Monday, February 28, 2011


It was a good weekend. 

I was actually able to get something done this weekend. Woohoo!! Feels like that doesn't happen often enought at my house. It was a really busy week--soccer practice 3 days, orthodontist with new braces for Kirsten, meeting for cheerleader try-outs--so I was in desparate need of some down time by the time Friday rolled around.

While the kids were all pre-occupied I snuck out to my studio and played around a little. (I have to wait until the kids are busy or someone is constantly out there digging around in stuff and then I don't manage to get anything accomplished.)

Anyway, I had finished the stitching for these blocks awhile ago, but finally got around to putting the borders on.

They are from Lynette Anderson's Noah's Ark block of the month. I have two other blocks that are almost done as far as stitching goes. I need to go buy one more color of thread to finish them. And then I think that will put me at only having a couple more blocks left to get the project all together finished. I need to do that since they stitch up so quickly.

I haven't given any rhyme or reason to the borders that I've sewn onto my stitching so I'll be interested to see how it all comes together when the piece is done. Does that make it a mystery project?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Winner, Winner!

We have a winner!!

I let the hubs draw and the winner of the bunny brooch is.....(drum roll here)......

Jamie Lynn Barks!!!

Congratulations Jamie. Send me you information and I'll have you bunny out to you in a jiffy.

That was a lot of fun. I'll have to think of something else and do a give away again soon!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Brooch Give Away

I participated in a brooch exchange over at Creative Kismet and made these.

Little chocolate Easter bunny brooches made with felt.

And today, I'm also participating in a web-wide give away.

Just leave me a comment and I'll be drawing a lucky winner on Friday. Then, be sure to head over to Creative Kismet to see the other crafters that are also participating. You can enter in their drawings too and increase your chances of winning something great!

Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I'm doing the project 365 again this year.

I did it last year but it turned out to really only be about a project 150. Ha!

Anyway, I took this picture of my wedding ring so that the shadow makes a heart.

I just really liked the way it turned out so wanted to share it here.

Oh, and NO, Dax didn't see the heart here either. I had to point it out to him. What am I going to do with that man? LOL

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Sewing

I did actually get something completed over the weekend. I was glad that it was actually warm enough to get back out to my little space and get some sewing done.

This is from a cute little mini quilt kit that I ordered from Daisy Cottage Quilting.

I just love Sharon's stuff. We seem to have just about the same taste so I need for her to quit getting new things in because I can't keep up. LOL

Oh, and I appologize for the pictures. I finished sewing the binding on while I was waiting for Addison at soccer practice and I was taking the pictures out in the parking lot at the park. I'm sure the other people around wondered what the heck I was up to! Crazy lady alert!! LOL

I have to say though, that when I finished the top I showed to my husband and he couldn't see the heart shapes made by the squares. I had to actually fold it up so that only one little red heart was showing before he got it. Then, I showed it to all the girls and asked them what it was. They all immediately said 'Hearts.' Then, I showed it to my son and he said they were red 'V's'. So, I guess the males in my house have no imagination or something? Or maybe they just need things spelled out for them a little more clearly? I dunno'.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Too Busy

I've been too busy to get anything completed. I'm working on things, but nothing has gotten finished.

Well, that, and it's gotten cold here. My 'studio' is a room off the garage and for whatever reason, the heat doesn't make it all the way out there. So, since it's been in the 20's outside it's been about in the 40's in there. And, you know what? It's hard to sew with mittens on. LOL

Anyway, I've been wanting to post this brag for awhile and just hadn't ever taken a picture.

This is a leather purse that my husband made for me.

He wanted to do a lot more tooling than just that little bit in the corner (it's on the other side of the purse too) but I just really wanted something simple. I had him put black in the background of the tooling because then I can use it with anything. I love it, and love that he made it.