Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pinkie Binkie


I could have used one of these a few months ago when my grandson Owen kept loosing his “dodo”. Where do those things go….one minute they are there and the next they are gone…..under the bed, under the chair cushion, in the toy box…..and on and on. Now I can keep them located all the time…not for Owen, as he gave up his “dodo” but maybe for a new grandbaby in the future.


This cute pattern is by Vanilla House and comes with patterns for a dog, elephant and a fox.


I lined it with co-ordinated fabric as well as a color co-ordinated binkie.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Winter’s on it’s way

I can tell, as I’m starting to get winter quilts to long arm.


I love the fabric…so sweet with the snowman


It’s a nice simple quilt pattern and we opted to quilt it with the pattern called Quirky.

Carol Anne….another wonderful quilt, great job.

Friday, August 29, 2014

What does the fox say…..

I told you I liked this pattern called Zoey’s Zoo….The fox was just too cute not to whip up. The churndash border really adds nice detail to the pattern and it was simple to put together.
The fabric for the border was the perfect choice with all the little critters all over it.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mmmm Mmmm Good

Dinners just got delicious at our house


Not that they aren’t usually, but this one was very, very good, thanks to Jamie Oliver. I have always liked his shows and his recipes and he did not disappoint with this one.  Port Loin Roast with Crackling.

You can find the recipe here


It look amazing, and tasted amazing too…almost look like restaurant food.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater


I’m on a roll with these runners from Shabby Fabric. They are just the right size for any table and small enough to complete in a short period of time.


It has cute little curly-q tendrils that are embroidered on and the pumpkins are completed with the fusible applique method.


Perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Penguin love


I loved this pattern the minute I saw it….it’s called Zoey's Zoo and comes with 4 patterns in one. This adorable penguin, a fox, a lion and a bear. What a deal.


It started with this nice flannel fabric complete with penguins and then built from there. I just happened to have cute blue snowman flannel for the back in my stash….bonus!


Monday, August 25, 2014

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

These ladies had fun making their apple blocks for their table runners.
The pattern is  from Shabby Fabric and is just delicious…Carol, Marlene,Candy, Merla and MaryLynn all did fabulous and will have it finished in no time.
This is one of my favorite runner pattern….ever

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Here’s how you do it

Make your favourite cupcakes…for this one I chose Strawberry Velvet…


Using a handy dandy cupcake hole-r….remove the innards, but save them.


Now with a piping bag full of your favourite filling…for this one, I used strawberry crème cheese, fill the holes with goodness.


Carefully place the outies…inny, then ice with your favourite frosting…mine is Very Berry Strawberry …..


sprinkled with Huckleberry natural cane sugar.


Then top off the display with mini balloons, candy necklaces and candles. This was a sweet treat surprise for my youngest daughter’s birthday.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Christmas Candies


Another month’s block completed from Quilt Doodle Designs 2014 BOM….this is a free BOM offered by  Cindy and it is super, super cute. You can find the information here

Everything is starting to come together…I can’t wait to have it all completed and on the bed just in time for Christmas. My apologies but my snowman are incognito and shall remain faceless til quilted.


Friday, August 22, 2014

There’s a reason you should follow instructions


Things started off ok with The Pioneer Woman’s chocolate pudding recipe…then went downhill very quickly. Her instructions indicate that you should make this recipe in a blender.

Well a blender and a food processor are pretty well the same thing aren’t they? and my food processer was more accessible than the blender….

It was all good till the shit  chocolate hit the fan blade….then all hell broke loose..


You’ve seen those posts on Pinterest fails…..this was one of those.

The recipe is awesome though…just do as you’re told. You can find the recipe here

The look really yummy in these mini jam jars.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pincushion Heaven

These are super cute…..little folded star pincushions.


By Plum Easy, they are exactly as the pattern says Easy! You could make a few up for friends and family in no time at all. They come with a pre-printed template that makes the placement of all your pieces super simple. They are filled with crushed walnut shells, and are finished off with a button in the centre of the star.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Easy Peasy

Plum Easy that is….


These Folded Star Pot Holders by Plum Easy are quite simple to make. The patterns also have a pre-printed template available which makes the placements of your folded pieces….a cinch. I can see making a bunch of these for Christmas this year.


These will be offered as a class at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Super simple to make and a sure fire hit for any event.
Start with your favourite homemade cookies. I use my favourite cookie recipe called Cup O’ Love Cookies. Nice and chewy.
Then add your favourite ice cream…the only catch….it needs to be in a small round container. I love this Salted Caramel one.
Cut the ice cream container into slices, then just remove the container wrapper…perfect circles of ice cream goodness.
Stack a cookie on either side and wrap the sandwiches in parchment paper squares tied up with baker’s twine.
MMMM    MMMM Good!