Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009


The Etsy Supply Street Team is one comprised of many shop owners selling supplies for all sorts of crafting/sewing/jewelry making needs...and more.

Find a full list of shops (including my Button Jars shop) here:

or just search for all Etsy products under that heading here.

Have fun shopping!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Because I Can

Actually, bottling is closer word, but not as punny. Here's some of my mustard pickles and relish I made (YUM!!). It's dissapearing so fast, I thought I'd better take a pic and make it last.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I decided to re-open my etsy shops. I had them closed and was uncertain whether or not to re-open them. It was a nice break :)

With Christmas on its way, a little extra cash will help though.

Come visit me at:
Secret Attic
Button Jars

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Star Wars Quilt

I'm working on a Star Wars Quilt for a nephew of mine.

I have silhouettes cut out from various brown/beige/ and green prints.

I also have the silhouettes traced onto various sized squares in glow-in-the-dark thread!

That should be a fun surprise for him. :)

I find it easy to make patterns from coloring pages here on the web.

You can take these shapes on the left, re-size them, and print.

Finished Train Quilt

Here is a pic of my finished train quilt for my nephew (my mom is holding him). He absolutely loves it and often refuses to part with it. I'm so glad :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


No, I'm not misspelling yard sale. Yart sale is like a yard sale, but only with the emphasis on art.
Actually, we also sell supplies and vintage items.

This is taking place at from June 10-14/09.

I'm having some great sales:

Fabrications has lower prices on selected items (see the Yart Sale category)!
Button Jars has a store wide 20% off on everything!
Secret Attic has a whopping 50% off everything in store!!!

There are sooo many more stores with sales (these are just mine). Check these out: YART SALE!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Under Construction

I'm in the middle of some custom bracelet and cuff link orders for a wedding party.

Lots of fun!
Here's the finished results for the bracelets (for the bridesmaids).

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can you sew a zigzag?

If you can, join me in this evangelism effort:

Make a Parachute for Colombia

Guerrillas in Colombia attack and threaten Christians and sometimes drive believers from their own homes. The Voice of the Martyrs helps support a missionary pilot who drops Bibles and Christian books into guerrilla-controlled areas. The books float to the ground in small parachutes. “We need tens of thousands more parachutes!” said the pilot.

Follow the instructions below to make a chute. Send finished parachutes to:
VOM Parachutes
510 SW Adeline
P.O. Box 443
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Please include $3 with each chute to help pay for books, airplane fuel, and shipping costs. (the flier in the mail said 5$)

  1. Pray for Colombia as you make the chute.
  2. Cut a circle of white cloth (cotton or polyester) 22 inches in diameter.
  3. Using a marker, print “Dios es Amor” (“God is love” in Spanish) on the cloth. Please do not write in English and do not write other words.
  4. With a sewing machine, use a zigzag stitch (see diagram) to attach six 36-inch nylon cords (1/8-inch thick) to the cloth. Sew 10 3/4 inches of each cord onto the cloth from the edge toward the center. Space the six cords at equal intervals around the cloth.
  5. Ask an adult to seal the tips of the cords by burning them.
  6. Fold the cords inside the parachute and mail them to The Voice of the Martyrs at the address above.

Download the pattern here. Note: Not scaled to size.

Rings N Things

I've been working hard to stock up my Fabrications store. Lately it has been a wide variety of rings, cuff links, tie clips, brooches, etc.

Here are my latest:
This is part of a bracelet that I made yesterday.
My favorite ring to date-Airship Propeller Ring

Celtic feel to these cuff links.

Lots of fun making these :)

Train Quilt

This is the latest quilt I'm working hard to try to finish for my nephew. It's a crib sized train quilt. This is my favorite block.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Fabric, New Projects

I've started 2 new quilts (I love starting them. It's the finishing that takes some discipline.)

A crib sized train quilt for my nephew and a star wars quilt for my other nephew.

Here's some fabric (3 pieces) that I bought for the star wars quilt:
Very cool!!

I'll post pics of the choo-choo quilt later.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Latest Quilt

This quilt project is a strip quilt made from scraps that have been accumulating over the years. I love this kind of project. It's quick, easy, and I love the colors!!

This is one strip that is going to be the width of the quilt. It's going to be a summer quilt (no batting, just an old sheet in the middle). I'm machine quilting as I go (free motion-stippling).

Click on the pick for a close up.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Book Review Relocation

Want to read some book reviews? Try here

Friday, January 9, 2009


I really enjoy making diapers. I find it very relaxing. That being said, I hope I sell some soon-before the house is overrun with diapers!

Here are some new prints: