Friday, December 31, 2010

Doll clothes

For Christmas my 3 year old daughter received a doll and handmade doll clothes from her Gran. I too received an American Girl doll so I could play along with her. I feel like a 10 year old girl again playing dress up along side my little one. But now that I'm a grown up I get to make clothes too! Here are some pictures of my creations.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

then and now

I've been thinking of posting a picture of my favorite/most used Christmas gift.

I can't think of these

with out thinking of these. These headphones are similar to the ones my Dad had when I was a kid, I remember loving the way they 'hugged' my ears. Now I've got these tiny little ear buds that I can actually lie down and fall asleep listening to an audio book, music, tv show, movie all from my computer(we didn't have one of those until I was in high school). Ear phones have come a long way but it sure would be fun to plug those big 'ol headphones in and listen to that Procol Harum record twisting my fingers through the cord and chilling. So thanks Dad for the greatest Christmas gift of the year via Target Gift Card.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quilt for Mom-Mom

This is my very favorite picture of my Mom-Mom, she has been an amazing influence on me. If I wonder 'what is proper way to do this or that' I think what would Mom-Mom want me to do. She has always had a classy style and a great devotion to her way of doing things. I respect her tremendously and hope in some small way when she receives this quilt she'll know she is always loved.

Mom-Mom, my brother Ted, me (with Eli in the belly) and sister Sarah.

last bit of fabric

It's now the end of Feb., and all of the fabric I have has been cut and I'll be dropping it off soon. This was a great project for me and thanks to Terry and Carrie for donating fabric :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy 93rd Birthday Grandmom!

Unconditional Love
Story Teller
Lover of Life

Just a few words to describe my S.O.G. (Sweet Old Grandmother)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fabric Fiesta continued

3rd set of quilt blocks to send to Humanitarian Center. I'll be finishing up this project at the end of the month so leave a comment if you'd like to donate fabric and I'll let you know where to send it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fabric Fiesta

Here's the next set of quilt blocks I've cut, thanks to a local gal's donation the count will really be something. Thanks Carrie!
Most of the extra fabric is going towards The Comfort Doll Project.
Here the link to the humanitarian center that I am send the quilt blocks too.,11666,6392-1-3260-1,00.htm

2nd phase of cuts

comfort dolls

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Great Start !

The start of cutting quilt blocks is really rolling. I've dug into my own supply and some donated fabric. I'm hoping to get plenty together by the end of the month before sending them out to where they will be used to make the double sized quilts that are most needed by the Humanitarian Center. If you would like to send fabric send a message to me and I'll give you my address. To give you an idea of needed fabric I am cutting blocks 10" x 10" and sewing blocks from four 5 1/2" square pieces. Thanks for your help!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Crafting for Good

******For every Embroidery Item sold on my etsy site I will take 20% to go towards supplies for an Humanitarian Project-Buying fabric and cutting squares for quilts that are in great need.****

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"can you describe the ruckus?" - The Breakfast Club

john hughes montage

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Alarm Clock

Eli: "Mommy, wake up."
Me: "Why are you up so early?"
Eli: "The sun is up."

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Christ in a Red Robe
Minerva Teichert (1889-1976)
Oil on canvas, 1948

Let it snow, Let is snow, Let it snow & it did!

Here are some picture of the Blizzard we had around the end of March, it was quite stunning and beautiful.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

New Shop

I started a new etsy shop here are a few examples of newer work

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mini Van Mama

It's official I'm a Mini Van Mama!
I actually really like it even though I'll never look cool rocking out in the car again :)
Thanks to those who helped it happen.


The kids painted and then we collage cardboard hearts to give to friends and family.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

British Invasion

Great British Actors on American TV

Hugh Laurie

Kevin McKidd

Tim Roth

Damian Lewis

Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard

Rufus Sewell

Sophia Myles

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Series 'Circles'

I've been working on a new series of embroidered work, here are some examples. More to come!
They are also featured on my flickr site.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

tis' the season to be jolly

Christmas is in the the air here and I've got the pictures to prove it!