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Through the Woods to Grandma’s House {Quilt Pattern}

Through the woods to Grandma’s House! This Little Red Riding-hood inspired quilt is perfect the perfect size to take to Grandma’s house or the perfect size to keep at Grandma’s house for special little visitors. With optional “Nana” version, it would also make a lovely gift. Try this pattern with your favorite woodland animal or… [read more]

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Sizzix Whale Bookmark Tutorial

In celebration of Earth Day, today, I thought I would share this fast and fun tutorial for a whale bookmark using the Sizzix Whale Die.  I have loved whales my whole life.  I remember as a little girl saving up my money to buy a $5 gold colored whale necklace; I was so excited because a… [read more]

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Choose Happy {quilt pattern}

Meet my newest quilt pattern “Choose Happy”!!!!!  Its a free pattern available on the Therm O Web Blog.  The fabrics are from Pat Sloan’s newest Moda line called “The Sweet Life”.  They are so bright and cheerful and HAPPY!!! Of course my #kittyquilter Mufasa had to get his paws on the project  The letters and… [read more]


Mini Kitty Quilt Pattern Now Available!

Meet Mini Kitty – my very first published quilt pattern!  This little mini quilt has brought me so much joy in my life!  I was inspired to make it as a gift for a friend.  Since then, it has been recreated over and over as gifts, and has even been the inspiration for our #kittyquilter… [read more]


Sew News Placemat & Napkin Set

I I have a hard time keeping secrets!  Especially since August 2014!  My quilted bunny placemats and reversible bunny napkins are in the April/May 2015 issue of Sew News!  I still giggle a little when I see my name in print.  I am very grateful to Sew News for liking my pattern ideas  The fabrics I… [read more]


Day #14 Happy Easter

  I hope you and your family have a wonder Easter.  It has been so meaningful for our family to focus our 14 Day Walk With Christ on serving others.  I would love to hear your experiences.  Every Easter our family makes Resurrection Rolls, recounts the Easter story by reading scriptures from our Resurrection Eggs, and shares… [read more]

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Day #13 Just Serve

I am so proud of my daughter Ella.  She is working on her IB Personal Project.  She choose to make baby quilts and donate them to our local hospital. These quilts are made 100% by her: choosing the fabrics, cutting the squares, laying out the design, sewing, basting, quilting, and binding. There are so many… [read more]

Day #12 {Guest Post} Create it. Go!

Hi! I”m Robyn from Create it. Go! and I’m so excited to be here today and be part of Amanda’s 14 Day Walk with Christ. I was thrilled that she asked me to join in on this 2015 service edition.  I immediately wanted to follow along with all of the great ideas she was going… [read more]


Day #11 – Guest Contributor Calee Reed

Today the amazingly talented, fabulous Calee Reed is sharing her thoughts with us on our Walk With Christ.  My daughter and I first learned of Calee last year at Time Out For Girls.  Calee’s messages and music opened my daughter’s eyes to the world of Christian music.  I can truly say our lives have been… [read more]


Day #10 Service Cookies

I remember a talk I heard about 10 years ago.  I don’t remember the speaker’s name, but I do remember something she said:   I LOVE this!  I love making cookies or treats or rolls and taking them to friends and neighbors. I am going to print this out and put it on my fridge!… [read more]


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DIY Soccer Banner – Meet the Stingrays

With spring soccer beginning I thought I would share our last season soccer banner.  We were the Stingrays and we had an awesome season!  In our town, most teams pay over $100 for a custom airbrushed soccer banner.  With a team of only 7 players, ... [read more]

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DIY Cat Post

We have a baby Bengal Kitten in our home, his name is Mufasa and he is super spoiled!  Pretty much my life is devoted to keeping him happy and teaching him everything he needs to know.  Part of raising a well adjusted cat is having places for them to ... [read more]

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Lost & Found Pillow Tutorial

 Today my tutorial for these fun pillows is over at Riley Blake Designs.  I am so in love with this fabric!  It is the same line of fabric I used in my placemats, only it's decor weight!  I love the chunky metal zipper ... [read more]


Halloween Applique Art

Today my Halloween Appliqué Art Tutorial is over on the Therm O Web Blog!  This project was super fast and super easy!  This would also be a fun project to let your children design! ... [read more]

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“Spooky” Quilt for Riley Blake Designs

I am so excited to share this quilt!  Did you know I love Halloween and I love black cats?  The fabric in this quilt is Riley Blake Design's "Witch Hazel."  I love the vintage feel of the prints and the colors.  I enlarged the cat from the theme ... [read more]


How to Ruin a Quilt

This is a new topic for me.  I usually spend my time creating new, beautiful quilts.  Today I will share with you how to ruin one!  First put your newly-finished quilt on the living room couch.  Then wait for your psycho Bengal ... [read more]

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