Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the General Store - Grand Opening!

I've opened an artfire store: " The General Store ". I only have photos up right now. all my other photos won't be up until may as they are all located back in ontario (boo!) but check back for some other misc. items to go up!

Keep checking back for a give away! I'll be starting the contest next week!


i won i won i WON! I've won a pack of greeting cards from over at  Maxxsilly! woo-hoo! cant WAIT to get them in the mail!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Get'er Done

Well, I feel like I've accomplished alot this weekend! I've entered a few contests, getting caught up on my scrapbooking - I'm up to september! 

Here's what I got done with sewing this weekend:

I started cutting my halloween coin stackers quilt. I used two charm packs from Moda - Chic or Treat.

Here they are cut up into strips and sorted into piles. Now I just need to lay them out and get them in the order I want them.

I FINALLY got the border cut for my christmas quilt. now I just need to sew it o
n. I plan on doing four of the small patches in each corner.

this is just a close up so you can see it better. Its turned out nicer than I thought it would!

I also have to do the spring 8x10 swap project. here's what I'll be using (alot with some white fabric I need to buy still). I can't wait to get my return in the mail!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Film Development Idea

my post will be small today. two things.

1. I joined the spring 8x10 swap with 6oclock stitch. check it out!

2. Develop film with instant coffee and vitamin C? really? check it out here.

the boy is working over night today, so nothing creative will be done till the weekend. so for sure I will have project updates for you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Recipe Time!

Herbed Carrots

8 Carrots
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
2 tbsp each oregano or dill, butter, and lemon juice

Peel and slice carrots about 3/4 inch thick.
in saucepan bring stock, lemon rind, s&p to boil. add carrots, cover and cook over medium heat until tender (5-10 min).
Un-cover and cook until almost all the liquid is gone, stirring often (5-10 min).
Remove from heat, stir in oregano, butter and lemon juice.

mmmm delicious! we had it last night, thanks canadian living! (photo credit:Yvonne Duivenvoorden)

Did anyone else watch Jon and Kate + 8 last night? I really hope they work things out and come back for season 5. I just love that show!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Inspiration : upcoming giveaway : Artfire

well, our routines are starting to get back to normal. I finally have dishes to do! I never thought I'd be happy to have those back.

Have you guys check out artfire? I'm signing up for an account. I've got some little things I'd like to sell, some sewn stuff, some paper stuff and some photo stuff. I'll let you know once I get an account (I'll be doing giveaways, so keep checking back with me on it!). In fact, my first giveaway will be to the person who helps me come up wi
th a name, so start thinking and you'll have a headstart once I post the prize!!

I've left the pattern for my one quilt back in ontario, so that one is on hold for now. so I can start cutting up my charm pack for my halloween coin stackers quilt, and start cutting squares for my denim rag quilt! I just love halloween!

I'm also starting to plan easter dinner. I'm not sure if we'll have Ham, but I know we'll be having stuffing!!! and I'm looking for a neat dessert idea to have as an easter tradition, suggestions?

Here's some photos for you guys. Mine and my littles one birthday cards we recieved and a new trick my little one has learned....lil trouble maker!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Well, there hasn't been much posting lately. I had my little one's birthday party, the boy has gone back to work and we've still got company to play with! I plan on buying some little spring decorations, buying some shamrocks and other little plants for around the house and that's about it. So for now, all I have is a spring-ish background update :) I'll let you know how the irish soda bread turns out!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Denim Quilt

Well, the boy has gone back to work and the little one and I are slowly getting over the flu. Things will eventually get back to normal, right? wait. but then companys coming and then somewhere down the road theres the big move. oy.

well over at Little  Birdie Secrets I've joined in on making a denim quilt. the Boy has just given me a few pairs of jeans and I sure I can come across some more. What a neat idea to snap a tablecloth to the bottom when you want to use it outside!!

I finally finished sewing all my christmas strips together, now it's just the trim and putting it all together. 

I had so many things I wanted to write about in the post, and over the course of the week I've forgotten. hmm....oh wait, here's some things...
over at gooseberry patch they've got this e-letter, check it out. It's got some neat ideas in it (pizza fondue, crafty stuff) and MARCH IS CRAFT MONTH! yay! does anyone else celebrate st. patricks day? I think we're going to this year. I'm going to try my hand at Irish Soda Bread.

Oh, and check out this beautiful quilt!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ch-Ch-Ch Check it out!

one of my bloggy friends has something she wants you to check out! I really want to win!!! Click HERE

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Introducing Roger


I think we've decided on calling him Roger. My little one squ
eals and laughs and chases him whenever we can, it's pretty cute. I was so looking forward to this job that was in the works for me (money = more fabric), but that fell thru, so my quilts will be sitting undone for the next few months. bah. so I'll be stuck to posting different tips I find, recipes and other little tidbits. 

anywhoo, here's a picture of the (white) fabric I chose back in late January for the back of my christmas blanket and the (green) fabric I'm using for the trim. it's kind-of a mismatchy blanket but I totally love it.