Wednesday, December 25, 2013


or should I say...Merry Trekmas!
from my house to yours....

and a very special birthday shout out to Jesus! 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Been Busy.......sewing and crafting

With Christmas day fast approaching, I had to kick it into high gear.

My little corner of the world looked pretty bad for a couple of days

My finishes in the last three days....



Cowboy stocking 

Look inside!! 

6 piggie bank gift card holders

All the little piggies in a row

I still need to make two more gift card holders, edge a fleece blanket, get a couple more gifts, stocking stuffers and plan a meal for, hmmmmm, how many?......16? 19? one of those the more the place will be the place to be on the 28th...par-tay
If I can, I want to make wheel covers for my hubs trailer too. I am tired of looking at that ratty ol' burlap keeping his wheels from getting a sunburn.

How are you spending your last few days before Christmas and New Year's Day?  If you don't do Christmas, how do you spend your time? 

Surprisingly, I don't feel too stressed, but it isn't quite crunch time yet. lol

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Steampunk Blog Hop

Welcome to:
 Leslie Rahye's Steampunk Christmas Blog Hop

** It's Steamy ** It's Punky ** It's Christmas **

I knew exactly what I wanted to do, so I searched the web to see if someone had beat me to it........  


No one had!! Then I got busy.

Say hello to my little friend..........

All my supplies

The hardest part of all was getting the zipper to comply.

Gingerpunk fun!

Now go and check out the other hoppers to see what kind of steamy goodness they are sharing!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Guess what I am making?

Now, can I do this without a pattern?
Do I have it ride under the armpits or just a neck tie?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

And the Stockings were hung by the Chimney with care....

Boy, do I hope there is a big fireplace somewhere. Ginormous even!

My daughter-in-law has a stocking made by her grandma that she just's huge. She asked me to make one for my son and one for their dot that look similar. Her stocking is about 20 years old and I hunted high and low (etsy and ebay) to find a perfect luck.

Last year, I bought a jellyroll of Countdown to Christmas by moda. It was going to be a jellyroll quilt, but this is traditions for a new family. Yes, I saved all the rest of the fabric for when new little family members might make a debut or if the dil wants to save her gramma's stocking.

The original

I did foundation piecing for the first time.
This is the back side

Even a little pattern matching

Some sweetwater labels

The back of the stocking

The finished products with the original

Just to give you some size context.....this is a 6' tree

things I learned:
  • couture is not what a stocking needs to be because it takes for ev er
  • you can't ever has enough steam
  • youtube makes things look way easier than they really are
  • jellyrolls really are a lot of fabric
  • organized crazy is an art form and I need tons of practice
  • cut your lining at the same time
I really like the way they turned out, but next time, I machine topstitch and not go all Dior with my finishings. lol

Any Christmas sewing going out there in blog land?