Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Baby nephew's quilt

Our family was blessed with two nephews this Summer, and one of them received this quilt. 
It was a fast turnaround as it had to be packed in my mother's suitcase and head to Alberta. So fast that I only got these crappy photos :)

The quilt was inspired by this quilt:

And I used this pattern for the sailboats:

It's larger than a crib blanket, but not quite a twin, it should grow with him for a while. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Long time in the making

Remember years ago when I made yoga mat bags?
A friend asked if I could make her a special one, of course I said yes, but I don't think either of us thought it would take this long. 
The fabric is Riley Blake's Pieces of hope. 
But long story short, it's done. 
I can't say I enjoy making them. 
I was however impressed with this one when it was finished. RARE. 
I was playing with my free motion quilting foot, and it turned out okay. 
I have a pattern in a book somewhere, but I've never made that one. 
It's just a design from my head.
 IF I ever make anymore I think I would add another pocket. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

On the sticks

Always something on the sticks. 
I've been knitting up a storm. 

Getting Miss B's cropped cardigan and Christmas gifts ready to go. 
I even have something for myself on the go, a rare event. 
Be sure to follow my Yarn Stuff ( on Pinterest :) 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sweet baby boy cards

Here are two more cards I made (for my family to send) for a new baby in our family. My favourite card I've made in a long time is this one:
It's just so adorable. 
I also really enjoyed this one:
Both using Stampin' Up stamps. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Oh baby!

It's wonderful to go into check on your work schedule and get an extra week off. 
It's freaking awesome. 
So while I bake cookies I'm able to post some of my cards sent to my newest little nephew. 
Honestly, I've had that lion for 10 years, close on 11. This card came together quick with precut frame, Bella Blvd. stickers/flag, and scraps.
This card was fun, great to mix my quilting and paper crafting with scrap paper. 
Tomorrow I'll post two more I made for family to send. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Keep going

Hey all!
Yesterday you saw me take on some blocks to use up fabric. 
Sorting bins later today to find sashing and border fabric while putting my stash away. 

This morning my sewing buddy (PFK) and I are creating blocks with my Tim Holtz fabric by Coates. 

Thanks to Cathy for my birthday gift last year :)

Saturday, September 5, 2015


I am determined to use or share the items I've been hoarding for years, especially fabric given to me by The Grannies that they've hoarded for years, and go through and trim out the excess stuff that has created the mess of my 'temporary' offices/rooms. 
I cannot let this new fabulous room that you've yet to see become an unruly mess. 
It's my peaceful place. 
I have to take care of it. 
Here goes! 
This is a Moda Gatherings kit that was given to me by my Granny, and someone had given it to her. 
The instructions may be missing. 
You know me, patterns schmatterns.