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Friday Favorites – Autumn

A few weeks ago my daughter called and said she wanted us to schedule a girls’ day with just the two of us.  We tossed around several ideas, and finally landed on driving the Hood River Fruit Loop, here in Oregon.  If you’re ever in the neighborhood, I highly recommend it as a kick-off to…

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Friday Favorites–Penguins

What do penguins have to do with mid-September?  Well, let me tell you.  My daughter’s birthday is this coming Monday and she asked me to post a Friday Favorites collection for her with a penguin theme in honor of it.  When your 20-something child actually READS your blog and cares what you post, you don’t…

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Sprout Patterns Lined Zipper Bag

I just want to be clear, I have no affiliation with Sprout Patterns or Spoonflower, I just think this is a fun product! For months (almost a year if I’m being honest – I looked up my receipt) I’ve had this little bit of fabric hanging on one of the bulletin boards behind my cutting…

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Friday Favorites–Back to School

It’s been a few years now since I had to do any school shopping for my kids but, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m an office supplies addict.  I always have a spiral notebook I’m taking notes in, so I go through a few of them every year and this is the perfect time to restock. …

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Scrap Crazy Quilt Templates

As any sewist knows, all sewing is not the same.  Making clothing is different than say, making pillows.  Quilting, while a sewing art, is it’s own animal.  If you know how to sew you can probably work your way into making any sewn item, but there is a learning curve.  For instance, I sew accessories…