Friday, December 27, 2013


Well....I didn't quite reach my goal of one new thing a week in 2013! However, I did make it to week 31 which is pretty good!  Here it is...

A sweet little fabric stamp!  This went on the envelope for the parents of a friend's new baby grandson.  So much fun to make.  Tutorial found here! most favourite thing of my 31 new things was definitely the flourless chocolate cake (see this post)! This cake was so delicious and so easy! I think it's one of the best things I have ever baked.  Give it a try!!! I promise you won't be disappointed.
I also managed to get in a little fabric shopping today.  I got these sweet pillowcase kits from my LQS for 50% off!

One for me and one for my husband.  These are for next year.  Hopefully I won't put them away and forget about them (wouldn't be the first time)!
I also picked up these great prints...
Don't you love the animal print?!  I couldn't resist it!
All in all, I think I had a pretty productive 2013! I hope you did too! Looking forward to 2014!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I do!  In fact, I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time trimming stray threads. Especially on something like this...

It's something I usually do in the evening when I'm too tired after a full day of work to do anything else! I use a lot of white in my quilts and don't like the idea of a wayward coloured piece of thread showing through the white fabric after the quilt is finished. I even find myself a little obsessed at times!
Here's a picture of the finished quilt...

I love star quilts but find making them a little monotonous!  Looking at the end result though, I think it's worth it. This is probably my last finish of 2013.  I didn't keep track of how many quilts I made this year...maybe around 20 or so. I think this one did me in for a while!