Jan 15, 2018

Doll Bassinet

I made a really cute little bassinet for my grand daughter Taylor, for Christmas.
You can find the tutorial here.

I chose a soft pastel with pink, red and gray to match the baby doll's outfit.

You can see the simple crosshatch quilting I did.

I couldn't make a bassinet without making a quilt and a pillow!

This doll's so cute, I almost wanted to keep her for myself, lol!

I love the back of the quilt too, it's really happy!

This is my adorable little grand daughter Taylor, she'll be 2 years old next month!
She and her sisters visited for Christmas, and I was able to watch her open her gift, bonus!!!

I've made quite a few of these bassinets, you can see them here, here, here and here.
Thanks for reading my blog :)

Jan 8, 2018

Kylie's Birthday Dress

I made another dress from a McCall's pattern, this one is for my grand daughter Kylie's 5th birthday!
The fabric is called "A Little Sweetness" by Tasha Noel.

The bag is called Lined Drawstring Bag, and is a free tutorial by Jeni Baker, you can find it here.

 I love the script fabric :)

Here's Kylie in her dress, it fit her really well!

This is a great pattern, I've made it 4 times now :)

Dec 16, 2017

Spelling Bee Saturday, the letter "I"

Welcome to Spelling Bee Saturday!
My letter today, on the Fat Quarter quilt along, is the letter "I".
I is for icing, as they say in Canada.
I think they call it frosting in the US.
Either way, I bought it for the photoshoot and ate the whole thing!!!
Yes, you read that right, icing is my kryptonite :)

 I is also for ice cream.
I love this cute little ice cream cone pin cushion that my sweet friend Joanna made for me.
The cone is ceramic, and her mom crocheted the cherries :)

Best of all, I is for Isabel, my grand daughter.
She is the cutest little ball of energy, and she is what my "I" is all about :)

I made a cute wall hanging for her bedroom.
It measures 36" long by 6" tall.

I used Bee Basics fabric by Lori Holt (I'm in love with that line!) and Riley Blake dots, pink on white.

I took these closeups so that you can see the individual prints :)

I used "Vintage Happy" by Lori Holt, for the butterfly.

Now for the announcement that I promised you!
I'm giving away a copy of Lori Holt's Spelling Bee book!!!
For a chance to win it, you can leave a comment on this post.
For more chances to win, you can go to my Instagram page here, and follow the directions :)
I will announce the winner here and on Instagram, 
on Wednesday, December 20th.
Even if you already have a copy of the book, it makes a great gift :)

I have had such a blast being a part of 
Fat Quarter shop's quilt along!
Thanks for following me!!!

Dec 9, 2017

Spelling Bee Saturday, the letter "h"

This week is brought to you by the letter "h".
"h" is for horse.

Isabel, my 2 year old grand daughter, is so excited when she gets on the phone with her grandfather and I, that all she can say is "hi!" "hi!" "hi!"!!!
This letter is dedicated to her :)
Izzy was the inspiration for my little mini quilt, which I changed from hello to hi!

This is such a vintage phone, I don't think a 2 year old would know how to use it!

Here's my letter "h", I used Lori Holt's Bee Basics, and I especially love the teal color!

When I see this "hi!", I can always hear Izzy's breathless voice in my ear :)

I love Lori's book, Spelling Bee, and all of her other books as well!
She is such an inspiration to me, and such a fun and cute person :)
I would also like to thank the Fat Quarter Shop for this fabulous quilt along!

Stay tuned for a big giveaway next week!

Dec 2, 2017

Spelling Bee Saturday, the letter "g"

Isn't life grand!
"g" is for grandchildren,
all 13 of them!
(3 boys and 10 girls)

I'm beyond thrilled to be participating in the fat quarter shop's "Spelling Bee Saturday".
I have the letter "g" and the first thing that came to mind is "grandchildren"!

I made 6" letters, flash card style.
I can spell lots of words with these letters.
Ran, child, dinner, clean, dear, idea, read, red, dad, girl, glad, grad, nice, angel are just a few words I thought of, that are spelled from the word grandchildren.
I looked it up and there are 908 words spelled from 13 letters!!!

The fabric I used for the letters and the binding, 
is Bee Basics by Lori Holt.
Riley Blake's swiss dot, grey on white was used for the background.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and joining me for 
Spelling Bee Saturday :)

Nov 27, 2017

Christmas Pillowcases

I found this great tutorial for making pillowcases!
One of my favorite designers has a blog called 
"Lovely Little Handmades".
Here's the tutorial.
She calls them magic pillowcases :)

We have six little grand daughters coming (with their parents of course!) to California to spend Christmas with us!

These cute Christmas pillowcases will encourage them to have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads :)

Each little girl will have their own little pillowcase.

The pillowcases take about 20 minutes to make, easy peasy!!!

Nov 20, 2017

Reagan's Birthday Dress

This is the third dress I've made from this McCall's pattern.

It's fun to sew, in spite of all the gathers!

This fabric is called "Farmer's Daughter" by Vanessa Goertzen from Lella  Boutique.
The script fabric has such pretty sayings.

I found some red gingham buttons which I love!

 There is a big tree in our backyard and the leaves turn a brilliant red when the cooler weather comes.
I love taking photos by this tree :)

Reagan's favorite colors are pink and purple.
It's hard to find pretty purples, but when I saw this little rosebud design and the big pink roses on black, I knew I had to use it.

I think the pink is very striking against the black.

Just like the other dresses I made, there's a bag to match.
The lining is the black polka dot fabric.

Here's pretty little Reagan, she just turned 7 and lost her second front tooth the day after this photo was taken :)
She looks more beautiful than ever!

 This is the McCall's pattern I used, I have it in 2 sizes.

I still have one more of these dresses to make before Christmas!