Monday, December 19, 2011

I Spy Christmas...

...right around the corner!
I can't believe that Christmas is in a few short days.  Where did the year go?

I spy quilt

I spy quilt

I made this I-Spy quilt for my daughters for Christmas
They love "Look-and-Find" books so hopefully they will enjoy this quilt as well.  It was my first time using minky as backing for a quilt and I LOVE how soft and cuddly it is!

I spy quilt

gray polka dot + red and cream stripe = ♥
I spy quilt

Also made a little I-Spy jar to go along with the quilt.

i spy quilt & jar

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

giveaway winners

Wow!  Thank you all who entered the giveaway!  I never thought there would be so many entries!

The winners are:

#250  Mookie's mom, who said:  "They are both beautiful! but I have been wanting a plastic bag holder! so #2!  Thanks!"

#392  Lindsay Conner, who said:  "Oh, so cute! Leaning toward #1 :)"

Hope you all are having a great weekend!  

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday WIP

Another project I am trying to finish before we leave to my Mom and Dad's for Christmas...just a few short days away!  This one is taking a little longer than I anticipated.




Monday, December 12, 2011



I am participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew!  giveaway day with two giveaways!

Giveaway #1:  Library tote bag, tissue holder and key fob.
giveaway 1

Giveaway #2: Grocery bag holder, tissue holder and zipper pouch.
giveaway 2

Two winners!  Giveaway is open until 7:00 p.m. central time on December 16th and is open to international entries.  Winner will be drawn at random.

- Leave a comment letting me know which prize you would want if your name is drawn.
- For second entry, become a follower of this blog and let me know in a blog comment.  If you are already a follower, let me know that!

Thanks for stopping by and have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2011

duffel bag

After reading Jeni's review of the Simplicity overnight bag pattern and seeing the lovely bag she made using it, I knew I needed to make one.  So here it is...perfect for the girls to take to Grampa and Gramma's when we go there for Christmas.  We leave in about 1 1/2 weeks!

duffel bag

I used what I think was called a purse zipper.  It has two sliders, which I think may come in handy.
duffel bag

duffel bag

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

cutting squares

Amidst the bustle of getting the Christmas shopping done, I have been able to sneak into the sewing room to get some squares of fabric cut.  Now I'm busy sewing them together to create a quilt top.
Trying to get this done in time for Christmas - hopefully my little ones will cooperate and let me!
Wish me luck!

quilt squares

quilt squares

quilt square

quilt squares

Thursday, December 1, 2011

baby slipper/shoe

I've been busy in my sewing room but just can't post pictures as many of the projects I have been working on are Christmas gifts and I would hate to ruin the surprise!

I can show you these little shoes I made for my baby to match her patchwork skirt

crib shoes

Love that these are reversible - two shoes in one!


There is just something so loveable about itty bitty baby slippers!