Tuesday, December 11, 2018

wee bear

I feel like this wee bear should come with a warning...
Do Not Attempt this at home!
 
 
He stands 5 inches tall with 11 total tiny parts
 to cut and piece together.
He didn't take all that long to make
 but making another one will be debatable.
 
He is pretty cute though isn't he?
 
~b


Monday, December 10, 2018

slow down please

I'm beginning to feel the crunch of Christmas...
checking the calendar everyday to make sure I can get everything done in time.
Why does it have to come so fast?


Dakota Man finished this sweet firetruck but I can't bear to part with it.
I think it's a keeper. How's your Christmas going?

~b

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday post card

 
Winter in the Black Hills  of South Dakota is always beautiful.
Loving that red caboose.
 
~b


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Scandinavia

Mr. b finished my Christmas/winter barn quilt.
I think it looks like a Christmas ornament.
 
 
Does this picture look a little Scandinavian?
I love this pixie I made years ago
 and have been contemplating making another one.
Anyway...
nice job on the barn quilt Mr. b.
 
~b


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

quick and cute!

No sewing skills?
Because anyone can make these holiday mug rugs.
You will need a sewing machine however.
 
 
I used a 5" charm pack called postcards
so I didn't even have to cut squares.
I think each coaster took me 5 minutes to fold and sew...
20 minutes tops for the whole project.
I love a quick project that is also cute don't you?
Instructions can be found on Pinterest...
Holiday Mug Rug tutorial - quick and cute!
 
 
Make a friend a set, throw in a tin of tea
and you have a nice gift.
 
~b
 


Monday, December 3, 2018

December embroidery

 
I don't know if I like redwork embroidery so well
 because it's easy or because of it's vintage appeal.
 
Redwork embroidery was popular in the 1800s
as red was the only dye that was colorfast, hence its popularity.
 Different colors came into use as the dying process improved.
 
 
Daughter knit and pearl embroidered this flour sack towel
for me while we were in Hill City,SD
to remember the 1880 train ride we all enjoyed together.
 
~b
 
 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday post card


 
I watched Polar Express last night...
so cute.
 
~b