Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Scratch one off the bucket list

Making a quilt has been on my 'list of things to do before I die' for years, to the bemusement of some of my friends. Finally (and largely because of some fabulous frog fabric) I decided to bite the bullet and try making one. I've been reading this blog for a couple of months, and darnit she made it seem doable. So... I sketched out a rough pattern, basically a bunch of 'nine patches' alternating with solid blocks, and sewed it up. I can't sew straight to save my life, and surely it'd be easier to sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance if I knew what a quarter inch looked like (you people can't just call it a 5mm allowance???) but the end result, while far, far, far from technically perfect, is pretty darned cool! I quilted it by stitching the ditch of the big seams, then diagonally along the big blocks and coloured little blocks. I even bound it, though the binding really sucks. In all I am fabulously pleased with myself. It's a lap quilt size more or less, measuring about 48 x 60, and features tons of different frog fabrics, perfect (hopefully) for my frog-loving father in law to use as his naptime blankie :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Kitties needed a cat bed (because our floors are cold and our furniture is getting mighty furry), so I made one :) It's BIG, big enough for two anyway, and probably a little over-stuffed. They seem to like it anyway :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Getting set up

Slowly getting my office/scraproom set up, finding places for all of my crap, figuring what's going to work for me...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I made it!

I used a template from Jessica Sprague, filled it with my own pictures and text, uploaded it to Snapfish et voila - I'm published (heh, well not really, but I'm going to say that anyway ;) ). Super pleased with it - there are a few issues I'll tweak before I do another, but the print quality is excellent, the hard cover is beautiful and it really looks professional.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Babies in the closet

The drawer that my beloved SU stamps normally occupy needed to be cleared, so my babies have been temporarily relocated to a pair of boxes in my closet. Fear not babies, I'll rescue you soon and we'll have many more fun times with ink and cardstock. ;)

(C saw me packing these up and said something that rhymes with 'goalie fit'. I have lots of stamps :) )

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


My first artsy love has always been photography, I've owned a camera since I was 4. Mostly though I've displayed my photos only in albums and scrapbooks, but today I assembled this Ikea frame and filled it with 3 5x7 prints of pictures I've taken that make me happy (L-R the cottage, Dow's Lake and Hog's Back). I really need to put up more of my pictures, they make me happy.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Also done at the crop


A WONDERFUL extra-long weekend crop with 3 of my bestest galpals. I didn't get a whole lot done, but the welcome goodie bag had a bunch of Storytellers kits, and I love 'easy', so I tried it out (plus you got an entry into a draw for using the kit, and I'm a sucker for prizes :) )

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Easter card

I just love bunnies. I think I'll send this one to my parents.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

More layouts

All of my scrapbooking has been super simple lately, almost nothing for embellishments, just patterned paper, cardstock and pictures, but I'm enjoying the clean, spare look. For now. I may well be back into lumpy by next week.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


I went to a 12 hour crop yesterday, lots of fun! Didn't get a huge amount done, but did finish a couple of layouts...

Friday, January 25, 2008

Bling frame

A Michaels cheapy wood frame, painted with copper craft paint and 'blinged' with adhesive gemstones (Heidi Swapp and dollar bin)

Monday, January 21, 2008

New paper

I admit it, I have a soft spot for scrapbooking paper... to the point where it's unlikely I'll ever be able to use everything I have. Unfortunately that doesn't stop me from buying more...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Many stamps were harmed...

Many stamps (ok, just 3) were harmed in the production of this photo :) Sharp Kai scissors and a sheet of EZ mount turned a set of three sort of useless SU stamps into 34 very useful message stamps for card making :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Just a layout

I haven't posted in forever, life getting the better of me :( Here's a layout I did of the three kids tobogganing. Bazzill CS and Bo Bunny papers.