Decorative Storage Box

| July 23, 2011

In an effort to clean up and organize some things on our master bedroom closet shelves ~ mainly my sewing and quilting projects ~ I decided to store some of those items in a box. But, my box was, well…frankly…it was ugly.  It was a box my Buddy had shipped one of my monthly Buddy [...]

Storage Tin for Seeds

| April 27, 2011

Sometimes you just need to take a break from everything for a few minutes and do something to refresh your mind, right?  I needed that break yesterday. In all the sorting, rearranging and declunking around the ol’ barn house, I came to realize that I needed a new storage solution for our many packets of [...]

Dress the Bed

| April 21, 2011

Okay, do you remember waaaaaay back when I was preparing for our Quilt Guild’s Dress the Bed event ~ when I made the little blooming paper cards to include in the hostess gift bags at my table?  Well, I finally got my act together enough to share some photos of the event with you.  It [...]

Quilted Oven Mitts

| March 11, 2011

Now that she’s received these, I can share them with you!  I do apologize for the poorly contrasting background ~ I was working on a limited time schedule.  At least that’s my story. I am so thankful I have one of the most patient mothers in the world, and likely the most forgiving!  Mom’s birthday [...]

Rekindling An Old Flame

| March 4, 2011

We’re doing a little ~ okay, actually some major ~ remodeling and redecorating around the ol’ barn house.  The first stop for me?  The master bedroom.  I’ve been thinking about and trying to come up with something to put on the fireplace mantel for 3-1/2 years now.  I failed to come up with something entirely [...]

Every Bloomin’…Paper?

| February 9, 2011

Yes, you read that right ~ paper you actually plant, and it blooms.  It’s paper with seeds embedded in it.  I won’t create yet another blog post on the internet telling you how to make your own bloomin’ paper, but I will tell you why I’m making such a thing.  And, I will provide the [...]

From Calendar to Thread Holder

| January 19, 2011

Since I began dabbling in quilting and sewing, along with my slowly increasing fabric stash, my thread stash has also been increasing.  I’ve been wanting a proper way to store the spools, as opposed to having them all thrown into a plastic bag.  I glanced around the craft stores and saw a couple varieties ~ [...]

That 70′s Table…Do-Over

| January 7, 2011

Hello, my name is Farmer J, and I’m addicted ~ to Rust-Oleum Hammered paint…particularly Dark Bronze.  Seriously.  Not only is it a great choice because of its distinctive ability to hide flaws and imperfections, which is very important since I couldn’t spray paint to save my life, but it definitely has its place here around [...]

Handmade With Love ~ Daisy Apron

| November 7, 2010

My Buddy had a birthday in September [yeah, I know it's November already and I'm just getting around to sharing this with you].  She is the one I share sending blessings back and forth in what we’ve deemed as Buddy Boxes.  So, I wanted to give her something special, yet something she would use rather [...]

The Quilting Epidemic

| April 14, 2010

They warned it was highly contagious; they said it would spread like wildfire; they cautioned about the dreams and the nightmares; and, they advised me of all the fun I would have.  They were right.  It’s become so contagious, I can’t look at or think about anything without trying to figure out how to incorporate [...]