Sunday, December 30, 2012

Just opened a.....

I went in with my mom and opened an etsy shop.

Not much in it right now, but more to come. Here's something of mine that is available at the shop right now:

A baby boy earflap handknitted hat.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

More christmas presents!

A couple of doll blankets. A couple of my neices (sisters) each get one.

A couple of wallets or my nephews:

Friday, December 21, 2012

A couple of Doll blankets

I'm getting christmas presents made and wrapped. Still have to make my husbands, dad's, mom's, husbands dad's and mom's present, plus a couple of my nephews. But here is what I labeled the back of and got wrapped today for my neice:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A tie and a stocking..

So since I finished the big project I was working on for my nephew I have been able to play around with other crafts.I'll be posting the big project soon!

I made a tie for my nephew to wear. Maybe he'll wear it to his uncles wedding.

I kept having Syd model it and she kept telling me this isn't mine. Now she wants a purple one.

Mady decided that the cat that we saved, needed a stocking for christmas. The kids found an orphaned kitty in October. No mom around, and we had to bottle feed it to keep it alive. They named him Cupcake.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Playing with Fabric scraps

So I was on Pinterest yesterday and seen this pin

And since I have a bunch of fabric scraps, and I cut a bunch of 5" squares from newspaper.

Then I sewed a bunch of scraps onto the paper (following the directions from pin)

Then I sewed all the squares together.

By this time one of my neices came over and helped me tear off all the newspaper from the back. She kept telling me how much she liked this little doll blanket and how I'm her best Auntie. Since Mady didn't like it(not sure about Syd), my little neice might be getting it for christmas (if I can get it quilted and binding on it!)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


is my new addiction. I have lots of pins, and decided it was time to do something with them. So here is something me and the girls did yesterday.

I was going to link where I got this idea from, but I must not have pinned this one. Or it's not on the right board!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Here's LO #3 of 20:

It qualifies for the following challenges:
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Anything but a card

Monday, October 29, 2012


Here's Lo #2 of 20 for the Lottery ThrowDown Challenge:

This fits into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Pink Gem - Polkadots
Also based on a LO on Pg 71 of CK's Scrapping ideas for every season
And the best part of this LO. It uses all SCRAPS!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spooky Spider!

I made a halloween card yesterday:

Here's a list of the challenges I used:
Clean and simple - Sketch
Pile it on - Holiday (not birthday)
Crafting for all seasons SPOOKY
Scrappy Frogs - Halloween
Craft Door Magazine Anything goes

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I finally got my mats for my cricuts. (I got them a couple of days ago, but finally got to play in my scraproom!) And I made this:

This was made with the following challenges:
Lasting Memories - Double Take
Scrapfit - High Flying Flags
Club CK - Sept/October Ck Issue Challenge- Itty Bitty

I joined the Lottery Throwdown challenge at Club Ck and my goal is to complete 20 LO's by the end of the year. So here is the first of 20.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

No luck!

I'm having no luck getting a mat for my cricut! I've been to 2 wal-marts and JoAnn's. One walmart didn't carry anything. The other had the big mats. And Joanns only had the big mats. So I went to Walmart online and ordered one, but it won't be here til next week. I have 2 LO's waiting for titles!

Does anyone know where I can get a hexagon shaped punched? I've checked Wal-mart and Joann's and looked online at both of them, plus online at Micheals.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I got some motivation back!!!

I scrapped a Lo and a card last night! Here's my LO, 2617:

2617 was scrapped with the following challenges:
Lasting Memories Hometown
Partytime tuesday anything but a card
CK Issue Challenge #3 Use #'s

Here's my card: Happy Haunting

Happy Haunting was done with the following challenges in mind:

Clean and Simple Sketch
Challenge Me Happy Anything Goes
All Sorts Too cute to spook!

I have another Lo almost done. I drove the 12 miles to Wal-mart today and found out they don't carry the mats for my cricut no more. They didn't have any cricuts there! So now I'll have to find another place to buy them, the nearest craft store to here is 30 miles away. Maybe I can find some other way to make my title.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I need motivation....

I haven't scrapped in so long. I need some motivation. What do you do to get/stay motivated? I've made 3 Layouts this year. HELP!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I decided to take a break from quilting the doll quilts and made some really simple headbands.

And they are reversible.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Another Doll quilt done!

I completed this one shortly after I got the other one done. Just never got it posted.

I finally was able to get my sewing machine out again (last night) and I'm quilting another one together.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

One done!!

I got my new feet for my machines on Thursday.

Last night I finished a doll blanket.

I learned alot with this blanket. I'm in the middle of quilting another one, but I'm running out of thread. So I don't know if I'll get it done or have to wait a couple days to go pick some up.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I can't wait...

I ordered two parts for my sewing machine, a walking foot, and a free motion foot. I can hardly wait for them to get here. I have 7 doll quilts ready to be quilted. Estimated day of arrival is Monday. Wish they would get here now!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

2nd doll blanket front

So I finished up the front of the 2nd doll blanket. I really can't wait til payday to quilt them together. I'm thinking of giving them to the girls on there birthdays. Since all 5 girls b-days are within 4 months of each other.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Front of Doll Blanket

So I finished the front of the doll blanket.

Now I have to wait til payday to buy batting and a walking foot for the machine.

I started another front..

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


I decided I want to learn to quilt. So I've decided to start with doll quilts. Here's the start of the first one:

I'll probably make at least 5 different doll quilt. One for each of my daughters and some for 3 of my neices.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Syd's Skirt!

Over in one of my Cafemom groups, they had a sew along. This month it was a skirt, so I made one for Sydney.

She loves it. Now I have to buy some fabric and make Mady one.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

And a couple more pillows...

I made these a few days ago and thought I would post them. They are from the quilting book my other one came from. There is one more, but I couldn't find it when I took this picture.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

One more...

So I got a quilting book over 15 years ago, when I was working at Ben Franklin Crafts. And I tried to quilt, but my mom's old sewing machine would not work right. I dug it out the other day and pieced a square together....then turned it into a pillow..

Weston claimed this pillow before I was even finished with it. He even gave me a hug and a kiss. It's so nice to get hugs/kisses from the boys now that they are 10 and 11.

I think I'm going to have to piece a couple more of the quilt blocks together into pillows.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

You guessed it.....

more pillows!!!

Here's what the girls have for pillows so far:

I went through the clearance bins at Wal-mart and found a bundle of white fabric for aroun $0.50. It said it was 1/4 of a yard of fabric. It ended up only being 9" wide. So I made a 3 8x8" pillows for the girls from scrap fabric.

I brought the kids and went shopping at Wal-mart for fiberfil and the boys finally decided on a color for there room, blue. So I let them each pick out a blue fabric in the clearance section. Then I whipped them up a pillow each last night.

While buying fabric for the boys, Syd convinced me to buy her some carebear fabric, so I sewed her pillow up this morning:

I'm sure you'll be seeing more pillows soon.

Monday, August 6, 2012

As promised....

more pillows....

These two pillows are stuffed with more of the body pillows. I have enough of the body pillow left to make at least 1 more pillow.

Went to walmart today to buy some stuffing for the little pillows I made and the boys talked me into making pillows for there room. So now I'll be making a bunch of blue pillows to go in there room. (They decided on a color to paint there room finally!)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pillows, pillows, pillows....

So we are going to be decorating the kid's rooms and the girls have decided on purple.. the boys are still undecided. So I thought a bunch of small throw pillows would be cute for the girls. So I took old body pillows...
Cut them up and made some cute pillows...
I got all three of these pillows from one body pillow (that I almost threw away). Here are the girls enjoying there pillows (one is my neice, she came over while I was making them and claimed a pillow)
I have two more pillows made just need to get them stuffed. So I'm sure there will be more posts with pillows in them...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I finally scrapped another page...

I got my Sept/Oct issue of Creating Keepsakes the other day, and finally got motivated to scrap again. (I think this is my 4th page for this year). I seen the LO with Chevron on it, and directions on how to make it and had to try it.
And then I made a card using the same technique:
Maybe I'll get more pages done now that I've started again...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cable, cables, cables...

I finished a sweater for Mady!
She doesn't like the color and claims she is never putting it on again.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Baby sneakers!

I was looking on Ravelry for something to knit and found some cute baby sneakers that I had to make.

These might be going with the baby sweater to my friend.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Knitted baby sweater!

I got a card in the mail, a few days ago, from a friend announcing they just had a baby. I didn't even know she was pregnant. We were friends in elementary school, when she moved away and we've been writing on and off ever since. It's been at least 9 months since our last letters.. So after reading the letter I bought a skein of yarn and made this sweater for the new baby boy.
I just need to buy some buttons for the neck opening and then it will be on it's way to the new baby.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Barefoot Sandals!

I was surfing the internet and I seen barefoot sandals. So I found a pattern and modifyied it a bit to fit my girls feet (and neice). Here's what they came out like:

The girls just love these. They think they are TinkerBell and dancers.

I know I'm going to have make a couple more pairs for my other neices.

Friday, July 6, 2012

More headbands!

Here's a couple more headbands I made.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Don't Worry Be Scrappy Giveaway

There's some blog candy at Don't Worry Be Scrappy . Go check it out.

Crochet Headbands!

So it's been quite a while since my last post. This summer has been crazy busy. But I did find some time to craft.

This one was made with a pattern from You seriously made that!?

This one was made from a pattern on the blog You Seriously Made That!?

I have a couple more I'm working on and will hopefully post when done.