Christmas Tree Napkins

I know that Thanksgiving is the next holiday up, but I’m going to jump right over it so that I can share these adorable Christmas tree holiday napkins with you!  The inspiration came directly from my dear friend and creative pal, Teresa.  Once she shared the idea, it didn’t take long for me to break […]

Cowboy Cute: Baby Quilt and Hat

I just love this collection of Michael Miller Lil’ Cowpokes fabric, and I welcomed the opportunity to turn it into a quilt for a special little boy who will be born in early July. This simple pattern is found in Even More Quilts for Baby,  and it works up f-a-s-t.  I thought it was the […]

Wedding Dress Cookies / Ring Bearer Pillow

I am SO excited to share these cookies with you because I tried a new technique and I was totally thrilled with the results!! My goal has always been to perfect the piping, coloring and flooding of royal icing onto sugar cookies.  With each new attempt, I felt I was one step closer to getting […]

Custom Decorator Sheets and Towels

My search for a very special wedding shower gift led me to this terrific website called sew4home.  If you enjoy sewing, you’ll delight in all in the inspiring projects and informative tutorials there.  This idea for decorator sheets was found under the tab “bed linens”.  The complete instructions accompanied a supplies list and, since I […]

Tiara’s New Accessories: Cheetah Leash and Collar

Tiara is my new, not-so-little, canine niece: A gorgeous English Mastiff pup, Tiara is the newest member of my sister’s family.  After the recent loss of their beloved Chocolate Lab, Truffles, Nancy’s family banded together and chose to share their home and their love with sweet Tiara.  Soooooooo cute!! I chose to welcome her into […]

Colorful Hanging Dishtowels

I saw these on Pinterest and thought it was a great way to use-up some fabric and create something useful.  I found the tutorial at Kleio’s Belly, and I bought the dishcloths at Marshall’s.  Basically, you cut the dishcloth in half, fold the raw-edge pleats across so that the top width measures 6″, and then […]

Garden Bricks “Animal Print” Quilt

I have nothing against a leopard or a cheetah print, but those little mod elephants and giraffes made the two coordinating fabrics featured in this quilt  must-have “animal prints” for my collection. I combined them with large-scale florals, bright geometrics, a bold paisley and other cute conversationals to create a fun, modern quilt to cover […]

Matryoshka: A new obsession?

I recently purchased a sweet little book called Fa la la la Felt which has the most adorable patterns for handmade holiday decorations…45 to be exact.  A sewing machine is optional, and the majority of the projects require just snippets of felt.  I found these Matryoshka ornaments to be totally irresistible, and I couldn’t wait […]

Pillow Talk

I’m in a home-dec state of mind. The “blah” in my family room was bringing me down and, with spring everywhere, I needed to do something fast.  Armed with my treasured coupons, I headed to JoAnn’s  hoping to find a fabric solution.  The result: bright and colorful pillows that turned my blah into happy! These […]

Custom Kicks for Big A: Monogrammed and BeDazzled

Today is Big A’s Birthday! It’s always been hard to come up with a present for my mother. I learned early that you don’t buy her things she “needs.” I remember one year when I was pretty young, my Dad took us shopping for her birthday and he bought her luggage. I told him — […]