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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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Shoebox Sewing ~ 2-4yo girl

I haven’t done shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in awhile, but I wanted to do one this year. I only did one, and wanted to really focus on making it a nice gift.  I started out with a doll that had ladybugs on its sleeper and a toy ladybug. From there, I built the “theme” around it. I made a felt ladybug softie. It is fuchsia instead of red, though, to match the doll. We…

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Wave Fabric T Shirt Dress

When I was making Easter dresses this year, I started to run out of ambition. I ended up making a cheater dress for the youngest. She can’t voice her opinion yet and my best friend reminded me that there are no others to pass it down to later, so it would get less wear than the other dresses. I liked that logic. It is just a simple T shirt dress. I got a basic Garanimals…

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