Monday, June 25, 2012

{sew} modern monday.

Happy, happy Monday! How was your weekend?! Our weekend was *packed* with lots of fun and I'm totally feeling it this Monday morning. Family wedding + berry picking + two trips out of town, has me dragging! must.get.caffine.asap. In the mean time, here's a little {Sew} Modern Monday feature from last week's link-up!

I love the fresh crisp white + DS fabric.

Isn't this herringbone design + quilting design great?!
You can read more about this quilt over at Quiet Play

The quilting in this all solids table runner from Vicki's Crafts is AMAZING!

Now it's your turn! Do you have a recent modern sewing finish? Then join the {Sew} Modern Monday fun and link up! Just please be sure to link back to Canoe Ridge Creations (grab a button over there --->) some where in your post! 

xo, megan.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

i {heart} instagram.

^^tiny is cute!

^^i spent a few days housesitting over the weekend!

^^straight line quilting <3 

^^i'm in LOVE with a friend's new top, so i drafted my own pattern. 
i really want to start sewing garments!

^^mmmm, radishes -- fresh from the garden!

^^forget the needle & thread, i'm hooked on basting with this Sewline glue pen!
more details soon. 

^^something new. 

^^i <3 art gallery fabrics!

^^two down. 

^^did i mention i've been english paper piecing?

^^alot! :) 

hope you are all having a great week!
xo, megan. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

{sew} modern monday.

Somewhere between loads of laundry, new tire appointment, and running errands, I completely forgot that it's MONDAY -- whoops! More importantly, it's {Sew} Modern Monday time! So without further delay, here's the linky party. Share your recent modern sewing finish -- garments, quilts, accessories, it's all game! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

social media + you

Beth from Plum and June is hosting a fun blog hop called, Let's Get Acquainted, geared towards new bloggers. If you are new to the online community and are looking to "meet" some fellow bloggers, then be sure to hop on over and check it out -- there are some seriously great blogs+projects lined up! She's also lined up weekly guest+advice posts from various bloggers and it's my turn. Today it's all about social media!

Plum and June

So you’ve started a blog and now you want to start using social media but don’t know where to start. Here are my 3 favorite social media outlets and how I use them to stay connected to friends+readers, find inspiration, meet new people, and promote my blog!

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Facebook>> Using my Facebook accounts – both personally and for Canoe Ridge Creations – is one of my social media favorites! It’s a fun and user-friendly way to stay connected to the people+businesses+blogs that matter most to you! Some days I completely skip Google Reader and access my favorite blogs exclusively from Facebook. It's a great way to share/post about your latest blog posts, pictures, and snippets of what you are all about!

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Twitter>> Make your way through the hash-tags, retweets, and abbreviations and you will be hooked, promise! I love how easy it is to stay connected to other sewists+bloggers+designers in such a “real-time” playing field. When using Twitter it’s all about being involved – so engage yourself, don’t be afraid to “meet” new people, and even take part in twitter chats! Did you know there are several great apps+free downloads that make your tweeting (and other social media accounts) a little easier? I personally like to use Hootsuite, but Tweetdeck is another great option (and it’s free!). 


Instagram>> If you aren’t already on Instagram, you need to be! Instagram is a photo based social media app that is now available on both Apple and Android powered devices. It rocks and it’s super easy to use! Snap a picture using your mobile (or iPad, iPod, etc.) device, edit your picture using the selection of fun tools (filters+borders+etc.) and upload it to your Instagram profile – which by the way can be (and usually is) connected to your Twitter account/name. Just like Twitter, you can use hashtags (#) and tags (@) to connect with your friends+readers! 

Just like with blogging, social media is all about being yourself! Post about what interests you – maybe it’s a new project, a great fabric find, or what’s for dinner – just keep it real! 
xo, megan. 

What are your favorite social media and why?

<<Head on over to Plum & June for a chance to win a fabric bundle from Fabricworm!>>

Monday, June 11, 2012

{sew} modern monday.

Happy Monday. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We spent the weekend catching up around the house -- a little laundry out on the line, some power-washing, washed a few windows, fun stuff like that. Overall it was a relaxing (and much needed!) couple of days! There really hasn't been as much sewing going on over here as normal, but if you follow me on Instagram (canoercreations) or Facebook you may have noticed I did start a new project. It's something small and portable -- perfect for the busy summer schedule I've been keeping lately. Go check it out!

As you all know, Mondays mean one thing around there -- {Sew} Modern Monday! A special thanks to everyone who linked up last week! There were so many fabulous and inspiring projects shared. You are all so talented! Here are a few of my favorites:

I'm loving this 241 Tote made by Kristen at Gemini Stitches.
If you haven't given this pattern a try, you really should!

Diane from Random or "di" linked up her 
finished Retro Flowers quilt. Go check out her post, there's lots of other
great finishes too!

Absolutely LOVING this quilt made by Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k. handmade.
Be sure to check out the quilting too!

Now it's your turn. Do you have a recent modern sewing finish? Then link it up! Please be sure to include a {S}MM button or link back to Canoe Ridge Creations so others can party too!

xo, megan.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

{sew} modern monday | half square triangle+hexagon mini quilt.

it's {Sew} Modern Monday! 

half square triangle + hexagon mini quilt.

it's done, it's done, it's done! my half square triangle+hexagon project is finished and i'm super happy with the way it turned out. if you follow along here at Canoe Ridge Creations, you know it's been a long time coming -- but in the end it was so worth all the late nights! this was my first time english paper piecing and i'm hooked. it's so fun & relaxing and it makes a great travel project. plus, these hexagons are super beginner friendly! feel free to check out some of my english paper piecing+hexagon tips.

half square triangle + hexagon mini quilt.

half square triangle + hexagon mini quilt.

half square triangle + hexagon mini quilt.

quilt stats.
name: HST+hexagon mini quilt
size: 18" wide finished
designed: by me
fabrics: Essex Linen from Robert Kaufman and 
Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner

this mini quilt project started with some leftover Anna Maria Horner HSTs from this quilt. you can read more about this half square triangle+hexagon mini quilt here.

<<linking up to the Summer Sewing Contest!>>

xo, megan.

{Sew} Modern Monday. now it's your turn to share a modern sewing finish! feel free to share quilts, bags, garments, etc -- as long as it's modern and sewn it's game!