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.”

Applique fabric art, dogs in clothes; my sister’s obsession with her chihuahua…

My sister keeps posting photos of Chihuahua’s dressed in clothes on Facebook. I offered to make an outfit for her tiny pup, but she said “Millie won’t wear clothes.” I also offered to start a therapy group, if need should arise… My next best offer was art. If you need fashion, you need fashion! MillieContinue reading “Applique fabric art, dogs in clothes; my sister’s obsession with her chihuahua…”

Mini sewing-retreat, gifts in jars, loving working with fellow creatives!

It is no secret that I am obsessed with tiny houses. They are more amazing in a jar embellished with paint and frayed fabric. This was a special order from one of my best customers – my mom. She is so supportive of my creative work. I only need another few hundred thousand just likeContinue reading “Mini sewing-retreat, gifts in jars, loving working with fellow creatives!”

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.”

Take time, daily, to craft, create, renew, celebrate & LIVE in the moment!

I need color, fiber, photography and text as part of my everyday experience. 40 hours each week, I am a payroll clerk/bookkeeper and 10 hours each week, part time receptionist in an assisted living/retirement facility. I’m a wife, mother, employee, Grandma, artist and; starved for time to create. I mix a number of creative /Continue reading “Take time, daily, to craft, create, renew, celebrate & LIVE in the moment!”

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!”

His & hers weekend hobbies

We work hard. We play hard. Last weekend was one that sort of wraps us up as a couple, a family. He likes cars, motorcycles, speed, & sports. I like art, sewing, painting and decorating. Some weekends we both get to full-fill our dreams in some measure. I think because my dreams are less expensiveContinue reading “His & hers weekend hobbies”

Making a string quilt with scraps!

I am addicted to small bits of colorful fabric. I always ask friends and family for their scraps – for the few hours/days each month when I can sew. It was amazing how quickly I came up with enough pretty fabric to start a new string quilt project. I love the way they look! BeforeContinue reading “Making a string quilt with scraps!”

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.”

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!”