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A thrill of hope…

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!! I know the blog has been quiet for a few weeks, but there were so many projects I had been working on that were Christmas surprises! You can expect a little blogging overload now that the presents have all been opened. First up, this wood sign for my aunt:  I was inspired by THIS Aimee Weaver design, but changed it up and put a chalkboard spin on it.…

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Winter Quiet Book

I made a quiet book for my youngest daughter sometime late last winter. Just because. I originally planned to make one for each season, but that hasn’t happened. 🙂 It is much smaller than the other quiet books I have made because I wasn’t going into as much detail. You can see my other quiet books HERE. It is totally doable to whip up a quiet book before Christmas if you are still looking for…

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Painting Christmas Signs… and a Cyber Monday Sale

My life is totally different than it was a few years ago. When I sold ornaments in my etsy shop, this time of year was hectic and stressful. I was not a fun person to be around and it was not what was best for our family. I don’t regret closing my shop and I don’t plan on opening it up regularly anytime soon.Lately, I have been actually keeping up around the house- except this…

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Vintage Sewing Machine Mini Quilt

When I made Grace’s quiet book sewing machine page a friend of mine joked that she would take a wall hanging like that, so I made one for her as a surprise. I added some hand embroidery on the “table” below the machine. It says: Good friends are like quilts- they age with you and never lose their warmth. I even tricked her into choosing the saying. Heehee! The background is leftover from Halley’s retro…

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