Weekly Review #1

This past week my big finish was the 3D mini quilt I call “Not Just for Quilting” for the Aurifil Sew Many Colors contest. Which, in case you didn’t know, vote has started! I would greatly appreciate it if you would go vote for my quilt if you like it. You can do that on Aurifil’s blog here. Mine is the very last one #21. To vote you simply click on the small heart in the upper right corner of the image you wish to vote for (mine – hint hint 😉 ). Keep in mind that you are only allowed ONE VOTE!

I also finished up 2 other mini quilts and a 1 Hour Basket which took a lot longer than 1 hour because I made the front panel pieced, appliqued and quilted before I even started to assemble the basket. LOL All three of these items are for various swaps. I also completed a 3rd mini quilt but I’ll share that one in a few days.

When doing these swaps, the hardest part for me is everything up until the point when I start sewing. Deciding on (or designing) a pattern and picking the just right fabric to go with it but still be something that my partner will hopefully (fingers crossed) like. The pattern part takes me a long while. I want it to be just right.

In other news, we’ve had some serious weather scares that rivaled the storms in mid-January. Yesterday there was a HUGE tornado that was on the ground for over 120 miles. It passed a few miles to the north of our home. A friend of ours was on the very bottom edge of it and seen it go by. Luckily, their brand new house they just finished building sustained only very minor cosmetic damage. As the weather was rolling in, the sky was very scary looking. It looked like a cross between the rolling top of boiling water and the sky in the movie Independence Day right before the space ships come out of the clouds. I tried to go outside several times to get some pictures, but our little girl wanted to come with me and hubby was about having a fit. Just google Independence Day movie clouds to see what I mean.

After living in Florida for a good chunk of my life, I’ve been thru more hurricanes, seen more lightning strikes, experienced more severe thunderstorms / electrical storms / whatever than I care to count. There was a time or three when I was truly nervous. But nothing like this. I was downright scared yesterday just like I was back in January. I cannot even fathom what it must be like in tornado alley…

On a lighter side, my little girl declared earlier this year that she wanted her own garden. So, I tilled up a spot on two sides of her outside playhouse. On one side I helped her to plant rainbow flower (wildflower mix) seeds. On the other side we planted red carrots and little tomatoes (cherry tomatoes) seeds. All of which she picked out herself. Now if I could just get her help to plant my garden! LOL Aren’t those little gardening tools just the cutest? They’re metal and wood and they appear to be holding up good. She got those for her 4th birthday from a family member who heard about her wanting her own garden this year.

This upcoming week there’s several things I’m hoping to accomplish including:

  1. finish up the mini for the #geeseswap (needs to be done by the 16th)
  2. finish up the mini for the #mwasquiltswap (needs to be done by the 26th)
  3. finish up the paper piecing for the #fisquiltswap so I can get started on the hand embroidery (needs to be done by 5/13)
  4. make my little girl an Easter basket
  5. get ALL my seeds planted either in the cups, trays, or in the garden

What about you? What are you hoping to accomplish next week?

Have a fun and safe weekend. Till next time



2 Mini Quilt Finishes

Just last week I finished 2 mini quilts for 2 different IG swaps last week-ish.

First up is a mini mini that I made for the #quickminiswap hosted by @mel_si_a_swapaholic. It had to be based on my partners likes and mosaic. My original idea was a bust after the “purple” fabric I ordered online arrived and was not really purple, so this was my backup idea.

Those are 0.5″ hexies that were done using a mini charm pack of Grow by Me & My Sister Designs (which my partner said she liked) and the background is purple (my partner mentioned that she didn’t have a purple mini yet) and is Cotton & Steel (which she also mentioned she liked).

For the quilting I knew I wanted to combine a bit of echo quilting with matchstick and that I did not want the quilting to go over the hexies. They are so small I was afraid they would get lost under the quilting so using invisible thread I machine appliqued each and every 0.5″ hexie. When that was done I switched to white thread and made 1 echo around the overall shapes. Then I decided I wanted to come down from the edges and carry that into the echo. I did this  2 times on each outer edge. Then I realized that in between the shapes I didn’t have enough room to do 2 more full echos for both shapes. So, each shape had a turn. And if/when I got to a quilted line while making the echo line, I didn’t quilt over it. So, it’s kinda link the middle quilting is woven over each other – first one than the other and so on. Then I did matchstick quilting in the remaining space that followed the pattern on the background fabric. This one finished around 9.75″x10.25″ if I’m recalling correctly.

Up next is this cutie for the #EasterBunnyQuiltSwap hosted by @shoppershaz_swaphost. While I was hoping to do something artsy – my partner’s mosaic was more traditional so I went directly with a pattern she shared on her mosaic. It’s the Bunny Quilt Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

The colors are directly from my partners like list which included gray, teal and low volume. After it was done, for the quilting I simply outlined the bunny and then did straightline quilting around the bunny. The width between quilting lines is the width of the foot I was using on my sewing machine. This one finished around 14″ sq.

I’m enjoying participating in IG swaps. I’ve got another finish to share with you in a few days and (IMO) it’s freakin amazing! See you tomorrow. Till then, have a wonderful day!


1 Hour Basket Finish

My first 2017 Q2 FAL is #3 – a 1 Hour Basket by KelbySews for a swap I’m in. I finished this on 04/03/2017 but am just now getting around to writing about it. When I seen Three Dandelions Shop on IG post the swap I was excited at the possibilities of how to personalize the basket. My inspiration came directly from a mini quilt that was posted on IG in a mosaic.

This is NOT my mini, nor photo. I have no idea who’s beautiful mini quilt this is. If you know, please let me know so I can credit them. This image was posted on a profile as part of their inspiration mosaic for a swap (not for this swap either).

I did switch it up a bit from the picture. Instead of the blocks they used, I did mine using HSTs. After graphing it out, I determined that I needed to have 4 blocks tall and 7 blocks across to make the 10.5″x16.5″ panel I needed for the front panel. Going to my container of random 5″ charm squares I pulled out all the blues I had. After sorting them by value, I narrowed it down to the ones I wanted to use. 2 extra light, 4 light, 4 medium, 4 medium dark, and 2 dark. Then it was time to make the HSTs using the method where you sew around all 4 edges and then cutting them diagonally to end up with 4 HSTs from each 2 charm squares. After playing around with the layout, I sewed them all together.

Not wanting to have to deal with loads of ends to tuck in from the quilting, I decided I’d quilt first and applique after. I have to tell you, I’m so happy I did! I did the quilting with just the top panel and the fusible fleece ironed onto the back. After the quilting was complete, I appliqued the two turtles onto the panel.

After that, I simply followed the directions for the rest of the basket.

I’m very pleased with the way it turned out and I hope my partner will be too!

For this swap, we’re also supposed to fill the basket with $15-20 worth of goodies for our partner based on their likes. The first thing I did was to notice the little corners that were cut off and wonder what I could do with them. I decided they would make cute little pin cushions and most of the work was already done.

There were 2 sides already sewn together so I simply sewn up the 3rd,

turned it inside out, stuffed it with the rest of the scraps from this project, folded the raw edge in and hand sewn it shut.

I did this with both corner scraps and now have 2 cute little pin cushions that cost me nothing more than a few moments of time to add to the basket for my partner.

Now to go shopping for the fillings! Till next time I hope you have a wonderful productive day.


2017 Q2 Finish A Long List

I’m joining in for the 2nd Quarter of the 2017 Finish A Long. You can read more about it here.

Somehow I’ve actually managed to pare down my list, even if it may not seem like it to some. LOL There are some things listed on here that I know there’s no way I’m going to be able to finish this quarter, however, they are on my list as a reminder to myself that I do need to be working on them.

Things I Need to Complete for Swaps

  1. Mini Geese Quilt for the #geeseswap on IG hosted by @shoppershaz_swaphost
  2. Hexie Mini Quilt for the #hexieminiquiltswap on IG hosted by @shawngorlich
  3. 1 Hour Basket for the #tdbasketswap on IG hosted by @threedandelionsshop – FINISHED on 4/3/17
  4. A Mini Quilt with a Story for the #mwasquiltswap on IG hosted by @pridyprinsis
  5. Fandom in Stitches Mini Quilt for the #fisquiltswap on IG hosted by @stacypacy
  6. Quilted notebook cover for the #gardencraftswap on IG hosted by @sarahhhjayyyy
  7. Garden apron also for the #gardencraftswap
  8. Mini Quilt for the #vintagevideogamequiltswap on IG hosted by @mel_is_a_swapaholic
  9. Mini Quilt for the #heatherrossswap on IG hosted by @ajlockett
  10. Mini Quilt for the #harrypottersummerswap on IG hosted by @mel_is_a_swapaholic
  11. Zipped project bag for the #harrypottersummerswap 
  12. Quilted book cover also for the #harrypottersummerswap
  13. Felt brooch also for the #harrypottersummerswap
  14. Quilted Traveller Basket for the #summerswap17 on IG hosted by @wwarner27 & @justcombined
  15. Mermaid Mini Quilt for the #seamonsterswap on IG hosted by @stacypacy
  16. Mini Quilt for the #uhgswap on IG hosted by @kelbysews
  17.  Mini-mini Quilt also for the #ughswap
  18. 1 medium craft for the #kitchencraftswap on IG hosted by @pridyprinsis
  19. 1 small craft also for the #kitchencraftswap

Quilty Items on my To-Do List

  1. Summer Solstice quilt for my oldest
    I did manage to get approximately 1/2 of the background fabrics cut out for this. This will be a Christmas present for a family member. All fabrics except the background fabric is cut.
  2. Vintage Truck quilt for my Father-in-Law
    This will be a Christmas present for a family member made from a pattern I came up with. I’ve gotten most of the fabric for it cut already. Once I finish cutting, I’m going to chain piece the blocks together, fussy cut the trucks and applique them onto the blocks, sew up the top, quilt and bind it.
  3. Deer head #makedoquilt for hubby
    I’ve had a stack of khaki pants from a friend’s daughter-in-law just sitting here. They are not worthy of going to the thrift store due to being ripped and having paint splatters all over them (she works in a paint store), yet there’s plenty of good, usable fabric on them still. I’ve been playing around the idea for an improv quilt with them but haven’t been sold on any one idea until I seen the cover of Simply Moderne. I’m combining something similar to the cover (Simply Moderne issue #2) with an improv background. This will be a gift for hubby for Christmas. I also have a stack of camo clothing of his somewhere that he was going to throw out (old, worn, etc) that will also be used in this quilt.
    I’ve finished 9 of the improv background blocks already. I have about 20 more to go.
  4. Maggie’s 1st Dance for my youngest
  5. Play with Me quilt top paired with:
  6. Polaroid quilt top for a double-sided quilt for my youngest
  7. #spookydelightsquiltalong table runner
    Well, I started this QAL with good intentions. Then I sewed up the borders wrong… After taking the time to rip out around 15 feet of stitching, I kinda lost interest for the moment. I would like to get this done as it’s the only thing I’ve cut into my precious (insert Lord of the Rings jokes here LOL) Ghastlies fabric for.
  8. Turn blocks from #quiltnon2016 #quiltnonsampler into 2 mini quilts for my vintage themed kitchen
  9. Christmas Tree Skirt for my oldest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. Just waiting for my time and attention.
  10. Farm Fun quilt for my youngest
    When I bought the panels with the momma and babies stuffies to make for my granddaughter and my youngest daughter I also ordered a charm pack and a 1/2 yard of the main print in white. I’m not sure how I’m going to do it, but it will be simple. I’m thinking of cutting the 1/2 yard into larger 9″ squares and pair them up with a solid that compliments them. We’ll see. At first I was going to give it to my granddaughter, but her momma picked out an afghan instead of a quilt.
  11. Illusions quilt for my son
    This will be a Christmas present for a family member. I’ve started cutting but have lots to do still.
  12. My little girl’s quilt
    My 3.5 year old wanted to learn to sew on my machine. So, I pulled out a stack of 8″ squares cut from Disney Princess & coordinating fabrics and we got started. We sat on the floor for close to 2 hours arranging and rearranging them until she thought they were “just right.” I was having a serious internal argument with my OCD self. My OCD side wanted to rearrange them again once she went to bed to make sure that there weren’t any like squares touching each other and that the different colors were evenly distributed. My *ahem* “normal” side wanted to leave them just as they were because it’s going to be her quilt that she made. Don’t worry, I left them just as she arranged them. So far we’ve sewn together the blocks for 2 of the 8 rows. Using 8″ squares, it is 8 squares across by 9 squares down. Realize this – I am NOT sewing these together – she is! I sit next to her and run the foot pedal on the sewing machine. At 3.5 years old she does not have the skill to fully operate the sewing machine herself yet. (She’s 4 now and we’venot got much more done…)
  13. Postage Stamp Quilt
    A long term project to help use up scraps.

Sewing Items on my To-Do List

  1. iPad bag for hubby for work
    Self-drafted based on the dimensions of the iPad and his requests
  2. Carry / messenger style bag for hubby for work
    I have the fabric ready, I’m just debating between a typical messenger style bag or something that he can strap to the passenger seat of the truck and open up like a portable desk…
  3. Christmas Stocking for my oldest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  4. Christmas Stocking for my granddaughter
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  5. Christmas Stocking for my youngest
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  6. Christmas Stocking for hubby
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  7. Christmas Stocking for myself
    Have pattern and fabric ready. It’s just waiting for my time and attention.
  8. Farm Fun stuffies momma cow and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  9. Farm Fun stuffies momma cow and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  10. Farm Fun stuffies momma sheep and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  11. Farm Fun stuffies momma sheep and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  12. Farm Fun stuffies momma pig and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  13. Farm Fun stuffies momma pig and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  14. Farm Fun stuffies momma chick and her 2 babies set 1 for youngest
  15. Farm Fun stuffies momma chick and her 2 babies set 2 for granddaughter
  16. Felt Christmas Tree for granddaughter
    I’m debating on making 2 of these – one for my youngest and one for my granddaughter for Christmas. Hoping to get them done by the middle of November so I can send my granddaughter her’s right in time for when my oldest puts up her Christmas tree.
  17. dress for my little girl using the floral print she picked out
  18. dress for my little girl using the deer print she picked out
  19. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice
  20. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice
  21. dress for my little girl using yarn for the bodice

Hand Embroidery Things on my To-Do List

  1. Little House on the Prairie hoop art for a family member
  2. Postcards from Heaven BOM for my In-Laws
  3. Gentle Domestic its BOM for myself

Crochet Things on my To-Do List

  1. Lizard shawl for myself
  2. Kaboom CAL for my granddaughter
  3. FRAN mystery CAL afghan for hubby
    I’ve finished over 3/4 of this so far. I was hoping to finish it for hubby’s birthday which didn’t happen. Then I was trying for Christmas which also didn’t happen. 🙁 So I’ll be trying for his birthday. Again.
  4. GREG mystery CAL afghan for couch
  5. Corset Socks for oldest
    I seen these on Ravelry and think they are awesome! Wondering if I can pull off wearing them. LOL
  6. Island Play Set for granddaughter
  7. Combo Fabric & Crochet Quilt for my grandma (it’s listed here under crochet instead of quilting because it requires much more crocheting time vs quilting/sewing time)
  8. Tree with Animals for my youngest
  9. Tree with Animals for my granddaughter
  10. Puppy dog scarf for my youngest
  11. Shawl for my Mother-in-Law
  12. Unicorn hooded blanket for my little girl

Knitting Things on my To-Do List

  1. Learn to knit!!!
    I started to learn a few months ago. I pulled up a YouTube video, some yarn and a set of needles. I -was- thinking that it would be like crochet, you could use bigger needles and get a looser stitch. I figured out how to long tail cast on with no trouble – had it down pat after about 3 stitches. Then I attempted a knit stitch. Which I was able to do with no problem and had it down after about 5 stitches. I was also able to finish a row and start a new one. However, after about 5 rows I realized that knitting with a larger set of needles than recommended for the yarn actually just makes the stitch look all wonky… Or it could have been my tension. Regardless, I frogged it all. When I pick up a smaller set of needles I’ll try it again.
  2. Make hubby a pair of socks
    using this nice soft yarn and this needle. Seriously, look at how fuzzy and soft that yarn is! I just keep squishing it against my cheek. LOL I found a pattern using this weight yarn and it said to use this circular needle so that’s what I bought. I have NO clue how to knit… However, I’d love to learn, if only to knit hubby socks. Why? My hubby is a big man who wears a size 15.5 wide boots. Do you know what it’s like to find ANY socks that fit him in the rural area where we live? I don’t think he’s ever had a pair of nice soft socks. I’d love to make him a pair asap.

Other Things on my To-Do List

  1. Finish reupholstering the mini recliner for my little girl for Christmas.
    When I seen this chair for $5 I had to buy it. The framework is strong but the fabric was yuck. It’s not a full-sized chair, but it’s also not one of those tiny kid chairs you see nowadays. It’s right in between which is good since my little girl is a big little girl. Her daddy (who’s 6’4″) likes to say that we knew she wasn’t going be a horse jockey. LOL Right now at just over 4 years old, she’s 44″ tall!!! I found a really cute heavy-duty canvas fabric that I’m hoping will last until she outgrows the chair.
  2. Finish my class on Skillshare: Micro Batch Preserves Peach Jalapeno Sauce
  3. Finish my class on Skillshare: Fold Over Clutch
  4. Finish my class on Skillshare: Hand Embroidery Sampler



Not Just for Quilting

UPDATE: Voting is now open thru 4/15! I would really appreciate it if you would go to the Aurifil website and vote for my mini. It’s the very last entry #21. You can only vote for ONE mini! To vote simply click on the little heart in the upper right corner of the image. Thank you very much! Your vote is greatly appreciated.

When I first came across the Aurifil “Sew Mini Colors” challenge, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. The image of the mini literally just popped into my head. Then came the, ummmm, how should I actually make this happen? LOL

The spools are done Trapunto style so they appear to be 3D.

The centerpiece I hand embroidered, sewn the brown edge on, and then appliqued it to the top.

The threads are free motion embroidered to resemble a large spool of Aurifil. Yes, I intentionally made a hanging thread from each of the spools. Why? because that is just how my spools look – unless of course they are brand new in the package still. lol

I call it “Not Just for Quilting”. Why? Because while I use Auriful and Kona both all the time for things other than quilting. 🙂 This hand embroidered center piece is just an example. I attempted to make it look like an embroidery in the hoop. That is why it’s brown on the side.

Regarding the colors I used. For the Aurifil that’s easy – I used white (all my piecing), #2630 for the quilting to match the background, and I have the mini collection “Simply Color” by V and Co which has colors: 1231, 2423, 2730, 2715, 2530, 5006, 1240, 5003, 2214, and 2625 in it. As far as the fabric colors. Well… I really can’t tell you. The fabric shop is over an hours drive from my house. With a over-active toddler. In a fabric store… Yeeeaaaaaa. I simply held up the spools of thread to the bolts of Kona to find the ones that most closely matched while attempting to keep my toddler from running around the entire store or filling up the cart with things she wants. Plus, since I couldn’t find all I needed at the first store, I actually had to take her to TWO fabric stores in one day!?!

Actually, after a conversation on IG, I went searching for my receipt (I made a special trip to get the fabrics) and can name several of the Kona cotton colors I used thanks to them being labeled on the receipt. 🙂 At the one store I purchased: Snow (the centerpiece and quilt back), Coal Gray (background), Chartreuse, Baby Pink, Pool, Sunny, Eggplant, Pewter, Red, Riviera, and Chocolate Brown (edging around the centerpiece to make it look like an embroidery hoop). The others I cannot name because they came from a quilt store (Magical Stitches in Macon, GA) and their receipts are not itemized like that.

The paper piecing pattern Sew Mini Colors from Whole Circle Studio was not a problem. The technicalities of how to do the rest of it was the challenge for me. You see, I like to do things a bit different. I do not think I’ve ever once followed a pattern exactly without putting my own spin on it. That’s just the way I am.

There were times of the past couple of days that I did not think this mini was going to come to be in time to enter the contest. If you follow me on IG then you know of my issues… But I’ll tell you all about those another time.

So anyhow. I’ll do another post when I have more time explaining how I actually made this mini quilt. But for now I’ve got to call this post done since the linkup is only open till midnight…

I’m linking up with:
Let’s Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday over at My Quilt Infatuation
Free Motion Mavericks over at Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing
Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday over at Busy Hands Quilts
Show Off Saturday over at Sew Can She
Slow Stitching Sunday over at Kathy’s Quilts
Monday FUNday over at That’s What Che Said
Monday making over at Love Laugh Quilt


Stitching Santa

Yesterday, not only did I get to open my typical presents, but I opened up my 2 Stitching Santa presents! 🙂 For those of you who don’t know, Stitching Santa is a swap hosted by Sheila over at Sew Chet.

I decided to do both the sewing and the yarn one. Here’s the goodies I got from Susan from over at Desert Sky Quilts. And for those of you who don’t know, Susan also tirelessly blogs at Quilt BOM to keep us all up to date with any new BOMs, CALs, KALs, FALs, and just about any type of fabric or yarn along you can think of! I’m also hoping that I can get to QuiltCon East to meet her.

Stitching Santa from Susan

A mini bundle of 4 Riley Blake fq’s (I love the little seahorses!), a spool of matching Aurifil thread, the cute hand towel, and a package of Poke-A-Dots sticky thimbles that I’m looking forward to trying out!!! I think those sticky thimbles are going to come in real handy when doing embroidery!

Thank you Susan for the fabric goodness!

Now onto the yarn package I received from Melissa from Thread and Scissors.

Stitching Santa from Melissa

2 skeins of Knit Picks Brava Bulky in Solstice Heather (it’s so soft and squishy!), a super size skein of Sugar ‘n Cream Twists in Overcase Twists, a skein of Lion Brand Amazing in Ruby (which I love!), a pack of care labels, a pack of small point protectors (which I’m assuming is for knitting needles? I really need to learn how to knit) & a pack of locking stitch markers. I’m looking forward to some yarn time. 🙂

Thank you Melissa for the yarney goodness!

That’s a wrap for #stitchingsanta 2016. Looking forward to participating again next year. Before I go, there’s a few things I want to mention.

This site is going to be completely reworked prior to the new year! This is my upteenth time attempting to have a niche blog and, not surprising, I lost interest. Why? There are way too many things that I do and enjoy to be able and to narrow down a blog to 1 thing just does not work for me. I’ll be keeping this site, but it will be different then it is now.

If you follow Fandom in Stitches you’ve all ready seen it. Their first Q/SAL in 2017 is Goblin King: A Labyrinth Quilt for which I’ve designed numerous embroidery patterns for. 🙂 It’s exciting for me to be able to join with some amazing designers for this combo paper piecing and embroidery along. It’s starting on Jan 4th for those who are interested. Go check out their website for more information.

And lastly, if you want to read my ramblings, come visit me over at Resourceful Momma. I’m no longer try to be something I’m not. And I’m definitely NOT niche! Over there you’ll be able to read about (in the future) all the different things I do – not just quilting and embroidery, but all different kinds of crafts, cooking, canning, gardening, self-sufficiency, a smidge of bragging when I go fishing or hunting, a bit about home schooling (since we’re hoping to home school our little girl until she has to go to middle school, and whatever else I’ve got going on. But, like I said earlier, this site will stay! I’m just not going to be blogging here after the Goblin King Q/SAL is over.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year!


Eerie Nights Day 7

Welcome to day 7 – the final day – of the Eerie Nights blog hop. Here’s the line-up for today Friday, October 28, 2016:
Pink Doxies
Quilted Delights
Stitches Quilting
MaryMack’s Blog
Sew Incredibly Crazy

First, I would love to say thank you to everyone for all the wonderful comments on my post for the Eerie Nights blog hop. Anywhoooo.

I was planning on sharing making the crown and cape for my little girl’s pink princess outfit for Halloween. However, I was told earlier this week that she did not want to be a pink princess but rather a black cat. And not just any black cat, but the stray that wanders around our neighborhood that has white paws, and white patches on his head and chest. LOL So, I did what any momma would do, started cutting out white felt to make the patches to attach to a black outfit and hunting down a wire clothes hanger to put inside a handmade tail so it curls up.

Do you know what’s been on the cartoon shows lately? Halloween themed cartoons. Some of her favorite characters have been the various witches. Yep. You guessed it! She now declares that she wants to be a witch. *sigh* As I repeat over and over in my head “I love my child, I love my child” LOL! She’s 3.5 years old and this is the first year she’s actually getting to pick what she wants to be. Bless her, she can’t make up her mind.

I have some cheap black satin fabric that I picked up at Walmart for $0.50 per yard. I’m going to sew up a single layer dress similar to what I did with for the pink princess dress. However, for the bottom edge, I’m going to use a pair of pinking shears to cut a ragged edge instead of a nice neat hem. The witches hat will be bought from the store. She has some cute black shoes already. I’ll see what I can find as far as a witch broom goes. Anything will be a step up from what she’s been flying around the house on – that half sized pool noodle she turned into a caterpillar that I shared on IG.

She was playing in her room and started calling me and said there’s a caterpillar in her room! I jumped up, praying that it wasn’t a poisonous one while trying to figure out how it got in. Then she met me in the hallway holding that ^. See all the “legs” on it? With all those legs it must be a caterpillar. ROFL I love her imagination.

Regardless, it has to be cheap and quick because here in our small, rural town the kids do not go door to door trick or treating. Nope. The town has a trick or treat event, which is this Saturday, in which various businesses and vendors set up a booth / table down main street and the kids walk, in the middle of the afternoon, from one table to the next grabbing candy… 🙁 That’s not trick or treating IMO. Luckily for us, my bestie goes to a church that does a trunk or treat for the kids in their parking lot on Halloween evening / night! YAY! So, we’re going to go see her and have some fun. What are you going to be doing for Halloween?

Don’t forget to stop by the blogs linked above and enter into their give-a-ways.

Till next time, remember there’s nothing like last minute sewing! lol



Eerie Nights Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of the Eerie Nights blog hop. Here’s the line-up for today Tuesday, October 25, 2016:
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Jane’s Quilting
Just Let Me Quilt
Batts In The Attic

Now, onto todays little round up!

  1. If you seen my post from the other day, you know I hoard save glass jars and bottles so you won’t be surprised to see this next craft. This one can be easily done with your kids! 🙂
  2. This spider garland is just too cute! Another good one that the littles can help you with.
  3. I don’t know about you, but I swear we have at least 6 of these plastic pumpkins from the past 2 Halloweens. Why so many with just 1 little girl? Well, if she’s told she can have 1 thing, and picks out a $1 plastic pumpkin, who am I to argue? LOL She’s got a thing for buckets, pails, baskets, bags, and purses. Basically anything she can carry her things in. I don’t think she’ll miss a couple if I snag them while she’s sleeping to make these.

Just these 3 little ones for today. 🙂 However, don’t forget to go visit those on the Eerie Nights bloghop for you chance to win some prizes!

Till next time happy sewing!