Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quilt Festival

Park City Girl is having a Quilt Festival and I thought what a good idea to put my very first quilt (that I've finished) in it.

I've just recently started getting into making quilts and this is/was my very first one that I actually completed. I made this for my baby sitter's oldest daughter, Katlyn's birthday. I loved making this quilt, which is just a lap quilt. I love the bright colors, I just love how this turned out. I used the Disappearing 9 patch that I found here. Katlyn always gets it out whenever I'm there. It makes me feel so proud that I was able to make something like this and really makes me want to do more. Which I plan on it for everyone for Christmas. Right now it's just a plan, hopefully I'll be able to do it.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Feista Apron Swap

My secret swapper was Nadine, and she received her package already! Let me tell you, sometimes USPS surprise me on how fast they are. She emailed me and told me how much she liked it all. I'm absolutely glad she did. I always get nervous about whether or not my partners are going to like what they receive from me.

I haven't been really busy with crafting this week, it's been gorgeous outside, so I got a lot of yard work done. I have made a few magnets for my Swap-Bot swap (will post pics soon). I'm hoping to get my butt moving and make a few more and open an etsy shop. Wishful thinking right now though. I've been so busy with my swaps, yard work and getting everything in order for school - that I haven't had time to just make things for fun. Hopefully soon everything will slow down.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Dinner

We had Easter Dinner with my family yesterday, here at my house. 16 people, adults and kids all in my house that seems to be too small for my family of 4. We had a lot of fun though. I made the ham and stuffed potatoes. My sister made up the green bean casserole and my sister in law brought cupcakes for desert. My mom brought a pasta salad, while my aunt brought the pickles and olives. We are the family that loves our pickles.
Here are some pictures of the bags I made up for the kids to go outside and find Easter Eggs with. Our baskets never seem to be big enough.

We also purchased a trampoline on Friday. Everyone has their own opinions on this, so please do not preach to me. To me, they have way more pros than cons. Plus it has a safety net, so I totally am in love with it. I don't like it when people purchase items, and don't purchase the proper safety. If you buy a boat, don't you buy life vests? If you bought your kids a bike, wouldn't you buy a helmet? At least I would hope you would. So why wouldn't you buy the safety net that goes around a trampoline? To me it only makes sense.


Found this great sounding recipe. I can't wait for my garden to be planted, and to be able to have fresh home grown veggies. OOhh la la. I can't wait.

Zucchini Sticks

Serves 6

  • 3 (small) zucchini

  • 2 egg, whites

  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs


Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Wash zucchini and slice into 2 inch long and 1/4 inch wide strips. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Place bread crumbs on plate. Roll zucchini in egg white and then in bread crumbs. Place on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Look what I just got!

Have you ever wanted it to be your birthday? Christmas? When it wasn't really that day? Well walking to my mailbox today, I didn't think there would be anything great, mainly bills. Well let me tell you my mailbox was packed full of all sorts of packages. It was like my birthday and Christmas rolled all into one. From fabric to magnets to pens. All thanks to my swap partners on Swap-Bot.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April Showers........

Bring Snow Showers! Yuck. Just when you think we are all done with snow, mother nature brings a blast from winter. Yuck. I can't seem to say it enough. I'm really hoping this doesn't effect my tulips and daffodils.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gift for Little Girl

Well, the little girl at the baby sitter's house, Jessica, is having a birthday this week. She will be 4. I made a hooded towel (my daughter was graciously modeling above). I put the letter J on the back of it. I also made a tote bag out of a 2 dish towels that I picked up at the Dollar Store. Yes it does need to be ironed. I wont do that while my girls are home, little miss nosies they are. I know Jessica will really like them. She told me she's a likes girly things. Her mother is going through some tough times right now, and I like making these hooded towels. Now if I can get my butt in gear I can make up the rest that I need for birthday's.

Edited 4/10/09 Just wanted to state that Jessica was so happy to have a new hooded towel. She modeled it off all day long. Up next is one for a little boy named Joseph - next week is his birthday.


Here is the gorgeous table linen I won on ebay. It just came today. It's going to be turned into an apron. Just have to find the right orange and yellow to correspond with it.

Gifts I've Received

The first shoots are of the pin cushions I received from my Swap-Bot partner. We only had to make 1, but am very thankful for the wonderful set.
LinkThis second set is from my wonderful parter, Mary, in Bend the Rules Sewing Swap. She made this beautiful Charming Handbag for me. And even included a few extras. Even a few extras for my girls.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I have a problem. I forget birthday's. My baby sitter's daughter Katlyn, had a birthday in March. I knew it. The kids all had cupcakes. It totally went over my head. So, to make up for it I made her a lap quilt. She likes the bright colors. Even her room is very close to the green in the quilt. I did the Disappearing Nine Patch similar to this one. Everyone loved it, so I at least know it made up for my lack of remembering. Now to only remember the everyone else's birthday's.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Aqua and Red Apron

I made this reversible apron for my Swap -Bot partner. There was no preference to whether it had to be bib style or not. I like the first picture with the pattern . I almost think I should have put in pockets, but I did send more of the red fabric so she could put in a pocket or two if she choose to.