Monday 31 October 2011

WOOF! I Mean BOO!!

Her eyes may make you think she's possessed but...
our baby is a super suck.
(the smile gives her away)

It's so slimy and gross!
He likes it!

The artist
"D" is in his element!

Halloween Mayhem!
Meet our 4 kiddos
(from left to right)
CJ, D, K and lil D

Happy Halloween


Wednesday 26 October 2011


I picked these fabrics for my oldest, who is a dinosaur fanatic!
If it deals with dinos, my boy is there with bells on!

His choice is an all flannel quilt,
now I just need to figure out a design.

Monday 24 October 2011

Ooo Ooo Witchy Woman

I saw this idea here 

and said to myself,
"Self, your kiddos will get a kick out of this gal".

Sew I made one!

I'm particularly proud of my spider.
The bad boy is fashioned from a satin scrap for the body and
zipper scraps from my box totes.
That fabulous ribbon was from my not -so -local FS
for a steal...50 cents a spool!

Sunday 23 October 2011


My little table runner is all finished.
My youngest brought home from school the mini pumpkin, much to CJ's delight!
I love this pint size vampire and the squares with the ghosts, stars, moons and eyes actually
glow in the dark!

Saturday 22 October 2011


I'm sewing up a little
Halloween Runner
for my Friday Night Sew In project.
Just have the binding to handsew down!

Binding is on and this puppy is on our table!

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Itty Bitty Pouch

I've been playing around...

and this is what I came up with!

Monday 17 October 2011

Friday Night Sew In

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Friday 14 October 2011

Toast and a Bowtie

Do you sew stuffies or softies for your little ones?
I made this fine chap, my son named him "TOAST",
a couple of years ago.
He has been loved very much in that time and still holds a soft spot in CJ's group of toys.

Toast was fashioned from a recycled piece of wool skirt, a few single buttons that
CJ picked out and a bit of yarn for hair.
Toast has been through alot, hence the rather crooked smile/smirk!
I think he holds quite a few secrets.
Do you like the bowtie?

Thursday 13 October 2011

CJ's Radical Robot...Finished

and it's on his bed!!

I decided to go outside of my usual Free Motion work
ended up with a
Chevron design
5 point stars along the edge.
The binding is made out of the left over pieces and some other scraps
from my stash.


Tuesday 11 October 2011


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You won't be disappointed, that's for sure!

Very Cherry

I made this handy tote this weekend
in between turkey dinner
4 kiddos out of school for a long weekend

Monday 10 October 2011

Giving Thanks


These were my dear father-in-law's.

Dad passed away May 26,2011.
It took me until this week to take them out of their suitcase.
I've had alot of  tears just holding and stroking them and giving thanks for the privilege of being in his life.

My FIL was an amazing man and he meant the world to me.
In fact over the last 14 years he's been my only parent.

My plan for these is a memory quilt.

Sunday 9 October 2011

Saturday 8 October 2011

Wednesday 5 October 2011


It's pinned
today I've finished the quilting.
Next step

Petting Zoo

I picked these up a couple of weeks ago at one of the few independent fabric shops in the city.
It's a great little shop that is run by Collette, solely.
I really like that she carries prints that no one else in the city has and these fabs are 45" wide to boot!


Tuesday 4 October 2011

Another apron

This is how to recycle a tired sheet.
In fact I have enough to back a baby quilt too with some left over!
This apron is for my foster daughter "K".
The reverse (I forgot to take a pic) is a kitten print.

Monday 3 October 2011

Order Up, Brownies!!

My oldest chef  "D" has alot of fun in the kitchen sporting his new apron.
This little guy makes some mean brownies.

1/2C butter or margarine-melt & remove from heat
Add to above:
1C sugar
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla
Beat into above:
1/3C cocoa
1/2C flour
1/4tsp salt
1/4tsp baking powder
Grease and flour or line a 8x8 with wax paper.
Spread in pan & bake @ 350* for 25-28 minutes