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Mid Century Mix Up Quilt Featuring Folk Medley

I feel like I may have been born in the wrong era.  I was raised with parents who were teenagers in the 60’s.  My dad plays the guitar and banjo and there was never a lack of freedom folk songs in our home.  I grew up watching movies and tv from the 60s and have… [read more]

Come Sail Away With Me Nautical Quilt

I LOVE this quilt!  I had the quilt top finished AND quilted and it has been waiting for binding for a long time.  This weekend was cold and rainy and it was the perfect time to finish up a little work in progress.  Today the sun came out and I was able to take a… [read more]

Milk Sugar & Flower Girls Dress

I am so in love Milk Sugar & Flower from Penny Rose!  I have been saving it until I found the perfect project.  And I found it!  A dress for Sally!  Sally will be getting baptized this month and I wanted her to have a special dress to wear after her Baptism. The style of… [read more]

Surf Report Quilt Featuring Off Shore by Riley Blake Designs

I grew up in a family that listened to the Beach boys every day. I grew up in a family whose parents were from Southern California and surfed at beaches such as Doheny, San Onofre, and Rincon.  I grew up with a dad who made surfboards in the garage and my favorite smell was the… [read more]

Penny Rose Strawberry Jam Quilt

I’m happy to share this delicious little quilt called Strawberry Jam. Living in Southern California, it’s strawberry season all year round! This quilt reminds me of fun times spent in the kitchen making popovers, biscuits, rolls, and anything else we could bake to hold our fresh strawberry jam on! YUMMY!! The Shabby Strawberry fabric line… [read more]

Fabric Covered Letters

How FUN are these fabric covered letters!!! You can embellish them with glitter, trim, rosettes, buttons, flowers, pretty much anything!  Get your glue gun and let’s get started!! Supplies Letters – mine are 1/4″ MDF letters purchased at Beverly’s Crafts.  They measure 10″ tall Fabric fat quarters Decou page foam brush hot blue gun &… [read more]

Strawberry Zipper Pouch Tutorial

There is something about strawberries that makes it feel like summer!  This fun zipper pouch is the perfect addition to your warm weather outings!  Pack it with little snacks for the kids, keep sunscreen and chapstick in it, or keep emergency items like sewing kit and first aid kit handy in the car.  If you… [read more]

Theme Print Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Today I am sharing something I LOVE!!!  Zipper Pouches!  I can’t have enough of them and I love to give them as gifts.  In fact, the ones pictured in this tutorial is actually what I gave my nieces and nephew for Christmas. I have created this pattern so you can use your favorite theme print fabric… [read more]

Deco Foil Sizzix Snowflake Pillow

Merry Christmas!  I can’t believe how fast December flew by!  I still have a stack of projects I was hoping to get to!  There is still time to whip up this quick snowflake pillow before Christmas.   I used 3 different Sizzix snowflake dies and Deco Foil in Silver and Gold – just like the… [read more]

Valentine Tote Bag

I am so in love with Milk Sugar Flower fabric from Penny Rose for Valentine’s Day!  It just screams vintage valentine!  I though Sally needed a cute tote bag to carry her valentines in when she has her Valentine Party!  This tote bag is the perfect size for so many things!  Library books, piano books,… [read more]

Sizzix Heart Quilt

I think I love Valentine’s Day so much because it pulls me out of the “After Christmas Blues”.  It’s bright, and happy!  I love the simplicity of this quilt – a simple heart applique.  What makes it feel special is that no two hearts are the same and the backgrounds are a variety of low… [read more]

Burlap Foil Snowflake Ornament

It’s only 1 day until Christmas!  Are you ready?  These little snowflake pillow ornaments are the perfect gift to whip up if you can find a few spare minutes! Supplies: Sizzix Fabi or Big Shot Sizzix Snowflake Die Therm O Web Hot Melt Sheets Deco Foil Silver 1/4 yard burlap scraps of lace wire First… [read more]

Tinsel Table Top Quilt

It’s almost Christmas!!  There is still time to whip up a few last minute gifts!  I love this pattern because it shows off theme prints so well.  If you didn’t know, I LOVE theme prints!  Especially if they have cats!  I love this fabric by Cotton and Steel called Tinsel.  I couldn’t bring myself to… [read more]

Noel Mini Quilt

Hello, my name is Amanda and I am addicted to gingerbread cookies and Christmas sewing!  I love this time of year!!!  It’s so happy and magical and joyful!  I can’t stop listening to Christmas music, baking cookies, or sewing with this Little Joys Fabric from Penny Rose!  I created this little quilt pattern using Therm… [read more]

Santa’s Little Helper Quilt

Hey good lookin’!  Whatcha got cookin’? How ’bout cookin’ somethin’ up for me! I’m so excited to be participating in Riley Blake’s Stitchin’ Kitchen blog tour!  Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my little corner of blog land!!!  I’m a Southern California mom who loves cats, quilting and sewing!!  You can follow Mufasa and… [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

Fabric Key Chain Tutorial

Everyday this week I will be featuring a Mother's Day Gift sewing tutorial!!I like to give my "Mom Friends" a little give on Mother's Day.  I have seen these fabric keychains, or "Key Fobs"  all over blogland and I finally decided it was my ... [read more]

5 Minute Kitchen Towel Tutorial

I love to give handmade gifts!!!!!  Sometimes you just need a cult little somthin' to give a friend.  This is the perfect project!!  Literally, 5 minutes! Supplies: Kitchen/Tea towel yardage, or purchased tea/kitchen towel Scrap of fabric ... [read more]

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Quilting

Animal Taggie Baby Quilt

If you are joining me from the Blogger's Quilt Festival - welcome!  My name is Amanda and I am the Jedi Craft Girl.  I love crafting, sewing, and of course quilting!!  Thanks for taking the time to view my quilt. Category: Baby ... [read more]

Spooktacular Eve Big Block Quilt Pattern

I LOVE Halloween fabric!!!  When I met Spooktacular Eve by Blend Fabrics it was Love at first sight!  These patterns have a fun vintage feel which makes them timeless!  I didn't want to cut into the fabrics too much so I created this Big Block quilt ... [read more]

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