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I found this Quiltalong and instantly joined. I am so excited to make a quilt for myself. I have wanted to for awhile but always feel like it’s to big of a project. But this quilt along makes it sound so managable. So here are my super fun fabrics. I am still thinking of a name for my quilt, but I will keep you posted.
They are all random brands from a nice little fabric store in Naperville, Joann’s, and my stash. All cut out and ready to go.

I found out last week that I won the drawing over at furturegirl.com. I received my very fun pompom kit in the mail just the other day, and I can’t wait to make them.
This is my pompom kit. I am so happy I received it in Pinks. Thanks so much Alice for the giveaway.

Okay so I have many other projects in the works right now, and I recently purchased a new Canon EOS Rebel XS by recommendation from my Professional Photographer Brother and Spouse. I am loving it and am slowly taking more photos daily of life and projects. I am hoping this will spur me on to posting more to share my life with you. So here is a little glimpse from my week.Grandpa and Mom on Memorial Day trip outside Grandpa’s Shed.

What my life currently looks like and often feels like.

Lately it’s like all I do is work, sleep, work, fight with husband, sleep. I just can’t to seem to get out of this rut of being someone that I don’t like. I am need of inspiration to be a better women, wife, artist, designer. You name it I need to fix something in every aspect of my life. I often wonder what I will be like as a mother. Do I really want to bring children into my life when I can’t manage to make it work right without them. Um… something to ponder for sure.A trash picked old dresser that I will fix, paint, and use in a nursery someday.

A super cool piece that I trash picked also. I was also a little shocked that someone was throwing this away.

A trio of Giraffe’s I made for some sweet little girls turning 3 and 4.

From left to right: Deborah, Stacey, Bertha, Teresa, Sara : Thanks so much ladies

And finally the mushroom swap I did and posted about years ago. I received these lovelies from the swap and have them perch so I see them everyday. Thanks so much for the great mushrooms ladies.

Thanks for listening to my little woe is me rant. I hope to be back sooner this time with a sunnier disposition.

I have been looking for a good swap to participate in lately. And came across this one from knitsonya. I love fun handmade mushrooms, so I thought it couldn’t hurt to try it out. So I get to make 5 mushrooms and send them in to knitsonya and then I will receive 5 different mushrooms from her. It’s a win win situation in my book. So in honor of the mushroom swap I have pulled some great mushrooms from etsy./ littledear / appalachia / littlebluelove / worddesign40 / madebymavis / junebugsinjuly /

I have had this piece of furniture hanging around since April ’08. I purchased it at a little antique store near Iowa City, IA on an outing for my mom’s birthday. It has been forlornly sitting in my garage since, as I haven’t known what to do with it.After all my Christmas wrapping, not having a good place to store all of my wrapping stuff or a good place to wrap. I decided that I would turn this into my wrapping center.
So here it is completed. I Cleaned it up and replaced the old broken knobs with new red ceramic ones. I then attached the wire basket (IKEA) to the bottom of one side, and screwed two wire picture hangers towards the top, then I tied a piece of fabric between them to hold my rolls of wrapping paper.
I also added baskets inside to hold boxes, tissue paper, bags, and other fun canisters for wrapping. In the drawer I placed a few plastic organizers for tags, tape, scissors, and various writing utensils. I am very happy with how it turned out and think that this will make my wrapping and packaging so much easier. So if anybody has a small cabinet that they aren’t sure what to do with, this could be the perfect solution. It is for me.

Here are some pictures of some fun little snowmen I have been working on lately. They are made from glass jars and bottles.
My personal favorite is the gentleman with the top hat. I think he is so charming.
But of course I love the rest just as much. :)

This is a photo from my Craft show a couple weeks ago. I did pretty well, and had a blast hanging out with a friend. Thanks to everybody who put up with me, and helped me the week of.

I have been making some fun stuff lately. The Owl above is something I have had in mind for awhile to make. I love owls. But I haven’t been able to figure out the body, I didn’t want to do a one piece head and body, because the seems so popular, and I don’t want to copy. So it finally clicked last night how to make it. So there he is. Edgar the Owl.

These guys are for my up coming craft show. I am working on lots of winter and christmas stuff. They are just protypes so I will probably change the embroidery, or accessorize differently with each one.

This weekend temperature’s were high, but it didn’t deter us from our pumpkin farming. We set off Sunday afternoon for the farm, after 3 hours, several turn arounds, and lots of laughs we finally arrived.
My Lovely Husband sitting among the pumpkins while my friend Caroline and I pick out pumpkins.

Enjoying a hayride. – Other things we enjoyed, piles and piles of pumpkins, a haunted barn, pig races, wheelbarrow rides, a corn maze, and laughter with friends.


These are some ghosts I have been working on. The one above has a soft body that is anchored with beans. The one below is on a pedestal and has no body which allows for a more flowy body.
And this is an apple in the middle of it’s painting process. I will post pictures when it is done.


More things I am working on involve, leaves, scarfs, coffee mugs, animals, pumpkins, and snowmen. I will have many items to show once I finish them all. Until then. Have a pumpkiny day!

twirling, whirling, fantasy, play, tea parties, fairies, princess play, just a few of the things I hope are achieved in the twirly skirt.


A Fun Twirly Skirt made from lots of shiny tulle’. I have been wanted to make these for awhile, and needed a break from Work sewing today, so here is one of two that I made. I am hoping some happy little girls will wear them home from my upcoming craft show.

I knitted this coffee cup cozy last night while watching Iron Man (great movie). I found the pattern on raverly, and thought it was hilarious. Of course I had to try it. I think I will be making some of these for Christmas gifts.

I am getting back into knitting and crocheting with the fall finally settling in here in the Midwest.

I made this cream scarf rather quickly with large knitting needles, and a very thick wool yarn. I also realized it’s a lot easier to knit without looking when using big yarn and needles.

I am also working on this charcoal gray slouchy hat, my first attempt at a hat for me to wear.

A beautiful rainbow wavy patterned afghan for a friend who just had an adorable baby girl. She is decorating the nursery in Noah’s ark, so I thought rainbows would be appropriate.

This is a mousepad I covered my self to go with my new office area, and new computer. It turned out pretty good, I used stitch witchery. The only issue is that the edges are starting to fray so I am wondering if I should use some fray check. Couldn’t hurt, right!

I took a long unplanned break it seems from my blog. Summer has just been to crazy, business is picking up, I am traveling a decent amount, my computer has been on the fritz (which makes blogging all the more painfu
l).

I am now getting back into the swing of things since I have purchased a new to me car (old one died on a trip), purchased a new computer ( shown in picture), and organized my sewing room/office.

So you can look forward to some new things coming out of all the inspiration I have bottled up this summer. It looks like a couple of Craft shows are in my future too, so I will be busy with that stuff. I also have a couple new business ideas that you may be seeing a little from in the near future. So stay tuned. I plan on it.