My beautiful grandbabies

My beautiful grandbabies
Easter 2015

Friday, July 15, 2011


Fort Worth Fabric Studio is having an awesome give away. Check it out.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Plant skirt

 Are these not the cutest things ever!!!

So here's how I did it. Find a scrap or like the one at the bottom was a messed up row from a quilt.

Bring the ends together and stitch.

Fold over one edge to make a casing (on this one I put the ribbon in as
 I was sewing, careful not to catch the ribbon in the stitching.

using a seam ripper I made a small hole to bring the ribbon through.

Pull it up tight around the top of the planter and tie.

In the pink one I made a casing and put elastic in it. I found this nifty tool (not sure of the name, sorry). It grips the ribbon or elastic and the ring slides down to hold it tight. Then you just thread it through the casing. (beats safty pin method).

Here is the pink one again. I planted the plant in glad plastic bowl. You could use anything, even the ugliest pot and dress it up to match your decor. I loved this. I did not hem mine but you could for an even neater look. The plants are on water trays to catch excess water and the skirt is long enough to cover it as well.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Yarn Keepers

 Came up with this idea (probably not original, but I haven't seen it yet).
Does your yarn drawer/box look like this?

This was just a few I laid out to get a pic.

Do you have some lone socks( you know you do. Where do the mates go? I think there is a gremlin in the laundry room).

Well put the two together and you have a great yarn keeper.

I rolled the sock down and slipped it over the skein of yarn. Make sure the end where the start of the yarn comes is at the open end of sock. Then you can just use it right from the sock. no mess.

The ankle socks work great for balls of string or small skeins.