Assorted Blocks

I like simple quilts like this one. When your little one is all bundled up, all you see are assorted blocks of color. This was a gift for a friend who is expecting her little boy any day now. I was lucky to find a couple of pictures I’d taken[Read more]

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2010

I love the Blogger’s Quilt Festival that Amy’s Creative Side puts together every 6 months or so. It not only gives me an opportunity to discover new blogs, but it is also inspiring to see the fabulous work others do. And sometimes a little daunting….I am constantly amazed by the workmanship[Read more]

Work in Progress – Holiday Cards

Trying out an idea for New Year’s cards… I cut 2″ square pieces of various scrapbook papers. Flocked, embossed metallic, glittered as well as several black and white patterned paper. Adhered them to card stock with photo mount squares. Then zig-zagged them in place on the sewing machine. I used a[Read more]

Mike’s 3-Tries Theory aka Third Time’s a Charm

Our friend, Mike, has a 3-Tries Theory. Meaning, it takes at least three tries for a project to be exactly how you want it. The FIRST TRY is really a test. You test the elements, the process and even the idea. How will these colors look together? How do I[Read more]

The Search is Over

We’ve had this light fixture, and the shades that came with it, for several years now. We sprayed painted in black to fit our tastes. I never particularly liked the shades. Well, they were fine. They were just ‘unfinished’. I’m sure I told myself that I could cover the shade[Read more]

Cake Bites Galore

Browsing through my archives, I didn’t see that I’ve ever blogged about these tasty little treats. Even if I had, I’d have to do it again because they are definitely worthy of another post. If you follow Bakerella, then you know all about them. They are a little bite of[Read more]

Learning to Sew

Last night a few of us taught several young women (ages 13-16) how to sew. We started with a simple elastic-waist skirt and 5 hours later, all skirts are wearable! I’ve sewn several things over the years that were NOT wearable, so I hope the girls feel pretty good about[Read more]

BOOT Camp: Military-Style Pins

I just came back from a week at church girls’ camp with 150 girls, ages 12-18. (Twelve that I am specifically over.) We had a great time making friendship bracelets, singing goofy camp songs, staying up late and just being silly. Our camp had a military ‘Boot Camp’ theme and[Read more]