A few months ago I went to an open house put on by Renee Nanneman with Need'l Love and I found this really cute purse pattern. I decided it was time to make one for myself and just finished putting on the handles a little bit ago. The pattern is the Scrap Happy Purse by Amanda Jean Nyberg. After I finished the gussets I realized I had oriented my scraps vertically instead of horizontally like she did in the pattern, but I don't think it made any difference. It was an easy "mistake" to…Continue
I had to break into my stash and drop my cardigan knitting to start on a project for the "Happy St. Patrick's Day" Join-Along in the Goetz Group on Ravelry. I'll be making a cardigan, a blouse and a skirt for Mandy, who looks more Irish than any of the other dolls, with her red…
I spent last week down in Arizona, surprising Miss Bailey for her 10th birthday (and already 5'4"+). Her dad is on the left (Adam) and my middle son CJ is on the right. He is living with Adam and helping with Bailey on the week she's with Adam.
No sewing/quilting ... I'm going through everything and purging a lot as I prepare to move to a…Continue
My grandson Will asked me to make him a pillow with a dragon on it. We gave him our old living room couch when he got his own apartment & he wanted a decorative pillow to put on it. I gave it to him yesterday & he was thrilled with it.…Continue
My grandson Mike loves the Chiefs so he was thrilled when they won the Super Bowl. I found this cute machine embroidered gnome design so made it for him as he has just moved in to his first apartment. I found the Chiefs fabric at Joanns. It was absolutely horrible to work with and I would certainly never use it in a quilt, but it worked okay for a pillow. The original price was $12.99 per yard, but they had it "on sale" for $9.99. Wasn't worth more than $5.99 per yard in my opinion. It…Continue