Thursday, April 28, 2011


Long time no see...busy time of year, huh?
Of course, is there ever NOT a busy time of year?

Here is what I am working on right now...literally, right now.

My amazing, beautiful niece (and future baby sitter) is turning 12 in May and I am making her this lap quilt.  She is a voracious reader (love that about her!!) so we got her some books for her birthday, and I thought I would make this quilt....

In fact, there are lots of things I want to make in May.  The AIDS raffle quilt goes on the block May 7th...I'm currently biting my nails STILL waiting to get it back from the quilter...I called last week to remind them of my deadline...they promised.
But the list goes on.....pillow (like this) and owl coin purse for my nephew's birthday
pillows for my mom for Mothers day
table runner for my sister that I promised to her LAST YEAR
and one more frog basket for my daughters teacher....

We have been rained on more days than I care to remember the kids and I have grabbed every dry minute we can get outside...although we don't stay dry....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I worked a lot of hours yesterday going thru my stash that is not 1/2 yard and more...and this is what I have come to terms with.  I need to get rid of some of it.  Two Medium flat rate boxes and two flat rate envelopes FULL of fabric.  FULL.  I plan to price them crazy cheap if anyone is interested before they hit Etsy...Medium flat rate box is $11 to Im thinking $16 for a box and $7 for an evelope.

Also rediscovered 9 sweet Sun Bonnet Sue blocks...not my style.  doubt it will ever Ill be listing 9 blocks for sale too.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Trying new things

Teacher's Gift by Krousegirl2
Teacher's Gift, a photo by Krousegirl2 on Flickr.

I made this fabric basket last night using the tutorial found at Pink Penguin.
I hope to make a matching basket in the pink version of this frog fabric too.
My daughters class is called the FROGS.

Im hoping to build my confidence to try making bags, purses, and pouches...

on a side slowly adding some things to my Etsy shop.  I plan to destash some fabric I don't think I will use and some great deals on scraps and odd cuts of fabric!