Saturday, June 30, 2012

I'm in love...

Last December, I participated in a craft show in Middle Musquodoboit  where I met Rick Elwood of Ruff-Stuff Woodworking .  I immediately fell in love with his distressed frames, mirrors, cabinets.  I contacted him in May, and with a sketch I drew he built me this cabinet.

The side panels are made out of an old wooden door that I found in my parents basement!  It had been there for years, and had purple paint underneath the white.  If you look close you can see a bit of it coming through the white.

I put a little runner I had quilted last year on top, with the same turquoise as that lovely hydrangea button artwork I have (made by a local artist). 

There you have it, showing off what I am truly proud of.  And how can I stop at just one?  Now, I have a taller cabinet on order for my dining room-this could be seriously addictive.  Have a great Canada Day tomorrow!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

C & C's jewellery

My girls have been enjoying making jewellery over the last few weeks.  Thought I would share a few of their creations with you.  (And FYI- I know nothing about jewellery making, so they have done this by themselves).  The top necklace was made by Claire and  is a gift for my friend, and the bottom bracelets  Charlotte made for her school friends.

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Works in Progress

I had a custom order for 10 girl bibs and 8 boy bibs, I had most in my stash, just had to make a few more so now just have to add the velcro.  The blocks on the bottom are samples from a baby girl quilt I have started.  I used a tutorial called Charming Lucy from A Bright Corner.  Hopefully will have time to start sewing the blocks together tonight.  I'm linking this to
The Needle and Thread Network today!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A card for Kate!

I made this card before the girls were out of bed this morning.  Now that summer vacation has started, I'm thinking I won't be getting much crafting done!  That's okay though, summer is meant for relaxing!  The East Coast Momma Collective Fair went awesome, lots of customers/sales and met some really nice ladies with lots of amazing product.  Now I'm really looking forward to the December 2nd fair!! (not that I want summer to rush by though).

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dusting off my tombows....

I haven't done any watercoloring with my tombow markers in ages, and I really thought these images I ordered from Purple Onion Designs would work great for that type of coloring.  I'm in love with these stamps, so cute and the designer is Canadian!  (Stacy Yacula, hope I spelled it right)

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Thank you!

At the suggestion of a friend, (who also happens to be a teacher!) I'm adding a few thank you cards to my table to add to last minute teacher gifts.  I could be posting more later in the day, these turned out so cute, I may have to make a few french ones to give out to my daughters' teachers!  Hope to see all you locals tomorrow at St. Mary's Boat Club!

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Cards!

A few more to add to my sale to start pricing and packing up everything!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

I love new stamping supplies!

 Awesome new color by SU! this year called Summer Starfruit-love it!

 Stamp set called The Open Sea, great for all those masculine cards that seem so hard to make!

No, not a new set, in fact a very old retired set called Fishy Friends, but I love them so much, have never even considered selling them!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Drawstring bags

Yep, still making inventory for the show on Sunday.  I used Jeni's pdf pattern from In Color Order for the bags and I've restocked some girl crayon wallets (pdf pattern courtesy of JCasa hanmade).  I'll be working on cards the rest of the week.  Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network and Quiltstory today!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Photo post

A few more purses to add to my growing inventory, finished up some more reusable snack bags, the list is slowly getting smaller of items I need to finish up for the fair. 

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I'm slowly getting things crossed off my list for the East Coast Momma Collective fair, that will be happening on June 24th at St. Mary's Boat club (for all you local readers!).  I made these 2 baskets after the tote bag, and now I'm in desperate need for lunch!  More to see in the following days, I'm going to try a few new patterns to add to my stash of items.  Linking up to Sew Happy Geek today.

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The Sun is shining today!

After all of my complaining about the rain, the sun is out (and yesterday too).  Anyhow, I made this tote bag this morning, it's quite roomy-would be great to take shopping and put your purchases in.  I lined it with pellon fleece so it's quite sturdy as well.  I've been wanting to use this Joel Dewberry Aviary fabric for some time now, and thought this would be a great use for it.
I'll be linking to Quiltstory and The Needle and Thread Network today!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Boxy Cosmetic bag

I tried out a new to me pattern today for this boxy bag.  It has a lot of room inside, and I lined it with nylon to make it easier to wipe out.  I found the tutorial here and just added a handle.  The fabric is from Stampin Up!, the comfort cafe line.  Their fat quarters are larger than most, so I could make this bag out of one fat quarter for each bag (not including the lining of course).  Linking over to Canoe Ridge Creations today for Sew Modern Monday.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012


It rained all day today, but started to brighten up after supper.  Then, it poured rain, and we were rewarded with this brilliant double rainbow.  The photo on the left is behind my house, on the right is from the front.  The photos of course do not do it justice, it was pretty amazing.  Just thought I'd share.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

New cards today

I've been in stamping mode lately, loving the new SU! color Summer starfruit, (the embossed background on the tree card).  The bottom flower card was inspired by a sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #38, so I will be linking over there today.  Lots of card ideas on that blog, I love following sketches, so much easier than staring at a blank page!  Well, the sun was out and it was a beautiful morning, and now it's pouring rain!!  Go figure. 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Where is the sun???

We haven't seen the sun in days, I much prefer taking photos outside or at least next to a bright window, but sometimes that is impossible in the Maritimes.  Oh well, on a bright note, the upstairs is almost complete, it will be totally finished today and we are all very happy with it.  I think I love my closet the most....Anyhow, that's off topic, made some more reversible purses the other night for my sale.  I especially love the 2 middle ones- so perfect for summer.
Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network today.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Late night sewing...

I normally do not sew at night, as I can get a lot done when the girls are in school.  However, with all the renos this week, I decided I better get some sewing in last night.  I'm loving these bags.  Fun to make, and I really enjoy using some of my favorite fabrics for them.  I'm happy to making some "grown-up" items lately, so used to using mainly child friendly patterns, that these Joel Dewberry designs are refreshing!  Linking up to Canoe Ridge Creations today!

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