Thursday, January 26, 2012


It's New Release Day over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This is Caroline, don't you just love her. This last summer, we took our girls camping and while shopping for some supplies we saw this hat and just had to tried it on our Lydia and she would not take it off. This sooooo reminds me of that time. She was so proud and she loved her new hat. We ended up buying one for each of the girls. Now that's not the end of the story. The girls would not take them off and wore them every where! This lasted for at least 2 to 3 weeks. Even now the girls are still having fun with their hats.
So back to business. Come on over to Little Miss Muffet Stamps and check all the images out and get yours today.

Close up of Caroline:

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11
Eyes: B41, B45
Hair: Y23, E30, E31
Pencil: YR20, YR21
Book: C1, C3
Shoes: N1, N3, N5
Hat: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R37, R39
Clothes: R81, R83, R85, G40, G82, BG11, W4, E70, E71, E74, E77, White gel pen
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Melody by Prima, Labels Five from Spellbinders Nestabilities, Ribbon - charm - lace from my stash, Machine stitch.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

QT Farmer's Wife Table Runner

Farmer's Wife Blocks gone wild! This is one set of the Farmer's Wife blocks that I started and then decided that they were just to bright and wild for me. Then I got reminded of this table runner and then it all came together. Just the bright and wild table runner for a nice spring day or that special day, like a birthday!

The next one is another table runner I did using some odd blocks in my stash. What is really neat about the runner is that it doesn't have to be any special size so......... get out those odd blocks and have some fun! Just think, make some thing to brighten up your home or make some for your special friends. These blocks must be at least 12 years old. What a GOOD FEELING to finish something! I love getting those UFO done!

OK, what do you need to know to make these runners? Find some blocks..planned or not planned. Sew them together and put a border around them. Sew a larger border on the ends, Same fabric as the last border or use another fabric. Take the measurement on the height of your runner, add the width of your last border times 2, (for 2 borders), plus 1/2 inch for the seams. This is the measurement you will cut your last border, because it is the backing, 2 borders and seam allowance. After you sew this on you will have a tube.

Another view of the tube.

Press and fold in half and sew together. I used my serger, but it is not necessary. This will make the pointed ends of you runner.

When you press the ends, take some Heat-n'bond or alike and seal the end down. If you wanted to do handwork here, you could do that as well.

I really enjoyed making these and plan on doing more. Enjoy...

Thursday, January 19, 2012


It's time for another Challenge from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This one is 'Blue and Cream'. Sounds like fun hu? Well, then jump on over and get your colors out.
I chose to do 'Paprika' from Little Miss Muffet. I also wanted to play with a new key I just got. Now I would not suggest that we all go fly a kite in the rain, but it fit. Don't you think so?

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair: E44, E47, E39
Clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, E41, E42, E43
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP is Ella Blue from GCD Studios, Machine stitching, Key from K&Company, ribbon, dollie, twine and extra plaid paper for kit was from my stash, I did us from of E41, E42, E43 to paint around the dollie.

Here are close up shots of Paprika and my kite with key:

Thanks for coming over today. Hope you can color with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I can't believe that it is 2012! I promised my self that this year I would color more, entered more challenges, and yes even quilt more.
This is 'Together' from Bild Malarna and I just love here. I have a love of bears too.... The challenge is simple, 'Challenge #38 Try Something New' and is playing right now over at 7 Kids College Fund. This card mite look the same, but what I did different was color with my Prismacolor Pencils and after I blended my colors I went back over it again and colored more.... Take a closer look at my bear and clothes and let me know what you think. I like it and I will do it again for more added texture.

Close up:

Colored with Prismacolor Pencils:
Face: 9201-132, 9201-189, 9201-131, 9201-130, 1010, 1051
Hair: 946, 947
Clothes: 992, 905, 920, 1006
Bear 1085, 1093
Wings and Butterfly 912, 9201, 130
Sorry I didn't write down what colors I came back with...I was just playing
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Yarn-Butterfly from my stash, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four, Recollections Pearls, Prima Flower, Stampin-up ribbon, Hand dye yarn and charm from my stash.

I have entered this card at 7 Kids College Fund #38 Try Something New

Thanks for stopped by, have a GREAT DAY!

Monday, January 16, 2012

QT Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks #7 and lots of storage

Today I have got lots to show and tell.

First the Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks I just finished. 10 more to add to my stash. These are :
#19, 83, 49, 40, 7, 24, 46, 38, 90, 63

The next things I want to share is the corner of my fabric and cutting room. This bookcase is only 2 steps away from my cutting table and iron and 4 steps away from my fabric cutting machine. I have my fabric stash under the table and on a few shelves next to my cutting table. This shelve also hold the small things that I use the most with my quilting, right where I can just reach out and get it when I need it.
You can see the 2 1/2 binders that fill a whole shelve. A few months ago these were about 6 piles and boxes round about my room and it was a guessing game as to were you look for what you need. Then Pinterest came into my life and it got my mind thinking. Why can't I do the same thing with my ideas and patterns? Although all of the store bought patterns were together, my magazines stuff was together and patterns shared with friends and my own art work had their place, I could not remember which of my thought were which. These books are all filled to the maxi, but everything is together in one book. I even have enough room to add more binders and more ideas!

I am going to share the Baby book. All of my store bought patterns, magazines articles and etc and here in this one book. Just like the Board's on Pinterest! Cool hug?

The next thing I want to show is my corner of my Stamping Room. This Christmas My Sweet Husband bought me the Recollections Organizer Cubes from Michaels. These have been a life save. Here again this room had different size boxes and tubs for storing and with my girls and grand daughters playing here with me..... There was not enough room. We now have empty cubes just waiting to be filled.

The first 2 pictures basically show my corner. The next one show my Barbara's corner. Our tables come out in an 'L' shape with a space for Carol and or the grand daughters on the other table.

We have lots of fun here and now everything has a home. Now if we can all get felling better we will be able to play again.
Thanks for looking and have a FUN DAY!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Good Day, for right this minute the sun is shinning here in Texas so I just had to do a 'Happy Sunshine' to all of you.
Over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps we have an Anything Inspirational going on. Our Barbara has been under the weather the past few weeks so if you are looking for new images be sure to check back in two weeks.....they are going to be sooooooooo cute!
Here we have Sugar. My inspiration came from my leftover paper scraps and grew from there. The paper piecing is something I have done maybe once or twice and have a hard time remembering that it is there. So much fun to add the design to the clothes and I even added some copic marker to it.
Don't forget to check out the challenge, there is still time to play and win some of Little Miss Muffet's cute images

Close up of Sugar:

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00. E01, E12
Hair:E 11, E13, E15, E17, E18
Clothes: G82, Y32, Y35, Y38, R20. R21, R24
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP was leftover scraps, Pearls from Michaels, Orange lace dollie from Stampin-up, Green punch and button from my stash, and machine stitched around the edges.

She is simple but FUN!
I have entered this card at:
AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog #45 Any Sentiment but use your scraps
Paper Play Challenges, 12 Week 2 - In Stitches
DRS Designs #7 Paper Piecing
My Mums Craftshop Challenges - Here Comes the Girls #39
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - #58 anything Goes at Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge #26 Anything Goes

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Breena Stitching

Boy, does the time go by FAST! It's already time for another Challenge from Little Miss Muffet and this time it's Something New. I had so much fun this past few weeks. I have been redoing my Scrapbook room and I am almost finished. I have found things I didn't know I had and found so much new room that I have had fun buying new stuff to play with.

This Image is Breena Stitching from Little Miss Muffet and is new to me, as well as the paper doily, DP and Pearls. This has been so much fun..... it's like Christmas morning allover again. Please come and join with us over at Little Miss Muffet Stamp Challenge and check out all the other cards we have for you to be inspired with.

Close up of Breena and my Flower Power:

Copic sketch markers:
#0 Black
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP 7 gypsies from the Journey, Big Shot Die Sizzlits Large Paper Doily from Stampin-up, Ribbon, Pearls and buttons from the craft store, Roses from my stash.