Friday, February 26, 2010

Off to India

I spent time in India oh, so long ago and this weekend a very good friend of mine is heading there. So, I jumped at the chance to send a few warm fuzzies to my friends who live there.

This apron is for Tina along with some chocolate for Sanjeev (Chocolate is very hard to come bye there, how do they survive!) They run a restaurant that caters to western yoga students and provide a home away from home for many a lonely traveler. Since I can't wrap my arms around them in a big hug, this will have to do.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Luck o' the Irish

Keenan helped me craft up our St. Patrick day decorations. A simple banner he colored and glued, hung on a bit of yarn.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


We have a new dog, Emmit. The sewing this week has been mostly for him.

I zig zag embroidered our phone number on his collar.

Re-covered an old dog bed for sewing together and purchased two yards of fleece for a blanket. Although he prefers to sleep here, super helpful when trying to use the peddle.

Then a few new hot pads for the kitchen. Ours were beyond gross!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sugar anyone?

Valentines day preparation!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Flip Book

I was inspired by 'Color me Katie', found here:

Mind you her outfit is smashing and her pose is perfect, love her.

Alas she does not have small children who are sleeping and your trying to sneak in a craft project without their help in order to surprise your neglected husband...

My attempt. I'm only posting the first and last photo. You can imagine the middle or watch Katie's video for the full effect

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Felt hearts

Felt hearts everywhere! Sew easy, sew fast.

Front door

Living room mantle

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love Catcher

Over on the challenge blog I share with my girlfriend Stephanie, I made the intention to have Tuesday Art Days for Keenan and myself. Today was our first attempt and it was a smashing success. In the valentines spirit we made a heart sun catcher.

Sun Catcher

Contact Paper
Tissue Paper shapes and pieces
*the options are endless, you could use glitter, yarn, string, leaves, lipstick kisses...tissue paper is what we had on hand although one little golden aspen leaf did make it in.

Tape contact paper sticky side out to a door or window. Smash tissue paper shapes and other treasures onto contact paper. Sandwich smashed stuck on treasures with another piece of contact paper. Cut into heart shape. Enjoy

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy valentines week!

With blustery weather outside, and a little extra craft time during a girls ski weekend, I've decided to celebrate valentines week!

Decorations, daily love notes and themed food for my boyz.

A few of the valentines created during girls ski weekend each with a love note under the heart flap.

"you're so 'knot'y it's nice!"

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Monday, February 1, 2010


After the dust settled from Keenan's birthday trip we settled into a cold. Still fighting our way out. A few pics of the birthday crafting while we recover.

I'm feeling quite brilliant with my crown idea. Hiding under that cute star proudly displaying the number two is a piece of Velcro. That way every year can have a new number and design.

This cake was no fuss, no muss. A chocolate cake with a 'hole' dug in it by the steam shovel add a candle and your finished. I served it with fresh banana slices and blueberries. Inspired by Keenan's favorite book 'Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel'.

Finally a re-usable all occasion fabric bunting of our very own. I had planned on using fabric scraps, but they were all at the cabin for a quilting project while I was sewing at home. So a few new fat quarters later and Wala bunting! It took a while to make as I made it reversible. Meaning instead of just cutting out triangles and sewing them on to binding tape. I cut two triangles for each bunting triangle, with right sides together sewed the two long edges. Turned the triangle right side out, pressed and then attached with binding tape. It's my virgoness shining through waahaahaaaaaa.