Thursday, April 28, 2016

Are You Ready for a Cozy Christmas?

 
Lori Holt's latest
charming line
is in.
 
 
 
Cozy Christmas couldn't be sweeter
with these darling deer,
snowmen,
stars,
 
 
a fun recipe print,
 
and more soft
coordinating prints.
 
 
 
 
 
 
are in the shop!
 
It's always a good time to be
thinking about Christmas.
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Riley Blake Makes a Change!

 
Riley Blake has leaped
onto the bandwagon...
 
Their charm packs now
contain 42 squares!
The 10" stackers
have
42 squares.
And the Rolie Polie
Jelly Rolls
 have
40 strips.
 
I'm glad. 
That's a great change.
  
Pretty Pretty
Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway
is here!
And they are on sale. :)
 
 
And they look good with Strawberry Biscuit.
 


 
 

Friday, February 26, 2016

A Little Easter DIY



I haven't decorated for a holiday in a year.
Everything was packed.
No 4th of July.
No Halloween.
No Christmas.

My heart was not 
into digging through boxes and 
decorating our
overcrowded
rental.

But it's time!


It's spring.
We have a new beginning
in a new house.

I decided to make
a few things.

Burlap Bunny Bunting

I was prepared to buy burlap,
but when I saw this Hobby Lobby banner
 already made on sale for $3...I was sold.
Sweet.

+

I cut the bunnies out of vinyl on my Silhouette.
Vinyl doesn't stick well to burlap,
but it worked.



He was in charge
of the hot glue.


And then he took over my
spray paint makeovers... 
 and I practiced being pleasant 
and patient.


After painting,
we searched
for branches.
He cut and carried them.


This was an easy
older kid friendly project.


  
Easter is about Jesus.
And all I have is rabbits. 

I was searching Pinterest
and found this beautiful
So pretty and so generous
to share this.


It's exactly what I was looking for.
I made the flowers larger
and added the text.


My sister introduced me to Beth Allen,
and my new print is on the way.

I Love It.
It's going to bring joy on 
my mantle.

She's also having an incredible
clearance sale this week.



Springtime, sunshine and flowers
make me
happy.

 

Looking forward
to March!


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Have Iron Will Travel

 
I loooove my little travel iron,
but after group sewing days,
it's HOT and I have to hold it
 in the air
 in the car
while I drive home.
 
How safe
is that?
 
And people call me
and I can't hold a phone
and an iron.
 
 
Yeah, it's a problem.
 
 
So I made a linen iron cozy!
 
I don't make a lot of bags or
have much zipper experience. 
 
And I didn't have directions
AND it's lined with Teflon
and insul-brite.
 
 
And it worked
on the first try!
 
 
Can you tell
I am super stoked?!
 
 
 
The handle collapses, and
it just snuggles right in there.
 
 
Okay, where to next?
Because
I am ready to go!

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Quick and Easy Valentine Advent

 February 1st is just a few days away!


I thought I would throw together a very simple 
advent for some young, college lovebirds.  


Since fabric is what I always have on hand, 
I went with making a tube of fabric. 
I'm only putting in a couple of kisses per day. 
It's the thought that counts, people. 

Cut a strip of fabric 6 1/2 " x 42ish. 
Fold in half, right sides together.
Now it's 3 1/4" x 42"ish.
Sew along the bottom and up the side.
Leave the top open. 
Turn inside out. 
Press under the raw edge for a clean finish. 
Now we have a tube with one end open. 


I decided to go with a joke a day 
and a couple of kisses. 
Simple, remember. 
Jokes from here.
Okay, I threw in a Panda Express card 
for ONE day.  :) 

Drop your kisses and joke and then tie it off.
Drop in your next batch of kisses and joke and tie. 
See the pattern?

The joke was a little tricky to get in there 
because it's not heavy like the kisses. 
So I pretended I was in 1989 and putting on panty hose.
 (does anyone remember wearing panty hose?)
Scrunched up the long part on my hand 
and then slipped the joke in. 

For the topper I just made a little quilt sandwich, straight stitched and then cut out a heart shape with a cookie cutter. 
 I like the raw edge look.  I sewed the heart on the top of my tube. 
Cut a little tie for the back, hot glued it on for hanging. 


I love LOVE. 
Happy Valentine's Day.

A couple more Valentine Ideas: