All dressed up and nowhere to go!

It has been a lazy weekend. I did back to back trips to Chicago at the end of last week and was quite tired this weekend. I slept a lot, platter tennis with Maddie and Rob on Saturday and Sunday, and shopped a little bit to get ready for my trip to Australia. So, with…

Modern Owls

This table runner makes me happy. I have never specifically sought out owls, but I have a frequent customer who loves them. This print caught my eye due to the simplicity of the design. I paired it with Kona solids and a happy orange and white polka dot. I was going for a palette that…

100th Item!

This is probably a big deal to no one but me, but I had a goal of offering 100 items on my Etsy shop. Originally it was because I have read that when you have approximately 100 items for sale you start achieving more consistent sales. But then it became more if a goal around…

Scrap busting!

Work has been tough lately so I took today and tomorrow off to recharge and get some sewing done. Of course, “took off” means got up early to work for two hours and will likely mean the same later, but in the meantime I am grateful for a bright sunny day and some quiet time.…

Spring has sprung

Well it looks like spring is finally here. We had a fun brunch last weekend to celebrate with me, Rob, Maddie, my brother Mike and my friend and colleague Jen. My brother cooked which was awesome since he is a chef, but I contributed a homemade banana cake, black and red fruit salad and mimosas.…

Would make a cool quilt

I was outside Los Angeles for work this week and visited a client in Westlake Village. Their building has this really cool mosaic, with tile squares forming palm trees and this cool tiger. I have seen quilts that look like little squares that form pictures or images. I have thought about making one but every…

Table Toppers

I have been quiet over the past few weeks as my day job has been unreasonably busy. But, despite the craziness at work, I have made a few new things. I have really enjoyed making table toppers. I got the Atkinson Designs hexagon table topper pattern which has three sizes – small which is about…