Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Custom Convertible Clutch

One other commission I had to complete before Christmas was a convertible clutch. A family had visited me in my booth at a show this Fall and the Mom really loved my clutches, but they were a bit too short to fit an epi-pen she has to carry everywhere because the little boy is very allergic to nuts. So the Dad and his 2 kids came to my open studio and the kids picked out the colors and motif for the clutch, and I made one an inch wider than usual:

I got it finished just in time for him to give it to her for Christmas – I hope she liked it!

Custom Dyed Ikea Footstool Slipcover

Someone emailed me about a month ago, asking if I could dye an ikea footstool cover…turquoise and orange. I’ve dyed Ikea slipcovers before, but only a single color. This is the footstool cover she sent me: it’s for their “Ektorp” line, and is 100% cotton, and comes in two pieces. The two pieces makes it… Continue Reading

Christmas Presents Revealed

Now that all the presents have been safely given, I can show you what I made for my Candy Claus list! I made a couple of botanical sketch pillows, one for my Mom (to complete the set of 3 of pillows I made for a Quilting Arts TV segment last summer, I gave them to… Continue Reading

Post Christmas Report

I hope that if you do celebrate Christmas you had a wonderful day yesterday! We sure did. It was just the four of us, and I’m afraid that I didn’t get very good pictures this year. But we all had a grand time! Logan, at 10 years old, was able to hold off the pre-Christmas… Continue Reading

Merry Christmas to All!

I’ve got a mound of wrapping to do, but I wanted to take a moment to say thanks so much for being here with me. The support I get from all you lovely folks is awesome, you are all inspirational for me! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I’d like to wish you Peace and… Continue Reading

Molasses Crinkle Cookie Recipe

I’ve been baking up a whole mess of Christmas cookies, and these molasses crinkles are Santa’s favorite! (Really! A few years ago Logan made him a questionairre with checkboxes and left it with the plate of cookies, and Santa chose the crinkles as his favorite. So although I may swap out other cookies from time… Continue Reading

Molasses Crinkle Cookie Recipe

I’ve been baking up a whole mess of Christmas cookies, and these molasses crinkles are Santa’s favorite! (Really! A few years ago Logan made him a questionairre with checkboxes and left it with the plate of cookies, and Santa chose the crinkles as his favorite. So although I may swap out other cookies from time… Continue Reading

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

My Candy Claus list is just about complete! All the niece and nephew and Mema gifts got shipped yesterday (USPS.com says with priority they’ll be there in time for Christmas). I’ve got to make a special sized clutch for a client to give his wife for Christmas! But it’s just one thing! So I’m gonna start baking… Continue Reading

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