Monday, March 11, 2013

I do Nancy Drew did you?

Yeah it is finally my turn to do the Nancy Drew fun day!

First off I wanted to know a little more about the Nancy Drew books and such so I went to  Wikipedia to get a little more info and some of this I found to be interesting so just in case some of you are interested this is what I found out:
1)  The mystery series was originally published by Edward Stratemeyer in 1930 as a very young detective.
2)  Then in 1959/60 she was revised to be a less assertive and  more feminine character.
3)  In 1980 she went under another  new revision as much older and more professional....under the title the Nancy Drew Files.
To find out some more facts about The Nancy Drew books please go to Wikipedia *just click*

Now for some fun facts:
What color is Nancy's hair in the original series?...........Titian Blonde
How old was Nancy in the original series?..........16
What was Caolyn Keene's favorite book?.........The Hidden Staircase
What was the original Carolyn Keene's name and how old was she when she died in 2002?..... Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson she was 96

Ok, Ok I am getting on with this but I found some of this very interesting for the fun facts just click
here.

A big "thank you" goes to  Carol  and  Madame Samm for heading this wonderful blog hop...I like many other people held onto fabric waiting for inspiration to hit and then I remembered a good friend of mine who has a movie/game/book/craft night once a month and always sits out different snacks for everyone to have so there is where I started.  To give you an idea of how it turns from dinner night to fun night I have posted a few picks of my table which is similar to her's  and then what I have done for her to change it up a little bit.
this is what my table always looks like and then this is
the table-runner I made now I was going to make place mats to go with it until I saw someone make trays something like these that I made but mine are a little different and I cannot remember who was making  the ones that were similar but if you are reading this please let me know so I can give you kudos for giving me the idea.  So I made 2 serving trays that you can either keep for using in your sewing room for the little stuff we have by our sewing machine or for chocolates and such for movie night...I made one in green and one in blue.
then I had to make a hot plate pad for the hot dish of cheese & salsa
and spread it out because this is how she sets up her table with magazines, wii, books, cards, candies, and dvd's..

then since this is a very long note, thanks for sticking with me,  here they are all together
I do want to say"thank you " for joining me today and please join my other detectives and see what they have in store for you but first let me post a little give a way.  If you would like to have a chance to have your own little kit to make yourself a tray let me know in your comment and I will put your name in a hat and have DH pull a name out after this hop, this one is set with a red background..
Here are my partners in this mystery for today and remember just have fun...thanks for attending the show!
Monday, March 11, 2013 


UPDATE:  Since so many have inquired on where I got my fabric tray idea.  I can tell you that I got the idea from here http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/09/13/fabric-trays/ although mine are a little different the basics are the same.  I did not leave my folds out I sewed them in to give it a box look and I top stitched along the edge of the bottom to make them more firm on the bottom  So take a look and make it your own.  Hope this helps.  If I get time I will do a tutorial on them later in the week.  They really are fun and quick to make and in any size you like.  also I was just informed from Linda over at http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com/  that she has done similar ones also and I just checked and she has a wonderful tutorial on them so please check her out also...thanks Linda I kind of like those myself with the handles and all.  I will be making some of those, appreciate it.





96 comments:

Chiska said...

I'm impressed! I love the tray idea. Thanks for the chance.

Amy said...

What a great idea! My daughter now wants to have a Nancy Drew dinner party and those would be perfect for it!

Sewgirl said...

Wow, I like your creative "out of the box" with your fabric. I would love to win your bundle!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Fantastic tableware! I love the serving trays, they're such a great addition to the rest of the set!
Thank you for the chance to stitch up a tray for my table:)

Scrapatches said...

My kind of party! Friends, food, fun and fabric goodies. Thanks so much for inviting me to share. Lovely quilty table you set ...:) Pat

The Slow Quilter said...

I am first commentor on your hop and I must say that this is a most creative use of the fabric for the movie/game/book/craft night, you have cover the bases. Great job.

Judy B said...

Love all of your Nancy Drew projects! If I could only pick one, it would be the trays! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.

Jenn said...

I love your items, they're great :) The trays are especially clever--I've not seen them done like this before. Wiki has some of their stuff a bit off & on some dates, but it's in the ball park ;)

Jenn:)

www.nancydrewsleuth.com

Mara said...

I would love a little red tray for all of my sewing supplies, that's what I am working on this month getting my sewing space more organized. Thanks for the lovely giveaway and a great job on all of your fun night projects.

Theresa said...

Great projects, your little trays are super.

Britt-Inger said...

Thank your for sharing your creative projects. I have enjoyed your post very much

charlotte said...

Nice job. Lots of good items with this fabric.

charlotte said...

Nice job.

Busy Quilting Mama said...

Your serving trays look amazing and I bet they can be used for oodles of stuff!

Frances said...

I love your ideas Sew practical. Thank you for a chance to win the kit.

Cathy said...

Fabulous projects! All of them are great. I really do like all of it!

Gill said...

Thank you for sharing your projects - I love the book cover fabric!
Please enter me in your lovely giveaway!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice trays - good way to use those fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

Nana B said...

Great idea!

Sowing Stitches said...

I like how there is no clue of what's inside your tray until...you look inside and there is Nancy Drew! Cute idea!

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Melinda said...

What a cute tray! Love it. Please put my name in for the kit!

Thearica said...

ohhh Can we all come to the party???

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Oops, I lost my comment, I love the tray and your other makes, hopefully this one will appear.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

What great projects, but I love love love the trays! What a perfect way to show off those awesome book covers!

patchouli moon studio said...

Nice projects. I like the surprise of looking inside the trays and seeing a Nancy Drew book cover.

Jeanie said...

Love your projects! Perfect for a game night! I also did some ND research and was surprised that Carolyn Keene wasn't her real name. Thanks for the fun facts and for the giveaway!

Tammy said...

Great Nancy Drew projects. Thank you for shareing. WOuld love to have a chance to win.

beaquilter said...

what cool baskets, I want to try!! do you have the directions somewhere?

MooseStash Quilting said...

Hot cheese and salsa!!! I'm on my way over... Love your table ware! Perfect for a book or game night!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh very nice!! Please throw me in that hat.

krislovesfabric said...

Fun projects you chose with this fabric!!

Carol said...

Did you use a pattern for that tray or are you just so amazing (of course you are) and made that up on your own? I love it and all the matching game night goodies you put together. :O)

Cliodana said...

beautiful project. nice idea on the kitchen!
thank's for sharing
have a nice day

Saskia Smit said...

This is fun!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love all your creative projects, but especially love the trays! Ohhhh I would sew love to win a red kit! (red is my favorite color)
Do you have a pattern for the trays...or a link?
Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

Great projects!! I've always wanted to make some fabric baskets to have around the house. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

Vicki H said...

Nice projects, you did good. Thanks for sharing.

Mommarock said...

Super fun for like a book club meeting. Beautiful fabric I think

Kathy L said...

Love your creations especially the tray. Would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Would love to wint the ray! This is a brilliant idea! Love how your came out

Charlene S said...

Such a lovely idea! Thanks for the facts and the eye candy. Winning a kit to make a red basket would be fantastic.

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh my these fabric boxes are a great idea for panel blocks..way to go....came out very well

Anita said...

Love your trays! Tks for the give away.

Patty said...

What fun trays. Yes, throw my hat into the ring.Thanks for sharing your fun projects.

Linda said...

What great projects for a book club meeting! My last tutorial was for trays like that. Could you have seen them there? (Buzzing and Bumbling)?

Tricia said...

WOW Love your projects! Those trays are darling and I would Love a chance to win your kit. They would be right at home at this avid reader's house. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sincerely,
Tricia

sandra said...

Loved all of your projects, especially the trays. Thanks for the facts that you found out about Nancy Drew books

Bonnie58 said...

Great post. I would love to win a kit. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Sallie said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Linda J said...

Enlightening post and thanks for the link over to the other Nancy trivia. I read those books so long ago that I barely remember the pertinent facts.

I love those little trays and in fact, I had plans to try one or two with some challenge fabric I have. I see that Linda posted above but it is her tutorial that I plan to use http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com/2013/03/snack-tray-or-basket-tutorial.html. Perhaps that is the one that you may have tried?

Congrats on top 2 today!

Vickie said...

Oh my goodness, I love the basket ! I have to make one. Thanks for a bright idea ! "wink "

Dolores said...

I would love a little kit to make one for my daughter who is a huge fan of Nancy Drew.

JanesQuilting said...

Your Basket is adorable, I love it. I also adore the placemats. Thank you for sharing.

slacker said...

Yays! for trays! Would love to have/make some! Thanks!

Beth Strand said...

What great ideas and I love the tray! I need something like that in my sewing room for all my miscellaneous pieces that pile up! pbstrand@msn.com

Domestic Bliss said...

Very creative projects! Thanks for sharing. I would love to have my name thrown into the hat for the basket kit... thanks!

Marcy said...

Your basket is lovely. It would be great for holding bits of this and that too.

apple blossom said...

lovely tray thanks for the post

my mystery lover daughter would love to use a tray like that in her bedroom.

Domestic Bliss said...

Wonderful items! I would love to have my name entered to win the kit for the tray...thanks so much!

Laura said...

What fun way to spruce up your table!

Kathy H said...

I would love a kit to make one of those trays. Very cute idea for your group.

Bobbie said...

Fabulous job! I love the bookcovers in the baskets! a fantastic way to showcase the covers! I would love to win your kit! I love Skip to my lou- she always has some great ideas! I also love theme parties ( I am an Activity Director) so your party is right up my alley!

Stephanie said...

I love the basket too! I would like to enter the giveaway to make the tray.

This Dog's Mom said...

I love all of your ideas, but the basket is my very favorite. So I was just thrilled when you said that there was a chance to win a kit for it! Thanks so much for the chance, and for your inspiring and fun blog!

Karen said...

I like your creative ideas and would love a chance to win the kit to make a tray. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I love the fabrics and have been waiting for the hop for inspiration.
krseitz@earthlink.net

Karrie S said...

I love that your ideas are all connected ;) I really love the basket/bin/tray that you can keep chocolate and sewing supplies in! It's so cute and the perfect size for a project! Thank you for sharing your ideas, and for a chance to win such a generous prize!

-karrie

littlelixie said...

Love everything you made.

jan said...

Sew cute! And boy you have been busy!! Great job!! Love the variety!

jan said...

Sew cute! And boy you have been busy!! Great job!! Love the variety!

Pat V. said...

Sharon, thanks so much for the ideas and the links. I really want to make some of these trays! They would be very useful in my sewing room.

BizyStitches said...

The project is very neat, great idea. Thanks for sharing and I love the colors in the fabric.

Gmama Jane said...

great ideas and I love those trays!
Blessings
Gmama jane

Amy DeCesare said...

So fun - I'd love to make a tray to keep my mystery books safe! Very fun post!

Janarama said...

All of your creations are so cute and so very useful. The best kind of things to make. Thank you for sharing and for your great giveaway! I'd love a chance to win.

LJ said...

I wasn't surprised to hear that many were asking about your fabric trays; they are great. I love the idea of using them near the sewing machine. With the edge, things won't go rolling off to the floor - a problem I always seem to have. Great projects.

Karen C said...

I love your tray idea! And the placemat/tablerunner. Yes, please put me in your drawing for the kit. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

Karen C said...

I love your tray idea! And the placemat/tablerunner. Yes, please put me in your drawing for the kit. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

Joyce Carter said...

Hi. I really love everything that you made.please include my name in your giveaway. It would be awesome to win the kit to make the tray.
I liked all the facts that you shared. I have a few OLD books about Nancy Drew,But since I had boys, they prefered The Hardy Boys so I have more of them. I still enjoy reading them.

OhioLori said...

What a creative set you came up with!!! AWESOME for sure!!! YES!!!! I would LOOOOVE a Tray kit!! Yay!!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Great stuff!

Myself said...

Wow, What a great kit, would love to win and make that tray :) Thanks so much for the chance!

Needled Mom said...

Great ideas. I would love to make one of those baskets. Thanks for the link too.

Jacque Dunn said...

You are so clever! My sister and I were avid Nancy Drew readers in our youth. Her birthday is the end of this month. Guess what she is getting for a gift!

Lori said...

Lovely baskets, have been wanting to make one for a while now. Thanks for a chance to win. Very cool facts. Didnt know some of them. We read all her books when the kids where young.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Such fun projects!

Debbra Murphy said...

Wonderful job, I think I will try out that tray

usagypsy said...

Love the facts about Nancy Drew! And love your table gear! The basket is very cool!

Sharon said...

I want to thank everyone for posting your wonderful comments. I have not been able to get back to everyone since I have had 2 different give-a-ways going on and I hope no one takes offense to that. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for all of you. The give-away will go off the day after the hop is over....thanks again.

Ellie said...

I would love to win the kit! I have been a Nancy Drew fan since I first read about her in the 4th grade!

Jenny said...

Fun projects! The trays are too cool----great idea for entertaining! I would love to be included in the drawing!

Corrie said...

I like what you did with the panel fabric, such cute projects!

pink daisy said...

I forgot all about Nancy Drew until just now. Thanks. Makes me want to read a mystery. Or call my freinds for game night.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Fabulous projects, thanks for sharing!

Nanbon44 said...

I just love seeing Nancy Drew in this new light....

bee said...

the trays are great! Nancy would definitely need those around the house.