Welcome 2016

  I am so excited about this new year. I have so much to be thankful for and I count my family and friends among my many blessings. I am especially grateful to my dear friend for giving me the opportunity to design more for Sizzix. This is going to be a truly amazing year!

Owl Stuffies

Recently, Walmart began carrying the Sizzix quilting line including four fabric dies. I was thrilled to find that one of my designs was among the four selected {the other three are basic quilting shapes}.   My fabric die is an OWL. It can be used as an applique but I decided to use it to make some Stuffies and share the instructions […]

Blooming Christmas Stocking

I designed this Christmas stocking a few years ago for publication in Inspired Ideas. magazine. It was so exciting to be published. It has been a few years so I can now share the instructions and pattern here. The magic behind the “blooming” is using 100% cotton fabrics and a very hot dryer as the last step.

Cheerful Christmas Monsters

I like making little Christmas gifts for my friends. This year is extra special because I used one of my own die designs, the Monster which isn’t the first design you might think of for a Christmas ornament but even monsters can add a bit of cheer.

Handmade Holiday Ornament Exchange – Year 2

For the second year of our handmade ornament exchange, my sister and I had the theme of Cotton {traditional anniversary gift} or China {modern gift}. Maybe it is the way my brain works but the minute I read “cotton” and “china” I decided to use cotton yarn and crochet a tea cup. I searched the internet and found […]

Fox Wall Hanging

What do you get when you have one Fox die and scraps of fabric? That is the challenge I gave myself recently. I wanted to show people how to take my Sizzix Fox die and use it in different ways. This die cuts a head, tail and body with accent pieces to create the mask, tip of […]

Thanksgiving Table Runner – Flashback

I am not a cook. There! I’ve admitted it. I can cook but I just don’t like to cook. My interests are in other art forms. That is why I am so thankful that my Dear Handyman {wonderful boyfriend} and his son-in-law both like to cook, especially on Thanksgiving. So, a couple of years ago, […]