Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I soooooo want an Accuquilt GO! It is a template "machine" that cuts your fabric in perfect quilty shapes. I have been wanting one for about a year and I just discovered that one of my favorite bloggers at a la mode fabric is having a giveaway of one of these beauties thanks to Accuquilt. Please let me win!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Addition

Now this isn't a crafty post at all. Sometimes I just have to post about life. Our life has become a little crazy in the past 2 days as we have a new addition to our family.

Meet Lily!!!!

She's our American Bulldog/Chocolate Lab mix and she is the most adorable, lazy, playful little pup ever. We love her!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2nd Grade Messenger Bag

Emma has been begging me to make her a new schoolbag this year. I guess the trusty LL Bean backpack just isn't cool anymore. So this morning I finally took the time to whip up this messenger bag for her. It's quite big for my petite 7 year old, but it will definitely hold her folders, lunchbag and library books. As I got started she informed me that it needed a heart-shaped pocket with her name on it. We compromised with the letter "E" in purple fuzzy leopard print. The outer bag is a home decor canvas and the lining is flannel. I also used interfacing as well as a thin layer of batting for stability. The strap is adjustable with 2 "square" rings. I am quite proud of this and may already have a request for 2 more for a friend's daughters. Woohoo!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Butterfly Bag

My friend's daughter turned 15 yesterday and tonight is her party. After asking around this morning I discovered that she likes green, blue, butterflies and purses.
Taadaa!!!!!!! Here's her new purse! It's based on the purse that I made for myself earlier this year and I've decided to call it the "Mili Purse". Get it? MIssie LInd....
I love this fabric from Hoffman. The pictures don't do it justice as the swirls and butterfly accents are actually silver, but you get the idea.