Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone.  May 2013 be a great year for you and your family.

BTW- no linky party this week either - We'll resume the party next week after all the holiday festivities :)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Holiday Festivities With the Boys

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday break.  I am loving this downtime with the family - especially my little boys.  They are at such a fun age right now (almost 6 and almost 4). 

Here they are ready for some cookie cutting fun.  Don't you love how everything they do turns into a magical event?  Something as simple as cookie cutters become :)

And the results of our labor :).  The boys cut and decorating almost all of the sugar cookies.  They did a marvelous job, don't you think?

Just love this time of year!  And yes the kids do grow up WAY to fast.  I don't know how many years of this we have with them like this, but I will cherish each one.  Have a great New Years everyone!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Year End Fabric Sale - 20% Off EVERYTHING

Just a heads up for you fabric lovers out there, my little fabric shop is having a HUGE year end inventory reduction sale.  The entire store is on sale - 20% off EVERYTHING with coupon code YearEndSale20 (offer ends 1/1/13).

Sale is happening at my little shop here and on Etsy here.

Here's some eye candy to get your imagination spinning :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

No Linky Party This Week - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hi there - I'll post the linky party and features next week because of the holidays.  Thanks and Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Just Sewing Up a Storm

There is something magical about sitting in front of a sewing machine in the winter time.  Maybe it's a soft cozy fabrics draped across sewing table...

Or the bright beautiful fabrics reminding me of sunnier days...

Perhaps it is warmth of finished blankets waiting to be wrapped for the perfect gift...

Whatever it is, I am loving it...even among all the holiday madness ;).  Just a few more projects to finish up before Christmas.

Happy holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Made By ME #61 Linky Party and Features

Rushing to finish those last minute holiday projects?  House in complete chaos?  Christmas presents are still not wrapped...and most are not even purchased yet? .. EEEK.  Please tell me I'm not the only one!  Okay, I love the projects that you ladies (and guys) had last week - great motivation of how wonderful FINISHED projects can be :).  Off to work on more stuff and hopefully finish some of them.  Have a great week everyone!

And once again - THANK YOU for sharing your projects.  Greats features from last week and this week's party at the end of the post.

...and give your little ones an extra hug today and hold them tight...


 ...and onto this week's "Made by ME" Linky Party.  Happy Linking everyone! 
... and don't forget to visit our fellow bloggers :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Custom Quilt

Once in a while I say YES to creating a custom quilt.  Maybe this isn't quite the right now (crunch time for the holidays, new baby, pending house remodel and all that sort of busy stuff ;)) but I can't help but to say yes to a worthwhile request.   

Here's the mission - create a quilt out of existing blocks (supplied by the requester) and try to incorporate some other fabrics also provided by the requester.  Quilt size - about a twin size.  Mission ACCEPTED :).

The blocks given were roughly 8"x8" - 35 of them.  There were some very cool prints and a few solids.  Most looks like there were remnants or up-cycled fabrics.  The blocks were all roughly hand-sewn together and the squares look like they were all free-cut without rulers.  So they all needed to be carefully squared off.

Some needed a lot of squaring off...but no worries, they all ended up looking mighty nice at the end.

After squaring them off, they were all just under 8".  I was careful not to cut off the hand sewing.

Started to piece the quilt top together, adding a fresh solid border sash to join all the blocks together.  Press and voila - looking nice :)

The quilt top is almost complete - just need to add the border to make it a full twin size quilt and we are off to start the quilt bottom.

Hopefully there will be more progress to share again soon.  Katie - Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to create this beautiful quilt for you and trusting me with all the precious blocks from your grandma. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Made By ME #60 Linky Party and Features

Okay - only 14 days till Christmas.  Try not to panic.  BUT am I the only one who hasn't started to THINK about Christmas shopping yet???  Searching the internet now and maybe trip to some stores later and maybe I could cross some names off my list...yikes.  Hopefully you guys are better prepared than I am ;).  However, I did manage to take a look at the great projects from last week and I am AMAZED by how great the projects are.  Here are a few faves from last week...and as usual this weeks' party at the end of the post.  And I am off the cyber shopping :)


 ...and onto this week's "Made by ME" Linky Party.  Happy Linking everyone! 
... and don't forget to visit our fellow bloggers :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Made By ME #59 Linky Party and Features

Bye bye fall and hello there winter...almost ;)  Great projects last week - a hint of fall and a pinch of winter holidays peaking through.  Here are a few faves from last week and of course this week's party at the end of the post.



 ...and onto this week's "Made by ME" Linky Party.  Happy Linking everyone! 
... and don't forget to visit our fellow bloggers :)


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