Monday, April 30, 2012

My Prim Seed packets!!

These are my new seed packets!! I used burlap for the backing so they would be stiff and stand up like a real seed packet would. I stained and baked them deliciously!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Got some brownies and cookies made today!!

My youngest was fussing to me yesterday that I haven't baked anything lately. It has only been a few weeks but she is spoiled. I double the brownie recipe but used the same size pan so my brownies would be thicker.

My cookie recipe is a high altitude one. I realized I wasn't going to have enough butter for both so I decided to use country crock spread instead and hoped they would come out OK. I actually liked them better with the spread they came out thicker, almost fluffy like. I put white chocolate chips and milk chocolate in these.
I hope theres no more fussing about baked goods at least for a few more weeks so I can get all my projects done!!Thats my feedsack tablecloth showing underneath.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Deck for Summer!!

My husband has been working on a new deck for summer here is his work in progress. I will show pictures again next week end as he gets it ready!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Americana Rooster Door Doll

Here is A Rooster Door Doll I made as a special order, don't you just love those big feet!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Uncle Sam Mice!!

I made these Uncle Sam mice as a special order for someone, so I thought I would take a quick pic before
I shipped them off.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Today was a crazy day I wanted to get fabric with ants on it to make myself a table runner and placemats for summer. I have the watermelon seed fabric and green for the rind but I wanted fabric with ants on it for my border. I got off work and drove all the way across town to the quilt shop they always have unique fabric. There was nothing for summer and only a little for July 4th almost everything was fall and some Christmas other than everyday type fabric. WHAT!! did summer just get skipped its only April. I was pretty upset and disappointed. So I went online and searched and got my ant fabric that way!!
I did get a signature created for myself I noticed alot of the blog ladies have them. My sister worked on it for me today while I was as work. I love her soooo much she is also the one who created my website design and blog set up. She is really the best!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Little Laundry Room Display!!

I had found these little laundry soap blocks and just had to come up with a display for the laundry room. The baskets are actually little picnic baskets from Michaels and I took them apart to turn them into laundry baskets. I had to dress the kitty for its occasion with her little laundry scarf.

Monday, April 23, 2012

My New Feedsack Cover

My Husband wanted one of those food savers that sucks the air out its black and hideous. I couldn't stand looking at it. I had purchased this feedsack piece a while back because I thought it would be large enough to make a valance for my small kitchen window. I was sooo wrong it was way to small. I guess I didn't clearly read the measurements. As you can see it wasn't quite large enough to cover the food saver all the way so I had to add a muslin piece to the back. But I was I was so happy to finally get to use my feedsack!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Puppy Lovers!!

Here's a puppy I made trying out this new fur fabric. I really like out she came out!!

My Garden!! Still needs a little clean-up!!

I didn't post yesterday, had to work 7am to 8pm so now I am playing catch up with everyone. Yesterday was beautiful here all sunshine and I missed out. Today is supposed to be pretty also. I went out and got a few early morning pics. Spring is just starting here so I have tulips and muscari for some reason my daffodils haven't bloomed. My Butterfly bushes at the top of my yard are blooming beautifully this year. I have green onions ready to be picked already. The pot is for my tomatoes but it is to early for them here. We could still get snow. As you see I still need to clear out some old brush left over form last year. I am a bit behind on my gotta do's.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Summer Strawberries and Watermelon Slices

I found this cute strawberry crate for my strawberries I made and how about these slices of melon!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2 Ideas with my birds nest

One Idea is simple with three crocheted eggs in the nest with a rusty wire base, the other is a little more cutie with a lil chick and 2 eggs. I bet they would look great in a garden room or covered patio!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My First Flat Bear!!

My Teddy Bear is totally flat and all handstitched. I even handstitched love on his felt heart. I think he would make a great Mothers Day Gift!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Newest Creations!!

I have been getting ready for summer and July 4th!! I really love the seed packet fabric I found!!

My New Grandbaby!!

She was born January 19, 2012 my first grandbaby. I was soooo excited!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ready to leap

Its funny how when we hit 40 we look back on our life and wonder have I really been living my life or merely existing. Do I want my next 40 years to be like my last? When did I get lost in my everyday existence just going through the motions of day to day life. All the possibilities I dreamt, stuffed away a long time ago, placed in a neat tidy box on a shelf. Now, here I am opening the box imagining my possibilities wondering if I am being selfish for wanting to live my dreams. Waking up everyday dreading what I am doing. I want to be like the few who put their feet on the floor every morning excited about their new creation. Dreaming about the next pattern, fabulous fabric and finished design waiting to pour out of me. I am a creator stuck on the hamster wheel ready to leap off.