Sunday, December 6, 2009


Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you

O.K. anyone and everyone who loves to craft in any form NEEDS to enter this giveaway. It would truly be a dream come true, and to be quite honest, if I should be so lucky to win I would wet my pants. Here's my Meme
Five Items on My Holiday Wish List
1 - Can Medial Bills being paid off count?
2- Much needed vacation with my Hubby
3- Yudu machine would be rockin
4- So would the Gypsy
5-Kona Fabric chart
What is your Favorite Handmade Gift you have received:
The first year we were married my Hubby made me several earrings - I love them, and wear them 12 years later.
What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle:
Completed scrapbook for the year, and a quilt for my mother.
What was the best Christmas Gift you received as a child:
A doll that looked like me - I know my mom worked really hard to give one to each of us girls.
What items are top on your kids wish list this year:
Reading light for my bookworm, DS for my gammer, Legos for the builder, and a stable with horses for the sassy one.
What is your favorite holiday food:
Oreo truffles - they are divine!
What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays:
Table runner
What is your favorite holiday movie:
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - the original
Favorite Holiday song:
Silent Night
Favorite Holiday pastime:
Sipping Hot Cocoa by the fire with my family
To enter to win all these cool prizes below simply answer the questions in this meme, make sure to post links back to and Provo Craft (use this link: ) and tag your friends!
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The deadline to post and send us an email is Sunday, December 13th. We’ll annouce the winner on Monday, December 14th. Good luck!
Tag your it! To . . . .
Sarah, Chandy, Hillary, Kimi, Suzy, Jackie, Becky, Sue and anyone else who reads this!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Unbelievable giveaway check it out! I love the easy view desk it would be great for sewing, scrapbooking, any craft. Let's all cross our fingers in hope of winning! Best to all!
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Join the fun! I love flea market fancy, and would love to win!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Purchased this Riley Blake fabric several months ago and am just getting around to it. The skirt is Portabella Pixie's patchwork skirt pattern. It was made for my little Sas! Next to the pillow case dress I made this summer it was a first for me. It was a lot of fun, and the best part is there are a lot of scraps left over. Yep, they are cut into 5 inch squares, and will be made into a quilt ASAP! Ohhh! How I love fabric. We are just getting over the H1N1 virus, and it's great to be feeling better - now it's time to get projects done.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

O.K. so I'm very addicted to quilting, and blog suffering all the amazing quilt blogs out there. It's overwhelming! But it does inspire me, and with really sick kids the last few days it sure has been a great thing to do. Anyway, I joined the block party group, and they are having a great giveaway, check it out!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Have you heard of pay it forward? I've seen a couple of crafty blogs, and was lucky enough to catch on at handmadebyheidi.blogspot. Here are the rules if you want to play . . .
1. You must have a blog to play.

2. The first three people to comment on this post agree to play Pay it Forward by posting on their blog and playing with the first three people that comment on their blog.

3. I agree to send, sometime withing 365 days, a gift to those same three people who commented on this blog post. (That is the "playing" part!) The gift doesn't have to be crafty, so don't worry about that.

Email me if you have questions! Have fun!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

O.K. so here is another quilt! I love making quilts, it truly is a new found obsession and joy in my life. If only I had a little more money(o.k. a lot more money), and a lot more time. I read the other day that a broken sewing machine, means a clean house. Wouldn't it be great to create all day everyday? I could do it, and then give all the fun things away. That is really one of my favorite parts of making things, giving them away. It was a delight to give this quilt to a friend who just had a little girl. She loves hot pink, so of course my dear friend who helped me, and I needed to go with it. We kept is simple! And look what we came up with. If I remember correctly we bought 10 different black and white fabrics 1/2 yard each. Cut them into strips, sewed them together, and in a matter of about 2 hours the top was done. That's even working with distractions. The back is pink minky, so it's extra soft. We just stitched in the ditch, then add the hot pink ric rac and flowers. We left the flower edges so they would fray. It turned out really cute, and the little baby just loves the contrast with the black and white. It went together really quick. Thanks to one of my best girls and her help - it always is a joy to create with her.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

So it's been a long while - my sanity is gone . . . . . I haven't had much time to create, but I'm determined to find my mind, so I better start crafting right? I did find a little time this summer, and finished a quilt for my niece that was born in May. Better late then never. It was my first free motion quilting project. WOW! It was so much fun, I can't wait to try again. The quilt turned out O.K. There are obviously mistakes, but isn't that the charm in handmade? It was made with a Moda line, love moda. I did this project with one of my best girls. We both added to the original pattern called Check the Stars from Pixie Girl Quilts. Huge thanks to Deb for all the help!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cute Journals

So for YW last week I had my Beehives make some cute Back-to-School journals. Pretty easy and lots of fun. Here is one that I made!

Monday, July 20, 2009

My sweet man just had knee surgery, and when your self employed it's the pits. So to help cover some of the medical cost, I'm selling some of the blankets I've made. They are all new, and never been used. All are hand crafted. The rag blanket measure approx. 38 x 38 inches and is made of flannel. I feel in love with the sweet little animals. $75. The white crocheted blanket is approx. 30 x 40 inches, made with yarn, simply precious. $75. I also have posted 2 flannel blankets both crocheted around the edges, with a matching burp cloth. They measure approx. 45 inches square. The blue has a darling matching polka dot, and the pink has a precious matching green stripe. $35 a set. Please email me if your interested! Thanks!

O.K. so it has been awhile. My goal to keep a blog of crafts going is a lot harder to accomplish than I thought. Maybe after girl's camp, things will slow down just a little bit. This is a quilt I made for my nephew. I learned a lot of new things making this quilt. It is my third quilt I pieced. I drew the animals on muslin then stitched around them with brown thread. I love how it turned out, and need to try this one again. Although I did make a lot of mistakes, it's truly one on my favorites thus far. I hope little fro enjoys it to the fullest!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Love this dress!  All of us should post in hopes of winning!

Look what's blooming!

OK girls here are just a sampling of some of the flower clips I have made!

These are my big clips and are each about 4''

Some close ups of some big clips, sorry some of them are turned wrong!

A set of my medium clips! Great for pig-tails!

My small clips! I have some with ribbon and some without ribbon on the clip. This size is super cute on lil' babies!

Hope you like them! It has become my latest obsession! In fact last night as my sweet hubby was cleaning up the flooded basement (dang storm) I kept myself busy with this now NEEDED ( for my sanity) hobby of mine!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

So most of you have seen "Little Monkey" my daughter and I made for her cousin, but he is just to cute not to post . . . What do you think?  I found a great pattern for him from Roxy, they have incredibly cute designs.  I'm so happy that my daughter enjoys crafting as much as I.  I love to see the unique touches that each individual puts into their crafts!  I've been working on a quilt for my new little niece, I'm excited to try free motion machine quilting for the first time on it.  I have made a couple quilts in the past, but always used the stitch in the ditch method.  Hopefully it will turn out O.K.  I will post it in the upcoming week or so, depending on how long it will take to quilt.  Now I'm off to crochet wash cloth's.  This house is in desperate need of new wash cloth's, and thanks to my GG I love crocheted wash cloth's.  In fact once I get a few done I think I will offer a give away . . . . . My sanity is slowly returning, Thanks Mom, Sissy's and friends, I couldn't have made it through this week without your encouraging words of kindness.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

O.K. so I found this quilt on some blog - I wish I could remember - anyway I love it!  I have no pattern, but I'm going to have to figure one out because this one is to cute to pass on.  I also am posting a picture of a fun little monster I made for my sweet little nephew.  I'm thinking either Wednesday or Thursday for our craft day, let me know what you think.  Embrace today!

Friday, May 29, 2009

O.K. so I've been waiting and waiting for my sweet sissy's to help me out with all this blog stuff - and guess what - life is crazy busy for all of us.  No surprise, life is crazy busy for all.  I've learned that I need to craft for my sanity.  Sometimes it's the only motivation that keeps me ticking.  Especially when I'm not sleeping well.  With that in mind here are a few of my creations.  Hopefully I will figure out how to post pictures . . . . YEAH!  I learned something new today.  This blanket I made for my friend and her newest addition .  The pattern is called "Crazy Eight's"  but I've modified it a bit.  It was one of those moments when you can't walk out of the Fabric shop without the fabric.  I tried really hard to leave without purchasing, but I couldn't and the obsession took over.  Then again that's where the fun begins.  If any of you are Hero fans - I have a Jessica and Nikki within - ha! ha!  I think I should give my creative side a name, any suggestions?????  Well I think I'm going to have to hit a fabric store today.  Best to all!  Angie

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Beginnings

Ok so this is our attempt at a sister blog! It took us some time but we finally got to it! We all decided that instead of paying for therapy or taking a trip to the looney bin we would get together and craft for sanity's sake!   Then we realized that we are pretty darn talented (or so we told ourselves and each other) and wanted to share our creations! 

Stay tuned and we will post the things that keep us sane! The kids are now climbing the walls and turning on each other.....time to head to the craft room!