Monday, June 13, 2011


I worked on finishing all morning. I made the quilt a few years ago and had it quilted recently. I put the binding on this morning.  I knit a hat for Britt last week and had enough yarn left to knit this baby hat. Very simple, very quick. Later I was able to put together this pillow for Jen. I did the stitching a while ago and just needed to find the right fabric to finish it. I kept looking for pink but nothing seemed right. As soon as I saw the green I knew the search was over. I am very happy with the way everything turned out. Tomorrow I need to work on some scrapbooking projects.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I made these ruffled bookmarks for Kylie and Abbie to give to their teachers. The tutorial can be found here.. I have also been playing around with Piknik to edit my pictures. As you can tell I need a little more practice.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Vintage Friday

Recently I added these needle books to my collection.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vintage embroidery kit.

Abbie has been asking me if I would teach her to sew for a while so I have been looking for a project to get her started. I found this kit at the thrift store yesterday. I paid $.66 for the kit, $.16 more than the original clearance price, and I think I got a deal. The kit is unopened and has everything she'll need .I remember taking the bus to Zayre with my grandma and looking at crafts. Often she would buy me something to embroider or crochet. This is my chance to pass on that tradition to Abbie. There is one problem however, I don't know if I want to give this kit up. It's so dang cute.