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Saturday

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January 2016

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It’s been a good year…

Written by , Posted in Just another day...

I’m not very sentimental about events such as the start of a new year. Since having children, we haven’t created any new year traditions and I am typically in bed by 10:00 pm on the eve of the new year. Judging by pictures and a bit of memory, I seemed to have really enjoyed past new year celebrations though. All before kids.
Reflecting upon 2015, it was an awesome year as I was fortunate to see my family on from the west coast twice in one year! Woot! We also had a visit from family from the east coast. Win win!

If I did anything different in 2015 which I wish to carry forward to 2016 is the ability to not stress if I haven’t finished something I set out to do. Last year was the first year I easily walked away from something I was working on and didn’t have any regret. I would get back to it whenever I did. I spent more time hanging with the kidlets and hubby instead of spending every spare minute in the studio. I still love creating just as much as ever but just realized the project will be there when I return.
So on that note, I will always be creating and adding ‘new’ to my shop but there may be huge gaps of time passing between posting. Or there may be a run off of new for a series of weeks and then nothing for a long time. That’s all ok too. The goal is to end the day smiling and wake up smiling and this agenda works for me 🙂
Wishing you all a year filled with joy, good health and a reason to smile every single day.

Sunday

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September 2015

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Little Laptop Sleeve

Written by , Posted in Back To School, halloween, iPad sleeve

My daughter, as part of a high school academic program, received a Chrome Book to use and keep for the school year. She was pretty excited about 1. having her own little computer and 2. a computer which isn’t a Mac, iPad or iPhone. Being that we are a Apple products kind of family, there are a lot of programs etc. we can’t access using our Mac. It’s never really bothered me but it seems the school based programs tend to be accessed better by a Windows based operating system.
Being that Rylee is only ‘borrowing’ the cute, little laptop for the school year, she asked if I could make her a sleeve to protect the laptop. Of course, I obliged. I asked her to select fabrics and she picked one that I worked with a lot last year, ‘The Ghastlies’ Collection. How she ever remembered this collection, I don’t quite understand as I have stored the collection in a ‘seasonal fabrics’ bin which isn’t even visible in my studio. I did suggest other fabrics but she was pretty set on the ‘The Ghastlies’. I have to admit they are cute but thought ‘Botanics’ by Carolyn Friedlander or ‘Sun Print’ by Alison Glass would have been a great choice also.
Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve
In the original version, I have made little handles so that she could easily pull the sleeve from her back pack but apparently, the handles made it look ‘babyish’ and she said she would not use them. Thus, this morning, I took it apart and removed the handles (which I thought were really cute but I am not in Grade 9 right!)
There was a time when Rylee wasn’t interested in any of my sewing creations. Now, she is asking for pencil cases, sleeves and quilts. I don’t know what has changed but I’m definitely loving it and not going to question why the change in interest 🙂
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thanks for stoppin’ by!

Tuesday

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September 2015

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She wanted a new pencil case…

Written by , Posted in Back To School, Pencil Case, Quilt, quilting, Quilts

…and we again could not find one she liked at a retail store. Rylee isn’t that particular about new school supplies. She knows we recycle what was still functional from the previous school year before we purchase ‘new’ but she really wanted a pencil case. So, I made her a few.
Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case
Rylee selected the fabrics for ‘her’ pencil cases and I think she made great choices as they turned out great.
Here are a few more I have created and are listed in my Etsy Shop.
Pencil Case

Pencil Case
With the amount of stitching and reinforcements added to these cases, they should last the entire school year!
Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case

Pencil Case
If you are viewing the cases on Etsy, you will see the US Exchange Rate conversion. If you are shopping and shipping within Canada, the price of the pencil case is $18 CAD.
After I have spent time creating ‘little projects’, I seem to have the need to create a larger project. So on to a queen sized quilt!
Modern Vintage Quilt
Created using mainly Bonnie and Camille ‘Miss Kate’ fabrics and using the Bonnie and Camille ‘Modern Vintage’ pattern. Lots of half square triangles which means this one is gonna take a while 🙂
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Monday

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August 2015

1

COMMENTS

And the winner is…

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 Twenty three wonderful ladies left beautiful comments.   
  I’ve had these little bingo chips for ages and thought they would be useful at some time and the time was today :). I put numbers 1 to 23 in a little bowl and let the apron model aka my daughter select a chip.   
   And voila! The eighteenth comment was left by Emma! Congratulations Emma! Please send me a message with your mailing address. 
A huge thanks to all who visited and took the time to leave a comment. I will post more give-a-ways soon! 

Hope you had a lovely day and thanks for stoppin’ by! 

Thursday

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July 2015

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Utility Apron Give-A-Way

Written by , Posted in craft apron, Give-A-Way

I realized two things the other day. One, I have not posted a give-a-away in a very long time and two, I have never given away a utility apron as a prize!
So here we are with both 🙂
Utility Apron
Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

Utility Apron

This apron is perfect for hosting craft fairs, auctions and everywhere else you would need to make sure you had the important stuff like keys, phones, paper, pens and of course, business cards ready at your finger tips. Extra long waist straps (40.5 in. long) accommodate most waist sizes. You also have the option to you tie the waist ties in the back or cross them back over to the front.

Utility aprons are also perfect for the crafter, baker, teacher, seamstress and for the person who has just about everything!

The apron is completely lined with a co-ordinating fabric and all stress areas have been reinforced with extra stitching to ensure longevity. Back of apron is lined with co-ordinating fabric.

Created using only quality 100% cotton fabrics. Pre-washed and ready for your next adventure! Completely machine washable.

This apron hosts two (6.5 in. x 7.5 in.) pockets , one pen pocket & two phone pockets measuring 5×7 in. Key hook is a swivel clasp so you can easily attach your keys.

Measurements:
25.5 in. wide
10.5 in. high including waist band and ruffle
40.5 in. long waist straps

So how to win this apron?
Simply leave a comment below letting me know how you would use this apron i.e. what would you use it for.
I wear one everyday to keep my reading glasses and phone handy. I also really need the apron when cooking or baking as I have a tendency to wipe my hands on my clothes and the apron saves me from having to do a wardrobe change.

Are you following my creative antics on Instagram or Facebook? If not, do so and your name will be entered once for the comment on this blog and once for following on Facebook and Instagram.

And if you don’t like to play contests but want a utility apron, you can always find more of the utility aprons in my little shop of Etsy.

I will announce the winner on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stoppin’ by!

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