I was going to do a round up of fall wreaths, but instead I thought these DIY fall buntings would be much more fun! They make me want to go dig through all of my fabric bins and paper drawers to see what I can come up with. How about you? Continue reading →
My last post explained how to make t-shirt yarn using old t-shirts. I made this yarn specifically to crochet a t-shirt rug! I will do my best to explain how I made my crochet t-shirt rug so you can try it too. Continue reading →
Since we are on the topic of baby quilts, this is the quilt I made for my first grandchild, Blake Leigh Ann, who was born in May 2011. This was quilt #93, made in March of 2011. I finished it in time for Katie’s (and Blake’s) baby shower. Continue reading →
First of all, I wanted to use this post to announce the re-opening of my Etsy store. It has been quite awhile since I have posted anything for sale but that is going to change! I had a lot of fun making these little gems and look forward to making many more.
I have a plastic bin in my craft cupboard that I use to collect extra quilt blocks. Usually, when I am designing my own quilt tops, I make way too make blocks plus some quilt patterns I use leave me with extras… I can’t bear to just toss these so I have been collecting them. Recently I decided to go through this bin and see what I could come up with. Continue reading →
I love working on a variety of crafts and that includes crochet. Lately, I have been on a crochet kick, making scarves for all of the gals I know; but now that the weather is getting warmer, I wanted to think of something else to make. That is when I decided I wanted to try to crochet a throw rug (you can find the tutorial for making the crochet rug here). Continue reading →
One of my resolutions this year is to try projects that use up some of the fabric in my stash rather than shopping for new fabric… I know, it is a tough resolution… But, I am determined to keep it.
Some of the fabrics that are available today are so amazing, it is a shame to let even a small scrap go to waste, so that I why I thought smaller projects would be perfect and jewelry certainly fits the bill! Many of these projects are also a great way for non-sewists to be able to use some of the amazing fabrics that are available without having to sew. Continue reading →
Let me introduce you to my quilt number 19. This fabric was actually posted as a kit with another pattern. I bought it because I loved the fabric, but not necessarily the pattern so I was very happy when I found the Gone Country quilt pattern in an Issue of Quilting and Embroidery magazine. Continue reading →
Last year we lost someone very dear to us. My husband’s grandmother passed away at 86 years of age. She had a long, happy life and touched everyone who met her. She was such a loving and selfless person with a spunky sense of humor. She will be sorely missed. Continue reading →
This calendar quilt, named Strolling Down the Block, was the 18th quilt I started working on. I say started working on because I started it in January of 2003 but didn’t finish it until the middle of 2004 so I did finish some other quilts before this one was done. Continue reading →
Perhaps I was a little too excited when my daughter (my oldest child) went to college… I made these wall hangings for her and her friends and dorm mates so they could decorate and personalize the hallway outside of their dorm rooms. Continue reading →