Sunday, January 19, 2014

bring on the baby boys

Here are a few of the blankets I have made for the sweet baby boys of my friends.  Thank you friends for having these babes.  I love sewing and quilting for them.











Thursday, October 17, 2013

it will all work out

I have always loved this quote by the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley.  He had such a positive attitude which I clung to.  I also believe it will "all work out."  



I created this pattern while watching General Conference a few weeks ago and although those were not the exact words spoken since President Hinckley has passed on, that was the idea I gleaned from each of the talks that given.  


The pillow form is 16" X 16" I just made the cover up as I went.  I just made it until it fit!  I had it finished and realized it was still a bit too small, so I added a 1" piece of black and white dot fabric all the way around.  When I turned it inside out, it ended up looking like piping. I love that! 

Here's the pattern for the embroidery:


Thursday, April 11, 2013

a blanket for jovie

Even though I am done having babies (as far as I know!), I love that my sisters are still adding to their families.  It's so much fun to be an aunt!  My sister, Caitlin, had a baby girl this week and they named her Jovie Quinn.  What a beautiful baby and a beautiful name.      
  

About a month ago I finished this quilt for her baby because I was really excited and of course, I love any reason to make a baby quilt. 

 

The center fabric is by Alexander Henry.


The back is a soft pink corduroy fabric that I have been hanging on to and finally found the perfect project for.

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 I machine quilted it going diagonal and really like this look.  I will have to remember that for future quilting!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

printable valentine word search

I am always on the look out for non food or candy Valentines that my kids can take to school to pass out.  I, myself, love the candy, but their school does not! 

  

A few years ago I shared a Valentine word search that we made for     my son to pass out to his Kindergarten class.  We punched two holes on the side to include a pencil with it. 

I wanted to share that printable with you.  It is on my side bar and you can follow the link and print it out yourself.  


This year, I have a few non food Valentines in the works for my three elementary school aged kids to take.  I am really excited about one and will share it with you soon. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

working on some love signs

 My newest passion in crafting is making more intricate stenciled signs.
   I made a few last February for Valentines Day with pieces of trim my husband brought home from one of his houses under construction.
   I still have more, but in the mean time I had him pick me up some 1X12s and made a few subway art signs with the cut pieces for Valentines decor this year.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

friend and neighbor gifts

 Can you believe I am posting here?  And, I am posting while most others are taking a break from blogging.  I have been waiting forever to have a little time to post, sew, craft and it seems like after Christmas is my time. 
 I had jewelry orders up until Christmas Eve (although I promised to be finished the week before), so my time was not my own.  It's a blessing - the business.  I just miss the sewing and blogging and wood crafts, etc.
 So, here is a quick and easy gift to give to friends and neighbors.  I actually bought the soap last year at Target at the after Christmas sale and kept it up in my closet all year.  My husband thought I was a little crazy (he should be used to my ideas by now), but it was awesome to pull them out, add tags, and deliver all in the matter of a few hours. 
 I hope that next year I will be making something, but as for this year, this soap came to my rescue.  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

merry christmas from our family


Thursday, November 8, 2012

seven days and counting

In a week I will be flying to San Diego to hang out with my dear family and also be a vendor at the Queen Bee Market in Carlsbad.  To say that I am excited is an understatement!  .  
First off, I get to hang with my awesome mom (and dad) and sisters.  Secondly, I get to be a vendor at a market that I have been admiring for a few years now.  Thirdly, I am going to be hanging out in So. Cal during November and you can't beat that!
  I have been soldering so much that as a friend once asked, "do you have fingerprints any more?"  I may have slight lines left on my fingers.  I usually have a few Band Aids on my hands at any given time with cuts from the glass or burns.  After soldering for about four years, I still tend grab the iron the wrong way or touch solder before it cools when I am trying to go fast.  It's a fun, yet crazy hobby.  I have learned to say nicer words when I burn or cut myself.  That's not always easy!
 There are over 70 vendors with hand made items.  That just amazes me.  I am excited to shop myself.  There are plenty of shops I have been admiring on Instagram over the months and I am finally get to see their awesome stuff in person.  
   So, if you live in the So. California area (it's in Carlsbad        to be exact), I would love for you to come to the Queen Bee Market. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

new charms, a new business and my specialty

So it turns out that blogging isn't my specialty.  I thought that once all of my kids were in school, that might change.  I guess I am better at making things in my pajamas during the day rather than writing about them. Hence, the intermittent radio silence over the last few years! 

But, here are a few charms that I have been working on over the past couple of weeks:





But, I still enjoy popping in to say hello although I am aware that there might not be many out there to say hello back.  So, as long as you (or even I) take me as I am, I am okay with my pace.  So, I will be here documenting my new soldered jewelry and a few other projects when I can.  

Here's something else that I have been up to lately...

 I have started a new business to go along with amazing mae charms - amazing mae signs:





  etsy shop coming soon!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

 
I have burned my fingers and they are raw, but it is so worth it when I get to have a jewelry open house.  So, here's to raw digits!

Monday, September 10, 2012

number 31


I'm getting in that mode.  It finally cooled down here (for the moment) last Saturday and I have pulled out my Halloween decorations.  I decided I needed a few more so I am in the process of making a few new wooden signs to place around the house.  Number 31 is first.  It is bold and just has a hint of Halloween with the two grey spiders creeping around.  I put it on my mantel and love how it looks up there.  


  
Don't mind the TV and the Wii receptor on our mantel.  I guess I should be glad I still have a bit of space to decorate amongst the electronics!


Here are are the wooden stacked blocks I made about five or six years ago.  I used to spread them around, but really like them stacked on top of each other instead this year.