DIY

Quilt Inspiration: Yosemite Edition

There was a lot of really interesting patterns in nature that I would like to see created into a quilt. Here is a black and white quilt with a sudden and intense concentration of black and white.…


Quilting x 2

I had a lot of quilt tops. Which means I had 3/4 of a quilt done. The issue is I have more blankets than I know what to with. The second problem becomes I don't know who else needs or wants a…


Quilting

Quilting lately has been like hugging a long ago friend. I'm here and I put these together for you. I currently have 5+ quilt tops that need to be quilted and finished. Then who knows. Maybe I will…


Quilt Close Up

So you're thinking, "Hey Tomato! You never showed us the quilt you made. Show em' off. Let me see all the deets. Here's a close up of the quilting I did. This was my first time using free motion…


Quilts

This was the year of the quilt. I made three to give away at Christmas. I spent years on some and days on others. I believe in the warmth of a blanket made with love. I believe in the warmth of how…


Inspiration

This is my grandma-in-law's wedding blanket. It's beautiful. It's loved and warn and warm. It's colorful. It's an heirloom. I learned the story behind it this summer. I learned a little bit about…


I built some stairs

It's not the easiest. There's math involved. You have to figure out your distance you need to go both up and out. Then you need to figure out your rise over run. Being an English teacher I decided…


Making

I made this. I've had this fabric for years now. Literally years. I have a problem with fabric. When you use it - it's done. Gone. So I have a lot of anxiety about using fabric. What if it's wrong?…


I Made This

  I found that fabric at thrift store and I spent more money than I wanted on it, but I knew exactly what I was going to make out of it. It just took a year to finally get around to making it.……


I Made This

  It's a piece of old fence we use to put between the two yards so that way Indy couldn't sneak through the very tiny hole (not so small for her). It was the perfect size for a sign. Here's…


A Long Line of Makers

I grew up in a pretty cool house. It was something a long of the line of, "isn't that cool? Let's make it!" So my mom would rummage through old wood, knick nacks, and different kinds of paint and…


A Fence, Friends, and an Experience

  We put in a fence around the lot next door. That my friends, is our fence. The stakes were our rough estimate of where we were going. We were really really fortunate to have a lot of help.……


Alphabet Soup

  I made these for my nephews! They are cut out letters by sewing together two pieces of felt. Star readers?! If I have anything to say about it!


I Made That

No I didn't make that adorable kid (I'm not that crafty). I made what he was wearing! You may know by now that I am an Aunt to two wonderful Nephews. My mother-in-law was planning a baby shower for…


Crafting

Here's the deal. Crafting is fun. No really. It is. It's fun to make some crap out of some old crap. Except crafting is even better when it is useful. And Easy. So for instance. I needed a file…


I Am That Person

You know the person who you see crawling into dumpsters because "I could make something with that" I am that person What you are looking at is old gym floor from the University. Orr possibly the…


Recent Project

Again I've been hitting the ground running and here's a project I've been working on lately. It's just a spray painted old metal milk crate. At least I think it was a milk crate. It has DEANS…


Hit the Ground Running

You might know that I've been out of the country for a while. It's been a relief being home. My snuggle intake has doubled. It's nice. However I've also been pretty stinking busy. I've made 3…