January 30, 2012

A Little Fun

I don't know about you, but right about now the winter blahs start to set in. So I thought a little fun was in order. How about a giveaway? I've never done one, and you all have been so nice about my pincushions. So I am going to send one to one of you!

Isn't it cute!!! You could put it next to your sewing machine, in your embroidery basket or if you don't sew it would even be cute sitting on a shelf.  All you have to do is leave a comment and say hello. Tell me what you are doing to beat the winter blahs. I will have Mr. Random Number Generator pick a winner on Friday!

Thanks so much for visiting here and leaving such nice comments! And good luck.


January 28, 2012

Pincushion Love

Procrastination is my middle name. I am working on a new quilt for the shop, but I keep being sidetracked by all the inspiration on Pinterest. I had to immediately stop all work on the quilt and make one of these.

I followed this tutorial, and had so much danged fun that I had to make another one! Someone please stop me!!

Now, back to work on the quilt. If I can not go on Pinterest, the next post will be my new Ruby quilt.

EDITED TO ADD: There is now a happy little pincushion available in my shop!

January 26, 2012

Recycling Can Be Cute

From a can of diced jalapenos to this! A cute holder for bobbins to sit next to my machine and make me smile every time I use it. I loved Lucy's version done in crochet, and then I saw this one at Crazy Mom Quilts. I used up little scraps of Pam Kitty Morning, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!  And I adore fabric covered buttons. I could make them all day long :)

And a BIG GIANT Thank You for all of your sweet comments!! Now back to my big project.....

January 25, 2012

Pam Kitty Morning

Pam Kitty Morning. Doesn't that name just make you smile? That is the name of the fabric I used for my newest pillows.  Pam Vieira-McGinnis is the creator of the blog Pam Kitty Morning and she is the designer of this super cute fabric.

I could not wait to make something with this fabric. It has such a fun retro-vintage feel to it, and I love the saturated colors. I knew I wanted to make another Dresden Plate and then I decided to make a basic patchwork pillow. I love how the fabric gives each design a fun, fresh look. I think a quilt may be in the works...

And of course, you can find them in my shop.

January 23, 2012

Keep Calm and Sew On

Inspired by Jodi over at Pleasant Home, I took a break from making things for my shop, and made these cute little mats. I love my new mug!!

I spent almost all weekend in the craft room! YAY! I love when I am feeling inspired, and I have some cute new things to show you!

Happy Monday! 

January 21, 2012

Ruby Too!

Here is my finished Dresden Plate. Boy are these FUN to make!!! I really loved doing the hand applique while watching TV in the evenings! I made this one into a pillow to match the Ruby quilt that I just finished. I started the quilt in October, and it was sitting all during the holidays, waiting for me to finish it! I absolutely love working with Ruby fabric. The colors are just so fresh and perfect!!

These are both listed in my shop. From my Happy Little Cottage to your home sweet home!

January 18, 2012

It's A First

My first sale in my etsy shop. The lovely Simone in Australia purchased one of my pillow covers! I hope it is perfect in her sweet home!

I have been sewing and making samples of things that I would like to stock my shop with. I will make quilts here and there, but I am itching to make and sew lots of other things too. Stay tuned......

Oh, and before I forget, you may have noticed that Blogger has added a cool feature to comments. We are now able to reply directly to any comment that is left on the blog. I am REALLY bad at checking my email, so if you have any questions, just leave them in my comments and I will answer them right here, so be sure to check back!

January 15, 2012


W.I.P.  Works in Progress. Just a really nice way to say unfinished projects :) Here it is mid January already!! Wow!  We had our first snowfall yesterday that hasn't melted. I spent the day warm and cozy in the craft room working on some new and not so new projects.

First up is my Wonky Star project that I started this summer. I had no idea what this was going to be, but I think it is an awesome pillow sham! First attempt at hand quilting. Still needs binding.

Next is a Christmas gift from Becky.  Embroidery!!! YAY!! I haven't done embroidery in years, but I saw this darling sampler on etsy, and hinted that I would really love for Santa to leave one in my stocking. She actually gave me two samplers, but I started with the easier of the two.  ♥ it.

And finally...Dresden!!! Fun! This ruler is the best $5.00 I've spent in awhile. (50% coupon at Joann's). I have lots of projects in mind for this little guy.

I see a trend towards smaller projects. I like having small, portable projects, AND I am using up scraps and stash fabrics.  But I really want to make one of these like Trish at Notes of Sincerity. It really does make me SWOON!!!

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

Here's to the best year ever!! A fresh start. A shiny new year full of wonderful possibilities. My new calendar is on the kitchen wall with 365 days to fill with wonderful memories!