All posts from Susi

  • Project: Little Needle Book

    Long (long long) ago I was given a Christmas gift by a child. This family always gave homemade gifts and they were personal and sweet. It was a little needle book. I have had it all this time, and it... Nov 04, 2015 - No Comments

  • Project: Fall Leaf Votive Mason Jar

    This post is part of a series of six “Crafty Kids” classes that I am teaching after school at the elementary school. I have projects that can be done in one hour by 1st-4th graders (5 R... Nov 03, 2015 - No Comments

  • Project: Tricked-Out Tote Bag

    This summer I was invited on a trip to Chicago with all of the women in my family. It was a wonderful way to reconnect with my cousins from around the country. Part of our invitation for this trip was... Oct 20, 2015 - 1 Comment

  • Project: Halloween Bunting

    I am ready for some Halloween Crafting. I found this GREAT Halloween fabric to use over the summer and I was bound and determined not to just let this transition from “inspiration” to ... Oct 15, 2015 - 1 Comment

  • Perspective in Creation

    I am working on some fairy wings for Halloween. I would love to make a sturdy, large, light, etherial pair of wings. I have these exact specs in my mind’s eye. “They have to look exactly T... Oct 08, 2015 - No Comments

  • Rosie Riveter Costume

    Looking for a last minute costume? I have got it for you! Rosie Riveter. I. It is not made out of cheap satin. It can be as figure flattering as you want it to be. The pieces you will need to pull t... Oct 06, 2015 - No Comments

  • Project: Canvas Tote Bag Pillow

    My Aunt invited all the women in my family to gather in Chicago. The trip was a smashing success that even Ferris Bueller would have been proud of.  One clever piece of her invitation was this graphi... Sep 24, 2015 - No Comments

  • Project: Cotton Strip Necklace

    I got some of this Fettucini yarn by Lion Brand and I was inspired. I loved the feel of it and I LOVED the way the stripes ran through it. It was almost like bouncing musical notes. Here is some Fett... Sep 23, 2015 - 2 Comments

  • Halloween Quilt and Bunting Inspiration

    This summer I visited the Red Pine Quilt shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota. If you ever find yourself up North I highly recommend a visit. It is quite wonderful. All the way back in late June, they had ... Sep 22, 2015 - No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #18 – Chicken in the Kitchen

    I got this great printed panel at Broadway Quilts in Sonoma. They call it Chickens in the Kitchen, by Alexander Henry. I really liked it and thought I should get one. Mine is in the red family, but t... Sep 16, 2015 - 1 Comment