Thursday, November 5, 2015


It's my Moving and
After-Thanksgiving SALE 
before Thanksgiving!
It Starts Today!
1) It gives YOU more time to start and finish projects!
2) Hopefully I am moving next month and all this has to be moved!
3) And there's always too much going on around Thanksgiving.  I have to get my beauty rest so I can be up at the mall at 5am, NOT.  Not to say I have never done it.     
All yardage
is on sale BIG time.
Everything else - patterns, notions, fun stuff
(except a few kits) is also on sale!
The whole STORE is on sale!
  • Yes! Shipping will be combined and postage overpayments will be refunded.
  • not valid on previous orders
  • ends Monday night 11pm MST
Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Quick Finish

I have been wanting to
make these
f o r e v e r.

I guess getting around to the project
wasn't quick,
but they really are pretty easy.

It's Cotton Way's

How much do I love the design
on the top mat?
So so darling!

But that seemed like a bit of work
I probably wouldn't
let anyone use them.

I want to
use them.

So I went with just
 the squares.
I was a little intimidated by the scallops,
but shouldn't have been.

Mine are made out of Miss Kate
You can make 4 placemats out
of one 5" charm pack
 plus the border fabric.

Did some top-stitching
it gives it some pop! 
Experimenting with Prescenia thread, here.

Excited to use them!

I keep telling myself,
I can always make more...should they
get stained, right?


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Starry Starry Night Retreat - Part 4 - The End

At the Starry Starry Night
we had an amazing
guest teacher
who taught...  

Kathy and the retreaters 
just got right to it.
They started with 2.5" strips
or jelly rolls.

We had diamonds

They sewed away and
here is what they ended up with - 
Here is Brenda's...
You can do a planned pattern
or totally scrappy.
Lynette's is planned on the left and
Shelto's is scrappy.

Same fabric line, but they look so different.

This sweet one is for Nancy's baby-to-be.
Made by her and her mom, Diane.

Paula's star with that
pretty green background.

Shauna's in progress.


Ramona did this planned
one from a jelly roll.

Worked out great!

This is LeAnn's in progress.

Cute Christmas line -

Gwyn's stunning roses.

Jojo's Color Theory Star.
This was made with one jelly roll.

They were amazing.
I was wishing I had taken the class.


But I have this one that
Kathy made!
True Love!

I think Kathy and I were competing on
who could take the most pictures.

Kathy did a much better write up 
about these on her blog.
And did a great retreat report.
Kathy, it was so nice having 
you there!
You're pretty awesome.

Click to read more about the 2015 retreats.
See here for info on Craft Taffy.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Starry Starry Night Retreat 2015 ~ Part 3

The Craft Taffy Retreat goes on....
to Session 2
in gorgeous McCall, Idaho.
We do the same program
during both retreats,
so for more details, see Part 2.
There's Des in the kitchen.
Crank up her 'cooking' music.
This was my favorite breakfast -
I forgot to take a picture of it (twice). 
Valerie won a stained glass star
We love their stars!
In case you were wondering,
LeAnn was our
Dancing With the Stars Winner!
She's got the moves!
Still sewing...
Our Retreat
featured an amazing Lone Star class
taught by Kathy Olkowski.
More on that in Part 4.
 We saw deer, fox, gnats,
you name it... 
Took a walk to the beach. 
Payette Lake
Shelto took a dare. 
Our retreaters come from all over,
we have mothers and daughters,
cousins, sisters, 
in this session - a group of 5 sisters,
far apart friends,
new friends,
old friends.
It's a great time to create and connect.
 At the end of each retreat,
we like to have a treat for the road.
This year Des made a
Starry Starry Night CD -
featuring selected celestial songs.  :)
This retreat was our 4th year.
Each one has definitely been memorable.
I love these retreats; I love these ladies.
I love planning them with my sis. 
It gives us a great excuse to spend more time together.
Click to read more about the 2015 retreats.
See here for info on Craft Taffy.