Friday, March 30, 2012

Schnibbles, March Christmas Gift and A Fun Getaway!

 026 Under the wire….that’s kind of how the whole month of March has felt like to me!!  Happily I finished this months Schnibbles project….Bibelot runner style!!  This was really fun and fast to make…good thing for me :-)! 

Here we are …..month three of Christmas Through The Year.  Co hosting with christmasthroughtheyearbuttonDarlene has been WONDERFUL!!!  She definitely carried the ball this month.  Darlene, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  I squeaked out my gifties for this 027month….Stay Put Kitchen Towels.  I used the tutorial from Mary at Pin.Sew.Press.    Talk about a fast project…so if you are still wanting to get a gift done you have plenty of time!  Darlene will have Mr. Linky up tomorrow and everyone who links up with their Christmas project for March, has a chance to win a wonderful runner made by Darlene.  This coming Monday I will have some more tutes to share!


We had a wonderful week away with our home on wheels.  Camping in Morro Bay with family…so fun and very relaxing.  We got to visit some old 007friends (hey look Harold they are back taking our picture!!!).



Shopp011ing at one of my favorite places  …………





….The Garden Center.




There was a bit of time for some hand work006

…..yoyo’s for a future Christmas project….009



and three finishes!!!!!  These were started 3 or 4 years ago…..all quilted and neatly tucked away in my sewing closet!!!  Why I didn’t finish the binding is a mystery to me…but YIPEE they are done and will go on my Sew It’s Finished list.

I think my MOJO is making a slow comeback.  Fingers crossed it stays.  Wishing you all a very happy weekend!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Our Girls Rock….the flu…..Tutes!

Yes our girls rock430455_3410080301685_1560313049_33054972_515781493_n !!! Our girl had the most amazing experience in Tasmania and is now officially a Tasmanian Devil wrangler!! Her two weeks there were the best, hosted by the nicest people and sights she will talk about425748_3410030100430_1560313049_33054921_1617788397_n forever! Missing her for two weeks was the hard part for me, but her boyfriend and I became good texting buddies.


Our other girl…..she ran the LA Marathon on Sunday with a time of 4 hours 34 min.!!!!!! Isn’t that amazing or what?! She trained and trained for 6 months and boy did that training pay off. So proud of both of our girls for sure.

The flu…….UGH!!!!! This nasty bug took me down for about 10 days. I finally went to the doc and got some really strong medication and made the turn……I haven’t been down like that in ages. So for me no sewing, but I’m itching to get to something!!!

Here we go with this weeks featured tutorials.Photo-Coaster-Favors1-300x224

Heidi at The Frugal Girls has this wonderful tutorial for making picture coasters. Her site is loaded to the brim with coupons and money saving ideas too!!!

003_thumb[9]Last month I made these trees… fun and easy and there’s a wonderful tutorial

here at Pleasant Home. Jodi’s are much cuter than mine on the diagonal!!!!


SWEET….Amy at Lucykate Crafts has this adorable strawberry lid cover tutorial. I love giving canned goodies to the neighbors and this will be the perfect embellishment!

Aprons are always a wonderful gift and Aimee from Homespun Threads made this84090718011817430_b0jzrp3h_b beauty from a tutorial here. Love that bow for sure and such pretty fabrics.


So clever of Cindy at Skip To My Lou to think up making personalized luggage tags…tutorial here.


Connie from Smockity Frocks had me at the heart……here’s a tutorial for homemade lotion bars.

Michelle at Craf189854940511284066_eEUxy0v3_cty Asian girl has this great hot pad tutorial. So fast and easy to whip up a bunch of these!

As always if you do use any of these tutorials and post on your blog, please link back to the maker of the pattern.

It’s hard to believe we are in to month three of Christmas Through The Year. Come join us!! I know Darlene has a wonderful giveaway planned for this month! Happy week everyone.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tutorial Monday

I am having so much fun hunting for tutorials.  Contacting everyone about using their pictures and links, and having such wonderful feedback has been the icing on the cake.  If you are using one of these tutorials and posting it on your blog, please be sure to link back to the designer of the tute!!!  So here we go.


Lori, from Bee In My Bonnet, has this great tutorial for these mini design boards.  You can make them in any size that you want. 

The next two projects are from Bec, at Chasing Cottons Quilt Designs189854940511208030_5XGhZuSb_b  First off these super cute potholders…tute here



Super, duper cute coasters…..tute here!

Novita a4524644163_344a5d29ec_mt Very Purple Person has a great  tutorial for a reversible bag.  I really like the fabric she used and I’m thinking some polka dot bags would be perfect too!

Last Fall Jen at Miss Punkie Pie, made this cute mail organizer02mail organizer. 


The instructions are here at Noodlehead.



What kiddo wouldn’t love one of these cute Road Trip Pillow Cases? Traci at Amazing Mae has a super easy tutorial here.

Runners, runners!!!!  I am crazy for table runners.  First off Melissa at The Polkadot Chair has a very sweet tutorial 189854940511277208_2Bi2tytF_b for a festive table runner and mini tree skirt.

Here’s another wonderful table runner project189854940511235660_BpH1MOL6_b



from Kat at Diary of  a Flutter.Kat.   Part one of the tutorial is here and the second part can be found here.

I am really wishing that my Mojo could be found somewhere…..hmmm!  Think it has run off for some R & R, because it is no where to be found in my sewing room.  Wishing you all a very happy week!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Christmas Through The Year Winner!!!!


Darlene and I are so excited…we had 22 participants this month.  That’s a whole lot of Christmas presents done and ready for giving.  We are shaking our pom poms high!!!   Drum roll please……..the winner for the giveaway this month is Carrie P. from A Passion For Appliqué!!!   Congrats Carrie.  Please email me your address and your goodies will be on their way!!!

I have had several emails from people asking about CTTY…so here’s a quick rundown.  To start with this wonderful idea came from Allie…she hosted the club last year, so we are all very grateful to her for getting us up and going!! There are no sign ups for this group…you just join in when you can.  You make a Christmas gift each month and the last day of the month Darlene posts a Mr. Linky on her blog.  We have a giveaway each month and the winner is picked from the current Mr. Linky post.  The first and third Mondays of each month I do a post with of list of tutorials in case you are stuck on a gift idea  (plus I love looking for them)!!!  In addition to having a winner every month we're also going to have two Grand Prize winners next December.  Darlene and I are going to set aside an additional gift every month. The number of entries you have for the Grand Prizes will be based on how many months you participated. So if you participate all 12 months, you'll have 12 entries; 6 months - 6 entries  and so on. 

Today is playday with the Dots.  For me this weekend I am actually going to be doing some sewing so I’m excited!!!!   Happy Thursday everyone.