a sale

Hi everyone. I've recently updated my etsy shop with a lot of new stuff and I'm having a little sale. Everything is 20% off! (I'll refund you 20% of your entire order once I've received payment).

There are a lot of great gifts in there for your friends, your wives, your daughters, your moms, and anyone else you can think of!

Please go over and check out my shop :)


Happy Thanksgiving and a few other things

Wow - I cannot believe it is almost Thanksgiving! That means Christmas is just around the corner! It seems to go so fast once school starts. Halloween comes right away and then Thanksgiving and Christmas just speed by.

Since it is the holiday season, and my grocery store seems to have gone crazy trying to display the most holiday foods possible - I caved and picked up some nuts for the kids to crack. I got to use this pretty little Pyrex bowl a friend gave me (a set of 2 - with 1 smaller one). The kids seem to like the walnuts better than the hazelnuts and almonds, so I got them some more. The other day I walked into the kitchen to see them hammering them with a meat tenderizer and trying to squeeze them open with a lemon juicer. Hopefully from now on they'll just use the nutcracker.

And onto some sewing. I made this lined drawstring bag for my friend Angela. You may remember me mentioning something about a fabric diet and that if I bought fabric before I made 5 quilts, I would have to make her something. Well - I didn't get my 5 quilts done before I bought fabric, so this is what I made her. I love the scrappiness - I may have to make one for myself :)

A couple of bee blocks for Amber - in la beeda loca

A secret bee block . . . (thanks so much to colleen for the fabrics!)

For Colleen - la beeda loca. This one was hard. I will not be making a circle quilt ever.

For Jen - Bee Tweet. I love these blocks and I would love to make a similar quilt.

And last but not least - some ornaments for a family ornament exchange. I totally stole this idea from here. Sorry if that offends anyone. They were quick and easy and I didn't mind buying a few things for them.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

p.s. I've recently become addicted to instagram photos. If you're on there - look me up at leedledeedle. I'll try to get some photos together soon for a post.


busy little bee

I cannot believe how much sewing I've gotten in lately! I feel like super woman!

Last week I finished up this mammoth quilt for my mom for Christmas. Pictured are 10 of the 100 blocks in the quilt. It is off to the quilter.

The day I gave her the mammoth quilt she brought me back this one. I love the Denyse Schmidt quilting on it. I could be happy with that quilting on every quilt.

Here is the whole quilt. It's Erin McMorris's line Wildwood. I took out a few prints I didn't love and I love how it turned out! It is twin sized and I can't believe I forgot to take a photo of the pieced back! I bound it the day after she brought it back.

Not sewing, but I made these cupcakes for my baby's first birthday! They were fast and easy and the tutorial is here.

I made Jeni's lined drawstring bag for my knitting project. The directions were excellent and I love how it turned out! I think I need to make 10 more of them.

This scarf is slowly getting knit. It may be finished before spring :)

I have also been working on bee blocks (of course) and Habitat challenge quilts for Modern Quilt Guild. What have you been working on?


bee blocks

At one point last month I made enough bee blocks to make an entire quilt! I do enjoy learning new blocks and working on things that are sometimes out of my comfort zone. Here's what I've got since last time.

First up - these are for the 4x5 modern bee on flickr. I also made one that was grey and turquoise, but I can't seem to find the photo. I used Oh Fransson's tutorial for her map of the states block. It was time consuming. I think I'll look for a cheater way next time.

This one is for Amisha in Bee Tweet. I enjoy hexagons a lot. And I love the idea of using lots of different sizes. I also love that background fabric (moda crossweave I think?)

These 2 are for do. Good Stitches {a Charity Bee}. We all did a greek cross with pink center or background fabric.

This one was for Brooke in La Beeda Loca. I totally did the block wrong. It was supposed to be Lee's Supernova, but I inverted the corner pieces. Oh well.

This is another bag I made for sewing summit. It's the Jane Market bag. Several other girls had the same pattern. I wish we could have gotten a picture of all of them.

2 more for do. Good Stitches. I did these ones at the very last minute. I think I'll make a quilt with these colors . . .

And 3 for Rachel from Bee Tweet. I copied one of Ashley's blocks, one of Cara's and made one up. I really liked making these blocks. I think I need a quilt with these kinds of log cabin blocks . . .

These were for the Super Secret Sewing Summit Bee. We (Ali and a bunch of other people) made 2 quilts - one for Erin and one for Amy. My blocks were used on the backs.

Wow! 16 blocks! Could have made me a nice little quilt!