Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Meet Madeline :)

So this is Madeline :)
She came home to live with me today.
(Hey....don't judge)
I don't think I'm too old to play with dolls....yet.
If the hubby can buy a train set and a slot car track
"for the grandkids"......
then I should be able to buy a doll
to play with the granddaughters too :)

As you can see, 
I have plenty of patterns to sew for my girl Minions
and their dolls.

These are Sofie and Evies dolls.
I have a feeling that they will get along just fine
with Madeline.
They very much enjoyed their Christmas dresses.

And I also made matching jammies for them. 
I guess I'd better get busy sewing some clothes for Madeline
so that she doesn't get jealous :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Why didn't you tell me????

So these little guys are pretty amazing......
I can't believe I didn't know about them.
You never told me.....

Do you see that dark line on my finger?
(yes I know....I need some hand lotion...stat!)
That is not a splinter in my finger,
it's a blood filled "channel" 
made by the back end of a needle
pushing through my flesh.
Yes, it hurt.
And no, it's not the first time I've done this.
I just haven't been able to find a thimble 
that will allow me to "feel" what I am working on -
Until now! 

These little sticky leather pads are reusable!
You can even stick them on your sewing machine
or cross stitch frame until you need them again.
Genius I tell you!!! 
It doesn't get in the way of my stitching! 
Can you tell I'm excited?
And I only paid $5.99 for a dozen!
Now that's a good deal :) 

Monday, December 29, 2014

I don't usually do this......

So it's almost New Year's Eve
and some of you may be going to a fun New Year's party
so I thought I'd share a recent mascara discovery.
(We'll be in bed by 10:00pm because we are racing
towards old age and going to bed early sounds devine)


An unfortunate part of the aging process for me
is that my lashes are getting pretty straight
(yes they used to curl)
and that makes them look almost non-existent.
I've tried many different mascaras
until I stumbled across "They're Real" by Benefit.
Ah-mazing difference, right?
It's pricey at $23.00,
but for me, it's worth it. 

Just because I'm getting older,
that doesn't mean I'm not going 
kicking and screaming into old age :)

Anyone got any miracle products to let me know about?????
I need all the help I can get :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright!

I can't believe I haven't posted since October!
I feel like it's all been just a blurr.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Here are a few pics from our Christmas Eve.
In our home, the grandchildren
don't get to see the tree or decorations at Nana & Papa's house
until Christmas Eve.

Here are the 2 older girls Evie and Sofie.
I can't believe they are already 3 years old.
Where does time go?

I made their dresses and matching dresses
for their dolls.

All 7 Minions received Minion jammies from us
that they wore on Christmas day :)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stitchy Goodness

I stitched up these 3 tiny owl pendants just for fun :)
I love to be creative, 
and just do whatever I feel like doing.
I guess it's just who I am.
I listed them in the shop today
and I hope they all find good homes.

I spent the morning sewing up these 8 new mug organizers.
They make such versatile gifts.
I enjoy picking the different fabrics
and combining them.

I realized the other day
that I make quite a few of these,
but I don't actually have one of my own.
Now these next 2 are my current favs
and I need to decide which one to keep.

The She Who Sews button fabric is adorable!
And the Primitive Pennies is super cute too.
AND they are both black and red.
Tough decisions :)
Which one would you choose?

Friday, October 3, 2014


I feel the need to host a giveaway!
and see all the details.
Someone will win this fun set of Ever After House coasters!

I've added all kinds of fun new things to my etsy shop.

Stop on by and see what's new :)
Fun hostess gifts.
Just in time for all the upcoming Holiday parites!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

3 year olds never forget....

Little Miss Evie Marie found some fabric remnants 
with Disney's Ariel on it 
months ago in my sewing room.
She asked me to make an Ariel purse for her.
Of course I said yes :)
Well needless to say,
I've been busy 
and haven't gotten around to making her purse.
And she never forgets.
Every time she comes to my house,
she asks me. 




I finally got it done.
I just winged it
 based on the sizes of the fabric pieces that I had.
I lined it in the fun aqua polka dots
and used batting to give it some body.
A bit of red rick rack and it was done.
Best part is the she loves it :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ok....I just had to share :)

Most days I'm overwhelmed and so very grateful 
that God loves me and knows my name. 
Then there are days when He blesses me 
above and beyond anything I could imagine.
 In June the Editor of Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine 
contacted me about featuring my bags
 in the "Fab Finds" section of the November issue! 
It's finally here and I'm SO excited
 and I SO appreciate all my wonderful customers  
Thank you all! 
You totally make what I do a joy every day!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A bit of Christmas Cheer :)

Last year in November, one of my customers asked me about
making cup cozies with removable scarf pins.
What a great idea!
So these little guys are back in my shop today :)
The gingerbread man and the snowman
are designed and hand stitched by me. 

These next 4 feature hand drawn pen & ink original artwork
by the artist Michelle Palmer.
(you can find her work at
I only have 1 of each of these.
Aren't they amazing?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I don't usually have more than one cross stitch project 
at at one time.
But right now I have been working on 3.
Crazy times, right?
I finished this adorable little thimble purse necklace
by Brenda Gervais.
I added some extra red floss,
 my initials and the year 2014. 
I am on the hunt for a nice long chain so that I can wear it.

I am working on this stitch along from
I am finished with the first 2 segments.
It is supposed to be finished by Dec. 15th.

And last but not least,
I am stitching "Witchy Washy" by Raise the Roof.
Isn't it really fun? 
Do you finish one project before you start another one?