Wednesday, May 20, 2009

great old fabric!

i found this over the weekend at the antique market in kutztown and i had to have it.  

Thursday, May 14, 2009

PA Dutch

i'm on the lookout for any fabric with a Pennsylvania Dutch feel to it - here are three of my favorites. the only problem is that i become so in love with them that i can never find a project worthy of that initial cut. 
True Up (one of my all time favorite blogs) did a great PA Dutch fabric tribute:


here we go -  all lined up and ready for the machine. my old friend used to say - "those who aren't busy being born are busy dying"... i think i'll be "bringing it all back home" with me this afternoon. (are you catching all these dylan references?" 
anyway - i'm on the attack - time to restock.

pillows - pillows - pillows

I'm obsessing over pillows these days.
I made these two with the old freezer paper trick - do you know? cut out a design on a sheet of freezer paper and iron it on to fabric. stencil and peel - it's as easy as that (and oh-so fun). 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Featuring Ezra....

This is my friend Ezra - Tummy Timing it. Thanks to his mom Kelly for sending this picture to me - come on - how handsome is he? 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

So cute...

This is Kaira looking so very peaceful on one of my mats. Thanks so much to her mom Cally for getting this picture to me - I love it. 

Added some new sets to my Etsy site:

Check out my latest Etsy entries - Tummy Time Mat with matching Giraffe and onesie - all in fun new fabrics. Click here for more...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Z-Town Made members featured on the same day!
Skylark Studios and Chez Sucre Chez. Check 'em out...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dick and Jane set

I recently  made this Dick and Jane quilt with matching pillow as a birthday present for my mother in law. (it really is great to have a mother in law who loves hand-made crafts.)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pillow Talk

I love this rabbit pillow and have every intention of giving it to a friend. I found the fabric at a second hand store and I loved the detail of this drawing. 
I added a little orange embroidery on the butterfly for fun. 

I made this originally as a seat cushion for my husband's computer chair - but it then transformed into a thicker plusher pillowed version of itself. It's the perfect modern splash my living room needed

Christmas Crafting...

This year I made very simple 
tree ornaments to fill in all the empty spaces (and since this is my first tree there were plenty of empty spaces). Two circles of fabric sewn together, stuffed with a little poly-fill with a simple ribbon for hanging. They've worked out great! I've hung them all over - but especially low to the ground so Eli can grab them and put them in his mouth.

Also - check out the tree skirt. Yup, did that too. Soft grey wool fabric with felt snowflakes and red accent dots. I had every intention of making the stockings too (and still may) but so far haven't found the time. I'm also making a  bunch of presents so I'll be posting them soon too. 
I'm really having a nice Christmasy Christmas (and Eli smiled with Santa this afternoon).  

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wow! Featured local in Ready Made!

I couldn't be more proud... Kimberly of Chez Sucre Chez has a full two page spread in the latest issue of Ready Made magazine. Thanks for putting Kutztown on the map - go check it out! (I got mine at Border's)  Then go check out her great stuff on Esty.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A nod to my friend Jodi and her cupcakes!

Check out Jodi's fabulous Short Street Cakes business - she's just about to move into her own space!  Also - check out the great write up that Verve magazine did on her. Go Jodi! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

some newer stuff...

Above is a craft fair set up at the GoggleWorks.
Below is my buddy Jamerson - thanks for the modeling!

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10th

I do feel like I'm starting to finally have the cohesive collection I was hoping for - still lots of Amy Butler fabric. Have I mentioned Spool?  It's a great shop in Philly where I bought a good deal of my fabric. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Infant Tummy Time Mats

First Infant Mats!

Okay well, here they are - my first attempt at Infant Mat making. 
My friend Dannie made something similar for me when I had my baby (11 months ago). It was my most useful tool - I took it with me from room to room and laid him down with me wherever we went. Later, when "tummy time" became important we used it for that - and in my house (where every room is hardwood flooring) it turned out to be essential. These Mats are super thick and comfy. 

Eli inspecting...


Here's a few of my giraffes - no two are the same...
Cotton fabric outer with leather horn, tail and mane. 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Welcome to Clothesline. I guess I'll be using this blog to keep you updated on my latest craft projects - so far giraffes and blankets. Actually - not blankets - infant tummy time mats. That's what I think I'll call them (and more importantly market them).  Anyway, right now I've recently signed up for a local craft show that I'm in no position to be showing at - I'll have to spend the next few weeks busting to get enough done to not humiliate myself with a half empty table.  I'll let you know what I come up with...

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