Speed applique a vintage camper; multi-media art, create magnets & tea towels – Mother’s day gift idea.

I found this Henry Glass “Quilt Camp” fabric with awesome little campers and about lost my mind at the fabric shop getting some cut! I found this darling sky and cloud fabric and had to use it as well! These 2.5″ x 2.5″ mini-canvases are magnets (sold in set of 5 @ Walmart). While shopping,Continue reading “Speed applique a vintage camper; multi-media art, create magnets & tea towels – Mother’s day gift idea.”

2017, Find your style and then run with it.

I want my home to be pretty, comfortable, and welcoming.¬† I feel that way about my clothes, shoes, and art. The stack of dishes is a fair representation of my life. Things, used, but not used up; trying to serve a dozen purposes & stacked off kilter. Displayed in a glass case, transparent, functional, simpleContinue reading “2017, Find your style and then run with it.”

Painting with fabric; tiny fabric houses in jars.

I paint with fabric. Make-believe is real. I imagine and create (happy people in) tiny, quirky houses. Breakfast is ready when you wake up, naps are encouraged- this is what I think about when I sew a tiny house. Here we ride bikes with friends til the street lights come on. Perpetually age 7 (withContinue reading “Painting with fabric; tiny fabric houses in jars.”

Sand, distress and wax a vintage, painted wood dresser!

I am always on the lookout for interesting, vintage, wood furniture. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to find a vintage sideboard that was painted a high gloss black. Loved that it was tall, skinny, painted and had the wooden spacers in the drawers for organizing socks, etc.I discovered it on a weekly visitContinue reading “Sand, distress and wax a vintage, painted wood dresser!”

Four day weekend at Whatever Craft House -loving a girl’s retreat!

I recently experienced an amazing 4 day sewing retreat at The Whatever Craft House, hosted by my dear friend, fabric and pattern designer, Jackie Clark¬†(you know, the tutor, amazing sewing enthusiast,¬†accomplished cook). For a tour of the Whatevercraft House and more info click HERE. Immediately, I feel at home here. Dear friends, Tamara Gonzales andContinue reading “Four day weekend at Whatever Craft House -loving a girl’s retreat!”

Up-cycle a chandelier with paint, ribbon and vintage jewelry

Paint in proper area: To reach all areas of a chandelier, hanging it prior to painting is helpful. Consider a post or tree limb to hang from. Protect surfaces with cardboard or plastic wrap. I used shopping bags and garbage bags. Prepare to paint: Remove any chains, crystals, globes and bulbs. Wrap or tape areasContinue reading “Up-cycle a chandelier with paint, ribbon and vintage jewelry”

Afternoon “porch spiffy”, before and after

I am not “outdoorsy”. I like temperature controlled atmospheres, I admit. But last weekend was one of the rare, perfect spring days a Kansas girl gets. And that means immediate makeover gratification. I NEEDED to paint something and to be outside – all of a sudden! Before: with a few good bones. I happened toContinue reading “Afternoon “porch spiffy”, before and after”

Large, offset quilt blocks, sewing potholders & scrappy pillows from fabric scraps.

Twice last month, my dear friend, Jackie Clark hosted sewing days in her lovely home studio. It is such a gift to be invited to sew with someone who loves it and has a dedicated space for sewing! We were treated to snacks and lunch and all the sewing we could accomplish in a day.Continue reading “Large, offset quilt blocks, sewing potholders & scrappy pillows from fabric scraps.”

Some last minute Christmas ideas for gals like me!

Merry Christmas, friends! I know not all of you are able to be with those you love and miss this holiday, but I wish for you all of the happiness in the world today!   I am not skilled in the kitchen, but I can make this amazing candy. It is a great, quick giftContinue reading “Some last minute Christmas ideas for gals like me!”

Creative weekend sewing & craft retreat at Whatever Craft House hosted by Jackie Clark: Loving small town discoveries!

Whatever Craft House in Newton, KS was built in 1903, according to the inlaid centerpiece in the upstairs hardwood floors. It has had many lives since then – as a home to many and a daycare to others. It’s current job is to house creative people of all walks of life thanks to owner, MegContinue reading “Creative weekend sewing & craft retreat at Whatever Craft House hosted by Jackie Clark: Loving small town discoveries!”