Saturday, December 11, 2010

2 down....2 to go

The bottom (red lining) stocking I used texture magic to do the cuff. I quilted it in diaganol directions then applied steam to get the texture......looks good but a lot of work. For the blue one I made a trip to Fabricland this afternoon, to get some faux fur for the cuff. I have been sneezing ever since, but much easier! I also traced the second one adding a half and inch all the way around to make it a bit bigger...They match the tree skirt too!

Gramma's table runner

I made this for my Gramma's b-day. The strips are random sizes, and I did free motion quilting on all of the light blue pieces.

Thread catcher

I just love this owl fabric. ....I made the pink and white one for my Mom for her birthday. The top is a pin cushion and filled with sand so it hangs on the edge of the table.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A quick sympathy card I amde with some scraps on my desk. The background is embossed with the big shot....

Crayon roll....

I made this for my nephew. It is fun to take with you to restaurants, etc....keeps all the crayons in order and rolls up into a little package!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Witch is in.....

This project turned out to be a lot harder that I anticipated! I appliqued all of the pieces on, but the stitching around those bats and letters was enough to drive me crazy! A lot of stitches were pulled out in this project, and re-done...I used some red jewel like buttons for the witches shoes to add some bling. I also have some spider buttons to sew on but forgot to do that before I took the pic. The backing fabric is black and white skeleton heads....I just quilted as I did the stitching around each piece.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Figgy Pudding....

by Basic Gray is the name of most of the fabrics I picked for this project. I finally got it finished (started it at this time last year!) It took me awhile to hand stitch the binding on, but I love it!
Stay tuned for a matching table runner I am working on....let's hope it is done before Christmas this year!

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

I had a stamp-a-stack for a friend of mine from work at her house, with 5 of her friends. It went well, they were scrapbookers giving card making a try. I kept the cards fairly simple, as we did 3 of each design for a total of 15.. I love the new Merry Christmas post card stamp (the 4th card from the left. Lot's of shimmer spray and glitter, which the picture doesn't capture to well!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hoot n' Annie

Meet Annie....Hoot is not done yet! I was playing with a product that is new to me...texture magic....the second picture shows the "texture". I quilted diamond shape lines on the texture magic and the snail fabric, then steamed with the iron and that cool crinkled look is what I got!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Special bag

I have a friend who's son has a very special stuffed football. It was recently lost and was very upsetting for all involved for 2 days until he was found! I decided to make a special bag for football to stay in, and be transported in.

Super easy-I just serged the edges, then sewed a seam along the 2 open edges, and folded it down at the top to be able to put a string through it.

Cake anyone??!

We recently held a hockey themed baby shower for a friend from work and this is the "diaper cake" that I made. It also had a hockey themed edible cake to match, but I ordered that from IGA!!
I bought some mini-hockey sticks from Costco to put in the middle, and used my bigshot to cut out the letters and the the stars. To hold all of the diaper layers together I wrapped black cardstock and then tied the blue ribbon around the cardstock. (the diaper layers already had an elastic band holding the diapers in place)
I didn't want to have a bunch of things hanging off of the cake (baby toys etc), I like that it is quite simple.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hotwheels bag!

I made this for Markus to put his cars in. He picked out the fabric (it's actually thick canvas like fabric) Everytime we go out he like to bring his cars and we throw them into a lunchbag or something. Now he can have his own special car bag!!

Gardening Apron....

I made this for a friend of mine who loves to garden. She gave me a bunch of Dahlia bulbs earlier this year and I thought of her when I saw this fabric!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Sorry the picture is blurry (it was a last minute pic!) It was my older son's 14th birthday yesterday, so Markus (my 4 yr old) and I baked a cake and cupcakes for him. Markus decorated most of the cupcakes all by himself, and a lot of green icing was everywhere!

For the card, I embossed the Extreme Guitar image on top of one of the Extreme Elements stamps and then simply added some punched out stars, some popped up for dimension.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

What is wrong with my blog???

I have no idea what has happened to my blog, I have tried to fix it, but nothing is working. I will have to get a computer genius (Jess!) to help me. is a dreary rainy day today and I have managed to spend the whole day sewing. I started out sewing the "custom" curtains/blinds for our boat. All of the windows are wierd shapes, so I had to make a pattern for each individual pain in the a**! It got boring after a couple of hours so I decided to try this Amy Butler pattern I bought the other day. I have never done a zipper before so this is my first turned out OK, not perfect but pretty good. Now I have yet another useless bag...But it was fun to make!

Pictures of the curtain/blinds to follow once they are installed!

Catching up on projects today...

This has been a work oin progress for a few weeks. Markus wanted a robe, so he picked out some material and I finally finished it today. It was all done except for the cuffs, and he has been wearing it, but I didn't want to get a picture until it was all finished!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Batman returns!!

I made this cape for my nephew for his birthday. I had to get Markus to model it before I wrapped it up! Of course I have already started on a second one for him, and will likely make a third for my other nephew, the boys LOVE dressing up! I am quite pleased with how it turned out....I used a Quick Sew pattern (though there was nothing quick about it!) I spent a few late nights after getting home from work, but managed to figure it out! It is hard to see in the picture, but there are little ears at the top of the hood...I lined them with interfacing to make them stick up.... I cut out the eyes and then satin stitched around the openings. The whole thing is fully lined (that was the tricky part!) but worth it!

Monday, July 5, 2010

FAncy Box

Of course Carrie G, had to have the fanciest project!! This is a little box/notecard holder. We used the big shot to cut out the scallop squares and the stamp set "because I care", one of my new favorites. Click the picture for a close up.....
I'm not sure what this set is even called...I like the way we popped the bird up and of course the mini library clip is a fun accent.

Wild Wasabi is back.....

I love this color, and am so happy it is back with SU's "color renovation". I attended a shoe-box swap a couple of weeks ago, everyone designs a card and brings the supplies for everyone to make their own.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Love this stamp set....

I spent a good part of the day today re-organizing my craft room yet again! I decided that my sewing stuff can't share my craft room space after all, I need the whole room for crafting!
I thought I should make something after all of that....This is Mellow Moss and Kraft. I watercolored the image with white craft ink and mellow moss ink (with my blender pen), added some sparkles in the centers of the flowers, the greeting, the bird (cut out/popped up) and tons of dimensionals...The stamp set is Elements of Style (clear mount).

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Batik Pillowcase

I many pillowcases do I need??! This was a project at the Serger Club that I go to once a month. We were learning a special decorative stitch called "fagotting" to attatch the batik to the muslin. Then you can add decorative ribbon.... It may come in handy one day!!
PS....the ribbon was not my choice it was all the instructor had!

MDS...Take 2

This one turned out better. I used the stamp set Garden Whimsey....I started with a blank 12x12 sheet, gave me more room to work with.

Friday, May 28, 2010

MDS Invitation

I am the first to admit I don't love using My Digital Studio, but I did try it again. I am making an invitation for my Gramma's 80th birthday, but I need to be able to e-mail it to the family. I used a 5x7 blank page to do this and then saved it as a jpeg on my laptop. I then transferred to to my mac computer using my stick...saved it to my pictures and tried to attatch it to an e-mail. Seemed to work, only problem is that it is a bit small to read, so I will have to keep working on it!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tote-ally Tess

This is a b-day card for a girlfriend who also loves to craft and scrapbook. I stamped the images in Staz-On ink and then water-colored with SU crayons. The punched flowers are one of the tiny punches (comes in a set of 3) that are in the Summer mini, with some dazzling diamonds glitter in the centers. I also used the tiny tag punch and stamp set to add the hand-crafted tag...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New product spotlight

I made this page as a demo for a workshop that I did a few weeks ago. I wanted to show the girls the new paper (right side of pic) in the summer mini catalog....The pattern doesn't appear until you rub/sponge ink onto it, how cool is that?! I was going for a "vitagey" look, so I distressed the scalloped edge, used the very vintage wheel and spritzed the whole page with a smooch spritzer. I will add some journaling on the right hand side eventually!

My latest creation....

I was practicing using some decorative stitches with this project. The pattern didn't call for any top stitching or lining for the bag, but I like to line my projects, I think it gives it a nice finished look. I also added the magnetic closure in the middle of the purse.
The second picture shows the stitching I added along the middle of the bag to joint he green fabric. I also top stitched the straps with a reinforcement stitch....I love the colors!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A wise owl....

This was a card I made my Mom for Mother's day. I have had the woodgrain background stamp forever and had not yet used it. I stamped it on the white c/s and then layered the old olive c/s over that. The owl was stamped from Fox and friends, cut out and popped up in the "tree". I used the new Smooch Spritz (LOVE these!) and just gave the whole card a squirt. I layered a piece of white c/s on the inside and stamped my greeting.
I made this card last minute for a b-day party my son was attending. I just received the new motorcycle stamp this week, and have been wanting to use it. I stamped the image in Versamark and then embossed it with silver powder. The background was embossed using my big shot and silver shimmer card stock. I decided to use the new Smooch Spray (white) as a last minute detail, as you can see I haven't quite figured out how to get just a little spritz!!! Some linen thread and a star brad finish off the card. The inside was layered with a piece of white card stock with happy Birthday stamped and a picture that my son drew for the b-day boy.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spinner card

I made this card with my stamp club last month. We used the Sweet Pea designer paper, word window punch and the fox and friends stamp set. The turtle is actually embossed with craft ink and clear powder, and spins across the card when you tilt it....Lot's of dimensionals used!

Monday, April 12, 2010


....remembered to take a picture of my charm. Click for a better view of the details. I used Vintage Vogue and Tiny Tags.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Card Swap

I am going to a card swap tonight so I had to get some cards made today!!
I used the Vintage Vogue set (surprise!) The flowers are made with the scallop punch, and the Sweet Pea DSP. I sprayed them with shimmer mist and scrunched them up. I also used the vintage wheel for the background on the sahara sand layer. I used versmark so it is difficult to see in the picture!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


My girlfriend has this great pattern for boys underwear that I really wanted to try. (I upgraded my sewing machine again and wanted to play!!) I didn't have any stretchy knit type fabric in my stash or ribbing, so I thought why not use an old t-shirt! I got about 4 pairs out of one shirt....I used the ribbing from the neck of the shirt for the waist band and then some stretchy fleece for the legs. My son loves them, even though they look a bit like a santa hat, he gets a kick out of the fact that they were made from daddy's t-shirt!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy 88th Birthday

for my Grampa! This is a really bad picture because I forgot to take a picture before I gave it to this is with my i-phone. I used one of my favorite sets "Loads of Love". I watercolored with my crayons (all SU products!) and added some crystal effects to the windows to make them shiny.