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September 23, 2010

These wreaths (via Made)

– These photo canvases

Adorable prints (via A Room Somewhere)

– Wishing I had more tomatoes than I knew what to do with and could make some of this.

– This pizza looks delicious, if a bit more work than my normal recipe. (via Not Martha)

– DIY award ribbons….I can see my boys loving one of these. ( via Creature Comforts)

Sucker for Free (cute) Stuff….

September 8, 2010

How could I not blog about Bread and Buttons opening up shop again! I’ve been reading her blog for a long time and long admired her adorable fabric choices (she has some cute tutorials on her blog, too)! She just set up shop again, so be sure and check out all the cute ponytail holdersbarretts, and other sweet hair accessories she has for sale.

Did you miss me?

September 8, 2010

 Freshcut Baby Quilt

Well that is one way to take a blog break….just disappear for months on end!

We’ve had a wonderful summer, full of camping, trips to the river, s’mores, bike riding, and a week away with my husband (yes, a whole week!). I think I’m finally okay with it being fall. Actually, fall is my favorite time of year, but summer didn’t seem long enough this time. Maybe it was the wet and cold summer we had? Anyway, I thought about my poor blog a lot, but that was as far as it got. I have to admit, I don’t really like to write. It feels too much like work! I have kind of a love/hate relationship with this space. I like having it, getting to share things I’ve made and see the things you’ve made…but I hate the guilt and the feeling “I should be posting more”. I’ve thought a lot about what I want to do with this blog, now that I’m attempting (slowly!), to close up my Etsy shop (still some skirts there). Everything from quitting this blog entirely, to changing it to a family blog, to just trying to remember that it’s my blog and I can post whenever I please, so stop stressing and let it be! I know I’ve read multiple posts from other bloggers expressing similar thoughts, so I know I’m not alone in these feelings.

Freshcut Baby Quilt
So how about a little sewing? I did sew a little this summer. Mostly quilt blocks for the bee I’m in. But I did manage to make this quilt for a new baby girl, sister to her five older brothers! She was quite a surprise.
Freshcut Baby Quilt

I used Heather Bailey’s Freshcut with Essex Linen/Cotton Blend in Natural for the sashing. I forgot to take a photo of the back, but it was just three squares like the front, with more of the Essex. I was in a rush to finish it (nothing like procrastination), so I quilted it with free-motion loops. I really like them, but I would have done them closer together if I had more time.

So You Think You’re Crafty

June 28, 2010

Yeah, I made it! Mine was the swimsuit, in case you were wondering (probably not! 🙂 )

 My DH and I got back from a week long vacation last Friday. It was a 10th anniversary trip, even though our 10th isn’t until next year. It just working out that way. It was super relaxing, just sitting around, went for a couple long bike rides, etc….nothing too exciting, but it was fun. Now I’m playing catch up. I have strawberries to pick, jam to make, cleaning up to do, packing for camping, not to mention actually getting my project made for So You Think You’re Crafty! Guess I better get off the computer. Now if the strawberry farm would just call me back so I can know if I can pick today!

Pretty Cool News

June 14, 2010

I’m auditioning for “So You Think You’re Crafty“! Which also means I’ll be posting a few new tutorials in the next couple months, if I make it through the audition round (and don’t get kicked off the first week!). I’m kind of scared about the whole “getting picked last at the playground” feeling, but other than that it should be fun! Come check it out and vote for your favorite!

For Our Boys…

June 9, 2010


…the ones that live in the Philippines and Burkina Faso, that is. Both the boys we sponsor through Compassion have summer birthdays, so hopefully I got these made and sent in time to make their trips around the globe. I used this awesome tutorial for the cards.


June 4, 2010

I haven’t done a treasury in forever. So today, to make up for it I did two.

Big ‘ol Sale…..

June 3, 2010

I’m trying to clear out my inventory, so what better way to do that than a sale. I’m going to be taking a long, maybe permanent break, so if you’ve been thinking about ordering now is the time.  I’m offering $10 off all my skirts, except this one, which is $5 off. Sorry I don’t have more mediums! But the sizing really is pretty flexible. I might make a few more to list, but no guarantees! I’ve got lots of summer plans and lots of sewing I want  to do. All of these skirts (with the exception of the plaid) would be fabulous whether you are pregnant or not…I wear mine all the time. Many of my customers have not been pregnant. So don’t be fooled by the maternity label! I’ll be editing the listings, so the sale price will be reflected in the listing.

New Skirts…

May 28, 2010

listed in my shop. Once I get everything finished and listed, I’m planning on taking a long vacation. So If you’ve considered buying one, now is a good time!

Too Much To Do

May 27, 2010

I’ve been wanting to start on of those “to do” list posts of some of the projects I want to make. So this is the start. I’ll be adding to it…probably much faster than I finish things. Eventually I’ll add it to my sidebar….at least, that’s the plan!  Mostly, you can ignore this…it’s for me. 🙂


  • Heather Ross
  • Hexagons
  • Single Girl
  • Happy Boy’s big boy quilt
  • Picnic quilt
  • Zig Zag quilt

Home Stuff

  • Throw Pillows
  • Dish Drying Mat
  • Napkins
  • Table Runner
  • Blackout curtains…….otherwise known as, buy blackout fabric, cut, and hang.
  • Add length to living room curtains
  • Slipcover chair
  • Recover bench cushion
  • Maybe a mug?
  • Silhouettes….I’ve been planning on doing this so long, I need to take new photos!
  • Felted Wool Sweater Blanket….got to use up all those scraps from making diaper covers.
  • Storage Baskets….maybe a different version, though…..not sure I want to fight with super heavy interfacing.
  • Potholders
  • Shopping Bags
  • Bowl Covers
  • Tea Cozy
  • Notebook Cover
  • Wetbags…one for the kitchen, one for wet clothes/etc.
  • Recover lamp shade

Stuff for the kiddos

  • Never-ending supply of undies
  • Swim trunks
  • Felt Food: Movie Snacks
  • Bag for JJ’s Bible
  • Cubbie bag for Happy Boy
  • Holsters for their toy guns…what can I say, playing cowboys is one of their favorite things to do!
  • Chaps….see above. 🙂
  • Banner to decorate their room
  • Wall quilt…same as above
  • Basket that hooks to bunk bed rail
  • Western shirt for JJ
  • Felt Mail Box

Stuff for Me

  • Swimsuit
  • Purse
  • Slacks
  • Wool Skirts….one of which was supposed to be for the winter of 2009!
  • Coat
  • Ruffle Scarf
  • Dressy Black/Grey Dress….need to pick pattern still