I used to LOVE scrapbooking but after I started having kids it because impractical real quick. All the mess was a problem first of all and I just never quite had the time to cut and paste and create and I got really tired of trying and always feeling behind. I had been blogging for a few […]

For the last few years I have wanted a timeline wall to keep track of what and who we’re learning about and where they fall in the “Story of the World.” History confuses me…I can’t keep dates straight but having a timeline on the wall in our play room has really helped me put and keep […]

My sister first introduced me to the “Peg Art” movement – at first I thought she was nutters…I thought they were cute but way not worth the effort. But she loves doing them so she brought me all the pegs for my family and a Christmas Nativity and painted them for me and… I’m officially on […]

Bed pillows, throw pillows, flower pillows, word pillows…PILLOWS PILLOWS PILLOWS!!! I kind of love them. Here are 15 beauties for your spring decor freshening (surely you’re doing it too…) for which new pillows are a must: 1. Rosette Pillow 2. Flora Pillow 3. Word Applique Pillow 4. Pintucked Pillow Cover 5. Ruffled Spiral 6. Twist Pillow […]

Colder weather always makes me want to pull out my yarn, hooks, and needles. I go on the hunt almost every fall for new favorite hat patterns. I found 14 this season that I love and wanted to share with all of you! Here’s what we have from the top: Green Snake – KNIT – […]

I just pulled out my box of hats cause BRRRRRRR! It’s been cold here! We switched from beautiful fall to frigid winter overnight. I hates cold weather, but cute hats save the day. I made this one last winter and it’s one of my favorite – Another great pattern from ShanaGalbraith! Remember her? She’s the […]

The Monster Makeover has begun! I’m redoing my boys room with monsters, and the main attraction will be these fantastic monster paintings/portraits. Love. Them. I bought the Bump in the Night Cricut Lite cartridge specifically for this project, and look at all these great monsters! Boys stuff is getting better everyday, yes? This project is […]

There is no good reason to avoid paper piecing like I did for so long. It’s so easy! And the results look beautifully intricate and uniform. My first stab at paper piecing is this lattice quilt and I am totally loving it. I cannot wait to see it all put together! It’s going to be […]

I’ve been a little sparse lately. We’re building a house and trying to sell (thought we had sold, were halfway moved out and it fell through. We’re under contract again, hopefully it’s for real this time!) so my brain power has been monopolized by the stress of it all. I am still sewing, just not […]

I took a nice long break from quilts, and this Jack’s Blocks pattern was a fun one to get back into quilting with. My stash has grown in the meantime so…it’s time. I had a handful of Michael Miller quilting cotton prints to use for this quilt – Dino Dudes, a few from the new […]