Happy (Halloween) Weekend!

This photo was in an email I received from a friend titled “Why Dogs Hate Halloween”. I couldn’t stop laughing. And then I felt so bad for the poor beagle. Sweet baby. But I have to think that his Dad loves him a whole lot that he thought up this costume. Still, poor baby. And […]

Yoga Bag Giveaway!

photo by Melissa of The Linden Tree My favorite little shop in South Minneapolis, The Linden Tree, asked me to make some Yoga Bags to sell a few weeks ago. I took the challenge, figured out a pattern, and brought a half-dozen to the shop a week later. I’ll be adding a few more to […]

Fabric Letters

I ran across this Tutorial for Rag Quilted Letters months ago and I’ve look back at it many, many times just waiting for the perfect opportunity to make them. Then I realized my nephew was turning two and knew I had to make these for him. I used the Boys Will be Boys fat quarter […]

Spooky Birthday Party

My nephew turned two last week, so my Mom and Daughter and I flew out to Denver to help him celebrate. And of course his birthday party had a Halloween theme. I put together these gift bags for the toddlers attending the party. Inside were a sheet of spooky Halloween stickers and homemade Play-doh in […]

Heading West

Shot outside the Denver Art Museum on a previous visit. Daughter and I are heading to Denver this weekend to celebrate a 2nd birthday! There will be pumpkins and squash and cupcakes and gifts and lots of toddlers. I’ll report back next week with the details. I’ll also be having an exciting giveaway! Have a […]


I picked up some more of this beautiful fabric yesterday because I just had to have more. I am busy making Daughter the Yoga Suit from the pattern I couldn’t resist a few weeks ago and decided I wanted to line the whole suit wtih this great pink and white fabric. While I was at […]

Oh, Wisconsin

As a Native Minnesotan (and a University of Minnesota Alum) I have a love-hate relationship with Wisconsin. They’re just right across a little river, my In-laws and Brother live there (within a stone throw from that same border river, I have to add) they have some delightful small towns (Bayfield, St. Croix Falls, etc), and […]

Fall Farmer’s Market

I met Jen and Lisa at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market this weekend and it was truly a treat to see all the goodies that are still available! Jen inspired me with her great photos from last week, so I brought my new camera and had some fun. I loved the way the sun was […]

Happy Weekend

Taken on our walk last night with my iPhone. It’s Friday. That means it’s time for the weekend. We don’t have any big plans which is just fine with me. I hope to clean out some closets and meet some friends at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market. If you’re looking for something to do, Como […]