Recent Happenings

My first booth is this weekend, at our local city fair.  I have a 10 by 10 booth, and I am lucky that it is only one day.  However, I have spent WEEKS getting ready for it.  I don’t really know what to expect, or how things will go.  It will be an exciting adventure.  There is NO WAY that I will finish everything in time, so I will just take what is done by Saturday morning.  No problem, right?!  No need to stress….

dog leash

I decided to try my hand at making a dog leash.  I do have another booth coming up in Sept called “Strut Your Mutt” and is a dog theme.  (I know, that is kinda obvious from the name.)  I thought that these would be quick and easy, so I gave it a try.  I think it turned out kinda cute, but I will see how it goes.  I will be making a tutorial for the leash as soon as I remember to download the pics!  So, there will be 2 tutorials coming up soon!! 

Christmas fabrics are arriving all the time, and I can’t decide what to make first!  As soon as my booth is over on Saturday, and I get a chance to clean up the disaster I have made all over my house, I will get the tutorials posted.  Until then, here is a glimpse of the Christmas stuff I JUST got in!




Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

I am not a fan of sewing triangles.  Maybe it is because they just look intimidating, but I don’t like to sew them.  I really wanted a chevron quilt for my bed, but I tried doing just squares and sewing it from the bottom left corner to the top right corner, sideways.  It turned out like this…..


It was MUCH easier, I think, and I didn’t have to deal with triangles.  🙂  I made it small, though, so I GUESS it is going to be a baby quilt?  LOL…

The gray/yellow mix

I must say that I jumped on the bandwagon with the popular colors of the season.  And who wouldn’t, right?  So I had an idea and I ran with it.  I wanted something quick and simple, but with a unique touch.  There are some prints that I don’t want to cut up into smaller pieces, and some that I prefer in smaller pieces.  I used a line by Adorn It called Capri.  So, I mixed those together and came up with this…..

adorn it quilt

Granted, I have not quilted it yet… but I am working on it.  IF I could figure out how to hook up my new Quilt Motion package I just got, I may get that done this weekend. 

Circle Square Quilt

Hearty Good Wishes Circle Square QuiltWhile my step mother was visiting, we decided to make a quilt from one of my favorite fabric collections:  Hearty Good Wishes by Moda.  I had run out of fat quarter bundles, so I was only able to get fat eighth bundles.  We decided to cut the pieces into 9 inch squares.  From those squares, we cut 6 inch circles and attached them to the squares with spray adhesive.

We sewed the circles onto the squares, and sewed them together.  That was it.  🙂  I love the way it turned out.

Breast Cancer Awareness

I was asked by a special friend of mine to make a quilt in honor of a family member of hers who had passed away as a result of breast cancer.  She specifically asked me to put on it “In loving memory of Lorayne.”  I have a few persons I know who have also suffered this tragic disease, and are survivors.  As a mother of 5 daughters,  I take this matter very seriously.  ???????????????????????????????


I don’t know if they will find a cure during my lifetime, but I hope they do.  I plan to make another quilt to be auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research.

**The fabric used for this quilt is Riley Blake’s Think Pink collection.  The pattern and templates for the bra and wording can be found for free at

Upcoming events!

Summer is starting to get away from me!! I have some upcoming events and it seems like I am running out of time. I live in Highland, UT, so I am setting up a booth for the Highland Fling. It takes place the first weekend in August. Not long after that, I have a booth at the Strut Your Mutt in Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City. I have been playing around with some designs and items, and I will do a tutorial for the blog as soon as I get a chance.

burlap dog bone stocking

Here is a burlap dog stocking I made for the Strut Your Mutt event. I will be finishing some other items for the Highland Fling before the weekend is over. Pics to come shortly!