Friday, 17 April 2015

Some Sweet Gifts

Hello! I'd like to share with you a few cards I've made lately.  This first one was created for a friend of mine.  I wanted something simple and so I chose to use this cut out from a paper sheet with a bunch of great images on it. All I did was layer it over some decorative papers, added some seam binding and ribbon with a pearled crochet flower.  Then I made the inside (below) to compliment the front.

This second card I made for a friend's wedding.  I wanted something simple and not too fussy, with a touch of the wild to it.  So I used some paper from Momenta and created a kinda chair rail with it.  To hide the seam, I added some simple lace.  To add a special touch to the card, I also made the inside to compliment the front. But switched the papers.

Here is a pic of the blanket that I made to go along with the wedding card above.  This couple loves the northern lights so I made them a blanket that reminded me of the dancing lights surrounded by the night sky.  This is the biggest blanket I've ever made and hope it's big enough for them to snuggle under comfortably as they watch the northern lights someday. :)

Thanks for dropping by! Praying you have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

A Mini Sewing Room Re-Do

Today I'd like to share with you a mini sewing room re-do.  

Just a bit ago I was gifted with this old sewing room in a book that had been a gift for a quilting lady.   She was looking for a new home for it.  It was a bit tattered and needed a little tlc.  The moment I saw it I thought of a dear friend of mine and fixed it up as a gift for her.  

I took off the tags on the binding of this "book" 

Cool shot of the pages.

Here is the inside of it when I opened it up...what a treasure!

I was checking it out and taking pictures of it on my bed while my son played legos beside me.
One of my son's was so upset that he couldn't keep it and play with it.  I said we could make him something like it one day...and he said, "make it a truck garage Mom" so that may be up coming. :)

So after some cleaning, glueing and adding a couple touches such as some thread to the mini spools (sorry I forgot a pic of those and the mini scissors in the sewing basket) and a bouquet of flowers on the mini quilts in the far right basket.

It was finished.  Wouldn't this be a delightful little sewing space?

I used some material left overs from making my son's pillow cases.  This pattern is called Recipe for you can see on the bottom of the "book" binding.  I also used some lace to cover the edges and give it a sweet touch.

My friend loves little mice and this sweet image by From the Heart Stamps is one of my favourites and I knew she'd love it.  So I made up a little note for the inside for her.  Tacked it up with some sewing pins on the inside cover.
I also put a couple pieces of velcro on the edges to help the book stay shut better.

 This was such a joy to do and love how it turned out.
Thanks for dropping by! Praying you are having a beautiful day!

A Place To Lay My Head

Hello everyone, if you're still out there. :)  I know I've not been around.  I have been doing lots of crafting of all sorts.  So I'll be doing a few posts to share some of what I've been up to.

To start with, I was looking at a lady's blog the other day and she'd posted how she'd made some new pillowcases and added some lace for a sweet vintage touch.  So I thought I'd give it a try.  I had some material in my stash from here and there so I gave it a go.  This is what I came up with.

Then I came across some scraps of quilted material at the dump free store so I decided to make myself a couple new pot holders. :)

I do enjoy sewing and have a few projects on my list to complete.

Oh, and my sons were wanting new pillowcases to and picked out this material for themselves.

Hope you all are having a beautiful day! :)

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

I Love the Way You......

Hello Friends!  If you still get my feed.  I know I haven't been around very much as of late. Life seems to have taken over and changed directions on me.  Not in a bad way, I've just not been making many cards lately.  I have tons of ideas that never seem to come together.  The card above is one I did just make for my husband to celebrate the day that he asked me to marry him 19 years ago.  :)  Love him still!  I used a digi that I'd stashed away in my printed out file.  I believe it's from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I've been spending lots of time with my kids and also making some things from scratch just for fun. :) Below is some homemade cough candies. The kids love them which is good since we've had some coughing going on this winter.  Here's a link to the youtube tutorial if you want to try it yourself.  HERE!

I put lots of icing sugar on them so they didn't stick together.  Mine didn't turn out very pretty, but they still work great!

Some more butter making going on.  I took a pic of the finished product today just to show how much butter I get from one litre/quart of whipping cream.  The leftover buttermilk is delicious in biscuits.  How I'd love to have a cow of my own so that I could make fresh butter more often!  And cheese...I'd love to learn how to do that!  But for now I am thankful the Lord has provided what he has for us.

I've been also taking more time to look at the world around me.  This past week I was out waiting for my smokies to cook on the BBQ...yes you heard that right it was actually warm enough to BBQ this past week.  We even made it up to 13C which is 55.5F.  Anyhow, below is what I seen up in the sky and thought it was worthy of a picture.  God is so good and I'm surrounded by his creation.  As of late with all the warmth, the squirrels have emerged en mass! Wow, I just can't believe how many there are and how energetic to!  We've been watching them chasing each other around the property from morning till night. LOL  Quite the distraction when there's other things to be done.

Thanks for dropping by and letting me share a bit of my life with you.
Praying you have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Promise of New Life

Hello Friends!  Thought I'd take a pic of my hyacinth bulb that is starting to grow.  I just love the new life that springs forth from bulbs. :)  I watch with anticipation for each new development.
It's that way spiritually to.  As I read more of God's Word (KJV) then I find that I am growing along with it.  I'm always excited to see what the Lord has for me and even though much of it challenges me, that's what makes me grow.  To turn from evil and do what is good.  To become more and more like my Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ.  Precious are all the little developments that come.

I have also been making mittens.  These are from a new pattern and I really love it! I made two sets for my boys even though there's a bit of purple in them.  So not totally boyish, but I thought they'd pass.  Then I sewed in some fleece liners to keep them toasty while out playing in the snow.
So Just a couple of thins I've been doing.  It's super warm today as we're having a chinook here in the Yukon.  So the snow is melting and dripping from the trees.  
Have a beautiful day!

Monday, 29 December 2014

Warm Woolies!

Hi Friends! Me again. hehehe I know I've been quiet and now I'm dumping three posts in a row. LOL
Well, what can I say I got inspired. :)
Here I have a pair of warm woolie mittens that I sewed.  The blue wool is from an old felted sweater and then I had some brand new soft grey fleece that I cut out and sewed inside.  They aren't shaped perfectly, but they are very warm and at least I'll know what is left and what is right! LOL

Here is a pic of the beautiful sunshine we saw a couple of days ago.  It's been so overcast most of the time that the sunshine is very much enjoyed!  Hope you all enjoy the last moments of this year.  :)

A Quaint Little Set

Hello! I've another sweet little set to share with you all.  It's made with another set of images from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  I think these sunflower and chicken images are so quaint.  I love the overlapping stamping.
I used some sweet My Mind's Eye papers and some satin black ribbon.  They're simple but will be easily mailed.
Enjoy peeking at them. Hope you have a wonderful crafty day!