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Mini Quilts

Mini Quilts

I’m playing catch up sharing projects here on the blog, so these are a few of my favorite mini quilts I have made over the last year. This one I jokingly call a love story between skulls. “I want to live where you are” is the text. The Mary Poppins series of books is one … Continue reading

Mail Bag Pouch

Mail Bag Pouch

Last Autumn I participated in a mail themed swap. Each person made five of the same thing, all related to the theme of playing postman or mail time. For my contribution, I made a Mail Pouch, the perfect place for the letters and parcels to be delivered to. The pouch is based off of an … Continue reading

Fabric Chess Board

Fabric Chess Board

Using birthday money my parents gave me, I ordered my first set of chess pieces. They are lovely and are weighted & sized for competition (not that I will ever be a good enough chess player to compete!). I did not order a board because I wanted to make my own out of some of … Continue reading

St. Valentine’s Day Crafting

St. Valentine’s Day Crafting

The kiddo participated in a Valentine swap and made the cutest bunny themed valentines. He stitched hearts on this free printable bunny I found online, and then watercolor painted some watercolor paper with warm colors. Once it dried, he cut out hearts and then wrote “Some bunny thinks you’re special.” We love a good pun. … Continue reading

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

I made my sisters a couple of handmade gifts for this past Christmas. Keychain wrist lanyards: I thought this would be good for each of them for dog walking. My younger sister has two dogs and my older sister recently started her own dog walking & pet sitting business (check it out here!) (I designed … Continue reading

Hand stitched gifts, just because

Hand stitched gifts, just because

This past spring I was overcome with the urge to make each of my siblings something hand-stitched. This is one of those somethings that I made, this one for my younger sister and her husband. I asked her for a favorite quote of theirs, and she told me a couple. This one by St. Teresa … Continue reading

A Ginger Cake Lunch bag! (And giveaway!)

A Ginger Cake Lunch bag! (And giveaway!)

Recently I was approached by Virginia of Ginger Cake about stitching up one of her lunch bags. After I looked over her pattern choices and saw how simply lovely they were, I happily said yes! I chose her Hobo Style Lunch Sak to make because I love the look of the knot handle, the bag’s … Continue reading

A Collecting Bag

A Collecting Bag

Last summer, I made this very quick & easy collecting bag for my little guy. He loves to take walks and loves to collect things (don’t all little ones?), so he needed a bag for gathering up his treasures as we walked. I let him pick out any fabric he wanted from my stash and … Continue reading

Handmade Gifts for My Mum

Handmade Gifts for My Mum

My mom celebrated a milestone birthday recently (click here for party details found on my elder sister’s blog), and my sisters decided to give her an iPad mini. (Let’s just say she was delighted by this. Who wouldn’t be?) I stitched her up a case for her new techno gadget using an Anna Maria Horner fabric … Continue reading

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2014

You may recall my inability to actually get my entry done in time for the previous two years for the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. Well, sir, that isn’t happening again this year! I absolutely love Umbrella Prints fabric and can only imagine how wonderful it would be to work with yardage of it. The trimmings packs have a … Continue reading