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All things cozy

31 Oct

Like I said in my last post I have been busy sewing, quilting, knitting, baking and making lots and lots of pumpkin spice lattes. First up Cierra’s vintage style dress. I love this dress and plan on making many more. Peter pan collars are my favorite. I used Tasha Noel Horsley’s “Little red riding hood” fabric. Super cute.

cierras vintage dress cierras vintage dress2 cierras vintage dress3I also made a really sweet dress for my niece’s second birthday. Her mom is an awesome photographer and took K’s birthday pictures in her new ruffle dress. If anyone is interested I can make this dress for you in sizes 6mo-8yrs. Just convo me at my Etsy Shop.

kayleigh's birthday dresskay's birthday dressLook how freaking cute she is!!

I had my first commissioned piece recently. My mom’s friend’s daughter was having a baby and she wanted me to make the crib set for her. I wish I took pictures of everything together. It came out super cute. The mom chose a mint, navy and grey color scheme. I am now obsessed with that color combo. I made a super cute chevron quilt using different geometric fabrics. I love how it turned out. Better yet so did the mom and her family. I hope that the little boy will get lots of use out of this quilt.

chevron quilt front chevron quilt bindingI also made a bumper and reversible and height adjustable crib skirt. So glad that set was a big hit.

I made a quilt for my best friend’s birthday. Seeing as how much I love her and how much she loves all the same crafts and photography as much if not more than I do, I had to find the perfect fabric to use in her special quilt. I found 2wenty Thr3e by Moda. It was perfect. Her favorite colors are pink and orange and to top it off it has super awesome pictures of vintage cameras on it. Absolutely perfect. Introducing “Frolic” quilt. She loved it!!

donnas frolic quilt angledonnas frolic quilt  donnas frolic quilt backNow that the weather has started to change her in Oklahoma, it’s gotten me in the mood to knit. That and the fact that my husband recently had shoulder surgery so I haven’t spent many days in the sewing room because he’s been home. I have to keep myself busy during doctor visits and swim team practice for Kizaiah. I have knit and finished a few projects.

marlenes finishedMarlene Socks (ravelry link)

pattern by CookieA

yarn: Dream in color Smooshy, Butter Peeps

Yes it took me over 3 years to knit and finish these socks. Not because they were hard or anything like that. They were quite fun to knit but I lost the pattern and gave up looking for it until my sister came to the rescue.

pfefferminz up closeCadence Socks (ravelry link)

pattern: Very Busy Monkey

yarn Wollmeise in Pfefferminz Prinz

only alteration, knit foot plain

flower power monkeyNo purl Monkey socks

I love this pattern!

yarn Socks that rock in flower power colorway

handspun holden handspun holden 2Holden Shawl by Mindy Wilkes

yarn my handspun

fiber Spunky Eclectic in Acadia colorway

And last but not least ’tis the season for Pumpkin spice lattes. I have been drinking these a lot. Starbucks can get pretty pricey so I made Pumpkin spice syrup at home.

pumpkin spice lattePumpkin spice syrup for pumpkin spice lattes

punky purls original

For Syrup:

1 c water

1/2-3/4 c brown sugar

3-4 TBS pumpkin puree, (I use 3)

1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

1 tsp vanilla extract

For Latte:

pumpkin spice syrup, (I use about 5-6 Tbs. but you can use more or less)

8 oz coffee

1/2 c milk, warmed in microwave for about 1 min 30 seconds. Being careful that it doesn’t bubble over measuring cup.

whip cream and pumpkin spice for garnish, optional.

In a glass measuring cup add all syrup ingredients EXCEPT vanilla extract. Mix well and place in the microwave. Heat for about a minute and a half. Strain contents in a resealable glass jar or bottle. I strain mine twice, just in case. Add vanilla extract to syrup mixture.

Make coffee, warm milk in microwave. Poor coffee in a large cup (at least 12oz.), add milk and pumpkin spice syrup. Stir. Top with whip cream and pumpkin spice to make it extra yummy.

Place syrup in the refrigerator after using. Will keep for about 2 weeks. But if your like me you will be making a new batch every week.

**All the amounts are adjustable to taste. I like a sweet coffee, but you can use any amounts you want**Enjoy!!

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Mother’s Day or Teachers gifts

29 Apr

I just posted some lovely handmade items in my Etsy shop. Just in time for Mother’s day or for that Great teacher in your life. I will be posting more items in the store later this week. Here is a couple of items I have posted. Thanks for checking out the shop.

blue brown comp book outside

Reusable Composition Notebook Cover

blue flower ruffle clutch outsideGathered Ruffle Clutch

blue wallet clutch frontAccordion Wallet/Clutch wristlet

blue wallet clutch insidethe inside of Accordion Wallet/Clutch wristlet

Another Halloween pillow

6 Oct

I listed another Halloween pillow in my etsy shop. I had fun making this one. It’s hand embroidered with an envelope closure and will fit a 12×12 inch pillow form. I am still offering free shipping in the United States. Thanks for checking it out.

Halloween pillow cover

16 Sep

Getting ready for Halloween in my Etsy shop. More Halloween themed things coming soon, but for now there is one 12x12in pillow cover listed with free shipping in the US. Thanks for checking it out.

Who doesn’t love a giveaway?

15 Sep

I know that I love one. Hop on over to Moda Bake Shop for the “Love it, Pin it, Win it contest” just by Pinning your favorite “recipes” from their blog and be entered to win Moda pre cut fabric. There are so many wonderful free tutorials for all kinds of projects.

Here are a couple that I have pinned and can’t wait to make.

photo originally from Moda’s recipe page for Charming Stars quilt

I plan on making this quilt for my daughter using Moda fabric in the Vintage Modern collection by Bonnie and Camille. I love this line. The colors are so fresh and sweet. This will be the first big purchase I make once I sell something in my etsy shop. I want the whole collection….did I say how much I love it?

I also want to make this:

photo from Moda Bake shop recipes page.

Isn’t this one of the cutest pincushions you’ve ever seen? I love it and can’t wait to make this too. You can NEVER have too many pincushions I say.

 

Etsy Shop Grand Re-opening!

14 Sep

It’s official…I’ve decided to open my etsy shop again. Yay. Something to keep me busy while my hubby is deployed. Free shipping in the US. There are only 2 listings but I will add more soon. Thanks for checking it out.

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