I had made my granddaughter Morgen a quilt and decided to make a reversabe bag to match with some of the material that was left over.
It makes a great overnight bag when staying with grandma.



I don’t have the name of the pattern for this bag holder. My step mother gave me the pattern, It only takes four pieces of material.
One piece used to hold the bags, one for the apron, one for the ruffle on the bottom of the apron and one for the band at the top. I will take step by step pictures on the next one so I will have a record of how to make them.



My mother found this video on youtube and passed it on to me. I made a few potholders and I just love them. I slipped a pair of scissors into one of the pockets just to show where it was. The little pockets are great for slipping your hand in making them a little more secure and easy to use.

Apron for Amelia

I thought for christmas this year I would make the girls Aprons. Amelia who is 5 years old now and in kindergarten loves to paint and I found the cutest paint splattered material. I think the apron along with a set of paints, brushes and art paper will make a fun gift.

Sausage Roll Pillow Case


For my birthday, my mom came and spent the weekend with me, my daughter and grandkids. She gave each of the two older girls (Samantha & Aspen) a new sewing machine. She showed Aspen how to use the machine and then she showed us how to make this pillow case. It is so easy and fun to make. We had so much fun and it was priceless watching my mom passing down her skills to my grand-daughter.

I found some directions on You Tube and thought I would include them.

Cut an Paste

I come from the old school when cut and paste meant scissors, glue and lots of pictures or copies of pictures. And then of course you needed all of your graphics to work with, like your lettering, accents, and pictures to go along with your theme all which included the old-fashioned way of cut and past. I still like do a portion of some of my pages the old-fashioned way. But I have to say I really love the point and click to choose where you want to put your pictures, graphics and text. It makes it so easy to change your mind or try different layouts. The only thing I find a little overwhelming is there are so many choices to choose from. I have four grand-daughters to scrapbook for, so I welcome the technology!

Scrapping for Sammi

My project for this week is to work on my grand-daughter Samantha’s scrapbook. She graduated May 24, 2012. Her mother is having a graduation party for her on the 9th of June for her friends and also family that were unable to attend the graduation. I want to have it finished as much as possible so I can give it to her then.

I have only had eighteen years to work on this scrapbook but wouldn’t you know I wait untill the last week and try to cram as much time in on it as I can. I seem to work better under pressure. I gathered all of my supplies, my computer, printer, glue runners, paper, punches, ink pads, stamps and all the little decorations for the added touches and went to work. Opened the scrapbook to the first page and it was from when she was christened and in one of the pictures it was Samantha, her mother Rhona, myself, my mother and my mothers mother. There were five generations together four generations making a promise to help her through life and here she is eighteen and ready to start her own journey. I couldn’t help that my chest felt full, I felt a lump in my throat and tears began to roll. I hope some day when she is looking through her scrapbook, it means as much for her to look back on the memories as it did for me to put it together.


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