Rosette Needle Book

I was so excited when I finally got my hexa go-go book at the end of August. I have to say I love almost all the projects in this beautiful book by Tasha Bruecher. I am wanting to make the quilt on the cover. It is so beautiful. She does an awesome job on teaching you different methods and how to do the paper piecing. I am glad I bought this book it is a perfect addition to my craft book library!

Since I am new to paper piecing I decided to start off small and make the needle book. Since the hexagons are only 1/2 inch in each side I was only needing 1 1/2 inch squares which means I was able to use some of the little scraps of my beloved Lila Tueller Santorini. The binding was fabric I bought when I was a teenager, lol. The instructions were straight forward and easy to follow. I like that there is a pocket in the inside if you need to travel with some thread and teeny scissors. The only thing I changed was I did a hand crochet loop for the button loop in gold. I love the vintage button I found in the button box too :) I can’t wait to find the perfect fabrics to embark on my hexy quilt. Trust me if you buy this book you will love it!


Linking up to this awesome blog hop at Craft Buds.

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

Forgotten Birthday Post

I forgot to post all of the pinterest pins I made for Scott’s birthday at the end of July. I know it is late but it is better than never. We made way too many sweets but that is what my husband likes. Plus he was turning 30 and needed to be spoiled!

I made him a chocolate chip cookie birthday cake found on the Something Shiny blog. This cake was super yummy! Just make sure you make it before you need it allowing time for the frosting to set.


We made chocolate chip cookie dough truffles found on the Bakerella website. I personally liked the cookie dough from this recipe better than the cookie dough for the cake filling. This were yummy but very rich for me.


This recipe was not from pinterest but I saw the idea of putting crushed Oreos in chocolate cookies from somewhere, lol. I used my go to chocolate cookie recipe found on Allrecipes I just substituted one cup of chocolate chips for crushed Oreos. This were pretty yummy but I do not think I will make them with Oreos again.


Next my lovely sister in law made my last pinterest were these Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies. These are found on the amandeleine website. These were to die for but almost too much for one cookie because they were massive!

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This is what happens when you don’t have time to let the icing set and we were at a warm park. the cake started shifting! Good thing it still tasted yummy!


Thanks for all of the family who came out and celebrated with us! it was a awesome birthday for my amazing boy!

Friendship Quilt Blog Hop

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When I came across the friendship quilt blog hop I was excited. I had never really followed a blog hop or made a project for one but I thought I could do this. I wanted to make a project for both of my best friends because they both are special to me and could use a pick me up but unfortunately I was only able to get one of my projects done since my dear Grandma passed away.


I made this pouch for Rebekah. She is in the middle one in the picture. Her favourite color is pink and mine is green so it kind of was a good mixture of the two of us. I recently got the Hexa go go book so I have been experimenting with hexagons. I went and found some pink and greens in my scraps. I made 35 1/2 inch hexagons and sewed them in a pink/green friendship bracelet pattern. I used the noodle head pouch tutorial but only sewed the corners at 2.5 inches.



I love how it turned out and I am pretty sure she will love it too! It will be her birthday present since her b-day is coming up soon. Through thick and thin we will always be friends :)


A little pattern drafting

Lorelei had a birthday party to go to a few weeks ago. Miss L decided her friend wanted an apron and her friends Mom said that would be a great idea. We picked out some fabrics and then set to work. I was getting bored of the same old pattern I was using for little children aprons so I decided to make one up. Cut a pocket, a few straps and a ruffle...

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And this was a the final product: 


My little model:


Wild flower Pincushion

I have a little catch up to do. I haven’t blogged for a while but I have still been busy making projects. I want to share my pincushion first! I haven’t ever had a pincushion and found I would drop pins on the table and then onto the floor. I just had enough and planned a lets sew pincushions while our kids play date with a friend. I had a pattern already one I had actually printed out three and a half years prior, (that is kinda sad).

So here it is: SDP-20120907-206-2


I threw in some things in this picture so you can get a grasp on how huge this pin cushion is! It is massive and awesome! I love it and don’t know what I did without it! Just a side note I filled it with crushed walnut shells and a little bit of polyfil at the bottom where that hand stitching is.

You can find the pattern here and while you are at it you can check out the other awesome things Anna Maria Horner has to make on her website here.

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