Friday, May 10, 2013


For those of you who know ME I love to decorate and craft. This was the first thing I made for the nursery. I want to use muted pinks and ivories to make her feel like shes in a garden.

It's a GIRL

We couldn't be happier IT'S A GIRL.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

T-shirt quilt

This was a long time in the making

Step one: cut out tshirts using rotary cutter all the same size and arrange them as you would like the quilt to be.

Step two: sew them together into rows then sew the rows together

Step three: Make the "sandwich" with the top, batting then backing. Secure with batting adhesive. I used fleece on the back.

Step four: get busy quilting. I used tape as a guide to keep my stitching straight. Don't sew over the tape though.

Step five: you now have a quilt minus the binding. To make the binding sew strip of fabrics together. I made strip 4 inches wide so when I folded and pressed in It made a 1 inch binding. Sew this on the quilt. Binding is definitely the hardest part I had to watch a few tutorials on you tube to learn the correct way to do it and it still isn't perfect.

Now Anthony has a great way to save all of his sport shirts from little league right on up to college and can be passed on to his son one day.

Monday, January 14, 2013

My first quilt

I completed a quilt from start to finish. This was one of my to-dos for 2013. This is for my friends baby but as soon as I find out what my brothers are having I will make a quilt for them as well.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crochet Cowl

I saw this on Pintrest and had to try it. I used a 42 chain to start. A single stitch for most of it but randomly added a row of a double stitch at every other stitch. It only took about 5 hours to complete and the outcome looks GREAT!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Here is one thing to do with Anthony's scrap wood and some old wire I found in the garage.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Spot for Bill

Anthony recently caught a big bass that he is getting mounted but of course it will take up to 10 months to be complete, so in the mean time to save a spot in the wall for "Bill" I made a bass silhouette. I drew I onto white paper, cut it out and taped it on a piece of black paper put it in frame for a finished look and there you have it a spot for Bill. Simple, easy and he loved it!