Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Quilt

you know those crafting projects that just seem to take on a life of its own. and by the time you are to the finishing point you find yourself out of steam and uninterested because it has ended up taking WAY more time to finish then expected.

my CHRISTMAS quilt was one of those projects.
My sister in law and i started our quilts 2 years ago... they are finally bond! they have slightly different patterns but they are with the same fabrics. check hers out here. it's FABULOUS!
So glad to have checked this one off the list and have it put to good use!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


it feels SO good to check this one off the list. i wouldn't allow myself to wrap any of the presents until i had this done. which definitely gave me some incentive to finish...
well... as finished as i can get it. i wasn't able to find 2 1/2" fabric coverable buttons so i'll just have to get my sister to find those for me... (Canada some times... ; )
my inspiration came from combining this pattern and this pattern.
it was tricky sewing basically a circle quilt but it was definitely worth it! and like my husband said..."you won't have to sew one of those for a really long time." which is probably a GOOD thing.


NOW, get sewing those christmas projects ; )

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the tree skirt

is coming along nicely!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

christmas project

i may or may not have started a new christmas project...
without finishing my old christmas projects...

what can i say... i'm my mothers daughter : ) and isn't it WAY more fun to start a project then to finish an old one.

i love to CREATE!

hopefully i'll get'er all done. but who can blame me for not finishing when this little chubby man is around!
oh christmas tree, oh christmas tree
i love your NEW decorations.
but now your skirt, doesn't match
i'll try real hard to sew patch...

xo sandra

Friday, November 19, 2010

Laminated fabric

just a quick note to let you all know that the LAMINATED FABRIC that i talked about in my last post is on sale now at FABRIC.com.

GO check it out! it's a GREAT deal!

Monday, October 25, 2010

there's something about...

a chair in a GARAGE SALE that excites me. i think it's the endless possibilities, giving something a NEW life and it's a small enough project that you don't feel overwhelmed.

i was lucky enough to find THESE lovelies for $2.00 a piece...

i know they're not much to look at now but wait until i add some TLC and a little of Heather Baileys laminated prints from her NICEY JANE line!

they're going to look FABULOUS! can't wait to get the fabric so i can get started on them!

p.s. i'm on the look out for 2 - 3 more chairs if anyone knows of any.

p.p.s. i'm having a FABRIC SALE next week! more details to come : )


Wednesday, October 13, 2010


this past weekend it was CANADIAN thanks giving. it's not often that i get to cook a thanksgiving meal. but this year i had the opportunity to make one for my family. i really enjoyed myself!

here's a recipe i found for the weekend. since i LOVE these so much i thought why not make the same thing but with PUMPKIN! i changed the cinnamon into all spice. they were delicious! maybe even better the next morning for breakfast ; )

i have a lot to be thankful for!

Monday, September 20, 2010

i sewed today...

for the first time in months.

i think i have had a little bit of post baby blues. i'm working on it though. it's a slow process, i think a little more sleep could help. any suggestions on how to get your little one to sleep through the night or at least more than 2-3 hrs?

i bound my DEER VALLEY quilt! it's SEW fun to finish off a quilt that has been patiently waiting for binding.
i love it!isn't the back fabric FABULOUS!

sorry i haven't been around much. i think it'll be a while before i start blogging more regular.
i've missed it...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

oh Darla!

Tanya Whelan came out with a fabric line called Darla a little bit ago.
i HEART the blues, pinks and reds in this line. they make for a REALLY cute baby quilt!
when my sister-in-law called and asked for my help to make her sister (my old room mate and friend) a quilt for her soon to arrive baby girl, i was happy to help!
so we drafted our own pattern and came up with a pretty original design!
what a little sweet heart! with 3 older brothers in the house, you can never have too much PINK!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


the CURTAINS that i was working on are almost complete! i just have to hem them.
it was a new process for me so i called in some back up... my friend has made many sets of curtains and she just happens to be very particular at what she does and i LOVE that about her : )
i found curtains to be alot of measuring and remeasuring but once you get to the sewing part it seems to go by fast. i am SO happy with how they turned out. they give a new look to my once colorless, living room!


xo sandra

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ALL filled up!

i LOVE the way my cabinet looks all FULL of fabric!
it's very INSPIRING.

just a little something my friends been helping me with.
more about this to come soon!

hope your having a GREAT day!

xo sandra

Monday, June 14, 2010

my friend was done using her crib and change table, so of course i jumped at the idea of giving them new life. for some reason i have never had a change table. go figure... on the fifth child i get one.

i don't think i will end up using the crib but the change table got a light sanding and some antique white spray paint. i might eventually give it a light sand on the edges but for now it looks great the way it is.

BEFORE (sorry, i forgot to take a pic of the change table so you get a pic of the crib. but you get the idea ; )
this is going to come in handy.


Friday, June 11, 2010

the perfect equation

it takes time to get use to newborn routines again.

yesterday, we were all ready to go to the post office, i went to put john in the car seat and as soon as i did "SURPRISE"! so i changed his diaper, got the boys in the car, drove to the post office, looked around for the package i was going to send... NO package. i guess that's what happens when your functioning on little sleep.

i decided if you want to get anywhere on-time with a new born around, you have to plan to leave 30 minutes early.

15 minutes for baby and 15 minutes for mom ; )

Friday, June 4, 2010

a sling first.

i haven't had a sling with any of my other children, i guess i didn't know they were out there. so when i got pregnant this time around i knew i had to get me one. i found a GREAT shop on etsy that carries a beautiful selection and if she doesn't have the fabrics your looking for she'll make you a custom sling!
go check out Tara's shop at:

you won't be disappointed!



p.s. i can't believe this little man is already 10 days old!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

he's here!

we had a few scares, but
baby and mom are both doing well at home.

John David
born May 25, 2010 at 12:50 am
8 lbs - 19.5" long

now back to snuggling this little man!


p.s. it's your turn stace!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010



i LOVE the way you came together in my quilt.
thanks for being so brightly colored,
and full of GREAT prints.

i can't wait until you come back from
the quilters!

xo sandra

Monday, May 17, 2010

the babys quilt


i decided that it is impossible for me to name a baby before it has arrived. i know some people can do it and it works out well, i can't.

i CAN, however make a quilt before i meet him : ) it was really fun to design but the quilting that i ended up doing was not so much. it took me WAY to long because of all the starting and stopping. i really like the way it turned out though and the minky on the back just adds to the soft and warm feel of it.

hope he likes it!

xo sandra

p.s. i'm going in (to the Dr.) tomorrow to see if everything is a go. we'll see...

p.p.s. not this week... maybe next week!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

my tuesday

enjoying it all.
a few more weeks!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

happy MOTHER'S DAY to me!

i found this cabinet for a steal!
i am in LOVE...

it's my solution to my fabric dilemma.
NOW to fill it up!

p.s. thanks delivery guys ; )

xo sandra

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

left overs...

no... not the kind you eat. i'm talking about the kind that you sew.

** FABRIC **

when your buying fabric and making quilts do you find that you ALWAYS have fabric left over. i'm not talking scrap pieces, i'm talking pieces that are large enough to make another project or 2 out of.

i thinks it's inevitable.

i've only had one exception to this rule, and that was with my Deer Valley Quilt i'm currently working on. i ran out of fabric and i only needed a couple more 2 1/2" strips to complete it. (thank goodness my sister is a fabric hoarder and i was able to get some scrap pieces from her! thanks Jill)

WHAT do you do with your left overs??? do you make another quilt? a pillow? do you add them to your scraps???

here's what i made with some of my left overs.
i am in LOVE with these fabrics! they are so cute together.

and check out how the quilting turned out!

it's in the shop!

Monday, May 3, 2010

PROJECT laundry room **PART 2**

the wood wall is up!
this was our FIRST wood project so i thought we should make it an easy one.

AND it was. we LOVE it!

we used pine tung and groove wood for this project.
it was the least expensive with the look that we wanted. the total cost was $70.00.

NOW we just have to put a finish on it... you'll have to wait for those pic's ; )

hope everyone had a good weekend!

xo sandra

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Scottie Dog


my oldest was really interested in doing a sewing
project, so i thought the SCOTTIE DOG pattern by
Denyse Schmidt would be a perfect
pattern to start out with.
he sewed all the squares together a few weeks ago and
today, thanks to the snow, we were able to finish the rest.
i quilted the top and bottom with a thin batting because
it is made out of his dad's old shirts and i wanted it to last.
i really like the way the quilting turned out. the minky
is soft and pretty but i think if i were to do it again i would try to
use a different fabric for the strip. i used fusible interfacing
to take some of the stretch out of the fabric, but i
still found it difficult to match up the front and back.
but he turned out SO cute!

it was a FUN way to spend the day!

i already have takers for a robot from my younger son.

one at a time... that way it doesn't feel to overwhelming
to teach them how and your able to spend
quality time with just them!

p.s. the snow is starting to melt!! yahoo!


i'm going to be adding consecutive shots of our laundry room
project over the next little while. so i thought it would be good
to see


there was a blizzard here last night...
yep! they were on their way to school but
are now stuck in the driveway...

or should i say SEW DAY ; )

xo sandra

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

internal struggle

in every home there is always dishes to be done.
wether you are a person who doe's them after every meal,
or one that lets them accumulate until the point
that they have to be done.

guess which one i am ; )

DISHES : P ...
WELL, it was that time again... (they were coming dangerously close
to touching my fabric. lol)

SO to get motivated i cranked the music, got myself a large glass of root beer and got to it.

now that they are done, time to reward myself...

i think i'll finish cutting out my deer valley quilt!
that sounds like a good way to justify it, right???


xo sandra