Shark Sleeping Bag

shark sleeping bag

I love this gift! This Christmas I had the honor of sewing for three little ones aged 5 (boy), 6 (girl) and 8 (girl). While the girls got mermaid tail sleeping bags, I decided to make a shark sleeping bag! Continue reading Shark Sleeping Bag


Triangle Quilt Finished (finally!)

triangle quilt7

If you’ve read my blog since January, you know I was going through a rough patch in life. The relationship with the man I had seen my future with and whose family I considered my own broke apart and with that, the work on quilts I had started with love turned into Continue reading Triangle Quilt Finished (finally!)

Make your own jelly roll! 2 sample quilt tops

men's shirt jelly roll quilt top

Ever since I heard about jelly roll quilts and jelly roll races, I wanted to try one. But for one reason or another, I never found a roll that I liked or had other projects going….it just never seemed to happen for me. Until these Christmas holidays when I realized that I had one Continue reading Make your own jelly roll! 2 sample quilt tops

In which I attempted a Christmas tree skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt

Dear readers,

A tree skirt is just a round (sometimes squared) thing with a hole in the center and one side cut open. Right? That should be fairly easy to do. Well, I had Christmas fabric left over and thought, I could just “wing it” and make a skirt as a Christmas present. Oh, oh, oh, do not be fooled into thinking Continue reading In which I attempted a Christmas tree skirt

Christmas stockings using a free McCalls pattern

christmas stocking

I am in full “make Christmas presents” mode. As small tokens of friendship or love, I made fully lined stockings. So far, I made 18 but once I wrote down who I would like to gift them to I realized I probably need a lot more. So I’ll spend my Thanksgiving Continue reading Christmas stockings using a free McCalls pattern

A Quilt in the Making

gray with yellow quilt

For quite some time now I have had this idea of making a black and white quilt. I wanted to use all black and white fabrics, maybe with some gray and create a great modern quilt. And then I realized that I liked yellow with gray as well so I moved towards a “gray with a touch of yellow” quilt.  Continue reading A Quilt in the Making