Monday, December 17, 2012

Big Kiss Big Hug

I am in love with creating these mini quilts.  So many thoughts and ideas for new ones keep running through my head that I can't sleep. It's silly, right?  But I can't help it.  I'm already thinking about Valentine's Day.  I have a few designs in the making and wanted to share the one I finished today!  I'm calling it Big Kiss Bug Hug.  And especially in times like these, we all could use one.

I've listed this pattern in my Craftsy Store.  I hope you'll consider following my Craftsy page. is a  great site to find inspiration.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mug Rug Addiction

Sometimes tackling a large project can be overwhelming.  Trust me!  I've started many projects only to store them away to finish at a later date.  Sadly, that date hasn't come for most of them.

I'm happy to say that lately I've completed SEVERAL mini projects that I'm completely in love with.  Probably, because I'm able to finish them in a reasonable amount of time and the results are adorable.

It all started with this little fella...

I started The Grinch before Thanksgiving thinking it would take me until Christmas to finish it.  But, much to my surprise, I finished it rather quickly and loved it so much I had to make one for Thanksgiving.
And then I was hooked. 

I can't tell you how excited I was to read that The Crafty Gemini was holding a Mug Rug Swap.  I had to enter not once but twice! These are the two I swapped.

I hope they will enjoy them! 

The most recent one I completed, may be my favorite.  I'm calling it  Little Black Dress.

Don't you love it?  I'm going to make this one again in fabrics to match my sewing area.  Not sure if I want to use it to place my coffee cup on or display it on one of these photo holders.  But I do know I'll be making a lot more! I'm totally addicted.  I have lots of ideas for new mug rugs for up coming holidays and events and can't wait to make them.

I hope you'll try one too.  But be warned... they're completely addictive!

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Knock, knock. Is anyone there?

I know I've been away too long. It's not that I haven't thought about you.  I have.  But, I'm probably like most here. We enter with good intentions of sharing all that we learn as we create, even take a picture or two of our projects.  But life happens and before you know it, days, months go by and those pictures are left sitting lonely on a card somewhere waiting to be seen.

For some of those pictures, today is their BIG debut!

So come on in, and let's make up for some lost time.  I'd like to share with you some of the projects I've completed over the last few months.



It was all the rage, wasn't it?  And I had to have it.  So off to the book store I went.  While standing on line,  I noticed a beautiful Vera Bradley quilted book cover off to the side.  I thought it would be perfect to have for reading this book at the beach or any where in public, for that matter.  The only problem was the cover didn't fit. 

So what's a crafty girl to do?  Make one, of course!  After some careful measuring, this is what I came up with. 

I'm really pleased with how this came out, but not so pleased with myself for not having read the book yet! I really am a procrastinator!  LOL


Fabric Wrapped Clothesline Baskets 

I'm a big fan of all TV shows about sewing, crafting and creating.  I have many episodes of Sewing with Nancy, Fons and Porter, and It's Sew Easy saved on my DVR.  Sadly, my PBS station stopped airing some of these shows, but I'm grateful to have the ones I've saved.

On an episode of America Sews, Sue Hausmann demonstrated how to make a Fabric Basket using scraps of fabric strips and a cotton clothesline.  I couldn't resist trying this one. 

                 This basket worked perfectly for holding our Halloween candy.  I'm thinking about making Easter baskets using this technique next year.


I just fell in love with this little cow when I saw her.  I've crocheted a little bit, here and there over the years, but never made anything like this.

Don't you just love her?

Now that we've caught up a bit, I must confess my latest addiction..... MUG RUGS!  

Mug rugs are mini quilts that can be used as a little place mat for a cup of coffee or tea and a little goodie.  I'm working on a few right now for a mug rug swap that I've entered.  I can't wait to share them with you.  I hope you'll come back to see them.

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