Monday, December 13, 2010

A Few Quilts

Over the past few months I have finished a few quilts but haven't posted them yet. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to-

Quilt Number 1:
Snowball blocks made from a random assortment of polka dot fabrics (mostly from my mom's stash).

I made this quilt for a Boy Scout Auction on Labor Day. Polka dots are all so cute, so it was fun to put a bunch of random fabrics together. I quilted it in a straight line diagonally through the blocks. I was mildly disappointed by how much it fetched at auction, probably barely covered my costs, but I guess that isn't the point of giving. And I do know the lady who got it was overjoyed with it. The backing is purple with little stars. And I love that binding material- purple background with bright colored polka dots.

Quilt Number 2:
Wild Things pattern made with Arcadia fabric.

This one has been in the works for almost two years. It was quilted by a gentleman that my mom knows who recently purchased a quilting machine and wants some practice and is willing to do it for free! And in truth he's done a really good job on both quilts I've had him quilt for me.

And a pretty wild back for a Wild Thing quilt. Just used what I had on hand.

Quilt Number 3:
Snowball blocks made with Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas
I love this fabric! And the snowball blocks were fun to make, even if they don't really look like snowballs. This quilt was also done by my mom's friend for free. I asked for a patterned that mirrored the poinsettia's in the border and I like the way it turned out (click on it for a closer view).
The back is some fa la la flannel that is oh so soft.

So there ends my quilt show for today.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Divineness Sugar Cookies

I know that there are hundreds of sugar cookie recipes out there, but I really wanted to share this one because they are some of the best ever! It's the frosting that really does it- particularly the almond and coconut flavoring. So without further ado- Divineness Sugar Cookies!
(sorry for the distant picture, please just ignore the store bought Oreos, and focus in on those yummy aqua frosted rounds)

Divineness Sugar Cookie

1 pound butter
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
mix and then add
5 1/2 - 6 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda

Roll dough into paper roll size log and wrap in wax paper. Put into fridge for 1-2 hours.

Cut slices 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes.

Divineness Frosting

1/2 cube butter
1/2 cream cheese bar
5 cups powdered sugar
evaporated milk (to get right consistency of frosting)
1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring
1/4 teaspoon coconut flavoring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Frost cookies and Enjoy!
Here's hoping your holidays are merry and bright!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Now in an Etsy Store Near You

It is true, I opened an Etsy shop. And honestly it was harder and more stressful than I thought it would be. But I persevered and my handiwork can now be found at
These pictures represent the three different Christmas tree ornaments that are available, although there are different variations. So please stop by and take a look around.
For now there are Christmas ornaments, but who knows what tomorrow may bring.
Oh, and if you'd like to win a selvage Christmas tree ornament stop by this blog later today.