  Popcorn the Bear by Quilting Treasures (in my stash)
              Green picnic plaid - Robert Kaufman  Picnic Basics by Jane Shasky
Button Covers:  Dritz
Size:  a plump 4 " x 4 "   Sometimes they get to be about 4.5" square

I like making projects that have strawberries in them... so I can get out my collection of strawberry props!!

The back side of this little pinnie features the sweet strawberry fabric!

I have 2 of these little pincushions available for purchase.... in my new little 
Susies Sunroom Shop  on Etsy.  Here's the link to hop on over and see what I have in my shop.  

                                                         Click  HERE

SusiesSunroomShop on Etsy here:
SusiesSunroomShop on Etsy

 There's a  little mix of  everything.... fabric destashing,  bags, pincushions, pouches, and even some pieces of Sterling Silver Flatware!   

I'm off to my sewing room!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Adventures of Mr Whiskers #2

Adventures of Mr Whiskers #2 Is Here!

The beginning of July means that a new issue of the digital paper pieced pattern magazine, called " Paper Piecing 1/4" Paper Piecing 1/4 "" is out!   { Issue 14  July 2017 - Sept 2017  here } This pattern-filled magazine, available as a digital download, is designed by Janeen at Quilt Art Designs.  

Paper Piecing 1/4 " digital magazine Issue 14  July-Sept 2017  HERE

Janeen asked me to make up a second Mr Whiskers block , out of this newest issue!

Pattern:   Adventures of Mr Whiskers #2   ( avail in Issue 14  here )
Size :  18 inches finished
Foundation Paper pieced

Adventures of Mr Whiskers #2      by Susie's Sunroom

I just love the look on Mr Whiskers' face!  I think he may be saying.... "Uh- Oh !! "

And look at this delicate Magnolia flower he is hanging next to!

I am planning on making this into  a wallhanging, along with other blocks in  the series of Mr Whiskers blocks that Janeen is designing.  You may remember the first Mr Whiskers block , from issue #13 April 2017 - June 2017 .  I blogged about this cute block here.

Mr Whiskers # 1 block      ( pattern avail  here )
Blogged here

I made them with the same background fabric.  Then, I pinned them together , so I can imagine what they will look like together ! I will also add sashing.

Mr Whiskers block 1 and block 2

Make sure you check out the other cute patterns in this new issue of Paper Piecing 1/4"  !
( go here )  That sand castle looks amazing!  And how cute is that school house for a teacher gift, as a tote or pillow !!

Paper Piecing 1/4"  dig magazine  Issue #14

What are you sewing this summer?

I'm off to my sewing room!

Pattern provided by QAD Publishing

Linking up at:  Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!  @  Confessions of a Fabric Addict     and
                          TFIFF   @ Anja Quilts
                        Finish It Up Friday @  Crazy Mom Quilts   and
                        Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts