The Little House On The Hill: Preview

Hello Friends,  I have been plagued by delayed flights in my recent trips.  I arrived home from Indiana after midnight on Monday. After catching a couple of hours of zzz’s, I went straight to work on a quilt that simply has to catch its flight to Australia. I stayed up most of last night working to make the quilt happen… and here is a very sneaky preview of another collaborative project with Lynette Anderson.


I have NEVER made yoyo’s this small (without using those nifty Clover yoyo makers) until this project.  It was not as scary as I had feared.  I found that starch-pressing the fabric first helped the process tremendously.


So tell me – do you like yoyo’s, and do you use them on your quilts?  I will be back tomorrow with a final post on Fall Quilt Market this year to round off our week.  Thank you for stopping by – I hope to catch up with your blogs and emails this weekend.

The “yoyo-ed” invitations

Hello again, Everyone. I am glad you to see you today.

I had gotten these invitations cards made in good ol’ Texas for $0.49:

I wanted to keep the theme of using custom crafted (i.e., homemade) accents on these invitations like I had done for the birth announcements:

So, I came up with the yoyo idea. They were quick to make. I wanted to add some fluffiness to the otherwise merely circular accent, thus the ribbon bows. Then, I layered and sew a button on top of the yoyo/bow assembly. I made sure I caught the ribbon when I sewed the button – that saved me a step from attaching the bow to the yoyo’s:

I attached and centered these lovelies onto the stationery with a piece of double-sided foamy tape. Voila, I now have some personalized invitations to send:

These were so quick and easy to put together! Do try it sometime and add some zing to your invitations. Please note that these invitations will require extra postage because of the bulkiness from the yoyo’s. They cost me $0.64 each. Just so you know… The BEST part of this little project is that only scraps were used to make these accents – I love it when I can use up some of my scraps.

Thank you for stopping by – I hope you have a lovely weekend! I have a busy one. But that means I will have sewing pictures to share with you next week!

A yo-yo detour

I took some time out from my regularly scheduled program (i.e., magazine quilts) to make these to go on some invitations:

I always love making yoyos – they are therapeutic! :) Stay tuned for the final product:

Thanks for popping by. I hope you have a lovely day. Stay warm for those of you are who are living in the freezer-cold weather!