Monday, December 31, 2007

Reading pillow

The reading pillow for my daughter is finished!  The pattern was ordered from  The pattern called for Canvas cotton, but since I already had a cotton in mind I used iron on flannel to make it more sturdy.  

Sewing for kids

Remember that pink sewing machine I showed you.  Well, my daughter got it for Christmas and wants to sew everyday.  She made this blanket and pillow for her sister's doll.

Friday, December 21, 2007


If you didn't already know, I am such a fan of Martha Stewart Kids and Martha Stewart Baby magazines.  Too bad they stopped making them, :(  In one of their Dec. issues I saw some gingerbread men they turned around and made into Reindeer.  Clever, very clever!  I had to make some.  

R.G.'s problem

I refuse to go out.  Yep, that’s right I refuse.  Have you seen those lines?  Have you seen those parking lots?  No, thanks!  I am staying right here… enjoying things here.

My boy has been asking for some things to go with his R. G. doll, (His name was supposed to be Archie, oh well, it's his doll).  I went out and bought this cute fabric that I’ve had my eye on.  I began making a quilted sleeping bag.  Well, then the doll's arms ripped, both of them!  He thought they could be fixed by the time he went to bed.  No, no this is going to be surgery!  I will have to unstitch his sides and then make new arms to sew in.

Oh, also Merry Christmas and happy eating from our Candy village.  

Monday, December 17, 2007

A break from Christmas prep

There's always lots to do when Christmas is coming, but I decided to take a little break on friday and work on this.  I'm not going to be sharing what it is yet, but I sure am loving these diamonds!

Monday, December 10, 2007


I copy Becky Higgins.  Who doesn't?  This decor idea was easy and a way to save what's left of my Austrian ornaments!  So many have broken.  Each year I have been happy when my favorite one survives.  It is the one on the left side.  :)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy came to our house last night and left this.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

New hair ties!

Yep!  I'm talking brand new!  These are called, "Trash Ties", mine are on there way.  Get yours at www.trash  
I knew I wanted some as soon as I saw this picture,
and now they are available!  

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Each day when I give my children vitamins I will hear, "Look I got a pink cat", or "I have an elephant".  When they are given a hippo, they will with out fail begin singing, "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas!"  This happens no matter what time of year, but I thought it was a good time to post this.

Monday, December 3, 2007

productive weekend

       This weekend was incredibly productive.  I worked on Christmas cards and am close to the finish line.  It is exciting.  My husband even helped out!  I also made a gift for a new baby I am soon to meet.  I made one of the little ribbon blankets.  I had never made one before, but it was simple enough.  The pattern is at  Also, here is a picture of some cards my daughter whipped out.  Too cute!