Halloween Orders are flying out of here! 08/27/2013

Today, I made two overalls for Halloween.  Two little brothers going on a cruise wanted the blue minion overalls from Despicable Me. Mom didn’t need the mask or head gear and already has the yellow shirt, etc.

They will ship out tomorrow morning!



Now, it isn’t quite September 1st yet, but if you have something in mind do not think it is too early to order.  Don’t be the one wishing you had ordered earlier….we might need to allow for shipping of the fabric, then the creating time, then shipping to you and there may be others ahead of you…


What do you, or your kids or your family want to be for Halloween?

I am going as a tired gramma with pin pricks in my fingertips.  HaHaHa!!!!!

Have a wonderful week everyone. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.

Oh, did you forget to look for the ‘x’ in my shop?  Check the previous post and then go look for it….It is an easy $10, after all.




I Have Added Some New Pictures of Custom Made Items ……

Well, this is what happens when you can’t sleep….you get quiet things done.

I have added some new pictures of Custom Made Items on my Studio Page.  I hope you will scroll down and review what is in my studio and it inspires you to imagine what it is you would like to do about a memory/memorial quilt, or an upcoming baby shower or maybe you are going to be adding a new member to your own household and need something custom made.

Did you get married this year?  Are you trying to figure out how not to waste your wedding gown or just leave it sitting there taking up precious space and never being seen?  Contact me. I have some great ideas.

Are you planning an upcoming wedding, or perhaps a bridal or baby shower?  Let’s talk about it!

Thanks for checking the Studio link and I look forward to hearing from you.

Remember, from 12/26 to 1/10 I will be on vacation in Maui, enjoying my long overdue honeymoon (33+ yrs). That said, if you contact me and I don’t get right back to you, now you know why!!!!  I will return all messages as soon as I return.

I hope you all have a wonderful, happy and safe holiday season.



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I Am Alive and Well…And Oh, How I Have Missed You!!!!

Okay, don’t fall off your chair.  Yes, I am here.  I had to find some time to come here and let you all know I am alive and well.  More importantly, to thank you for the soaring views on my blog daily in spite of my absence! I am amazed and grateful and appreciative of your loyalty!  To all of you that have checked in every day, thank you and my sincerest apologies for being MIA!

Suffice it to say, (so I don’t bore you) that life kind of took me over! I got determined to build an inventory for the craft fairs in November and stayed very busy with that…..all the time, thinking I should put up a post, but I feared if I walked away from the pile of work I lined up for myself I wouldn’t get right back to it…While working on the inventory an in-law got pretty sick and my husband and I were kept pretty busy with him and his needs.  That has calmed down now.  The craft fairs were kind of a bust.  Lots of people, looking, touching, asking questions, but not buying much of anything.  I am just happy it wasn’t just me, although I kind of expected to learn more than I sold since it was my first year ever doing them.  Everyone was feeling the same.  Better luck next time! 🙂

Then, it was time for Thanksgiving and prepping for Christmas and every single day, I walk into my studio and see my fabric wrapped around my dress form and, still, it hasn’t even been preshrunk and I leave for Maui in 9 days!!!!  This week, I am finishing up the last minute Christmas stuff as we are having our family celebration on Saturday, visiting with some relatives and friends on Sunday and Monday evening, and packing on Tuesday to leave first thing Wednesday morning!

I have lots of pictures to add to my studio page, here, and really wanted them up by now, but….I will try to get them up here as soon as possible.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and that you all have a wonderful Christmas season!  I hope that your New Year will be happy, healthy and prosperous!!!

I promise some awesome pictures of the trip when I get back.

Again, thanks for the crazy numbers in spite of my absence and I appreciate all of you.

I am going to sign off with a virtual moment of silence for all the victims and their families in CT.

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Are You Caught Up? Dare You Say It Out Loud? 09/12/2012

I am finally caught up!!!!!!  Shhhhh, can’t let anyone hear that..or I won’t be for long. 🙂

So, what is my plan?  Well, I cleaned out my stash!!!! I had a garbage bag full of ‘I will never use this’ stuff so I sent it off to the middle for the home economics classes!

The rest has been sorted by the sizes of the pieces and I am measuring and cutting (prepping) items that I can make and put in my studio, here, soon.












I am also planning to sell at the Christmas Craft Fair at the Church across the street and at the local high school Christmas Craft Fair !!!

In the meantime, and in my ‘spare’ time, I will work on my bedroom re-make and want to finish painting in the house.  Also, there are Christmas gifts to make and oh, yeah, I almost forgot….(NOT), a couple of outfits for me to pack for Maui!!!!

Of course, I still have alterations coming in, as well as a couple of memory quilts that are not due for quite some time, yet.

I will measure, cut, and add to the pile of  ‘ready to sew’ so when it is all cut, all I have to do is sit at the machine and not get up until it is all done….I find it very distracting to measure and cut and then go sew and then back up to measure and cut and sew again.  This way, ALL my projects will be ready to just sew. Somehow, when I walk out of the sewing room, I find so many things to do before I go back and before I know it….the day is gone!!!!

What are you doing?  Do you have a list of Christmas projects?  How’s your stash?  Is there something you can donate to a local school?  Do you feel ‘caught up?’

Have a wonderful and productive day!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to set yourself up to follow here because there will be new things going into my studio soon!!!!!


Happy Father’s Day or Happy Dad’s Day!!!!

I think the name of this day should keep up with the times……

Decades ago, being a father was defined as follows;

As we grow and raise our children, and the times change we come to realize that ‘father’ is, unfortunately, sometime more a verb than a noun.

Other times ‘dad’ is a more appropriate name for some men, who have never had their own children, but raise children as their own.

If we are realistic, we must acknowledge that sometime, mom IS the dad……..

 and best scenerio is what we most often anticipate……..a father is a dad too!

So, for all you fathers who ARE dads and to all you dads who might not be a father and to all you single moms who are both mom and dad:

Happy Father’s, Dad’s, Mom/Dad, day….because each of you have very lucky children!!!!

I am so grateful, that I have a wonderful dad for my children and he is their father, too!!!!  Feeling very blessed today to have such a hard working, dedicated, loving and caring man who I have had the pleasure to be married to for nearly 33 years!!!!

Getting back to the title of this post:  I think Father’s Day should be renamed to ‘Dad’s Day.’

Have a wonderful day!!!!!!