I am sooooo excited to be back!!  I hope you’ve been well and stayed creative and are having a great November!!

I’ve always thought that the cooler weather months stir something up in me and encourage me to go down and in, clearing out some cobwebs and getting back to work!  I’ve been working on a few things that I’d like to share with you and am working on a few others that will appear in my shop soon.

First, I was asked by my fantastically-talented-photographer-friend to make a gift for her new niece, and I was so excited!!  A couple of years ago, I created and gifted this to my yoga friend, Stephanie, as she welcomed her first baby:

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I wish I’d taken an ‘after’ photo of this!!

I enjoyed the individuality of this quilt so much, I was inspired to make this one for M:

Quilt for Marnie 001 Quilt for Marnie 003 Quilt for Marnie 004Quilt for Marnie 005 Another friend is traveling to Disney with her family for Christmas and had asked me to make stockings for the eight of them…

Christy's stockings

I changed the cuff on Dee’s to white, and added red bows on the Minnie toes and onto Ollie’s stocking, too.  I need to get better at taking ‘after’ photos!!

There is much more to share, but I’ve been called away – back soon, I promise!!

xoxo

Christmas crafting

Hey, there!!

I really am not so good at this blogging idea, but I wanted to pop over and share what I’ve been working on lately!

I’ve always wanted to make some kind of Christmas countdown calendar for my kids that we could use year after year.  After searching Pinterest for a while (ya’ll have some GREAT ideas!!), I found this!!  Aside from being a very talented seamstress and quilter, Cynthia  gave me the oomph that I needed to work my math and creative mind together to make a calendar for the kids.

Here is my expression of that piece:

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You can see below that I didn’t tackle the bow tops (which were SO CUTE)…

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…and instead of using the buttons on the tree, I substituted teeny tiny pompoms.  I did stitch them down to be sure they wouldn’t pull off as the kids hung their ornaments.

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And instead of crafting the ornaments (which would have taken days, and I was already 4 days late in finishing!), I found these little resin ornaments by Darice for about $5 for 24 pieces!

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I’ll post another photo around Christmas time to show off how it looks fully decorated, but I’m so happy with the way it turned out!

What are you working on these days?  Do you have any pieces that you’ve crafted over the years that your children look forward to pulling out of storage for special occasions?

Whatever you celebrate, do it with a full heart.  : )  Happy Holidays!

It’s June!

Can you believe it?!?

I’m very excited for summer and having the kids home from school!  Lots of crafting and camp and beach and garden food…YAY!

I was recently asked to make a very specific towel and potholder set for someone who was visiting a hotel this month.  What a considerate idea!!  Can you imagine walking in to a hotel room to find something extra special, just for you?

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This kind soul did a search on Etsy and found a set that I’d made with this garbage/recycling truck applique and reached out to me to make this set.  

This leads me to mention that anything can be made with any design that you find in my shop or on this blog.  I have so many designs, I’m not quite sure that I’ll use them all in my lifetime!  So, if there’s something you are considering, whether it’s for your home or for a guest that you’d like to make feel extra special and right at home, hit me up!  I’m certain I can find something you’d enjoy…

Enjoy the end of the academic year and enjoy summer!  Gardening is easy – grow some food this summer!