Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mixed Media Christmas Ornament

Here's the ornament I made for South Side Brushes (four in all).   I didn't have a plan, I just knew I wanted to use the poinsettia and the paper with the wording for the background.  I used things already had in my stash.  It turned out pretty good.

Monday, September 15, 2014


I can't wait to sign up for Life Book 2015.  Check out this link to find out all about it.

Monday, August 18, 2014

OMG! I love Ice Dyeing

I attended the CREATE 2014 Retreat again this year.  I was only able to take one class since I was in Ohio at the HOOT Convention.  I took a fabulous fabric dyeing class called Snow & Ice Dyeing with Cindy Lohbeck of Hands On Hand Dyes.  Below are the fat quarters I dyed.  I can't wait to make more.






Fan folded.



I did this purple with the leftover dye on the bottom of the bin.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Red - Breasted Nuthatch

It's been a while since I posted any watercolor paintings, but here is my little Red - Breasted Nuthatch from my watercolor class on Wednesdays.  This one is from way back in September. We finally had enough people to hold class again which started on the 21st.  I feel so "normal" again!  This one is all my own drawing instead of tracing a pattern from my reference photo.  Its always more satisfying when I do all the sketching myself.

Red - Breasted Nuthatch

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tuscany Tote

Here is the latest tote!  It's from a pattern called Tuscany Tote by Pink Sand Beach Designs and is done in the Downton Abby fabric line.  I made one for my mother-in-law and one for my mom.  

Below is close up of the fabric flower I made and pinned to each tote.

I learned to do the flower at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Schaumburg, IL.  The class is 3-D Origami Flower and was with Stephanie of Country Stitchin.  It was really easy to do.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Everything Bag

Here's my Everything Bag from the Winter 2013 issue of Quickly Quilting.  I love Tula Pink's fabrics, so when I saw this, I had to make it.  I already had purchased from SewLoveFabrics on  Etsy a pack of 25 fat quarters of the Tula Pink Acacia line.  The bag only takes one  2 1/2 inch strip WOF  of 12 different fabrics plus fabric for the pockets and lining.  I have plenty of fabric left over so I may make another.  I think this would look great in batiks, too.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Here are blocks 1 and 2 for the Michael Miller Clubhouse 2014.  I think this year will  be easier than last year's clubhouse.  I highly recommend investing in the Bloc Lok ruler to square up your half square triangles.  It really makes easy work of the squaring up process!

Block 1

Block 2

Now to help mom with her blocks!