February 25, 2012

Weekend Update

Thanks for all the get well wishes!! Last time I posted, I was just coming down with a cold that ended up having me curled under a blanket sipping tea and taking dayquil for what seemed like FOREVER!! I hate being sick. Except for the part where it is completely OK to spend hours on Pinterest!!! A stuffy head makes sewing almost impossible. It was a long week of going to work and keeping up with my etsy shop. I really wanted to work on some new things, and today I finally got a chance. BUNTING BANNERS!!!!

I really love them and would put them all over my house if I could get away with it :) I don't think that there is a single spot that wouldn't be more cheerful with a bunting banner hanging in it!!!

I also spent a few hours cutting my new order of Pam Kitty Morning fabric which was nothing but fun! Gosh how I love the prints and colors of that fabric. It was a great way to spend the day since it was another one of the few snowy days we have had this winter.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!

February 17, 2012


The end of the week finds me wrapped in a quilt with a box of tissues and cough drops at hand. Sniffle.

But I had a wonderful week. Valentine's Day was lovely. We made lots of chocolate goodies for our valentine's and went out to dinner using a gift card from Christmas. The weather has been strangely warm, and we are already thinking about Easter decorating.

I am hoping to feel well enough to spend some time in the sewing room. I have lots of new fabric that I am anxious to play with.

Ah Ah Ah Achooooooo!!!!

Happy weekend!

February 12, 2012

All Tied Up

I started this quilt in October as a way to use up my Ruby jelly roll. I finished two squares, and then got busy making other things. I made a few more squares the other day and decided that I liked the scrappy, vintage look. I also decided that this quilt really should be hand tied.  I used some perle cotton and just started tying. It was quick and easy, and I think makes the quilt look even more vintage. I've noticed that hand tying is popular in blogland this week!

I loved how it looks even more after coming out of the dryer!

I decided to try a machine sewn binding. It is really fast and easy, but I still love the look of hand sewn binding. I also added a Happy Little Cottage label!  This is also one of the first quilts I have made that are a rectangle. It measures about 31" x 42" and I think is a great size for a baby quilt.

It is listed in the shop!

February 9, 2012


Wow! What a week it has been! I have been busy sewing lots of cute things that so many nice people have ordered from my shop. Three of my quilts are now in the nurseries of new sweet baby girls! And lots of pin cushions have been ordered and are now in sewing baskets across the country! I am beyond excited, and am loving every second at the sewing machine.  The quilt above is in the works for another mom to be!

But...this has left not so much time for blogging. And today I took a break and went on a road trip to Ikea!  Lots of new items, and lots of new cute cottage prints and furniture.  I am off to help Becky assemble a bed side table. Wish us luck!

Hope you have a great weekend, and thanks to all of you who helped spread the word about my shop! xoxo Debbie

February 4, 2012


I loved reading all the comments about what you do to beat the winter blues. I found it very interesting that all of us, whether we live in Russia or England or Ohio, use creativity to save our sanity when it is gray and bleak outside. I seems that color is key. We quilt, sew, embroider, knit and crochet. Some of us take glorious photos and create beautiful blogs. We also cozy up our nests by painting and restoring cool thrift store finds. We are CREATIVE

And now to the winner of the give away!

Dottie, you didn't leave me an email address, so please send a note with your address to happylittlecottage at yahoo dot com, so I can send your happy little pincushion on it's way!

Happy weekend!