Marble Magnets

I made up a dozen of these magnets to dress up the fridge a few months ago and made a dozen more this weekend since I didn’t have enough!  I found the plaid fabric in the remnants bin and though it would look good in our kitchen.  I am going to make a wall organizer with the rest of it to put pens and notepads in.  Now there are plenty of magnets as long as the boy will stop taking them down and attaching them to his Thomas trains! 



Our kitchen is painted yellow, with white trim, and a snazzy border of animal print roosters!  (NO- I did not pick this out! It came with the house and we decided we could live with it since the alternative would be stripping wallpaper and repainting!)  




Dresses to Skirts

I had a few dresses that I just wasn’t wearing anymore due to various issues I had with them!  Anyway, I liked all of the prints, so I turned them into skirts. I just cut them off where they fit comfortably, put elastic in the waists and that was it! Now they get a lot more use.

dress-green-floral.JPG       skirt-green-floral.JPG

dress-pink-and-orange.JPG     skirt-pink-and-orange.JPG

dress-dark-pink.JPG      skirt-dark-pink.JPG

dress-black-and-blue-flowers.JPG       Not finished yet….

Sewing To Do List

This is quite a hefty list. I started keeping tabs of my projects in June-I have quite a ways to go!  As I cross a project off, it will be added to the Finished Products category. I am hoping that puttting this here will motivate me to these projects finished!  I’m sure I will keep adding to it though, I frequently find new things to make!

Aunt C’s tote bag

dresses to skirts

move buttons on S’s outfit

embroidered onesies for R’s baby

tote bag for A’s birthday

embroidered onesies for J’s baby

quilts for J’s baby

slings for J

hanging organizers for kitchen-1 finished!

seat cover for S’s rocking chair

cover for fireplace bricks

pillows for mom and dad’s couch

bible cover

roman blinds for kitchen

name banner for S’s room

fabric boxes and hanging organizers for S’s room

fabric box for our bathroom

fleece backed bibs

diaper and wipes holder-and changing mat?

Thomas toy bag tote backpack instead for S

modified “swing bag”(amy butler)-for small diaper bag

shopping cart cover-new one

lightning rod quilt-finish top

Crafts To Do List

make more fabric marble magnets for fridge

cover boxes for shelf

fabric scrap cards

fleece braided rug (fabricland)

fabric calendar page -squares could be used in pocket chart calendar (craftlog)

Things I want to sew…ideas found

Yep, this is a big  list!!  I am just putting the things I like here….one day I may use some of them!!  Right now I am just collecting!

Instant Baby Bibs-almost (jinjur)

Box Bag Tutorial (drago[knit]fly)

Bebe Robbo Quilt -log cabin in blues (hells bells flickr)

Clothespin Bag (

Burpcatcher Burpcloth (pickles and icecream maternity)

Cloth Grocery bags with curved gusset (u handbag)

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt (KC Quilts)

Chalkboard Fabric Placemats (gardenweb forums)

Trim Box Instructions (all buttoned up)

My Royal Heinie diaper bag

Baby Quilt with free motion freezer paper template (pink chalk studio)

T-shirt Quilts (goose tracks quilts)

Purse Organizer (the giving flower)

Glamour Queen Cosmetic Bag (

Cloth Shoe Pattern (stardust shoes)

Sewing Goodies Bag Tutorial (little miss meshell)

How to make easy kids pants (handy home projects)

Antique Circle Block Quilt Pattern (mccall’s quilting)

Denyse Schmidt Squares Quilt (happy go shoppy)

Embroidered Drawings Quilt (soulemama)

Baby Clothes Quilt (wee wonderfuls)

Racetrack Quilt (wee wonderfuls)

Garden Tote (cranston village)

Freshcut Lap Quilt (freespirit fabrics)

Eclectic Quilt (freespirit fabric)

Quilted patchwork purse (creative little daisy)

Hemming Jeans Like a Pro (fig and plum)

“un-” waistband for a skirt (disdressed)

Roman Shades (Sew News)

Alphabet Adventure Quilt (Garnet Hill)

How to Make a Yo-Yo (Heather Bailey)

Chibi Kitty and Rabbit (My little Mochi)

Pincushion tutorial (my little mochi)

pretty quilt (not sure where I found this one)

Steiner (Waldorf) doll instructions (soozs)

Pincusion/Thread Catcher Tutorial (Kquilts)

Water Bottle Carrier (pink chalk studio)

Kids Tiered skirt tutorial (kuky ideas)

Max and ruby dolls-printed fabric (rostitchery)

snowman quilt (passionate quilter)

play tent to fit over card table (lucy and michael)

fleece mittens (fabricland)

quick and easy fleece beanie (p2designs)

criss-cross coasters (allsorts)

easy coasters (equilters)

insulated totes for water bottles (

calendar holder (quiltmaker)

notepad cover (pink chalk studio)

little artist drawing case (craftapple)

felt circles garland (anna maria horner)

calendar card organizer (craft apple)

fabric concentration cards (happy things)

-variation idea: number cards and alphabet cards

front zippered pouch (thimble)

ABC/Name pillow (martha stewart)

recycled sweater totes (canadian living)

sewn mittens (earth heart designs)

adjustable apron (embroidery library)

pencil case for binder (splityarn)

child’s drawstring backpack (craftideas)

fat quarter drawstring backpack (wenda coburn)

sew and go bag-sewing machine organizer (kathkwilts)

pocket pal-sewing machine organizer (janome)

sewing room accessories (

travel cosmetic bag-pg 2 (

cosmetic bag tutorial-scroll down (small hands)

toiletry bag (

zipper pouch (twelve22)

sewing tote (embroidery library)

daddy’s neckties pillow (pfaff)

diaper caddy (land’s end)

cat basket (il bloggo)

sew a cat bed (

cat bed tutorial (craftgrrl)

Sock Monkeys

I have always wanted to make one of these!  I still haven’t yet, but here are some great instructions when I do get around to it!

ClubhouseB Instructions

Sock Monkey Plans

 Inspiration: These crafters/artists make some great sock monkey characters!

Sock Monkey Fun 

Monkey Momma