Dec 30, 2018

Lucy's Toothfairy Envelope

My grand daughter Lucy just turned 5 and needed something to leave her tooth in for the tooth fairy.
I told her to draw a picture of the tooth fairy and she drew her with lots of sparkles and flowers!

I was surprised that only used a pencil, so I took the liberty of choosing the colors :)
Lucy's  hair is blonde, she has blue eyes 
and her favorite color is red.
I taped Lucy's drawing to my light box and traced the image onto white cotton, then I embroidered it.

I made an envelope for Lucy to write a letter to the tooth fairy and the little "fussy cut cat" pocket is for her tooth.

I just wrote a little something in fabric pen.

This is one of my traditions that I do for my grandchildren, making them an envelope for the tooth fairy.
This one is pretty big, the others have been pretty small.
I just go with the design I guess :)

Dec 24, 2018

A Very Vintage Christmas

I'm going to make a set of placemats for 
each member of our family.
I may only have time to make them for one family a year though!
I just love this Santa!!!
I machine quilted curls on his beard :)

I made the vintage ornament, which I also love!
The pocket on the right side holds utensils, a napkin and maybe a cute paper straw.

A bonus photo of me, lol!!!

I made the toy soldiers, which I call the tin soldiers.
They had a lot of pieces!

I'm partial to the ice skate, which I call the figure skate.
How I wished I had pink figure skates when I was taking lessons many years ago :)
We put skate covers on top of our skates to match our outfits.

I machine stitched a cursive "K" for Kennedy.
If I had to do it over again, I would machine quilt the skate, 
it's a pretty large surface to leave unquilted.
Then I would hand embroider a red K.

Mr. Ginger is so cute!!!
If I make him again, I would embroider his face in white so it would show up better.
I used vintage ric rac for the trim.

Dolly is very pretty!
I like her sparkly blonde hair :)

I loved receiving photos of my daughter and son in law with their placemats.

My grandchildren loved them!
Don't they match their personalities!

 They said they felt very festive with their Christmas placemats Saturday morning when they had fancy donuts and other delicous food for breakfast.

I made 9 l//2" pot holders for our gift exchange at my
Farm Girl Chicks quilt group.

I chose pretty fabric for the back :)

This book is full of awesomeness, I'll be sewing Christmas projects for many years!
I really want to make the cover quilt, but I might not get it finished for a couple of years.
I've always wanted a Christmas bed set!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!

Dec 17, 2018

Christmas Decor

There's a little space that my vintage ladder fits in perfectly!
I'm displaying Lori Holt's
 "Have yourself a quilty Little Christmas" quilt.
That was such a fun quilt to make!
Lori posted tutorials for the blocks one at a time, on Instagram.
When all the blocks were made, 
they all came together like a puzzle.

This full size nutcracker stands guard at the front door.

In the hall, we have a Norwegian Santa.

 I've been collecting bottle brush trees and 
vintage Christmas houses.
I really love vintage decor, it reminds me of the decorations my mother put up when I was a little girl.

 This is my little Santa corner.

I didn't put up our Christmas tree this year, so I decorated our winter wonderland trees.

Those boxes are gifts from one of our daughters :)
The stockings are handmade in Czechoslovakia, they belonged to my brother and I many years ago!

This little cutie is our grand daughter Maisie.
Her dad is dressed up as Santa, 
that's why she looks so relaxed and trusting.

I love this shot of Santa and our son Sean when he was 5 years old.
Santa told him to take a nap and snap, we have a memory!

Love, love, love this photo of our grandchildren!!!
Lucy sees something horrific in the book, or maybe she's terrorized just because she's sitting in Santa's lap!
It's so funny how the other children are 
completely ignoring Lucy's terror, 
looking very angelic and peaceful.

My mother in law purchased this nativity when she visited Israel.
They are hand carved out of olive wood.

I really love Jim Shore's creations, especially this nativity.
Jim carves and paints quilted motifs on all of his work.

You can't live in Arizona without some cactus decor!
Next year I'll adorn them with some little lights.

I patterned my hot chocolate stand from Pottery Barn.
I'm going to give it a Valentine theme after Christmas.

Thanks so much for following along :)

Dec 11, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler quilt along, week 9

I really enjoyed making this Perfect 10 Sampler quilt!
I used a layer cake from Lori Holt's "Autumn Love"collection.
The quilt blocks were large, and they were easy to make.

I love the Perfect 10 Quilts book too!
 There is a quilt pattern for every block in the sampler.
I love that!
I have so many quilt patterns now, I'm not sure which one I'm going to make first :)
To make this quilt, you need:
1. Perfect 10 Quilts book
2. Perfect 10 ruler
3. layer cake
4. background fabric
Easy Peasy!!!
It has been wonderful working with Fat Quarter Shop!
They're an awesome quilt shop, with a fabulous selection and unbelievable sales.

Please check out my fellow bloggers finished quilt tops.

Dec 4, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler quilt along, week 8

Hi everyone!
These are the last two blocks of the quilt along.
Next week, I'll be showing you the finished quilt top!
I've been sewing with Lori Holt's "Autumn Love", and I love the tone of the colors in the fabric line.
This is the Rainbow Sherbet block, it finishes at 12 l/2" X 12 1/2".
Working with such large pieces makes sewing the blocks quick.

The sampler calls for 2 of these blocks.

This is the Rocky Road block, it measures 9 l/2"X9 l/2".

I really love all these colors together :)

 This book really is awesome, and it's coil bound to make it easier to turn the pages back.
There are quilt patterns available in this book for each of the 14 blocks that have been showcased in the 
Perfect 10 Sampler quilt along.
See you next week!