Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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A BIG Thank You to Linda Conner and Craftsy for keeping Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the forefront and for featuring my Breast Cancer Awareness Mug Rug. I’m honored that they have chosen one of my patterns to be showcased in Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Quilts blog post along with the beautiful work of some of the many talented quilters/crafters on

Friday, October 18, 2013

National Mammography Day ~ Daily Holiday Blog

Photo from Daily Holiday Blog

A BIG THANK YOU to Suzy Meyers from the Daily Holiday Blog for this wonderful post discussing National Mammography Day and for featuring the Breast Cancer Awareness Mug Rug along with other beautiful and inspirational Breast Cancer Awareness items. Hope you'll take a moment to check out her blog. ♥Lisa 

Breast Cancer Awareness Mini Quilt/Mug Rug 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall is Finally Here!

Can you believe it's October???  Before you know it, the holidays will be here.  If you've been out to the stores lately, you'd think they already are ~ with all the Christmas decorations filling up the store shelves!  But let's focus on October for now.   

This past month, I've been working on some different projects  and getting into the spirit of Halloween.  One of the projects was a Halloween Treat Bag  for a swap that I participated in at Stitch n Swap.  We were each assigned a partner to make a treat bag for and fill it with her favorite treats!  
To make the bag, I started with the tutorial for the  Friendship Bag from PS I Quilt.  I altered it slightly to make it a little larger, added some embroidery and then filled it with my partners favorite "spooky sweets" which included Dark Chocolates and  Candy Corn.  Just for fun, I added a spooky spider webbed post it note holder that I made with a coordinating gel pen!  

 For a quick, fun project, I made this adorable and funny little mug rug! 

She's made mostly from scraps I had in my stash.  You'll notice some of the same fabrics in the Halloween Treat Bag.  This time, instead of appliqueing the letters on,  I made a stencil of the lettering and used some fabric paint to complete the message.  It was super fast and easy.   I think she's adorable!  For now, I have her displayed in a photo stand next to some other Halloween decorations!  I get a kick out of it every time I walk by her!

To round out my crafting for October, is the "Out of Treats" signs I made recently.    I think this sign is a great solution for when you run out of treats or it's simply getting too late and you no longer want to answer the door.   When that time comes,  I plan on placing mine on the wreath hook so that it will nestle in between the fall inspired wreath I now hanging on my door.  I love the way it looks!

Let me know what you think!  I'd love to hear about the fall projects you've been working on too.