Sunday, November 15, 2009
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Fancy Filled Tutu with Bonus 40 Tutu "Recipes"
Pumpkin Polly Patterns
Paper Piecing Project: Pumpkin Patch Pillow
Frayed Applique: Too Cute to Spook!
Little Miss Spider Applique Patterns
How to Applique the Easy Way
Hocus Pocus Patterns
Just a Little Something for a Happy Halloween Table Runner
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Friday, October 2, 2009
This coffee cozy is lined to protect your hands from the warm cup. Designer fabric has been chosen to give your coffee a one-of-a-kind look so no one will pick up your coffee by mistake! An elastic band and button make this totally adjustable for any size cup. It is compact enough to stick in your purse, glove box, or desk drawer to use when needed. Coffee cozies make great gifts! Pair it with a gift card or a package of fresh-ground coffee for any occasion! Secret pals, teachers, coworkers, or for your own little “happy” present…the possibilities are endless!
All coffee cozies are made in a smoke-free, pet-free home. Fabric placement may vary a bit as I tend to make several cozies at a time from the same fabric. Occasionally, I will place a coordinating fabric on the inside if I am running low on the outside fabric. I take great care in choosing buttons that match the fabric, but they may vary a bit from the picture depending on what I found in my button jar at the time.
Want to make it extra special? Add a monogram for an extra $3. Please convo me first and I will set up a custom listing just for you.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
You can be afraid of the dark, your shadow, change, and the truth. Fear can stop you in your tracks and keep you from moving. Spiders, snakes, heights, and enclosed spaces can turn even the toughest of men into a hyperventilating mess. And here I am...caught in the middle of fear and my sweaty palms.
I have a confession to make...I have a fear of rejection...and because I'm afraid of rejection I've been afraid to tell you that I've set up an Etsy shop. So I've been filled with the rumbly-tumbly feeling in my stomach that I get when I'm nervous because I needed to tell you so that...
a) You can check out my shop and buy something
b) You can check out my shop and tell me what you think
Only I'm not sure I want you to know about my shop and tell me what you think...because then the fear enters again and I turn into an immature middle-school girl, hoping that someone picks me for their team and I'm not the last one left.
So go take a look at my Etsy shop...I'll be sitting with the covers pulled over my head until you return....
Note: Please check back often...it takes a while to take pictures of things, write descriptions and post them. I've been hard at work the past few days on some new things, but I wanted to go ahead and let you know about the shop.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
This is my first "official" quilt. I tried once before, but I made up a few of the steps that I wasn't sure about. I'm so glad I joined the You Can Make This "Quilt-A-Long" that was featured on their blog. I learned so much! A couple of the new skills that I feel learned and confident with now are:
"Squaring up" quilt blocks
Making pinwheel quilt blocks.
Making my own binding
Want to learn some new crafty skills? You Can Make This has instructions and patterns for all sorts of things! Their e-books have step-by-step instructions with pictures that even the newest of crafters could follow. Hop on over and take a look!
Monday, January 19, 2009
With the temperatures getting down to the single digits and a few snow flurry sightings, we've been huddled up in the house with hot chocolate and blankets. I've always wanted to learn how to quilt the correct way. (I made a small one with my first kindergarten class, but really just kinda made it up!) So when I found out that Kim from You Can Make This was hosting a quilt-a-long on their blog I decided to jump right in. Most people in the group are using pieces from their stash. I had bought a few fat quarters a while back with other projects in mind, but decided I really wanted my quilt to include this fabric...besides I can always replace it! I love the way this is starting to shape up! I can't wait to see what it looks likewhen it is finished! By the way, if there is anyone out there that wants to join in the fun it's not too late...you'll just have to play a little catch-up. Click on the button below to see the directions.
P.S.--I just realized my quilt matches my blog background...guess you know what colors I gravitate to!