Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to the country and my Mom!

I made this table topper using Old Glory Collection and linen. This was the first project where I quilted every square inch of negative space. I quilted the mini charms with meandering, pebbles in the corners, and squares in the borders. Everyone calls that Greek key work, but I believe that fights the patriotic theme. My sissy gave me the best compliment here 'you took fuddy duddy fabrics and made them modern!'. Goal achieved.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Laina's pillow

Last year, Laina forced me to sew her a patchwork quilt. We'd been inspired by the church of my youth, where the ladies there had produced 125 quilts to commemorate the church's anniversary. Well, these quilts seemed easy enough so we popped over to JoAnns and started the project. When you sew for Laina, she keeps you moving. In six hours this quilt was done! Now many months later, I'm obsessed with all things quilted, Pinterest, and the online quilt bloggers. I shamelessly copied the design of this matching pillow right from Pinterest.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I'm on Etsy!

I've taken a big step today and completed all the details needed for an Etsy shop. It really wasn't as hard as I had envisioned and I'm thrilled to be considered a 'shop owner'. Here's one of the two items I posted for sale.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A little more Christmas

Here's just a fun picture of a few little owls I made last Christmas. This was my first Pinterest project. During the week of vacation, I made about 6 of them. Even my Dad thought they were pretty darn cute!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Silverware Holder 2nd picture!

Silverware holder

This was a Christmas present for my work friend, Sarah. We had been talking about using the plastic ware less in an effort to be more green. The little project only took 30 minutes from start to finish. I utilized some remnants I had and selected a button from the Grandma jar.

Sunday, February 24, 2013



On February 22, my youngest nephew turned 1 year old! Naturally, this called for something special. My sister and I have recently become obsessed with sewing fun projects and ordering loads of fabric online. This was just the project I needed for this whimsy elephant print. I knew it would be a hit since his bedroom are these colors and elephants are his theme.

Watch for more lazy jungle animals on my Etsy store under the same name as this blog. Of-course, he's not really lazy - he just likes to be pulled along by teetering toddlers!