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An Easter Advent Tutorial 

March 24, 2017

It’s about that time of year again, when the world (or at least this side of it!) comes back to life. The dark of winter is behind us and warm sunny days are just around the corner. I can hear birds chirping as I sit here writing and it’s enough to put a smile on my face. For the past few years now I have wanted to celebrate Easter in a bigger way with my family and when I saw Hawthorne Threads new in house fabric collection called Lamb, I knew just what to do.

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I just love the modern Spring feel to this bundle, like a grown up Easter look. Hawthorne Threads was kind enough to send me several of their Lamb prints, including two “cheater” prints which are perfect for whipping up quick quilts and in my case, gave me a wide verity of prints and colors to work with almost like a charm pack or layer cake would.

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My simple wall hanging with pockets, which I’m using as an Easter Advent Calendar of sorts, is perfect for putting little treats into or even fun little note cards for your kids. My boys are excited to have 20 days of treats leading up to and following Easter and this gives us the perfect opportunity for daily Bible readings on the life of Jesus (from our super fun Jesus Storybook Bible, of course! Which you can read more about HERE).

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What is it about fabric designs that capture young and old eyes alike? Here is my youngest checking out mommy’s newest make. He was pretty excited to find it was actually something for him!

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In an effort to bring more Spring into our home, I made a simple Spring banner using some of my favorite Lamb prints. I just love the contrast between the deep blue, green and gold to the ever so soft pale blue and whispering pink. A perfect balance of color range. Another great thing about Hawthorne Threads fabrics is their coordinating prints that go along with any of their collections. You could literally make up a whole quilt using different prints from just one color way! See a print you like but it’s not the color you need? Chances are they have it in just the right shade to match your project! You could easily get carried away in the coordinating prints section alone 🙂

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Easter Advent Tutorial

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What you will need

20- 3 1/2 x 3 1/2  prints for front side of pockets

20- 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 solid white for inside of pockets

20- 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 solid white for pocket backing

15- 1 x 4 1/4 short sashing between pockets

2- 1 x 17 long side sashing

1- 1 x 15 bottom sashing

1- 5 1/2 x 15 top border panel

Batting 17 x 25

Backing 16 x 24

Binding 2 1/2 x 56

Cut all fabrics to size.

To make the pockets, place your 3 x 3 1/2 square on top of your print sew a 1/4 inch seam across the top edge. Repeat to make all 20 pockets. Fold so your print is on the front side and use a hot iron to get a nice crisp edge. Repeat with all 20 pockets.

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Take your first pocket and lay it facing right side up on top of your 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 white piece, place a 1 x 4 1/4 shashing piece on the right side of your top pocket print, making a sandwich. Sew  with a 1/4 inch seam. Note, the first and last pockets will have one side “open” until you add the long edge sashing at the end. See picture below:

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Press flat. Place your second pocket on top of a solid pocket backing and top with the first pocket section making sure to line up the left side of the second pocket with the sashing from the first pocket. See picture below:

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Press flat and you have the start of your first row. Continue until you have five rows of four pockets each.

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Once you have all your rows finished you will add them together the same as you would a row of quilt blocks. Use sewing clips or pins to line up pockets as you sew the rows together. When all the pocket rows are sewn together, add the sashing starting with the side pieces and ending with the shorter bottom piece. Add the top panel print and iron flat. Make a mini quilt sandwich with the backing print facing down, the batting and then the pocket piece facing up. Pin well and quilt between the pockets on the sashing. Trim any excess batting and fabric, bind as you would a mini quilt (Pintrest has loads of tutorials!).

You now have a beautiful Easter Advent ready to be used and loved for years to come! Stock up on little goodies and treasures for your little ones to discover each day leading up to Easter.

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Tiny Heidel chocolates, jelly beans and mini eggs. Someone is excited over here! Actually all my boys are excited to start a new tradition in celebration of Easter and that warms this mama’s heart!

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This scene from the Lamb panel print is so sweet on the pale blue. Have you ordered any of Hawthorne Threads in house designs? I loved how they came all on one piece of fabric! So different and fun! Keep an eye out for some of their other lines like Parapluie and Monteverde. Next month I will have another tutorial using their gorgeous Botany prints (my green loving heart is so happy!).

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Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like what you’ve seen and feel inspired to make your own! Feel free to ask if you have any questions!

Happy Spring and happy sewing!

Bunnies and Cream Blog Tour

March 6, 2017

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Hi friends! Welcome to the Bunnies and Cream Blog Tour! I am so glad you stopped by!

My name Is Faith Essenburg, I am a stay at home mom of three boys and most days you can find me over on Instagram sharing the little bits of sewing I am able to squeeze in (you know, in all that spare time!). Instagram is also where I met Lauren Nash, designer of Penny Rose Fabrics newest line Bunnies and Cream. I have been a fan of Lauren’s for a couple years now, and was so excited when I heard she had her very own fabric line coming out. I knew it would be incredible because all of Lauren’s work is just so beautiful. I am sure you can guess at my excitement when she asked me to be a part of her blog tour!

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Bunnies and Cream is even sweeter in person! My oldest and I spent a good hour pouring over each print when they first arrived. It’s as if Lauren took all the sweetest things and rolled them into the perfect fabric line! Bunnies? Check! Strawberries? Check! Sweet treats? Check! Tiny bows, flowers and gingham? You got it!

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I haven’t been able to nail down a favorite print yet either! Did you spy that bit of bunnies selvage at the top there? Too cute!! With fabric this sweet, I knew I wanted to keep things simple on my design, so I went with the classic Nine Patch block. You can see more of my “in progress” pictures HERE.

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I went with a big lap quilt measuring roughly 55 x 65 inches, that shows off the small scale prints and also some of the bigger scale blocks. The boarder fabric is a gorgeous embroidery style print that reminds me of those floral ribbons you sometimes find in sewing shops and I just had to make it a big part of my project.

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In keeping with the classic feel of the fabrics and simplicity of my blocks, I went with hand quilting. The many hours spent working so closely hand sewing each print was a real treat!  Like savoring a sweet dessert. Time to slow down, take it easy and just enjoy the slow motion of hand work.

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No fancy quilting here, just simple pale green stitches in 28 weight Aurifil thread, my favorite hand stitching weight. Those bunnies get me every time! Too cute!

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The recipe prints in this line are just so sweet. My boys decided that they are the three little bunnies and I am the mommy bunny, which pretty much melted my heart. They also wanted to make sure this quilt was going to be staying with us and not heading off to another home, I assured them it was a keeper.

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I am always drawn to green, but this blue gingham called to me and made for the perfect pop of color on the binding. How sweet would a little girls dress be made up in the blue color ways? (Note to self, learn garment sewing ASAP!).

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I wasn’t sure how long it would take me to hand quilt this but I ended up with time to spare, so I added a double row of pink stitching on the yellow boarder. Those bows and tiny flowers are just perfect!

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Just look how snuggly and inviting that looks! And it hasn’t even been through the wash yet, which we all know only adds to the goodness of a handmade quilt 😉 Reminds me of a baby blanket, perfect for Spring. I used a sheet top I had been saving for something special as the backing and it just makes the whole quilt that much softer and sweeter.

And of course I couldn’t stop at just one project! I’m still not tired of all these bunnies! Next I made a mini quilt to show off the tiny prints, perfect for fussy cutting!

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In my opinion, there isn’t anything sweeter than simple 2 x 2 inch squares with straight line quilting! Perfect simplicity!

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These little stinker bunnies sneaking cookies are just the cutest thing ever! With Bunnies and Cream, each and every detail is cuter than the last (if that’s even possible!).

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I added more girly touches to this mini, along with a single pink hand stitched boarder and even lace trim to the binding. It will make a perfect little snuggle quilt for a sweet little girl I know 😉

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See? All the cuteness rolled into one sweet, sweet, fabric line! This makes for a perfect little “eye spy” quilt too! The options are endless with this adorable fabric!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have been inspired to try some Bunnies and Cream for yourself. Make sure to follow along all this week with the rest of the tour listed below!

March 6 Faith Essenburg  www.SaranaAve.wordpress.com

March 7 Bridgette McNay  www.TheFamilyHearth.com

March 8 Elea Lutz  www.EleaLutzDesign.com

March 9 Taunja Kelvington  www.CarriedAwayQuilting.com

March 10 Veronica Am  www.VividFelicity.wordpress.com

March 11 Lauren Nash  www.TransientArt.com

 

 

A Dresden Mini Quilt

March 2, 2017

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I’m popping in to show you a little something I made for a friends birthday gift. It started out as this fabric pull of blues and pinks that I literally dreamt up ( funny, I know!). I added some spicy mustard yellow into the mix to give it a more grown up look.

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I think the added pop of color did the trick of pulling these prints together. They are mostly Amy Sinibaldi prints along with some Sevenberry and of course my go to Liberty Of London. Oh, and a gorgeous Rifle Paper print as well.

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I used my machine to sew the Dresden down and then set to work hand stitching using my favorite Tulip Hiroshima embroidery needles in size 8 and a 28 weight thread from Aurifil. Perfect combo for smooth stitching!

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So here she is, all finished! I was going for a balance of modern-vintage, the fabrics being more modern and the hand quilting adding that older style feel. I have taken to visiting antique shops lately and have been so inspired by the old quilts and hand sewn items I find, and rather then going broke buying them all, I try to bring some of that “old, well loved” feel to the things I am making now.

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I completely winged it with my Dresden sections and had to add the corner quarter circles almost as an after thought. Do you ever get so caught up in making something that you completely forget to plan a few key pieces? Just part of learning as I go and flying by the seat of my thread covered pants!

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I went back and forth on whether to add more stitching or colored stitches or just scrap the whole thing (ah, the phases a maker goes through in the course of one small project!), but in the end I just really love all the white space on this mini.

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My stitches are not perfect or exact but this was the most enjoyable hand sewing I think I have ever done and that counts for a lot in my book. I could have gone on forever, it’s a little addictive.

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I really like how this mini looked on my bathroom wall, I might just have to make another to keep for myself!

So there you have it, my humble little gift. My friend, by the way, is Jenni. We have yet to meet in person but we text almost daily for about two years now. You just never know who God will bring into your life (in any way or form, thank you Instagram!), to encourage and bless you just when you need it most. And you never know how something as simple as reaching out to say hello might just be the start of a blessed friendship.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you leave here inspired. Make sure to come back on Monday March 6 to see some more of the hand quilting I’ve been up to.

Hand Quilting in Progress

February 8, 2017

Hi friends!

I’ve been slowly, slowly working on a project for next month and though it seems like I have nothing to show for all my hard work, I thought you might like a little peek.

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If you follow me on Instagram you have undoubtedly seen lots of this adorable Bunnies and Cream fabric by Lauren Nash for Penny Rose Fabrics. It is absolutely the cutest and I decided a special project like this needed hand quilting.

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Lets just say, my hand work was a little rusty. As you can see, I decided not to stress about imperfections and gave myself grace for the less than perfect stitches. Funny thing is, when you don’t stress and spend your time unpicking, you end up using that time stitching and little by little you get the hang of it. It’s true what they say, “practice makes perfect”,  Well maybe not perfect, but pretty good will do 😉

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See, getting better and better, little by little stitches. Isn’t this print to die for!?!? ALL the heart eye emoji’s here!

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I just happened to have this pale green Aurifil thread in 28 weight and it has been a dream to hand quilt with through these three layers. I am doing very simple quilting but just between you and me, I felt a little silly/happy when my stitches finally crossed. Ah, the simple joys of hand work, am I right?

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I have worked myself up to loading 4 small stitches on my needle by keeping one hand at the back of the quilt and using my index fingernail to make sure the needle is catching the backing fabric. I’m no pro by any means but I’ve found a hand quilting pace that works for me.img_2934

I don’t usually hand quilt, I prefer the speed of using a machine, however the change of pace is a welcome calm to our modern busy world. A calm I am enjoying immensely.

I hope you will stop back next month to see more of this adorable fabric and my finished product.

 

Pretty Little Valentines

January 27, 2017

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Well it’s about that time of year again, Valentines Day! This year I am trying to get a head start on things since these special dates usually pass me by in a blur (you know, mom life!). If you are anything like me, you probably have a running list of friends you plan to send little gifts or thank yous to. Unfortunately, this list can tend to take a back seat to all the other lists we have going on. And then there’s the mental list of all the grand things you will hand make and goodies you will buy to show just how much you are thankful or care. This mental list of ideas alone can be overwhelming and at some point you just have to come up with a simple idea to run with.

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I grabbed one of my trusty books, Quilt Petite by Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane, chose a small project and set to work.

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I pulled all the sweetest pinks and reds from my Elea Lutz stash and got to work making six mug rugs, perfect for Valentine gifts.

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Out came all my sweetest trims and cutest ribbons, which just happen to be gifts from friends (which explains my ever growing list of kindnesses to return!).

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Some of my seams had trouble lining up at the beginning, but this was a project that went smoother as I went along and hopefully the chocolates that I sent with will be a distraction to any imperfections there may have been. And here they probably thought I was just sending chocolate for fun, I’m sneaky like that 😉

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It’s the little details that make gifts special. Some pom pom trim and cherries for this one, please.

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It was such a treat to pick out all the little details I wanted to add for each friend, and though these are only small gifts (not the grand ideas I had worked up in my head) it was my hope that each one will feel a little loved when they open their packages and know they are special.

Have you had your fill of pink, red, and tiny details yet? No? OK! One last one.

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Now that I have sent out these sweet gifts to even sweeter friends, I can start dreaming up grand ideas for my next list… So long as I don’t get myself so overwhelmed that I end up doing nothing at all! (I know I’m not the only one who has that problem! ;-).

It’s a blessing to have sweet friends to make sweet little gifts for, isn’t it?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have been inspired to make something sweet today.

 

Little Liberty Love

January 9, 2017

Once upon a time, long, long ago… I started a baby quilt. It was first intended for a baby gift for my niece, then a Christmas gift and now it’s much closer to a first birthday gift. Her package should be there today, so I figured it was safe to post.

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My sister and I have a fondness for small floral prints, they remind us of some sweet sheets and blankets we had growing up. Since she also has a patchwork bed quilt, I decided to stick with that patchwork theme. It was a lot of fun sorting through my stash for just the right tiny floral fabrics.

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Most of the prints are Liberty of London, but a sharp eye for Liberty will be able to spot some Sevenberry mixed in. The white is a Lawn fabric from Cotton and Steel which is very fine and smooth to work with (and much cheaper than Liberty!).

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A few tiny creatures thrown in for sweet little girls to look for when they should be napping, something my sister and I were famous for 😉

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I wanted something that would be super soft and snug-able, so I went with the old fashioned tie method using a pale violet floss from Aurifil Thread and tied each knot twice. The backing is a soft blanket fabric I picked up from the remnant bin on clearance at Joann’s for like $6, which made me feel a little cheap until I remembered how expensive Liberty fabrics are! So, I guess it all evens out. This ended up being a playpen size blanket, at just 30×36 inches, making it small and light enough to be used and loved and dragged all over the place by a sweet little girl.

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Little Liberty Love. Once I actually got sewing this, it came together so quickly and was a joy to make. I would love to work on another, so if you are in need of a very sweet baby gift this year, just let me know and I would be happy to customize one just for you. After all, who doesn’t love a handmade gift, and I have a stash full of tiny floral prints.

Long Overdue Makes

December 6, 2016

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I have a confession. See those Playground fabrics up there? Ya, I got them in August and have just now completed two projects with them. I feel like there’s maybe some sort of quilters jail I should be put in, then again us quilters are famous for our WIP’s (work in progress) so maybe I am finally just your average maker with a pile of half made projects. Don’t worry though; they have been pet and played with plenty and ever so slowly turned into something sweet.

First up, the I Spy print reminded me so much of my three boys at play in our yard that I knew almost immediately what I wanted to make with it.

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A little portrait wall hanging for our home, complete with matching linen, hand stitching, and sewing illustration name tags. My boys are ages 9, 5, and 3 and they look VERY similar to these pictures, so much so that my middle son asked how we got their pictures on to the fabric.

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My sewing illustration cursive is a lot like my cursive hand writing: messy. But, I tried my best and got better as I went. It’s no joke sewing tiny words with a sewing machine!

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See, better already! I used Aurifil thread 2745 in a dark inky blue color going over the letters twice with the 50 weight thread. The blue hand stitching is a double strand of color 2815 in 28 weight which I need to order more of.

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And Zachary. My hand stitching was so rusty when I first started this little project that I had to use a piece of washi tape just to stitch a straight line next to. Fortunately, creativity seems to be like riding a bike and with a little bit of patience and practice it comes back.

Next up I made a pillow to match.

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I used the blue colorway and added some Art Gallery Denim in Indigo Shadow which matched pretty perfectly. This block is one I used over the summer for a QAYG quilt I made for Lecien which can be found here. It was a lot of fun doing a small “quilt as you go” pillow and I just love how it turned out. There’s where all my Aurifil blue thread went! All that quilting!

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These colors are just so striking. I think I need to make one with the pinks next. The back is a Paperie print with an envelope closure and I managed to stuff a 16 inch pillow form into it which is a snug fit but will work fine.

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So there! It may have taken four months, but I finally have a cute finished bit of handmade goodness for our home. And that’s always worth the wait.

 

Jesus Storybook Bible Advent

November 30, 2016

Hi friends! We are coming up on the holiday season FAST and I really should have posted this a month ago or even a week ago but life happens and better late than never.

I wanted to share my favorite Advent reading for children and families. This is not a sponsored post, just something we really love.

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The Jesus Storybook Bible from Zondervan is a beautiful telling of Bible stories that shows Gods plan from the beginning of time. It speaks to the reader and makes the stories relate-able and even funny. My boys call this book “the stinky foot Bible”, which you will see why in one of the stories.

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We aren’t always great at Bible reading consistency, but I find it especially important at this time of year when we can all get so wrapped up in the buying, giving and general busyness that this next month brings. We can all use a reminder of the reason we are celebrating this Christmas season,  Jesus coming for us. EACH ONE OF US!

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I started this Bible reading two years ago for advent season for my two older boys who were 7 and 3 at the time and even though the stories are short, it was a little too much for my three year old to sit and listen. Now however, they are both very engaged and my youngest who is three plays while we read but still is listening and looking at the pictures, which by the way are awesome!

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Here is a FREE printable to go along with the Bible Advent readings. There is one for each day with a picture on the front and the scripture reading on the back. I like to put these in our Advent calendar (along with a candy, of course!) and then let the kids find the matching picture in our book. The readings will take you from the very beginning all the way to Jesus birth; telling of Gods love that is “Never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love”. It is beautifully written and you will be moved no mater how old you are.

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This is the perfect chance to get your kids (and your whole family) in the habit of Bible reading! My boys wanted to keep reading every day last year so we could finish the whole Bible. These are stories and lessons that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. I know first hand the importance of knowing these lessons and knowing this “never stopping, always and forever LOVE”. If you are new to the Bible, this is a great chance to learn together the basics and if you have any questions feel free to ask me here or send me a private message on Instagram or Facebook.

So, get the book HERE from Amazon for about $10 or from FaithGateway who is offering free shipping till the 12th.

The FREE printable is HERE.

And if you are really lazy (or just awesome!) you can get the DVD’s HERE which is great watching and easy for the kids to do while you bake all the cookies.

So you may not start tomorrow, unless you run out to the bookstore today or get it on Kindle but even if you take a few days to catch up or double up on reading; you will be glad you did.

Make this holiday season one to remember with these short stories bringing the focus on the meaning of Christmas.

Quilt Petite Blog Hop

November 17, 2016

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Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Quilt Petite Blog Hop! I have been looking forward to Sedef’s book ever since she announced it. I just love her style and sweet makes and let me just say, her book does not disappoint.

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Filled with gorgeous pictures and projects, it’s a book I find myself coming back to for ideas, inspiration and let’s be honest here; just to look at. So much pretty. It was hard to chose a project, but I kept coming back to the beautiful Nine Patch.

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And of course, I went with all Liberty Of London prints which was a little tricky because of their high volume but also a fun challenge.

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I think this project was originally meant to be a wall hanging but I pictured it as a table topper. The directions and steps in Quilt Petite are very easy to follow with lots of illustrations for anything that needs further explaining.

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How sweet would a whole baby quilt be in this design? Or placing your Nine Patches in color order would give this project a whole different feel.

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I also made little coasters to go along with the “table topper”, perfect for finishing off a pretty little party. I love the versatility of these projects and the interpretation we have seen so far along the blog hop.

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This project was a pretty quick make after fabrics were selected and the cutting was done. The little blocks come together quickly and it made for very enjoyable sewing time. I already have more projects mentally lined up to make from this beautiful book.

Make sure to check out the other stops on this hop!

November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (intro + giveaway)

November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art

November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place

November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth

November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt

November 11: Minki at Minki’s Work Table

November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork

November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama

November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy

November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs

November 16: Amy at Nana Company

November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave

November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage

November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew

November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl

November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet

November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design

November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut

November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot

November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox

November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew

November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane

November 28: Kate at The Homemakery

November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon

November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac

December 1: Anorina at Samelia’s Mum

December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric

December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made

December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This

December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand

December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop

December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity

December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs

December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz

December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen

December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (wrap up + giveaway winner)

Thank you for stopping by!

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Easy Oven Mitt Tutorial

September 27, 2016

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Fall is here! And along with it comes cooler weather, shorter days, and the urge to bake ALL the things; namely all the Pumpkin Spice things! Today however, we will be cooking up an oven mitt. Not quite as tasty as say, pumpkin muffins but it will help you in your actual baking later. So without further ramblings, I give you my Easy Oven Mitt Tutorial!

For this recipe you will need:

Your main fabric- 2 pieces measuring 9 x 11 inches

Cotton Batting- Also 2 pieces (one for front side and one for back) 9 x 11

Insulbright- You guessed it, 2 pieces both measuring 9 x 11 (see how easy this is already!)

Accent trim fabric- measuring 2-1/2 by 14 inches, folded in half length wise and ironed.

And of course the usual- thread, scissors, sewing machine, and minimal sewing experience.

Print out my Easy Oven Mitt Template HERE (personal use only, thanks!) and cut template out. I find it best to use card stock as it will last longer if you plan on making a few of these babies.

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Layer your 9 x 11’s in this order (top picture), Cotton batting, Insulbright, and your main fabric. Repeat with second set of 9 x 11’s. Next, cut out mitt shape for both your front and back side of mitt making SURE to flip the template once so you don’t end up with a mismatched hand shape! I am supper lazy (or genius) and use my rotary cutter to cut around the template.

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Once you have your two sides cut out, place them together with right sides facing (top picture) and clip. Using a generous 1/4 inch seam allowance sew around mitt leaving just the bottom open. Next, make three small snips in the corner of the thumb (bottom left picture) making sure to not clip through your seam line. Zig zag stitch around the mitt (not the bottom) so you have a nice clean inside. Turn right side out using a turning tool to get the thumb out (I use an extra large knitting needle). Attach your accent fabric as you would any binding, just think of it as a very tiny strip of binding! You know the drill: raw edges aligned, tuck your binding tail when you finish, fold over edge of mitt and clip, then stitch in the ditch on the front making sure to catch the trim on the back as well. Just give a shout if you need any help!

Now you have a complete oven mitt!

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I should mention that this mitt is a smaller fitting one. For years I never used my mitts because they were so big and always got in the way when baking, nothing worse than a over sized oven mitt thumb print in the edge of a nice pie crust or not having a good grip on a massive pot of boiling water! I had all but given up on oven mitts until my sister-in-law gave me a smaller one a couple years ago. That poor mitt is so ratty and used now. I absolutely love its smaller size and snug fit.

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Now you may think I was lazy again or forgot to line my mitt, and as nice as it looks to have a lining; I left it out on purpose. I tried lining on my first one but I just couldn’t get a good grip with that lining, so I have left it with the cotton batting on the inside. Not only is it soft and fluffy but also helps you get a good grip which is ideal when you are a serious baker/cooker like I am 😉

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Make one or two for yourself or as gifts for friends (dare I say Christmas yet?). These are so fun that I’ve made a few as gifts, and I *might* even have a few listed in my Etsy shop in the next couple days. Feel free to Pin it for future reference, tag me on Instagram or Facebook when you make your own and use the #easyovenmitt hashtag so we can all see.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!