Friday, January 30, 2015

And the Winner is......

So....did you guess right?
7 of you did :)
And I threw those 7 into the hat 
and the winner is.....

Tricia Griffith!!!

Please email me with your address.
And guess what?
The 6 of you who got it right, 
but didn't win the prize.....
I'm going to send you all a little giftie from me as well.
Please email me with your full names and addresses.

Thanks to everyone who played along!
Stay tuned for another giveway
coming soon :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's Giveaway Time!!!

I am currently stitching #9 (Kenny Kangeroo)
from the free Animal Advent series by Brooks Books.
You can find the charts HERE.
She is generously offering these charts,
one per month through October 2015.
Each one is just so adorable!!!
I also joined her Facebook group for this series.
I am stitching these on 32ct Blue Petit Point Belfast Linen
that I got from Crazy Annie's Stitchin.

So what is this giveaway all about?
Well here's how it works.
Just leave me a message in the comments 
with your guess of  which 3 of the following 
completed animals are my personal favs.
You must have all 3 correct to win.
If no one gets all 3 right I'll choose a winner
from those who get 2 right :)
The prize will be a surprise giftie
handmade by me.
I will announce the winner on Friday night Jan 30th.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Home School Organization :)

A few weeks ago my grandson David (age 7)
called out from my bathroom-
" need to come and see this!!!"
Of course you have to wonder what he's 
so excited about, right?
Well it was my mug organizer with all my make-up brushes.
I usually put it away when the Minions come over
just in case one of them decides to get "artistic" with the brushes.
Well I forgot this time and he thought Nana made the 
coolest thing he's EVER seen!
He asked me to make one for him with Avengers fabric
and of course, Evie needed one too.
They wanted them for the home school desks.
Pretty awesome :)

Makes my Nana heart happy to see them
using something I made for them
and I hadn't really thought about how handy
they would be for home school as well as crafts. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Daisy May....your quilt is finished :)

Woo Hoo!
Another finish for 2015 :)
Daisy May's baby quilt is done!
I used the same pattern as I used for her sister Evie's quilt
and you can see it here.
This time I used "Sidewalk" by October Afternoon
and used a fun polka dot flannel for the backing.

I hand stitched the label :)

I hand quilted it with big stitches 
using perle cotton floss size 8.

I can't wait to see her wrapped up in it.
She makes everything adorable....
don't you agree? 

Monday, January 12, 2015

This and That

It's a brand new year 
and I'm trying my best to really make a dent
in my pile of unfinished projects.
First up is the baby quilt that I started last year
for my sweet little Miss Daisy :)
She'll be a year old in May,
so I need to get this one done.

Since I showed you the thimble pads I use
 for embroidery and general stitching,
I thought I'd show you the only thimble that works for me
 when I'm hand quilting.
It's the Protect & Grip Thimble by Clover.
The metal end is perfect for pushing
 through layers of fabric and batting
and the rubbery part grips your finger nicely
and still allows you to "feel" your fabric.

I also wanted to show you Miss Evie
and her baby "Quinn" 
(she has changed her name several times)
with their matching jammies.

I found a few scraps of flannel and made a pair
of summer jammies for Maddie :)
She'll need them when we have sleep overs.....

I've been blessed with lots of orders in the shop
that are keeping me busy as well :)

I hope your year is off to a good start!!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Getting back to my old habits :)

I'm not a New Year's Resolution kind of girl.
But I want to get back to some of the things 
that make me happy.
Some of you may know this already,
but my hubby, our son, our son-in-law, 
our nephew, and who ever else wants to join in,
get together at our house on Friday nights
to smoke cigars, watch movies
and solve the world's problems over coffee :)
(They smoke outside.....of course)
I used to sew on Friday nights
but this past year I've been so busy with my etsy business
that I've been too tired to sew.
But not tonight!
I finished up these 2 pajamas for 
Evie and Sofie.
I used Butterick B6123
that comes with the matching pattern for their dolls.

Don't you just love this flannel?
I was so happy to find it in both purple and pink.
Evie loves purple and Sofie loves pink.

The dolls already received their jammies on Christmas Eve.

I'm hoping to get a picture of the girls with their dolls.
Maybe their Mommies will be nice enough to take 
a photo or two for me :)