Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Trio

Hello All!

It feels like Spring Cleaning around here.  We are looking in all the nooks and crannies and it is amazing what we are finding.  It is kinda’ fun, my mind immediately starts thinking about “what can I do with that?”  The “English Bunny Box” is an example of what popped out of the basement. 



Stop by and see all the interesting “treasures” we have come up with.  It’s always fun!


Spring Trio Special!!! – Pictured below is a “Spring Trio” that we are offering.  The Oval Bunny Penny Rug Kit (Value $12), Carrot Needle Keeper (Value $6.50) and the Embroidery pattern for the fun "Carrot Cake” tea towel (Value $5.00)  Order the Trio for a great bargain price of $18.00 – A SAVINGS OF $5.50. 
The Spring Trio can be ordered at our esty shop or by calling Carrie at 970-686-6346.

Bunny Penny Rug Kit – Measures 7” X 11”.   Kit includes Flannel Background Fabric, Wools for Applique, Black Button for Eye and Instructions.  Threads and backing are not included.

Carrot Needle Keeper – Measures 3 ½” X 7”/  Kit includes Orange and Green Wools for Carrot front and back pieces.  Polimer Bee Button included.  Lining and threads not

Carrot Cake Tea Towel – Embroidery design is 9” X 9”.  Design can be easily traced onto your favorite Tea Towel.

These fun projects will definitely get you in the mood for Spring!!


Bee and I like to watch “Cake Boss.”  We just think that Buddy is hilarious and all the antics that go on in the Bakery are quite entertaining.  They have been talking about their “Crumb Cake.”  Well, finally we just had to order a Crumb Cake and see what all the hipe was about.  After several conversations with the folks at Carlos Bakery in Hoboken, NJ, we finally got our cake ordered to be shipped on Monday and arrive on Wednesday.  They even promised to send an autographed photo of Buddy to Savannah.  (She thought that was pretty cool)  Low and behold our cake arrived yesterday and we just couldn’t wait to have a Cake Boss moment.  We cut that cake up, warmed it in the microwave and decided……………..well, it smells and tastes really good, but maybe our part of the country and our taste pallets just don’t appreciate a good Crumb Cake.  It just needed something….like icing or filling.  Low and behold………….another cake arrived today.  Now, this one tastes a bit different from the first one, I guess it depends on the crumbs used……but opps! Why did we receive two cakes?  Buddy may be a bit “infumed” to know that we got two????????????? I better investigate.

Hey! Have a great day and rest of the week.  Plan to stop by on the 23rd.


Friday, March 8, 2013


If you have been downloading the Free embroidery patterns from the Blogsite, you have been seeing “Sneak Peaks” of the wool applique version of this project.  Well, the project is finished and the kit is ready to send out.  This is an adorable project and can be made into a wallhanging or individual penny rugs.  I have slightly enlarged the designs for ease in applique.  The pattern is very user friendly, all shapes reversed for use with Heat n Bond Lite.  Full size layouts are also included.

The finished project measures 36 ½” X 45 ½”.  This project features solid Black Flannel Background or the background is also available in Black/Marbled Flannel (MODA).  Your choice.  The kit includes the following:  Background portion – Flannel for Background squares, Tan Checked Wool for Scalloped Pennies, Black Wool for Inner circles and Mouths, Crème Wool for Snowbuddies Heads, Orange Wool for Snowbuddies Noses.  Then, there are 12 individually packaged Wool Kits for the Appliques for each of the twelve months of the year.  Also, included is the Pattern, with full size layout patterns and reversed applique designs for use with Heat n Bond Lite.

There is an adorable canvas bag that the kit will arrive in.  We have fused on one of the Snowbuddie’s and a Bee, of course!  Use this bag just as it is, or Blanket stitch the appliques on the bag.  Your friends will love it!! 

Kit Cost –$186.00 – Background Kit & 12 Individual Kits (Pattern is included Free and Cute Snowbuddies Canvas Bag!!)
Pattern Only - $24.00 – Includes all twelve months and full size layout patterns.
Nativity Option -  We have an Optional Nativity Block for December.  The kit includes the Snowbuddies with a Candy Cane.  Kit for Nativity blocks is $15.00

To purchase any or all of part of the project…..check out our Etsy site for ordering……

Embroidered “Snowbuddies” -  I hope you have enjoyed the monthly embroidery projects.  ONE MORE MONTH AND THE YEAR WILL BE COMPLETE!!  April 1st we will download our last month (May).  The free downloadable Embroideries will remain on the site until the end of May and then will be removed.  Watch for the next exciting project!!!!

Christmas in my Head……. It must be the impending Snow storm or blizzard….time will tell!  I have Christmas in my Head….could be talk of candy canes and nativities.   My dear friend Sherry brought some Christmas Crunch Mix to our last Sunday Sew.  It wasn’t Christmas time, but we all loved it.  Here is the recipe:

Christmas Crunch Mix
1 – 12 oz. box Rice Chex cereal
1 – 12 oz. box Golden Grahams cereal
1 – 7 oz. bag shredded coconut
1 – 4 oz. bag slivered almonds
1 ½ cups butter (3 stickss)
2 cups sugar
2 cups corn syrup

Combine cereal, coconut and almonds.  In a large sauce pan, combine butter, sugar and corn syrup to the “soft ball” stage…..about 234 degrees.  Pour syrup over cereal mixture and stir until all is well coated.  Spread out onto two large cookie sheets to cool.  Stir it around occasionally to prevent clumping.  Store in an airtight container. 

Hope you are all doing well.  I am planning on some homemade soup this weekend!  Paula brought me a delicious loaf of zucchini bread that had cranberries and coconut in it!!!
Will be enjoying that with our soup.  If we are in a blizzard….be safe, stay in, watch some movies, eat some great food and work on a project!!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

March Project of the Month

Hello Woolies!!
Spring has sprung today in Colorado.  I think we will see 60 degrees today.  I’m listening to the radio enjoying this gorgeous day when a Storm Watch message comes on.  Could be by tomorrow that we are in a Blizzard.  Such is Spring in the Country!!  I hope if you are in the area that you are ready to “nest in.”  I’m thinking it would be kinda’ nice to be snowed in!
March Project of the Month:
I have dropped hints about giving new life to a Project of the Month program that I featured to Shop Owners way back in 2007.  Here is the first offering of fun new and limited projects…….English Button Box Kit.   It features a paper mache’ box that is approximately 5” X 5” and 2 ½” tall.  Yes, indeedy, I found these in the basement, just calling for some creativity.  The box will need to be painted, but the kit includes the Box, Fabrics for the Hexagons, 7/8” Hexagon papers, Green Background fabric and Fusible Fleece backing, Yellow Bias Binding (I made it for you!) and a cute wooden knob for the top.  You will need a bit of paint, floss for embroidery and some fabric glue.
Quick and easy to make!! The pattern includes all the information needed to complete this fun Bunny Box.  The cost of the Kit is $15.00 plus shipping.  Here is the link to our Etsy Shop:

Hope you enjoy this fun project….there are more to come!!
Mini Moments from Bee....
The last two weekends I have been at dance competitions. Two weeks ago, I went to Legacy (a dance competition in Denver) and competed in two pieces. My small group dance piece took home a platinum award and first overall in its division.  The large group piece received an elite gold. It was an exciting weekend for my whole dance studio!!! Just this last weekend I went to Jump (a dance convention and competition in Denver).  I had the best time ever!  I had lots of dance classes with famous dancers, such as So You Think You Can Dance winners. I danced my heart out in every class.  At the end of the weekend I got a contemporary/lyrical/jazz scholarship. The scholarship can be used towards a week long summer dance intensive. The intensives are held in New York, L.A, and other places. Convention was so much fun!!!! I can’t wait till my next competition.
Connie and Bee