Monday, October 3, 2011

American Girl Doll Dress

I thought I would show you the little dress that I made for Audrey's doll.

She saw a dress just like this in the American Girl catalog and asked for it for her birthday.  Since I already had a dress pattern, I decided to look for the right fabric and make it myself.  It took me a while to find this fabric, but I finally did!

Audrey's birthday was in August, so the gift was a little late.  But she really liked it, so I'm happy.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Three New Cards

I worked on some cards this week with a kit that I received from Flourishes. Lots of pretty stamps and papers to work with--very inspirational. I kept it simple with very little embellishments, just because that was the mood that I was in at the time.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Back to Scrappin'

I decided to take a little quiet time to myself this morning to get back to scrapbooking, if only for one page. I used the photo that was in my previous blog post to do a page for Erin's birthday. The supplies are from the May kit from Scrapbook Sussies, as well as the page sketch.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy 12th Birthday Erin!

Erin turns 12 years old today! How did she spend her birthday? We were at our annual meeting for our chapter of the Turner Syndrome Society, and Erin spent the day taking care of preschoolers with TS while their parents were in the meeting listening to speakers. Do I have an awesome daughter or what? She spent her birthday serving others! Can I get an "Amen!"?

In the pic she is holding the tote bag that I made for her birthday gift. It's made out of an old pair of my jeans. This is the first time that I've ever made prairie points. Not bad.

Also in the background of the pic is Daffodil, waiting for us to slice the birthday cake.

Happy Birthday Erin!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Flowers Getting Drenched!

Raindrop on irises and whiskers on kittens...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quilting Soothes the Nerves

So--I was on the phone with the California Dept. of Public Health to TRY to figure out what I can do about a smudged date on my birth certificate. The guy said, "I'll look at the microfilm and call you RIGHT back." Well, long story short, I waited 5 hours for that call.

While I was waiting, and waiting, and getting angrier, and more frustrated, and so on--I decided to calm myself by starting a new Block of the Month quilt. I decided to use some really cute and slightly unconventional Christmas fabrics.

Both of these blocks are from Quilter's Cache.

This one is called Housewife:

This one is called Grandmother's Cross:

I think I'm really going to like this Christmas quilt!

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Log Cabin Pot Holders

Can you tell that I'm ready for summer? I chose some bright greens and yellows to make these log cabin blocks, along with the traditional red center. These pot holders are for my Mom!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quilted Potholders

Well, so far Spring Break has not been good to me. I went to bed last night with a massive tension headache. Time to retreat to my happy place of crafting therapy.

I decided to finish these two potholders that I have been piecing together in five minute intervals for the past few weeks.

Both patterns are from the book "101 Fun-to-Quilt Pot Holders". The title is a misnomer in my opinion because the book has waaaaay too many patterns that require mitered corners. And in my world, mitered corners are not "fun". But I did OK on the patterns above, called Spin Art and Pinwheel.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


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Forget it Kitty--they only notice when you DON'T do the housework.

Monday, February 28, 2011

My Lazy Cat

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


These scarves were the Valentine's gifts that I made for my girls. They contain a layer of cotton quilt batting so they are nice and warm.

The bright fabrics are from a collection called Cheep Talk from Connecting Threads. (on sale now at the website, BTW!) These scarves are fast and easy, the only tough part being that the trim was catching in the seams. But I just had to slow down and be more careful. Each scarf took about 2 hours to make--not bad I think!

The pattern is HERE.

Have a good day everyone! We are finally getting some sun and warmer temps here in Ohio!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Brown Butterfly Card

I lost my camera when I was in Hawaii. I had it one minute and then it was gone the next. I'm totally clueless--no idea what happened to it.

So I have to apologize for the poor photo quality here. I took the photo with my phone which has no flash. You can't see the sheer ribbon very well, but you can see the stamping all right.

I used Splitcoast sketch SC314.