Monday, December 20, 2010

Making Snow

When you live in sunny AZ, there are few chances to see any snow.  We decided to make some of our own snowflakes.  Wanna know how?  Here it is:

1st: make a square out of your paper, by folding opposite
corners together, and trimming off the extra.  Save the extra
for make tiny snowflakes.

Fold opposite corner to corner again.


Now start cutting.  You can round off the top of the snowflake 
to make it a circle if you want, but I didn't.  Start cutting nicks, curves
lines, etc.  out of your snowflake.  The most important thing to
remember is to keep connecting points.  If you don't, your snowflake 
won't be sturdy.  There are many cuts in the flake above, but 
there are enough connecting points that it is still

Unfold that baby and see what it looks like.  This is 
my favorite part.  I am always surprised at what awaits
me.  My cute hubby made one that looked like
a transformer, and I made a tiny one that looked
like 4 tiny skulls.  Neither of us did it on purpose...just
the fun that comes from being crazy.

Display those babies, wherever you can.  On windows,
hanging from  your ceiling, etc...
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dying to know?

Are you dying to know who won?

Joyce won the Bloom Creek and Treasures from the 30's

SewCal Gal won Charmed I'm Sure and Country Comforts

Sonia won Sew the Perfect Bag and the New Handmade

and BillieBee won Simple Blessings and McCall's Fast Favorites from Quilting

Thanks so much to everyone for the fun. If you won, send me an email with your address.

 I really really really super duper want to share some fun ideas with everyone.  It's crazy how Christmas takes over your life.  My days are filled with school parties, neighbor gifts, church assignments, making food, more food, and loving my babies.  But, soon, very soon, I will have some fun ideas for you.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Super Big Book Giveaway

Just in time for Christmas, I am doing a huge giveaway.  Are you ready for this?  A BUNCH of you are going to win, and you are going to win....not 1 but 2 fabulous books from Martingale Publishing.  This is going to be perfect for your loved ones who loved sewing, quilting, or crafting.  Sweet!  Or, maybe this is for secretly love and cherish.  Whatever...I just hope you enjoy.

What do you have to do to win?  Put this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter etc., then make a comment and let me know which prize you want to win, and where to find your blog, facebook, or twitter, etc. You will receive 2 chances to win per medium.  (ie. 2 chances on your blog, +2 more chances when you facebook it, +2 more chances if you twitter it).

 Want an extra chance to win?  Follow my blog and I will give you an extra chance to win.  Have fun and Good Luck.   The contest ends December 13th.  

Here are the Prizes:

Prize #1: Country Comforts and Charmed I'm Sure

Charmed, I'm Sure: Quilts and More from 5" Squares (That Patchwork Place) Country Comforts: Quilts for Casual Living (That Patchwork Place)

Two seriously fun books.  You are going to love all the simple inspiration.

Prize #2:  Sew The Perfect Bag, and the new Handmade
These books are going to be perfect for someone who loves accessories!

Sew the Perfect Bag: 25 Great Projects from Sew News The New Handmade: Simple Sewing for Contemporary Style (That Patchwork Place)

Prize #3:  Simple Blessings and Fast Favorites from McCall's
Tons of great designs any quilter would love!  This is some great stuff.

Simple Blessings: 14 Quilts to Grace Your Home Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting (That Patchwork Place)

Prize #4  Bloom Creek Quilts and Treasures from the 30's ***** There will be 2 lucky winners here.
I loves these two books.  The simplicity of Bloom Creek Quilts speaks to my soul, and the fun quilts in the 30's book brings a smile to my face!  You lucky ducks.

Bloom Creek Quilts (That Patchwork Place) Treasures from the '30s: Cheerful Quilts With Vintage Appeal