Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I am so sorry!! I completely lost track of time and forgot to pull a winner, but now I have!! And it is Barbara!! I will pass your email on to Cheryl so she can send you the PDF pattern.

AND, for all of you who didn't win, Cheryl is having a celebration sale at her Etsy store and you can take 20% off everything with the coupon code celebration. That makes the pattern only $6.40!

Thanks so much for joining in, and for being such good sports I will let you gaze upon Opie in all her glory :)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

October ALYOF finish!

For the month of October I wanted to finish some applique tea towels for my craft show next month. I am happy to report that I succeeded in making several!

I am happy to report that I have 10 finished... I had 12 but 2 sold already! (Thanks Mel!) Right now I am trying to finish some mug rugs, trivets, covered journals and various other items. Just hoping I can be well stocked in time :)

I am linking up with ALYOF!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Finished scrap cards

So here I have all 20 of my finished cards. This really is a quick and fun little project, BUT! Do not do like me and glue them to the left side of the cardstock as this will make your cards open backwards. I did fix this with mine... and you don't really need glue, just hold them as you sew.

Arrows All Around - Pattern review and giveaway!

Hello!! I hope you all remember my friend Cheryl from the last time I reviewed a pattern of hers. Well Cheryl has a new pattern out called Arrows All Around.

Not only is this pattern fun and easy, Cheryl has written some seriously amazing pattern add-ons! Not only does she give you the pattern for three different sizes, she gives you a break-down of how to use all of your pre-cuts for this!! You can use all charm squares, or jelly roll strips, or layer cakes, and then... she even tells you have to mix and match them!!

When I first read this pattern I was giddy with excitement! I have *SO* many pre-cuts... and I also have *SO* many partial pre-cuts... this to me is the best thing to happen to pattern-writing since sliced bread!! (pay no attention to my poor comparison there lol)

I am uber busy nowadays so I knew I wouldn't be able to get a whole quilt done, but I did make a cushion cover and her steps were beyond easy to follow. I haven't quilted it yet, but once again, uber busy.

Cheryl has generously donated one pattern to give away free!! To enter, tell me in the comments all about your pre-cuts situation... for instance, I have 7 jelly rolls, 4 layer cakes, 9 mini candy packs and something around 200 million charm packs!!

I will close the giveaway and announce a winner Saturday morning when I get up... so get your entries in soon!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

scrappy card swap

I was asked recently if I wanted to do a private swap of cards made with fabric scraps. This is so much fun to do as you get to go through all your favourite little pieces and actually use them! I still have to sew these down, and cut them and fold them... as well as make five more, but I thought I would share.

I hope I may have tempted some of you to try the same :)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Some eye candy

I have finished up some more bits and bobs these last few days, so for your viewing pleasure, I present the following :)

This last picture is actually a belated birthday parcel from my dearest friend Synn. She made the dream catcher herself and it has selvedges on it... love it! And the puppy has been named Synti :) I am truly blessed by my friends.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pfilomena Pfaff love!

So I just used Pfilomena for the first time and I am in heaven! (in case you didn't read yesterday, she is my new sewing machine)

One thing I had been craving from my sewing machine was blanket stitch... I just love the way it looks, and finally I have been able to use it!
This is one of the appliques tea towels I am making for my Christmas show/store. In addition to blanket stitch, she is so quiet it is unreal! And her lights are so bright, as well as having speed control and needle down! I am in pure sewing bliss :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Long and overdue

I feel like I have been neglecting you and my blog, but I have had a million things going on. I'm going to inundate you with photos now, so if that is not your thing you have been forewarned LOL!

Eraser carved stamp for my friend Leila

Slippers for my friend Monica

Serger cover for a swap item

nap blanket for the store

side 1 reversible skirt

side 2 reversible skirt

mini Aeroplane bag for my friend Anne

nap blanket for store

name tag for Sewing Summit and guild meetings

Our Aeroplane bags together at Sewing Summit

Sleeping bag pouches for the store

Appliques for tea towels to be finished this month

And finally, Pfilomena Pfaff, my newest addition to my family :)

So a lot thrown at you all at once... and believe me, there were many more things lol... I am going to try and get a bit better about posting.

Thanks for sticking around!!

October ALYOF goal post

Quick and dirty... I need to make some appliqued tea towels for a Christmas show I am doing...

Linking up to ALYOF

Coming up next, millions of pictures of what I have been up to lately LOL