Getting a jump on graduation!

My stepdaughter is graduating from high school in June and her Dad and I have been thinking about how to commemorate such a special occasion. She is off to college next year and only wants things for her dorm. There is a quilt in her future and tonight I made her this pillow to commemorate…

New York, New York

The City Quilter in NYC has amazing NYC fabric that they designed. I leave for Australia on Monday and will be shop hopping with someone I met on this blog and wanted to bring her a gift. So, I made her a NYC themed pillow.   I liked the pillow so much when done, that I…

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…

Tooth Fairy Pillows

I am having fun today making items to restock my Etsy store and am focusing on mixing embroidery and sewing. I remember when Maddie was little and lost a tooth – and the drama that followed when the $5 that the tooth fairy left got lost in her covers and ended up under her bed.…

Owls at Christmas

I have a favorite customer who places a custom order at almost every show. She has great taste so it is really fun to see for her. Earlier this fall, I delivered a custom order to her home and noticed she collects owls. The following week I found some awesome owl Christmas fabric in my…

Measure twice, cut once

A week and a half ago I got a custom order on Etsy for five holiday pillows. No problem! I was psyched as it was my largest custom order to date. I carefully calculated the fabric and had just enough to get them done. You know those handy dandy rulers that have an inch marked…

Christmas Table Runner

I spent most of yesterday working on Thanksgiving table runners since I had sold 3 of the 4 I had made at craft shows and the last on Etsy yesterday. But, I also managed to finish this one that I had started last weekend and get it added to Etsy. The fabric is from Westminster…