Saturday, October 27, 2012

I made this ereader case all in the hoop project from Five Star Fonts.

Can anyone tell me why my other blog photos disappeared?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Funky Pig Quilt

Funky Pigs: I am starting my first quilt for my niece, Julia.  She loves pigs and pinks.  She also wanted cheetah but I'll have to see about fitting that in.  The material is from Moda.  The funky pigs is from Hatched in Africa.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Annie Sloan cabinet makeover.

I got this old cabinet from my mom's cousin who we always called Aunt Joan because she was a sister to my mom in many ways.
I painted it with Annie Sloan's Emile (puple) paint and then a coat of white.  Sanded it down to show the purple underneath.  Etched the glass with hummingbirds, birdhouses and tree branches.  Hobby Lobby knows with crystals in many different colors including purple.  Much prettier in real life.  It is hard to take a shabby chic picture!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ereader for Kindle, Nook

My sister-in-law sent me this awesome sparkley peacock fabric and asked me to make her daughter an ereader.  I quilted it in gold metallic thread which is hard to see in the photo.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


EReader (Nook, Kindle) cover I made for a girl at work who wanted a coffee theme.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Before N After

 Cement sea horse bird bath that was in my Grandmother's yard.  The top had broken years ago.  I didn't like the sea horses but since it belonged to my grandmother.

I spray painted the sea horses black so they wouldn't stand out and set my orange planter on top of them.  I think they are amazing now.   The orange flowers in the planter will drape over the sides as summer progresses.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

E Reader with frogs and skulls.

Ereader with frog fabric for my DIL and skull fabric for my 11 yrs. old nephew.

EReader Dr. Suess

Another Ereader I made for my cousin's daughter.  I used glow in the dark thread for the quilting.
I hope she loves it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I made these napkins for my girlfriend who is into Fairies.  She is so creative and has several fairy gardens.  She even made a fairy house out of an old tree stump, varnished it and put huge mushrooms on the stump for fairy rooms.  Inside the tree stump she put stained glass windows and a light.  Next week she is having a "Fairy" themed dinner for us girls!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dr. Suess dress

I made this dress for my 5 yrs. old granddaughter's birthday.  I just love it and so did Ruby!!

EReader case for my SIL's bday

This is an "all in the hoop" Ereader case that I made for my SIL's birthday.  She is an amazing quilter and sewer so I hope she likes it.  It is like cooking for a master chef, very intimidating.  But if she is like me she still loves when people do something special for her.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

When Ruby goes to Disneyland she wears this TinkerBell dress and gets so many compliments!  I love the purple inserts.  Now Ruby says, Grandma will you make me a ......  so I know she loves what I create for her.

I love bug material.  I don't know why but for some reason the colors the textures are so fun!  This pattern is so cute with the drawstring gather to see the bottom flower layer of the skirt.
Ruby and her family have a Zoo pass so I made her this cute dress to wear when she goes to the zoo.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Purse I just made using the Margo purse pattern by LazyGirlDesigns.  Fabric is by Michael Miller.
Love the pockets both outside and inside and the zipper closure.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Dresser after

 These are the dressers after we painted them white with a light grey drawers.  Spray painted the drawer pulls.  We might use the above dresser as a buffet.

This is the dresser before we painted it.  The drawer handles were such an ugly color I almost threw them away.  I'm so glad I tried spray painting them first.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nightstand before n after

This is a close up of the after.  We spray painted the hardware in pewter and the screens for the doors.
This is the nightstand before in grandma's bedroom.

This is the nightstand before, off white with yellow and gold trim.  Below is the after photo.  I used an oil base white paint and a medium grey for the drawers.  The knobs/handles were awful gaudy so we spray painted them in pewter and they are now gorgeous.  We also spray painted the metal screen in the doors the same pewter.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tutu purses

My granddaughters live in Calif. so when I visit I make them something special.  This time I made them tutu purses with Tinkerbell/beaded edging.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bon Voyage card

I made this card for my sister and her hubby.  They are going on an Alaskan Cruise.  I used the Cricut new CM Travel cartridge for the wave, Life's A Beach for the ship card pg. 77, for the penguin border I used Animal Kingdom cartridge pg. 55.
Spritzed the card with glitter spray.

I found the images on  Love their web site for searching items on the cricut cartridges.

Anniversary Card

I made this Anniversary card for a friend of mine using the Cricut Sweethearts cartridge pg. 70.  I used sparkle paper for the glasses, cuttlebug embossing for the dots, Stampin up punch for the scalloped border.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tutu purses for my granddaughter

These were so fun and easy to make.   I bought the canvas bag from Hobby Lobby when it was half price and some rolls of tule and beaded ribbon.  For these I chose Tinkerbell ribbon and also beaded ribbon.  After I sewed the ribbon on I figured out that the ribbon was iron on!  I could have just ironed it on first but oh well, now it is more secure!
The baby purse is for my grandbaby that is due any minute! IF it is a girl, otherwise Ruby gets two purses!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Burlap Pillow for front entry.  This is the inspirational web site for my burlap pillow.  Just love Tara's creations!  This pillow is 15 inches.  I made the ruffles 2.5 inches wide using left over fabric.  I stuffed the pillow with plastic bags.  It is out of the wind and rain but I think it would be ok in the elements too.  Hope you enjoy and please leave comments.  Thank you!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fairy Garden

 There is a rope ladder going from the upper fairy garden to the lower garden.  To make the rope ladded she used pieces of mulch from her landscape and twine. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

cricut blog  Cricut blog is a new blog about scrapbooking.  I use my cricut to cut all kinds of shapes and ABC!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

 I made this purse/bag for my personal trainer!  She is great and has been so encouraging.