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Sizzix Captain America Graduation Cap

I can’t believe Ella is graduating from High School!!  Where did the time go?  She and her BFF got together to decorate their graduation caps.  Of course they came over to our house and ransacked my Sizzix closet and felt drawer! They wanted to represent the Winter Solider in their “CAP”-decorating (since they are both fighting… [read more]

Tutti-Fruitti Market Tote Bag

This tote bag is by far my most used tote bag I own!!  What I love about it is that it is super big but folds up small so you can keep it in our purse or in your car.  My goal is to sew a bunch of these and use them when I go… [read more]

Circa 1974 Quilt Pattern – Featuring Gingham Girls

It’s a 1970’s sunshiny day over here!!!  As soon as I saw Diary of a Quilter’s Gingham Girls new fabric line I knew it was for me!!  She did an amazing job of packaging up my childhood into a fabric line!  (And yes, all of you now know how old I am!!!) You can read… [read more]

Lemonade Stand Quilt

I am so happy to be the next stop on Lori Whitlock’s Happy Day Blog Tour!  Lori’s latest fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs has just been released!  It’s bright, cheery, and just makes you smile!  Living in California it’s all about the citrus and we love our lemons!  One of the fabrics in Happy… [read more]

Five Fat Quarter Fun “May Flowers”

Happy MAY!!!!  Amber and I are super excited to bring you the next quilt in our 5 Fat Quarter Fun Series!!  It’s called May Flowers and its the perfect spring quilt to add to your home.  And better yet it uses only 5 fat quarters and 2 1/4 yards of background fabric. Amber and I… [read more]

14 Day Walk with Christ 2017

Every Easter our family participates in a “14 Day Walk With Christ”.  This takes place the 2 weeks leading up to Easter.  Life is so busy and rushed,  Easter can come and go before we know it.  It has been extremely meaningful to focus extra attention on the Savior during these two weeks.  Every day we have… [read more]

{Garden Path} a 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt

It’s April 1st and our new 5 Fat Quarter Fun quilt pattern is no joke!  Meet Garden Path, our latest quilt using only 5 fat quarters, background fabric and border fabric!  We love the challenge each month brings with designing a fresh quilt with only 5 fat quarters.  We love that you are sewing along… [read more]

A Tribute to My Nana and Memory Quilts in Her Rememberance

This month our family lost our sweet Nana at age 97. Nana has been a major part of my life since I was born.  She was a woman of faith and love, always caring more for others than herself.  She delighted in every day and found joy in the little things. We gathered as a… [read more]

Snuggle Bunny Quilt {Wonderland 2 Blog Tour}

I’m super excited to be participating in the Riley Blake Designs Wonderland Two Blog Tour today.  Melissa Mortenson from the Polka Dot Chair is as sweet as her adorable bunny fabric!!  I can’t even begin to say how much I love this fabric line!! I wanted to make a little something that used most of… [read more]

Sweetie Pie Sew Along {Strawberry Pie}

It’s my turn on Lori Holt’s Sweetie Pie Sew Along!  It’s been so much fun to see everyone’s take on these adorable blocks. Of course I choose to make the strawberry block because I live in Southern California where we have strawberries all year round! Lori’s templates are super easy to use and I love… [read more]

EPIC Star Wars Throw Quilt

I have been collecting Star Wars fabric for quite a while!  I just purchased some Rogue One fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop to complete my collection!  My daughter and I thought it would be fun to make a super nerdy Star Wars Quilt for her BFF and fellow Star Wars nerd!!  We found this gray… [read more]

All Stacked Up {5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Five Fat Quarter Fun Sewing Series!!  Amber and I have teamed up to bring you a super fun quilt that you can make with only 5 fat quarters and some additional background yardage!  This month we are focusing on theme prints.  This quilt pattern is great to use… [read more]

Bunny Hop Quilt Pattern {Free}

Today I’m sharing my latest pattern for this fun spring wallhanging.  There is just something about hanging a new quilt that makes your house feel all happy!! This quilt measures 40″ square and is perfect for hanging, placing on a table or couch.  I used my Sizzix dies for all the triangles and the bunny… [read more]

Spring Burlap Table Runner with Appliqué Bunnies

I love spring and I love bunnies and I love this Sizzix Rabbit Die! It is my most favorite Sizzix die of ALL TIME!! It is totally feels like spring here in Southern California! I love it! I’m ready to get all my spring home decor out and I needed a new table runner in… [read more]

Fat Quarter Shop Sew Along #2

It’s February 15th and that means Fat Quarter Shop Sew Along Time!  I had so much fun making the second block of their sewing series.  You can download the block by clicking HERE. There is even a video! I am thrilled with my red and white idea and I hope I can keep it going… [read more]

Vintage Kitty Valentines

I’ve had a few questions about this project so I’m reposting it just for you!   I’m excited to be sharing my tutorial for these darling Vintage Valentines!  They are super fun to make and sew up quick!  In fact, my 6 year old daughter even made one all by herself!  All the wonderful fabrics… [read more]

My Favorite Baby Quilt Pattern

I love to give quilts for baby gifts!  Sometime there isn’t enough time for an elaborate pattern.  This is my Go-To pattern for a baby quilt.  I put this Panda themed quilt top together in 1.5 hours this morning – which included choosing fabrics and cutting!  I love this pattern with theme prints and these… [read more]

Chains of Love {5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

Amber and I are SUPER EXCITED to bring you our 3rd 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt – and this one is our Valentine’s edition!!!!  We can’t get enough of red and pink and hearts so we pushed the limits on our 5 fat quarters and came up with this!!!!  It’s a 50″ square quilt with… [read more]

Preppy Plaid Tote Bag & Quilt Tutorial

I am so totally excited to be a part of the Enchanted Blog Tour sponsored by Riley Blake Designs!  You can see the entire collection designed by Dodi Poulsen of Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow by clicking here 🙂 When I saw this new fabric line from Riley Blake Designs called Enchanted, my heart stopped.  I took… [read more]

Valentine’s Day Art

I’m giving my daughter a little shout out today on my blog!  She has just finished stocking her Etsy shop with these adorable vintage-inspired wood signs.  I’m hoping she will make me a set if she’s not too busy!  You can check out her art by visiting her Etsy shop, EllaSketchArt.  All the items are… [read more]

Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along 2017 Block #1

I’m so excited to be sewing along with Fat Quarter Shop’s 2017 Charity Quilt Along!!!  Today they are kicking off things with Block #1,  Souvenir of Friendship. Download your free pattern today, and be sure to donate to Make-A-Wish! Well actually Mufasa and I are both sewing along!!!  I decided to go with a traditional red and white… [read more]

Five Fat Quarter Fun {Cabin Fever}

We are super excited to bring you the second edition of 5 Fat Quarter Fun!!!  Amber from Gigi’s Thimble and I have been cooped up all January – she lives in the snow and it’s been raining every day here in Southern California!  This quilt is the perfect quilt to snuggle with on the couch… [read more]

Kitty Love Quilt Pattern is Here!!

It’s here!  It’s here!  My latest quilt pattern, Kitty Love!!!   January is feeling quite dreary!!!  I created this cheery Valentine pattern to brighten things up around here!  It is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.  The pattern is a PDF and has full color instructions and diagrams.   I made this quilt with a variety… [read more]

Young Women Camp 2016 Re-Cap {Girls Camp}

I love Young Women Camp!  Here is a little re-cap of our 2016 camp.  I love sharing ideas and thought these might be helpful to someone out there!  This might be the worlds longest blog post.  I’ve tired to break up the post into categories.  Here we go!  If you want any of the documents, click… [read more]

Riley Blake Speedster Quilt Tutorial

A little update on one of my favorite quilts….. I am so in love with this fabric called Speedster by Riley Blake Designs!!!  I created this quilt for my son, Ryan, for his 11th birthday. You can personalize the quilt by adding a favorite number, team number, or in this case, a special birthday age. This is… [read more]

Jewelry Travel Set {Zipper Pouch}

What do you give someone who has everything?  It can be challenging!  I thought my mom would love this fun travel jewelry bag!  It has little individual pouches to put bracelets and necklaces.  They all fit into this quilted zipper pouch.  I used the Wildwood collection from Blend Fabrics. Instead of rewriting this tutorial, here… [read more]

Captain America Child’s Apron

Do you have a little kitchen helper at your house?  Sally bakes everything with me!!  At 8 years old she has a few recipes she can make all by herself!  For Christmas I thought she needed her own measuring cups and spoons and Captain America Apron!!!  This is a basic pattern that can be made… [read more]

Vinyl Covered Fabric Pencil Pouch Tutorial

I love sewing zipper pouches!  This one is the perfect size to keep pens, pencils, and art supplies in.  What’s even more fun is I used Heat n Bond Vinyl to make the outside of the zipper pouch waterproof – it kind of has the look of oil cloth!  The kids were so excited!  They… [read more]

Marvel Covered Composition Book

If you know me at all you know I LOVE Composition Books!  I use one for everything: sewing notes, Christmas planning, Young Women Camp Planning, Journals, Gospel study notes, To Do Lists, and on and on!  I love sewing covers for these fun books to give them personality and also add durability!  I am loving… [read more]

Marvel Padded Sketchbook Case Tutorial

I love sewing for my kids!!!!  They are totally into Marvel right now so I’m so excited for this new line from Camelot Fabrics available at Fat Quarter Shop!!  This fun project is for a padded sketch book case with button closure (Sketch book measuring 9″x12″).  This case is also great for coloring books, journals,… [read more]

DIY

Quilt Design Board DIY

I purchased this rather large frame off of Craigslist last year.  It's been sitting in my garage and I didn't know what to do with it.  The other day I though, "Gee it would be nice to have a quilt block design board!"  The hamsters in my brain began ... [read more]

Anchored In Christ Wood Sign {DIY}

I wanted to share with you how I made this fun wood nautical sign - for under $20!  I am our Stake Young Women Camp Director (for girls age 12-18).  This year our theme is Anchored in Christ. I wanted a large wood sign that I could use to promote our ... [read more]

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Tutorials

Summer Nautical Pillows

I know most of the stores have their fall and even Christmas decorations out on the shelves,  but we still have one more week of summer vacation left and I am embracing every minute of it!  Summer is my favorite!  I love being with my children all ... [read more]

The Ava Quilt

I love to  personalize baby quilts when I give them as gifts.  I came up with this quilt for a friend who is expecting a baby girl named Ava.  I choose the colors based on the nursery colors of Red and Pink.  This is a fun, fast quilt to make! and ... [read more]

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Quilting

Strawberry Basket Quilt

Here is my "Strawberry Basket" quilt.  The best test of a quilt is if the kitty chooses to nap here.  Marbles loves it!!The quilted strawberries turned out cute - I just kind of experimented with them. I bound it in red and white gingham ... [read more]

Jumbo Half Square Triangle Quilt

I finally finished this quilt!  I attended Sewing Summit in September 2013 where I took a class from Diary of a Quilter's Amy Smart.  I loved meeting her - she is the sweetest person ever!   While at Sewing Summit I was able to put the quilt top ... [read more]

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