Monday, January 16, 2017

surviving winter

It's the middle of January...
time to go into survival mode.
Caramel rolls definitely help!

New flannel for a baby blanket
and The Cottage Journal will get me by
for a few more cold days while being stuck indoors.
~b is for bored

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sea Bags

When we were in Portland, Maine this past fall
I saw Sea Bags being sold from a truck
and then again in a kiosk at the airport.
They make bags from old sails...
I love that idea!
They are spendy and I'm a tightwad.
So of course...
I came home and made my own version of their wristlet.
And until I come across an old sail in the middle of South Dakota
I will have to use nautical themed cotton fabric.
~b is for boat

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

fresh eggs

I dug out three fabric pieces I purchased
 last year while traveling through Iowa
to make this bag.
I can't resist novelty prints with chickens on it.
It has a top to me.
At my age it is good to challenge the mind.
It may be hard giving this one up.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Wake up

Look what Dakota Man brought up out of the cellar this morning...

New screen prints for the shop.
Who needs a new flour sack towel?

Friday, January 6, 2017

Chef Antoine

It's no surprise that Dakota Man
 had a great December with his screen print items.
They make FUN gifts.
I enjoy working alongside with him.
We make a good team.

Stay tuned for some new prints soon.

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Creative days...
I came across some small embroidered squares my mother had done...
beautiful handwork with tiny stitches
and incorporated them into a couple of fabric journal covers.
Any little scrap of embroidery would work.
Save those old vintage embroidered pillowcases to recycle.
I put my name on this one.
And anyone that knows me
knows that this is my mantra...
And that completes this week's quilting project
and my need to be creative.
~b is for build

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


I definitely got these out of my system.
Shark pencil pouches
They were more difficult then I expected.
But you know I love a challenge.
As cute as can be though
don't you think?
I'm kind of crazy about pencil cases.
~b is for blue