04 January 2016

It was a close one....

This was two days before Christmas.

 ....and this was the day after Christmas.  

Ok.  I didn't quite make it for Christmas morning but she loves it anyway.   Shell stitch on body, zig-zag on tail section.   I think I'd like that tail a bit longer but she wasn't going to wait one more minute to crawl into it that day.   I'll have to work on that another time. 

For the boys there was this x2....

                             (pre-quilted photo)

A Minecraft grass block quilt just the right size for the living room when playing your favorite game or just snuggling on the couch.   It took them awhile to figure it out since they both managed to unwrap and unfold them upside down for some reason. 

No specific pattern for either the quilt or the mermaid's tail.  I just made them up as I went along (although I did graph out the quilt on graph paper so I could get an idea of how many of each color square I would need)

How was your Christmas?  Holiday?   Winter Break?

21 December 2015

T-minus 4 days......

December 21. 

4 days left til the big day.
3 things left to maybe hopefully get finished.
2 other things finished up yesterday in under an hour.
1 thing started at the last minute.

I'll keep you posted!

14 December 2015

Long time, no post!

Hello blog readers!

Long time between postings here but I'll get right to the making!

I happened upon a lovely quilt top (for only $25) I've got planning for a special gift for my mother.   As I was putting together the sandwich this weekend I realized it was hand pieced.   HAND pieced! For $25!!!

What a steal!

Now, in the making next are a few things.  Small quilts for gifts (hopefully)  A crochet blanket (looking iffy on finished by Christmas status) and a two requested cushions that are long over due (those are up next)

I'd love to give photo previews but I don't want to give away any surprises!

Happy Monday

12 February 2015

Tiny Planets from the Tiny Planet app

Upload a photo and transform it into these!  Aren't they fun?   I think I may have to paint a few of these now as well.

23 September 2014

I've been gone for awhile

My apologies to any faithful followers out there.   I've been focusing on my now full-time career of teaching art so the crafting side has taken a back seat for the time being.

I'm still brewing up ideas here and there, just don't have buckets of time to work on anything for a bit.

In the mean time I hope everyone out there is happy, healthy and CREATIVE! 

Enjoy your fall!

03 March 2014

Almost a full week of my office room looking like this...

...and this...

 ...and finally at 0600 this morning I put the dust covers and hardware on the back of the last work for my show. 

All stacked up and ready for the final labeling and pricing.  Delivery on Wednesday, show opening on Thursday!  

Then I'll need a long nap and a housekeeper to find the rest of the house. 

20 February 2014

Playing around with soap

I am really starting to enjoy this soap making adventure.

Such wonderfully fragrant soaps make my kitchen smell inviting and delightful.

To see the process for making cold process soap - click here for Part One, and click here for Part Two.

10 February 2014

Working on a custom quilt

Oh I do so love color.   I love matching and pairing and grouping different colors together.  I can't ever name a favorite since I just love them all.   

What I do have trouble with (occasionally) is working in a color scheme someone else chooses for me.   This is a custom order with colors requested by the customer.  Such a difficult thing for me to stick to!  
It's coming together nicely.  One more weekend of work and it will be completed. 

04 February 2014

snowday photos for you

 Yesterday during the storm.

Sunset last night.

From my work windows this morning.

30 January 2014

Good Thursday morning to you!

    I hope everyone is safe and warm this week and enjoying the winter for what it is. It's cold. I get it. I'm getting sort of tired of it too but it is what it is, right?

     Just wanted to let you know of a quick update I'm working on today. I thought it would be nice to have a little shop open from the website for those of you interested in some of the bath & body products I've been working on. That way you can order your choice of scent and sizes directly with your PayPal account.

    You'll see a page link at the top of the screen beside our Facebook page link or you can click here as well.        --------->  I Make Stuff shop

 I'll see how this works for a bit before posted a great deal of items. I think this will be a nice addition to the ETSY shop, where I have all the big items like quilts and paintings.


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