Monday, December 22, 2014

PATTERN for I SPY QUILT  or any theme quilt
     My pattern is up and ready for sale in my etsy shop for this fun to make quilt.  You can choose fabric with one theme such as wild animals or butterflies or fill each square with something different.
The blue sashing is a great batik that looks good with what ever I seem to put it with.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Modern Ladies Hankies
      My newest hankies for sale are a modern set of 2:  1 is mint green with white dots, the other is a neutral color with colorful geometric shapes. Add to your hankie collection or a perfect set to start!  On sale today in my etsy shop at:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

     I really love my new Viking Opal sewing machine.  Here are just 3 amazing things it does:  1.  It tells you when the bobbin is empty.  2. You can wind a bobbin while the machine is still threaded. 3. It is the first machine I have ever owned that the needle threader actually works.
These 3 things alone save me so much time and frustration.   Thank you Viking for making a machine that we sewers have been longing for  for years.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fox burp cloths in delicious flannel
       If you are looking for an inexpensive baby gift here is one that will be used and appreciated daily.  The flannel fabric in these long burp cloths is extra soft.  One of my customers who bought my burp cloths said that whenever her family sent her a photo of the baby, the burp cloths she gave them was in the photo.   They make great hankies for toddlers too.   For more info or to buy these burp cloths at this link:

Saturday, July 19, 2014


    Have you ever been to a wedding without someone crying?  Probably not.  That is why I am now offer my best selling  vintage inspired handkerchiefs in bulk.  They look great in  mason jars, a basket or in something with personal memories for the bride and groom.

Friday, July 18, 2014

How many people will take a hankie for happy tears??
     I sell vintage inspired handkerchiefs on my etsy site for wedding guests happy tears.  I have suggested to my customers that mostly it will be women that take one and that only about half of the women will do so.  What do you think?  Would you suggest a different  way of determining how many hankies to buy?
I have the hankies available in set of 10 or 25  in my shop at:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How many wedding colors do you have?
      Shown here are my latest hankies ( everyday or wedding) for sale  in pink and grey.  Grey is THE color this year.  Grey and yellow, grey and purple, you name it and grey is there.     Years ago people used to have 1 or 2 colors however today I have many customers with 3 or 4 wedding colors.  The first time I got a request for hankies to match the wedding party, the bride said her colors were, coral, sage, gold and ivory.  Can you believe I found a  fabric with all 4 colors?!  Fabric companies keep up with fashion styles and trends too.
How many wedding colors do / did you have?

Saturday, May 3, 2014

WALL ART for kids, teens babies:
     As I started making my latest fabric creations, my daughter Rena saw them and wanted one for her room.  These embroidery hoop name appliques would be a great idea if redecorating, upgrading a room to modern colors or for a gift for a new baby.  Handmade and  one of a kind.  Order now in my etsy shop at:

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift:
Infinity scarves perfect for spring. See my collection of handmade scarves, on Sale now in my etsy shop at :

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cloth Napkins:
   These colorful cloth napkins are great for spring and year round to add a splash of color to your table.  I love these patterns so much I made a set for myself and a set of 8 for my etsy shop.  ( contact me if you prefer a set of 4 or 6).    We recently had some friends over for dinner and as soon as my friend sat down she said , "Handmade napkins! :) " Find these and more napkins in my etsy shop at:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

   This yellow and grey modern baby quilt is a great gift for boy or girl and will be treasured for years to come.  Many people use these quilts to give baby a clean place to play on the floor, for tummy time and for cuddling while reading stories and watching TV.   This quilt is priced to sell at just $55.
See all my quilts at the link below:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring Scarf for  Sale:
  Orange and Blue spring scarf shown here was made with a combination of coordinating fabrics.  Wrapping the scarf around twice ( infinity style) shows all the different fabrics at once.  Fun, colorful  and one of  a kind!    For sale now in my etsy shop at:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Soft Flannel Quilt for Baby Girl 
  This quilt was such a pleasure to make because the flannel is so soft.  Each Square is a different picture so you can play  the I Spy Game:  I spy a mermaid.  Or, can you find a pink owl?  Baby can learn shapes and numbers too. I made this quilt 40 by 40 inches because that size has been my most requested size for baby quilts.  Perfect for tummy time.  See this quilt and a more in my etsy shop at:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ladies Handkerchiefs:
    Here are 2 of my newest hankies. I am using these and MORE for the cold I have this week.  I used to have to ask my husband to barrow his plain white ones  ( boring!) .  I have a wide selection of colors and styles in my etsy shop and some non - boring mens hankies too, at the link below:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quilted Zipper Bag, small make up bag or privacy bag
      This bag is so beautiful that after I put it up for sale in my etsy shop I bought some more of the fabric so I can make one for myself!  If you would like a bag in a different size I can make one custom order.  This gorgeous fabric is by Kaffe Fassett.  See this bag and more in my etsy shop at:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Rainbow Chevron Quilt and I Spy game 
I had a lot of fun making this baby quilt.   Many people use these quilts for tummy time and to have   
a clean place for baby to play on the floor.   I spy a blue owl... do you?
This quilt along with a nice selection in a variety of patterns and colors is for sale in my etsy shop at:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lapis Blue Infinity Scarf:
   This sure is a cold winter! My soft  handmade infinity scarves are helping keep me warm here in North Dakota.  I love how they are light weight yet warm.  This blue batik scarf goes with so many outfits.  See this scarf and a variety of  colors for sale in my etsy shop at: at:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Handkerchiefs for men and women:
 Other uses for my hankies number 1 :  Today I got into my car after loading my groceries in the  negative 12 degrees F weather here in Fargo North Dakota.  I was ready to leave but my glasses completely fogged up.  I tried to wipe them with my fleece glove-- that just smeared the moisture.  Quick answer:  I  took out a hankie and wiped them cleaned in a few seconds.  The photo shows 2 of my latest hankies/ pocket squares.  See these and many more for sale in my esty shop

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Multicolor Infinity Scarf: FREE USA SHIPPING
 This scarf is so beautiful that I made an extra one for myself.  The fabric is by famous designer Kaffe Fasssett and is a deliciously soft and lightweight rayon chellis.  This scarf will match many items in everyone's closet making it the perfect gift.  Mention you read my blog at checkout in my etsy shop and I will refund your shipping cost ( United States only) or $3 off international shipping.   For sale at this link: