William’s Triangle Jitters Quilt

William’s Triangle Jitters Quilt

Living in Utah offers many great escapes just outside your doorstep, from skiing, biking, hiking, and running our Wasatch mountains, to National Parks that include Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zions which are only a few hours drive from Salt Lake City.  Antelope Island too is one of those magical, and scenic locations unique to Utah. [...]

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William’s Christmas Quilt

William’s Christmas Quilt

Aren't you in heaven when it comes to holiday fabric?  Fabric companies like Cotton + Steel, Riley Blake, and many others turn out holiday collections each year that wow!   Last Christmas I made my son William a Christmas quilt for his bed, and I was determined to make him something that felt really festive, [...]

Christmas Pennant

Christmas Pennant

  What are you making for Christmas this year?  Are you sewing or crafting something special for your family or friends?  I decided I would make both Elle and William Christmas pajamas, so I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time for much else in terms of sewing.  Yet, I really wanted to get [...]

Homemade Donuts

Homemade Donuts

On a cold and snowy Monday, I decided it was the perfect day to surprise my kids with homemade donuts after school.  Recently, I tried the hot mini donuts recipe out of the Fall 2018 issue of The Magnolia Journal.  These were a real hit my kids and husband, something different than my oldie but [...]

English Garden Ruffle Top Purse

English Garden Ruffle Top Purse

 Are you familiar with Rifle Paper Co.?  If you aren't, they make the most lovely paper, stationary, greeting cards, art prints, and other products like wearable pins, and now shoes!  A few years back they teamed up with Cotton + Steel, a collaborative of modern fabric designers that was founded in 2013.  Cotton + Steel [...]

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving with a handmade table runner and our Thanksgiving Menu.Last week when I went into the front office of Elle's school, I was chatting with a gal that works there, she said, "I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week", I couldn't believe it myself!  Does it seem early this year?  I guess by a [...]

Elle’s French Macaron Quilt

Elle’s French Macaron Quilt

Did you know that the French Macaron cookie didn't originate in France?  On the contrary, this delightful little cookie was brought to France around 1533 when Catherine di Medici of Italy married the future King of France Henry the II.  It is believed, that the cookie was served at their wedding, and that is how [...]

The HI Quilt

The HI Quilt

A few years back some friends' invited us to their cabin not far from Evanston Wyoming.  It was a small cabin with lots of rustic charm, and a lovely wood burning fireplace.  A perfect cabin for playing games, sledding, and a hot cocoa or hot toddy!  Our first visit was to celebrate New Year's Eve, [...]

Dave’s Skateboard Quilt

Dave’s Skateboard Quilt

Do you feel that making a quilt for a young man, or man in your life to be an exasperating undertaking?  Well, that's how I felt about making a quilt for my husband Dave, I've been considering making him one for months!  Yet, I wanted the fabric selection, and colors to match his personality,  I [...]

Where I work

Where I work

Where do you do your sewing, crafting, and creating? Luckily I have a small but lovely room at the front of my house that has a large light filled window where I can see the trees and neighborhood below.  We have been in our current house for a little over two years and I feel [...]

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

As parents, we begin the process of teaching our children as soon as we bring our babies home from the hospital, we must teach them to maneuver throughout their world. We teach our little ones basic skills, like learning to tie their shoes, ride a bike, look both ways when crossing the street, to more [...]

Fly Away quilt

Fly Away quilt

  If you are an avid Pinterest follower and looking at quilts it's pretty certain you've come across patterns made by Suzy Quilts.  If you aren't familiar with her work, her patterns, fabric selection, and overall work is pretty Fab!  She is one of the pattern designers I've recently been following that really gets me [...]

Poolside Bag

Poolside Bag

Last April we all headed to Santa Monica, CA to watch our rippin' skate girl Elle compete in an all girls skateboarding contest in Venice, CA.  I thought it would be a great opportunity to use Cotton and Steel's fabulous new Poolside line in canvas to make a pool bag that we could use for [...]

Isla’s Quilt

Isla’s Quilt

Making a quilt for a young child is always so much fun, what I love most is the possibility of being whimsical, playful, or even sophisticated in my fabric selection.  My dad’s cousin’s daughter, I’ll say that again, my dad’s cousin’s daughter (ha!).  Well let’s just say that translates into a family member I haven’t [...]