crafty goodness ~ christmas snow doodled glass ~

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hi y’all!   here’s a little crafty tutorial that is sooo dang simple to do.  it does require a bit of a steady hand, perhaps… {perhaps not!}  that is to say, no matter what you do ~ this white painty pen and glass doodling tutorial is a fun project, wavy lines… or not! even younger kids {supervised} will love this too, …

simple christmas sewing ~

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hi there ~ and again ~ happy thanksgiving week. i’m sure looking forward to it, and i hope you all are too! as i was playing with some christmas fabrics recently, i spotted a leftover piece of linen, and it sparked an idea for a simply sewn christmas runner.  burlap is so big in fashion this holiday season, {it seems}, …

no sew christmas wool ornament ~

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hello and happy thanksgiving week america! to help me forget how long it was taking at the pharmacy to get my antibiotics last week, i picked up a “quilting quickly” magazine by fons and porter to pass some time.  i’d not seen this particular one, and as i thumbed through it, several projects caught my eye… and i thought it …

glad tidings ~

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hi there ~ snow does put me in the mood for christmas, no doubt about it.  and i’ve been inundated with family/mom matters so haven’t really had much time to dive in and create much christmas quilting.  gosh, november is fading all too fast. this is {again} a feathered table runner, quilted on a commercial red fabric that i happen …

Christmas Memories ~

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Hi there, everyone!   We have had a sweet, beautiful, and WHITE Christmas, this year.  Oh my.  Crisp and cold!  This is my beautiful niece, Samantha {Sam} ~ out on Lake Francis, ice fishing with my son, Adam, on Christmas Eve.  Perfect ice fishing weather! And… no doubt about it ~ Sam took advantage of the perfect opportunity in which she …

Paper Rock Scissors ~ Etc!

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Hey there ~ What’s Up ~ Buttercups~!  Crossing the Marias River, 20 miles south of Chester ~ We’ve had a super fun weekend, traveling to up north to visit my Mom at Wheat Country Assisted Living where she lives.  We had a wonderful meal, musical entertainment, Santa,  & a sweet time at their Annual Christmas Party!  The weather was frightful… …

Christmas Tree ~ Mixed Media Canvas

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O Christmas Tree ~ I made this canvas a couple months ago, preparing for my November Art Show in my hometown, Chester, MT.  I was inspired to make this tree piece, sparked by some white stretch-knit, lacey fabric I’ve had for awhile.  I bought it to make scarves from it, and of course, had some fabric leftover.  I started this piece by cutting it …

All things that Glitter ~

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Hi there! Yesss… I LOVE GLITTER!  And I am so loving making handmade Christmas cards this year. The roses below, are gessoed scrapbook paper.  The rest are done on watercolor papers.  I‘ve had to make several trips to the craft store, to find envelopes that match this 6×6″ size of watercolor paper {pic below}. I never knew it could be …

Christmas Rose ~

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Here’s another finished project ~ a simple table runner ~ (for sale in my Etsy shop) from my leftover scraps of Christmas fabrics.  For the quilting, I kept it simple.  There’s basically an echoing, soft, rosey-type pattern, as it circles around the center of the rose-log cabin center. And of course, you’re probably tired of hearing me say it, but …

Christmas Placemats ~

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Hi everyone!UPDATE 11/27/12:  Joining what looks to be a wonderful Christmas Show at the Blog:  Quilting Tutorials… go check it out!  {Door Prizes… too!}I got quite a few fabric Christmas projects done over this past, wonderful, long, weekend!  Sooooo nice to be home. I only had four finished when I took the picture, but I have actually made six as …

Snug as a Mug on a Rug ~ Giveaway

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Hi there sweet friends ~  Well, I have been hunkerin’ for a lil’ good ol’ fashioned piecing, and so that’s what I’ve been doing a little bit of lately.  By the way, all of these pieces are finished with a YLI candlelight thread in Christmas green, glowing in the binding.  I published a tutorial on this quick couching technique for …

Fishing In The Pile ~

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When I was “cleaning” my studio a few weekends ago, I found this small, unfinished, wall hanging top.  It got tossed onto “The Pile” two Christmas seasons ago.  At that time, I was not crazy about it ~ that’s why it ended up in “The Pile” in the first place!I had painstakingly traced the letters onto a large square piece of freezer …

True Blue Velvet & Snowflakes

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Ahhhhh… yes, hello my lovely, true blue winter friend.   Snowflakes… bobbin play… silver threads. Love this color combo.  What about you?  And velvet.  Isn’t there a song about velvet?  Ah… yes, I think there is.  Isn’t it called “Blue Velvet?” Sparkly goodness.  Shine on!  It’s fun to do embossing on silk velvet; it works the vest.  I’m thinking I’d like …

December 26th ~ A Bethlehem

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Hi there!  Welcome back from the Christmas festivities.  I hope it was calm, and bright for you all!  I had a bit of time to finish up a couple small projects I made as package toppers…  Bookmarks for my special ‘adopted’ daughters, Rachel and Katie, who are a Junior and Senior in college now, and for their Moms, my dear …