Monday, March 29, 2010

nothing like sewing in your pj's!

there's nothing like rolling out of bed and heading
straight to the sewing machine with your mom.
my mom is an amazing seamstress. she bought her first Bernina
when she was 16 and has been sewing clothes and quilts
ever since. it was nice to have her there on my first
attempt at clothing. she showed me some great tips and
we had some good laughs!

thanks for coming up mom and dad!
you guys are the best!

xo sandra

p.s. pictures of what we created next time... as soon as i get some shots of it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ta does and ta dones

all i can say is NESTING is in full force around here.

my husband probably thinks i am going a little crazy.
there are things on the project list that i just can't do myself so
i am having to ask for his help a lot. GOOD thing he is SO good at it!

pictures hung, quilt finished, rooms organized...

there's lots more to do, but things are slowly getting checked
off the list.

10 more weeks to go!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


we pulled out the GREEN today... me being the exception.
i don't have anything green that will fit around
my protruding belly.

i must be in my nesting phase because i couldn't finish cleaning
my bedroom and bathroom until EVERY nook and cranny
had been wiped. when i say EVERY, i mean even to the point of having
to move furniture to get under everything. don't worry i didn't move it.
i waited till the muscles came home so he could move it for me ; )
it took me ALL day and i'm almost done. i just have to tackle the huge
pile of clothes in my closet...

i hope you had a GREENtabulous day! we had some green waffles to celebrate!

how was your St. Pattick's Day?
what are some of the fun things you do to celebrate?

xo sandra

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


nothing is better then getting something you need for
we found a pair of beds out at a garbage dump...

sounds FANCY doesn't it ; )

they were just being unloaded into a shed that is used for items that aren't quite dump worthy. it was definitely a find and these will work perfectly in the two little boys room. i'm not quite sure on the color but the finish on them is so nice that i don't want to ruin them.

Now i just have to wait until this amazing fabric comes out, (coming soon) to make the boys
some matching quilts and i'll be set!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Butterscotch Confetti Squares

They are one of the easiest squares you'll ever make!
My family LOVES them...
I hope yours does to!


½ Cup Margarine
¾ Cup Peanut Butter
1 Bag Butterscotch Chips
1 Package Colored Marshmallows (250gm)


Melt butter & peanut butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in butterscotch chips until melted. Cool until you can hold your hand to the bottom of the pot. To speed process, stir while holding pan in cold water. Add marshmallows & stir until all are coated. Pack in 9*9 inch pan that has been lined with foil. Refrigerate. Freezes well.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


we've been sick around here the past week, week and a half. SO, nothing much has been going on. just resting and trying to get back to our regular routines. i did spend some time in my sewing room organizing fabric and cutting out some cute baby boy quilt kits. it's ALL boy around here but i might have a few girl quilt kits to put up, if these ones sell well.

i went to the doctor yesterday and he said that everything is looking GREAT! this little mans head is already in position to come out... hopefully not to soon. there's still 12 weeks to go.

12 weeks... where has the time gone? i still have a receiving blanket, swaddle, burp cloths and a quilt to make for this little guy. i better get crack'n! we still haven't settled on a name. i find it so hard to choose a name before i know what they look like. i've had 1 dark haired, 2 red heads and then a dirty blonde. i wonder what this one will be? any guess's?

P.S. these ones SOLD... i will be putting up some more in the shop soon!