Bean Bag Chair in the New Frolic Fabric Collection!

Bean Bag Chair in the New Frolic Fabric Collection!

I am so happy and thrilled to be a stop today on the Frolic Fabric Collection Tour!  I love all fabrics by Tamara Kate and this one is no exception.  I had a hard time choosing just one fabric to work with so I chose a few that matched my favorite one- the flower hedgehog of course:) . Those hedgehogs are too cute for words.I had lots of different thoughts about what I wanted to make and then, last week, I was asked for the millionth time...

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Halloween Front Door Decor and Tutorial

Halloween Front Door Decor and Tutorial

It has taken years for me to find my halloween decor groove.  My kids want to see our house get festive for the holidays and I remember loving halloween stuff when I was a kid too.  But the retail stuff available  can be kinda ugly, right?  And creepy too.  So, here is my compromise!  Still festive and a little spooky, but not over the top. First is my new wreath!  I made this by recovering my spring wreath from this video tutorial.  I simply...

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Baby Announcement Quilted Fabric Frame

Baby Announcement Quilted Fabric Frame

I made a few of these cute birth announcements to send to family and friends when Marion was born.  Almost 4 years ago!  I kept one for myself to do something pretty with, but it just ended up stuck in the baby book with all the other STUFF.  When I was thinking about how to use the new quilted fabric frame pattern, I realized this would be the perfect little piece to frame for her bedroom!  It turned out so cute. You can see the simple...

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Drapes! By my Mama…

Drapes!  By my Mama…

My mom, Linda, is a stylish southern lady who loves a good redecorating project.  When I told her back in June that I finally decided on some new fabric to make drapes for my living room, she was ready to make it happen.   To encourage me to actually follow through and because she is awesome and generous, she offered to make the drapes for me.  All I had to do was send the fabric to her… My living room has a fabulous set of large windows...

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Yes- I do still sew for my family

Yes- I do still sew for my family

Hello friends.  I realize it’s been a long time since I shared things I sew for my family here. As many bloggers have noted, with social media, sometimes blog posts about simple things sewn never get blogged about anymore.  I have every intention of sharing these simple projects on my blog, but then the task of perfect photography and lack of time always gets in my way.  So, today, I am going to play catch-up (with iphone photos!) and...

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Simple HST Quilt in Solids

Simple HST Quilt in Solids

    Last month my oldest turned 10.  TEN!  Hard to believe ten years have passed since she was a little tiny sweet baby.  She is a great girl and into style and trends and all things bright and beautiful (like most 10 year olds!).  I made this Half Square Triangle quilt for her gift and it is a big hit.  It is similar to this picnic blanket I made last year. I used this technique to cut my HSTs and I used bella solds from Bloomerie...

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Christmas Cookie Party 2013

Christmas Cookie Party 2013

In the past few years, my friends start asking me about the cookie party in Septmeber.  "You are going to have the cookie party, right???"  I will admit that it is pretty fun and pretty wonderful to have a plate full of gorgeous cookies when you head home after.  If you are interested, here is some info about cookie parties of the past~ Cookie Party 2010- in this post, I talk about the invitations and the rules which...

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A 2012 Project: Bathroom saga

A 2012 Project: Bathroom saga

We had many project brewing in 2012 (mainly Miss Marion!) but last February, on a random snowy weekend, we took our sledge hammer and began a major home improvement project on our bathroom.  We had a strange configuration in our master bedroom that included a teeny tiny bathroom and a smallish closet and a large "dressing area".  It was an annoying waste of space.  What followed was about 10 months of mess, labor,...

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These Days…

These Days…

The newborn baby days go by in a blur.  We sit on the couch together so much!  I am enjoying her so much.  My other 3 kids were born so close together it almost seems like I was a different person back then- dealing with a baby and 2 toddlers did not make for peaceful days on the couch.  Jenny took more beautiful pictures here.  This one is in the nursery with all my "stuff" around. and guess what??...

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Crib Skirt and Quick Bedding Makeover

Crib Skirt and Quick Bedding Makeover

When Elsie was born eight and a half years ago, my mom made me a beautiful crib skirt.  It was fully lined with a tiny print floral fabric that I chose.  At my old house, I decorated the entire nursery around this fabric- the wall color, the dresser color, the curtains.  I still love that skirt but this time around I am going for a more casual look.  Sorry for all the wrinkles.  My other 3 kids have discovered that...

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Contoured Changing Pad

Contoured Changing Pad

Although I think the full changing table is bit much, I did find myself using the changing pad with my other kids.  Of course, I got rid of it 4 and a half years ago when I thought I was done with all that little baby stuff.  So when I bought my boppy, I also bought a nice new changing pad.  I had a really nice cover for my old pad- a nice cover but a bad fit!  Washing it was a hassle since I really had to work to get it...

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Boppy Cover

Boppy Cover

I have less than a week until my due date!  I have been a busy little bee in the baby room.  I plan on having the baby sleep in with my 5 year old eventually but for now, she will be taking over my sewing room.  So lots of boxes of fabric and trim have gone to the basement and things have been consolidated and donated to make more space. I love having my own sewing space so this is a little hard for me but it's also fun to...

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A Shared Nursery by AnnKelle

A Shared Nursery by AnnKelle

A few months ago, Kelle Boyd asked me to sew up a couple of my pillows for a shared sibling nursery she was doing for chic & cheap nurseries.  She chose the farbics and sent them to me.  Angela Crutcher took these beautiful pictures for Kelle. I love the grey walls and all the mix of textures.  Didn't she do a beautiful job??  Head over to her blog to see all the links for the linens and decor she used.  I...

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Crafternoon with Rachel and Michelle

Crafternoon with Rachel and Michelle

Last week I took a break from sewing up skirts and dresses from KCWC and my 2 friends Rachel and Michelle came over for crafternoon (name creation from Michelle!).  Really, crafternoon was all about sewing since we were at my house and as you may know, sewing is kinda my thing. Rachel, a beginner, brought over her brand new One yard wonders book (pretty cute book!) and we chose a simple purse for her to make.  No pictures yet since...

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Sheets Quilt- Finally Accomplished!

Sheets Quilt- Finally Accomplished!

When I ripped up all my sheets awhile back, I did it to sell the bundles in my shop but also so that I could make a quilt for Anne's bed with all their soft and pretty glory.  This was my first full bed size quilt.  Once I started it, I was on a mission to finish.  That is a a quality about me that is both a blessing and a curse- it probably would have been nice to do a little, put it aside and make something else, then...

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And this was supposed to be the year I didn’t do as much Handmade…

And this was supposed to be the year I didn’t do as much Handmade…

I decided not to go overboard on handmade this year.  And really, compared to the effort I made in past years, it's not so much!  This post is going to be picture heavy and word light since I am supposed to pick the kids up in half an hour and I can't be listing these pictures while they are home!  Those kids are getting pretty smart about catching me in the act First, Elsie's gift was a special request and is a...

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Farmland Christmas Decorating

Farmland Christmas Decorating

I love my new iphone.  Cal and discovered this snowman while running errands and we had to get a picture.  Isn't it awesome?  It is 3 hay bales stacked on top of each other.  The hat is a feed bucket.  The carrot nose is a construction cone.  He only has one arm!   I grew up in the atlanta suburbs where all the decorations were candles in the windows, a wreath on the door and a spotlight on the...

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Christmas Cookies Anyone? Cookie Party 2011

Christmas Cookies Anyone?  Cookie Party 2011

Whew!  Another cookie party has come and gone.  Those are my cookies above.  I did all the same things as last year.  I even used the same invitations!  Lame.  I know.  I wanted to add "wear your most obnoxious christmas sweater" to the invite but worried the christmas sweater wearing types might not think it was so funny!  Maybe next year I will be braver That's all the cookies-...

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Trimmed Trees Tutorial!

Trimmed Trees Tutorial!

I have a bin full of trims that have been gathered for various projects and from the thrift store.  All those bits and pieces have been piling up for years!  I was organizing them by color and noticed how nice the textures all look together.  These trimmed trees are the result!  They are a cute addition to your mantle or a table top.  I chose to use a light green Kona Cotton for these 3 but I am dying to find a...

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Cottage attacked by spiders!!!

Cottage attacked by spiders!!!

My mom and dad came to visit a couple weeks ago.  Mom always brings gifts!  One ofthem was this new product called the Candy Cottage.  It's pretty durn awesome.  The cottage is made of hard plastic and you just apply the store bought icing and go to town.  They have all sorts of themes to guide you.  Mom, the kids and I worked on this for about an hour.  So fun and sturdy!  After halloween I...

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