Monday, October 14, 2019

Guest Artist...Machine Embroidered Pillows

My friend Kristine is a wonderful quilter and I fell in love with these pillows and just had to share. Kristine started quilting in the late 90's by making vests and jackets and made her first quilt in 1996.


Kristine used the Forest Flower Buck from Embroidery Library for this spectacular pillow! Kristine used her Husqvarna Viking Designer Epic for embroidery and her Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q to make the pillows.


Kristine purchased her first embroidery machine (Husqvarna Viking Designer 1) in 2007. The designs come with Madeira thread color assignments and Kristine uses mostly Sulky or Isacord thread so she edits the color numbers using Husqvarna’s 6D Embroidery System software on her computer. That way as each color is to be stitched, she is prompted with her color number choices on the sewing machine screen.


Kristine used the Forest Flower Doe from Embroidery Library for this striking pillow! Kristine always choses an embroidery hoop size close to the size of the design to help keep the fabric in the hoop smooth.


I love the colors she chose for these pillows. They are my favorite colors which are purple and teal!
Thanks, Kristine, for allowing me to showcase your incredible talent!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Make it in Minutes….Quick and Easy Halloween Water Bottle

I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make but look like you spent more time making them. I love cutting iron-on vinyl and permanent vinyl with my Cricut Maker.


I used the Witches Brew Halloween Label (#M3A913) from Cricut Design Space and black permanent vinyl. This turned out super cute!

For this project I used a plastic water bottle that I bought on clearance for $1.00 at my local WinCo. Hopefully your local store will still have them in stock or at least something similar.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Fall Color Trends 2019

I am working on projects to share, but in the meantime, I thought you might like to see another one of my favorite fashion videos.

Sydne Summer is a fashion blogger and stylist and I love her videos. Be sure to check out her Fall Color Trends 2019 video below:



Please click here if you are not seeing the above video.

Thanks for watching and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Make it in Minutes…. Quick and Easy Halloween Water Bottle

I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make but look like you spent more time making them. I love cutting iron-on vinyl and permanent vinyl with my Cricut Maker.


I used the Trick or Treat Smell My Feet image (#M899DBBB) from Cricut Design Space and black permanent vinyl. I love Halloween!

For this project, I used a  plastic water bottle that I bought at my local Dollar Tree. Hopefully your local store will still have them in stock or at least something very similar.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Simply Organized!

Welcome to Simply Organized! Every week or so I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. Today is all about how to make drawer dividers for your craft room.


I am a huge fan of Jennifer Maker’s Website and love her projects! If you want to organize your drawers, this project is for you.



Jennifer’s tutorials are fantastic!

I hope you are having a simply organized day.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Make it in Minutes…. Quick and Easy Coffee Mug

I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make but look like you spent more time making them. I love cutting iron-on vinyl with my Cricut Maker so I decided to try cutting permanent vinyl. And I am loving the mugs!


I used the Coffee Makes Everything Possible image (#MB35643E) from Cricut Design Space and silver permanent vinyl. I love all things coffee!

For this project, I used a ceramic mug that I bought at my local Dollar Tree. Hopefully your local store will still have them in stock or at least something very similar.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Simply Organized!

Welcome to Simply Organized! Every week or so I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. Today is all about how to organize any room in your home.


I recently discovered Our Happy Hive and I am so glad I did. Melissa has some great organizing posts!


I also love her organizing quotes!

I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Fab Five

Welcome to Fab Five . For those of you that are new to this blog, every week or so I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I love this project from BHG, and I can’t wait to try making a crackled pumpkin. The blue is so unique!


Be sure to check out these amazing fall printables.


These cards designed by Bibi are so bootiful!



Be sure to watch her detailed video too. If you are not seeing the above video, please click here.


It is still warm in Montana so I really appreciate no-bake desserts, and Key Lime pie is one of my favorites. Click here for 24 additional no-bake recipes.

I love these free design files from Melissa.


This shirt is so adorable!

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five day!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Make it in Minutes…. Travel Mug With Lid

I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make, but look like you spent more time making them. I love cutting iron-on vinyl with my Cricut Maker, so I decided to try cutting permanent vinyl.


I used the I Love You a Latte image (#M9F6C960) from Cricut Design Space and Cricut black permanent vinyl.

For this project, I used a plastic travel mug that I bought at my local dollar tree. It says it is sold out on-line, but I just purchased this mug last week. Hopefully, your local stores may still have them in stock.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 30, 2019

How to Style Black Jeans and Jean Jackets…. and Happy Labor Day Weekend!

I am taking a few days off to celebrate the weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful Labor day. In the meantime, I thought you might like to see another one of my favorite fashion channels.

Mommies, Makeup and Moscato channel focuses on fashion over 40. You will really enjoy this lively channel featuring Christina and Kelli.



Please click here if you are not seeing the above video.

I also love how they style Denim Jackets.



Please click here if you are not seeing the above video.

Thanks for watching and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Simply Organized!

Welcome to Simply Organized! Every week or so I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. Today is all about the magic eraser.


I published this link about one year ago and forgot to buy a magic eraser. I finally bought one and I am so pleased with my magic eraser that I had to republish this link.


The magic eraser even removes scuff marks. I would love to know your favorite use for this unique product.

I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fab Five

Welcome to Fab Five . For those of you that are new to this blog, every week or so I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I love this project from Brigit. Adorable!


I am in love with these Flippin Awesome cards from Lawn Fawn and you will be too!



If you are not seeing the above video, click here.


A special thanks to the Graphics Fairy for this incredible tutorial that you will not want to miss.


For tons of make ahead breakfast recipes, visit Skip to my Lou. Yum!


If you are having problems with your Silhouette not cutting, be sure to visit Silhouette School for more information.

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five day!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

What to Wear-Classic Work Outfits

I am working on projects to share, but in the meantime, I thought you might like to see another one of my favorite fashion videos.

Gemma is a fashion blogger for What to Wear – Fashion over 40 channel and I love her videos. If you want some ideas regarding a work wardrobe, be sure to check out this informative video.



Please click here if you are not seeing the above video.

Thanks for watching and have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Make it in Minutes…. Mini Canvas Bag

I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards and projects that take only minutes to make, but look like you spent more time making them. This canvas bag was super quick and easy. I love working with vinyl.


I used the Proud Parents of a Rescued Cat image (#MAC4AA0C) from Cricut Design Space and Cricut black iron-on vinyl.


I made this mini tote for my friend Bobbie who runs the Wild About Cats Sanctuary. Wild About Cats is a nonprofit, no-kill animal sanctuary dedicated to providing care for cats regardless of age, medical issues or disposition until a permanent loving adoptive home can be found. The organization has no paid staff, and relies solely on active volunteers, with donations and fundraisers as their main monetary support. If you are interested in more information or to donate to this amazing organization, click here.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 12, 2019

It All Started with Cricut Infusible Inks…

I could not wait to buy the new Infusible Ink from Cricut and make my first shirt. I purchased the ink and the correct t-shirt and was excited to begin.

I quickly realized that there is a slight learning curve to this amazing product and I had never done any sort of iron-on. And so, my journey began. I discovered that I needed a Cricut Easy Press 2 and decided to purchase the large model. Next to my Cricut Maker, it is my best purchase ever! Really!


For my first iron-on project, I made this cute Cricut tote bag. All the supplies came with my Easy Press 2 and it was extremely easy to do! And just like that, I was hooked.


I have made mini tote bags with iron on vinyl, t-shirts with iron on patterned vinyl and I just finished my first infusible ink t-shirt. Spoiler alert, it turned out great. I will photograph my projects and share with you in the upcoming weeks. Needless to say, I am seriously into all types of vinyl.

Have a wonderful day!

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