November 29, 2006


I just ordered Toys to Sew by Claire Garland and it’s a really lovely book. It has doll patterns plus clothes for them to wear, sock creatures, felt animals, and my favorites:

toys to sew tea set

toys to sew house

But this is the one I'm going to try first:

toys to sew t rex

A free pattern for this one is offered on the Random House website.

Another book that caught my eye walking through B&N was Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects by Cynthia Treen. Definately worth checking out. Laural at Thimble has a blog entry about this book.

November 24, 2006

Pink Christmas

xmas tree 2006

Remember when Martha by Mail closed down a few years ago and they had that great sale? I bought a pink Christmas tree and ever since I have been collecting vintage pink ornaments to go on it. This year I achieved some sort of a critical mass although I know I will continue collecting. There is a certain satisfaction to combing flee markets in search of that one perfect pink ornament.

For more photos click on the photo above to get to Flickr.

In the time I have been putting this post together I have been invited to post to the Pink Christmas Flickr pool – don’t you just love Flickr?

November 22, 2006


I found this great fabric on ebay. A Thanksgiving Camel! ...Well at least the colors are of the season.


November 11, 2006

Finally Done