Monday, March 11, 2013


My latest blocks - these will be sent off to my three partners today. One set to England, another set to Australia and one set to the USA. Once these are mailed off I'm taking a little break from block swaps - I have so many AWESOME blocks now that I need to get some quilts actually put together and finished up.

These blocks were SO much fun to make - I used all scraps and just randomly pieced them. I pieced them while watching some Top Gear, Glee and Once Upon a Time. It's always fun to quilt and watch TV - I just carry my Ipad with me to my sewing table or my ironing board.

Here's the tutorial I used if you'd like to make some of your own. Super super easy - but does take a little  time and a little concentration on putting your squares together.

Friday, March 01, 2013

My Poor Neglected Blog

Why hello there!!! Holy moley - I did not intend to take a two month blogging break. I have been crazy busy since the first of the year though so blogging took a back seat to my increased activity on Facebook, Instagram and Flickr.

In January I took a daily class from my friend Lain Ehman about Crafting Your Biz.....I've been contemplating starting an online scrapbooking/crafting company. Crafting is such a huge part of who I am that it's time that I start nurturing it more, sharing it, and hopefully making a little bit of money from it too. It's still in it's infant stage so I have a ways to go still before it becomes reality.

Then in February I signed up for the LOAD challenge, again with the fabulous Lain Ehman. LOAD = Layout a Day challenge and it was FABULOUS!! We had daily prompts, discussions and so much fun posting our layouts in our Flickr group. We ended with just over 6000 layouts posted for the month - I think there were about 450 participants. I personally completed 38 layouts which is more than I've done in the last 3 years COMBINED.

The final layout!!

This is my final layout - highlighting what I accomplished this month.This was such a kick in the pants for me - I learned, stretched myself creatively and had an amazing time. The theme for this LOAD was Scrap Happier and I really really did. I will cherish these pages I created. Visit my Flickr page to see the rest of the layouts I completed this month.