Monday, February 28, 2011

This Made Me Smile

You may not know this about me, but I went into this blogging thing with a bit of a fussy attitude. At one time I may have even tried to say I was forced into starting a blog... I'm so glad I succumbed to the pressure because now it's something I enjoy. I have met nice people. One of those nominated me for an award. I've never met Jan over at Isisjem but I feel like she's a friend. I absolutely love one of the things she said about me..... Her blog is a mix of all the different things she makes with other stuff thrown in. Including some very gorgeous pictures of her grandson ....   Someone I've never met gets me! ha ha Anyway, Jan, thanks for being out there and liking my crazy. I love how you are always going outside your comfort zone and doing things I'm not brave enough to do!

There are a few rules to accepting an award and one of those is that I have to nominate 3 -5 blogs that I think should get an award. All of them have under 100 followers. These are all people that look forward to reading when they post. Thanks for being out there!

Parrishplatz -  Jennifer is extraordinary. She makes me want to be more creative. When she decides the time is right, you will want her to be your photographer. 
Insanely Crafty - Jessica is one of the most clever people I know. She's also my daughter but I'd say that anyway. 
Kelly's Korner - Kelly is perfect mixture of brains and creativity. One of the most busy people I know, when she gets to post, you want to see it. 
theblackforrist - Kara is energy. She makes cute things. Then she makes the patterns. 
H'sCreations - Heather is full of love. A mom of three, she still makes time to do nice things for others. Being as  I've been there and tried to do that, I admire her. 

If any of you feel the urge to tell someone else that you enjoy what they do, follow the rules below. If you don't, then by all means don't!!! You can still tell the world that I think you're amazing! 


1) If you are tagged, and you want to accept, then create a post on your blog and add the Liebster blog pic.2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept. 3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.The aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, (less than 50 Followers is ideal), therefore, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Simplicity 2866

I made this a couple of weeks ago and yes, I am just now getting around to showing you. It's finally warm enough to take pictures outside comfortably. For me. I'm a wimp. 
 I got the fabric at Joann's back in October. Kinda forgot about it until one Saturday morning when I woke up and decided I needed a new dress.
 I really like the embroidered flowers.
 The pattern was super simple. I did change the front to have tucks instead of pleats... 
 I'm not sure it's the best style for me but it's easy to wear and I just needed something new. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


The winner of the hexagon pillow is...........
Number 13!
Who said,

Um, it shouts "Kara!!!" it's orange... hello...

February 19, 2011 2:36 PM

I hope you enjoy the pillow Kara! It will be on it's  way to you shortly!

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments!

I haven't had a photo of the boy in the last few posts. This is one of him on Friday when he, grampa and I were hanging out in the backyard. 
He kills me.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Something For You!

Well, only if you want it.....

I am over due for a giveaway. I'm sorry for neglecting you. Especially since you have always been so encouraging and kind. Really kind. Like all of your encouragement for me and my Etsy endeavor. Did I tell you it all sold? So thank you for everything.

Way back when I started indulging in my love for hexagons and before I decided that I was going to make a quilt and make it a charm quilt to boot, I made a lot of them. The other day I decided to make a pillow. I liked it and thought maybe you would too. You won't be hurting my feelings if you don't, but if you would like a chance to have this lovely, just leave me a comment.

The insert is included because it's an odd size so I had to make one. Comment up until Monday midnight EST.  This is open to anyone, anywhere. Now I'm off to try and restock my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thank You!

Thank you everyone for the well wishes on this newest adventure. 
Most of all, thank you Joan, Katelyn and Amy for being my first customers! 
I hope you enjoy your new bags.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Sister Made Me Do It

A few weeks ago while talking to my sis on the phone she mentioned some bracelets she liked on sundance. They are funky leather bracelets at a precious price and she wanted one. Bad. My sis is has style. There are things she can do/wear that I can only wish I could pull off. The fun part about this conversation was, I had leather......

I have some butter soft leather left over from a project I have yet to show you. It's one for the all but defunct house blog. You know, the one I haven't posted on in two months. I'm busy, don't judge. Jess and I got together and made a few to try things out and maybe send a couple off to "someone"...

I'll be making more unless someone tells me to stop.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Half Square Triangle Pillow

Pillows seem to be the big thing right now. They are kind of irresistible. About a month ago (? time flies) I decided I needed a pillow for my guest room. I actually could use a couple of pillows because one looks kinda sad, like an incomplete thought, but you must start somewhere.
My finished HSTs are 2 inches. It's a bit crazy that there are, I think, 85 of them in this one small pillow.I used Kona cottons. I wish I had a color card because I cannot for the life of me remember what these fabrics are called and I really need some of the yellow! So who would like to come see me next? The room is ready!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I Decided to Give Up My Hair

 The last time I had my hair cut was back in June. It was an interesting cut, I had these sort of dog ears in the front and chopped layers in the back. I was not pleased. So I let it grow. Then I stopped paying attention to it. When I realized how long it was, I thought, for about the tenth time, that I should donate it to Locks of Love. Apparently about the same time Jess was thinking of the same thing. Soooo I continued to let mine grow.
Strange thing about me and my hair, the longer it gets, the more I fear letting it go. Even when I realize that I am not looking my best.
Today was the day. Jess and I went together and did it.
I know that my hair was beyond shaggy buuuuuuutttttt, I was not quite ready for this short. I haven't even looked at the back, it is really short. Really. I can't bring myself to look. In spite of never, ever, wanting to do this again, I'm really glad I did it this once. 
P.S. If anyone one of you tells me I look perky you'll be dead to me. Really. Not. Kidding.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Boy and His Blanket

Just in case you're wondering, quilts and blankets are not the same thing and anyway, his mom bought the fabric and said make it. So I had to. Poor me.
 Made with Urban Circus by Laurie Wisbrun, Shannon Cuddle in brown with blue dots, and kona cotton in a color I would know if I could ever get my hands on a color card. I "quilted" it with straight lines about every third row of elephants. 
He loves it and I love him. Perfect.