The Green Menagerie

Welcome to my little corner of the crafting world! I am obsessed with all things sewing-related, including my newest obsession, machine embroidery. Everything on this blog is handmade by me.

You can also come visit my etsy store at I love doing custom orders!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Warning: Gymnast

My latest embroidery design

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Name Pillowcase (Rawr!)

Downy Quilts for Kids/Touch of Comfort Quilt

Downy (yes, the fabric softener company) has partnered with Quilts for Kids and created this awesome program that anyone who loves to sew can participate in. All you do is request a free quilt kit, make the quilt in your own home using the provided pre-cut fabrics and instructions (and your own batting and thread), then mail it back to them. The quilts go to children staying in Children's Miracle Network Hospitals around the country. How great is that?!

This racecar quilt is my first one, and I'm working on a second one from my fabric stash to donate as well. I just need to quilt and bind it, and they'll be off to comfort some sick kids!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Beanie Babies Tote

Melaina is infatuated with Beanies and is always lugging at least two or three around with her everywhere we go. It occurred to me yesterday that she needed a better way to carry her beanie friends, so this is what I came up with. I made the circles with my embroidery machine, cut out the centers, then whipped up the rest of the bag in no time!