Friday, November 30, 2012

Burlap Utensil holder & Table Cloth

I love eating outside on the patio. We have a beautiful view from our house and it is calm and peaceful here. I made a burlap tablecloth and utiensil holders for outdoor dining. It is easy to change the embelishments to fit the occasions. Photobucket

Thursday, November 29, 2012


What am I thankful for? So much, especially my family! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I feel so blessed and thankful every day of my life. image-4

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

School Ornaments!

Sorry for not posting for the last couple of weeks, but this is one of the most hectic times of the year for me! Our PTA decorates trees around our community and my student's make the ornaments. This is about 400+ ornaments that I had to turn in yesterday. I try to come up with new ones each year. Here is a picture of a few. ornaments I decided to add one more! kids

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I was on pinterest not long ago. I know, that's a big surprise, right? I saw a roll-a-dex where someone had painted the little cards that go inside the box. It was so blasted cute! Then I saw one where the little cards had fabric sewn onto them. Ok, very cute once again! So I thought I should give this a try. I found a roll-a-dex box and covered the top with collaged fabrics. Next I glued a calendar page onto the inside lid. Then I painted some of the cards and sewed fabric and junk on others. I couldn't stop there! I took some of the pictures of projects I want to do, and glued them onto the cards. The ideas for the boxes are endless! Photobucket Photobucket

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Scissor & Thread Holder

I found this wood scissor and thread holder at the thrift store for $1.00. It was a bit unkept but I knew it had potential. I painted it and fixed one of the broken dowels so I could put my bobbins on it as well as spools of thread. I decoupaged a sewing picture on the top, and ta-dah, just like new. This will look just peachy in my classroom. Photobucket

Monday, November 12, 2012

Quilt Top Beauty

This quilt top has been in my closet for about 25 years. I bought it at a quilt show in Wyoming. I thought it was the second prettiest quilt top I had ever seen. One day I will blog about the prettiest quilt I have ever seen. Anyway, I took it out and decided I now have the patients to finish it. Someday, when I have my "big girl's camper", I will put it on the bed. I am going to quilt it by hand, and I will post a picture when I'm done. Let's hope that is not in another 25 years! Photobucket

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Yarn Bomb Lounge Chair

I am having a horrible time with photobucket. I can't get my pictures down to a decent size so please be patient with me. This picture doesn't do this chair justice! I am having so much fun working on different sized chairs. This one is so comfortable! 003-9

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stitched Top Cigar Box

I took a wood cigar box, and added some paint to the outside. Then I took some bits of fabric that I had sewn together and hot glued it to the top of the box. I made a pocket to hold a little journal on the inside lid, then filled it with art supplies. This was a little gift for one of my student's that helps me everyday without my asking. 007-10

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sewing Keeper

This little felt keeper was made with a pattern from BHG. It is simple, pretty and can be made in an hour. My kind of craft! 006-6