Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My first child's chair made from PVC pipe. The fabric seat is removeable so that it can be washed. The chair is the perfect size for toddlers/small children.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fabric giveaway ...

Marie Madeline Studio is giving away a fat quarter bundle of some gorgeous fabric ... go check it out.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pacifier holder and bottle strap

While playing around with my embroidery machine I came across a design for a rectangle. I decided to add some ribbons and a metal clip to make a pacifier holder. (The teeth on the clip are plastic so they will not be hard on baby's clothing.) I then remembered several months ago I got a great deal on baby bottle straps so I decided to make one to match the pacifier holder.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Enter for a chance to win a book ....

My friend, Cindy, is having a drawing on her blog for a chance to win a copy of Ozark Weddings ... check it out @

Official diagnosis.....

The official diagnosis is I am a craft-a-holic. I have been told there is a 12 step program for this addiction but I am not interested in taking any of the steps.

I am so thankful I have two embroidery/sewing machines. I can be embroidering a design on one machine and finish the project on the other machine. My most recent addiction is hooded bath towels.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Some of my favorite things to make....

You know the little packages of kleenex that always seems to get destroyed in the bottom of your purse and you end up throwing half of the package in the trash? I found the solution ...... zippered tissue cases. I love making these cases and as soon as my Elle gets home from the sewing machine hospital I will be making more. It is amazing how you can take the same fabric and use different color zippers and create different looks/

I have a couple dozen made up but these apparently are the only ones I have taken a picture ......

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Not doing to good....

Well my attempt at the book review was a flop so I thought I would blog about my crafting. As you can see I haven't done well blogging about that either. It's easier for me to post pics of items I have made rather than writing so I will do just that.....

In February of this year I decided to try selling my items at a craft show. I considered my first two shows as being successful since I at least made my entry fee back plus a little profit. However, my third show was a total disaster. I don't think it had anything to do with the items I was selling or the economy, I believe it was due to failure on the coordinator's part to advertise the event. My display setup is a work in progress; after each (profitable) show I try to add something new.

It's hard to see what items are on the table but they are hand towels, embroidered toilet paper, hot/cold corn therapy bags and baby (knit) cocoon wraps. The small baskets hanging on the grid panel contain key rings and travel size tissue holders.
Here are a couple of pics that my daughter-in-law took of my booth at the last show:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Book reviewer attempt a flop

Well, my attempt at book reviewing was not-so-good, or maybe it was the first book I received to review. I just could not get into the book. Maybe I should try blogging about something I enjoy ..... crafts.

After years of wanting an embroidery/sewing machine I finally purchased one in October 2009. I got a Babylock Sofia. It's just a small machine with a 4x4 embroidery capability but I love it. It does embroidery as well as regular sewing. I'm sure my family and friends get tired of seeing and/or hearing about my projects but they love me anyway.