Friday, December 11, 2009

Candy Canes

I found these cute candy canes at Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. website and thought that I should make a few. They were fun and easy. Although, I could totally use some tips for stuffing really skinny holes if anyone has any tips. I made them into ornaments and added some ribbon bows, but they would totally be darling in a cute bowl or cup or something. If you have trouble finding where they are on the website, let me know and I can attatch the instructions.
Love, Mindy
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Jingles" the elf

"Jingles" is our family elf who helps Santa keep a close eye on our family and always reports back to the big guy. Sometimes you will see a green flash by the window or something and we always know that it must have been Jingles. I was so excited to see these cookies represented this year on behalf of the best elf ever. Thanks Jingles. Can't wait to get our jammies this year.
I needed a runner for my table and am happy that I found this top stashed away to be quilted.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Time definitely goes by.

I finally got my background done for our "As Time Goes By" pattern, and am so excited to display it in my house this year. Especially the snowman. Isn't he soo cute. Because we are sticking around in Oreland, PA this year for Thanksgining, Christmas and such, I am getting really excited to decorate for the holidays. Even though I am soo sick of my small 2 bedroom apartment, the Christmas decor will definately help me make it through these next few months of gray, cold weather. I love the holidays and will miss my family very much. If you have not seen the "As time goes by" patterns, check them out on our website.

There are 12 different backgrounds for the quilt so you can interchange them each month.
Everyone that has made them absolutely loves each and every one.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cute Quilt

Take a look at the American Quilting blog to the right. There is the cutest quilt that was just posted with kits available. Here is a picture. If you want kits, call AQ or email Amy on her blog.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A fun Halloween!

Here are my two precious girls, Abby and Lizzy. Aren't they precious. I actually sewed something that wasn't a quilt or wool project, it was a tutu! Didn't they turned out adorable.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Does anybody know how to get wax out of a quilt? My candle broke and spilled ontop of my cute fall quilt and I have no idea what to do? Any suggestions? Help.
Love Mindy

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ok, these pictures are not the best, but you can see the potential. We had so much fun designing and making this advent calendar. The pattern will be available after market this weekend so look forward to that. I took some close ups of some of those tiny ornaments We are also including in the pattern, a 12 days of christmas calendar that is the same design but with only 12 ornaments. I am already listening to christmas music. Has any one else joined in my craziness?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Martha Stewart!

If any of you are Martha Stewart fans, and if you have the chance to attend a live show, do it. On Wednesday this week a couple of friends and I went to the show in NY and guess who got to ask a question to the star guest? That's right, I did. I have to say though, the pressure got to me and I totally messed up big time. If you want to see me make a fool of myself it airs on monday the 28th. it was sooooo embarassing, yet so funny I just had to tell you all. Let me know what you think after the show.
Love, Mindy

Friday, September 11, 2009

Itty Bitty Blocks

These little 4 1/2" blocks are what I have been spending my free time doing. They are cut to 1 1/2" squares but even though they are sooo small, they are soooo much more fun to sew. This is going to be a new quilt for market this year, and we will do a larger scaled version for those of you who are intimidated by their size.

Aren't they cute. I have all 35 done! Yeah!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Yum, Yum, Yum. . . These donuts were delicious. We had fun with all the toppings that we used, toasted coconut, chopped heath bars, and of course sprinkles. We had so much fun, you all should try to make these.

The recipe is:

2 cups milk
4 Tb. butter
1 cup mashed potatoes
Scald milk. Melt butter in milk. Add potatoes.

2 Tb. yeast
1 tea. sugar
1/3 cup water
Dissolve above ingredients together
2 tea. salt
2 eggs - beaten
2 tb. sugar
5 or more cups flour
When milk is slightly cooled and yeast is dissolved add all ingredients together. Knead well. Cover dough with a towel and let raise until doubled. (About 1 1/2 hours)

Roll out and cut. Put donuts on a floured board. Let raise again. Fry in hot oil. Glaze while warm.

1 pkg. powdered sugar
2 tea. vanilla
hot water
Mix together until right consistency (quite thin)

For chocolate, add quite a bit of cocoa until it tastes just right.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A random couple of days of crafting

Yesterday I spent all of my free time making these hair bows for my girls and for whoever I want to share with. I thought that they would be a lot quicker, but they are a bit time consuming. All you need is ribbon, hair clips, and fabri-tac glue and you are set. They were fun to make and now my girls will totally be more accessorized then their mother.

I decided to make a couple of these for my girls to take to church. They turned out very cute and I totally got two done during nap time. I LOVE NAP TIME. Thanks girls for cooperating today and realizing that both were tired enough to go to sleep. I love my Abs and Liz.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cute Apron

If you have not yet seen this cute apron out there, I love it. I made 3 of them recently and had a bunch of fun sewing them up. The pattern is called 'Lilly Apron' and is made by Busy Bee Quilt Designs. We were right across the aisle at market this year and really enjoyed getting to know these ladies. You can visit there web site at

Here is a picture of the apron.

Friday, April 3, 2009

What's New. . .

Here is a little sneak peak at what we will have new at spring market. Hope you enjoy!!! See you at our booth!