Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Quilt Now - Sleep Later

A couple weeks ago I asked on my Facebook Page if anyone had any requests... and one fan asked if I'd create something specific to quilting late at night.

I have been doing a lot of late-night quilting myself... so I created this little image for those of us who meet the wee hours of the morning, still behind our sewing machines. I may come up with something more snarky another day, but after pulling yet another late night quilting session, I fear all the feistyness has been drained out of me!

For those of you who are die-hard quilters, I know you've been there. And for anyone who is passionate about your craft, we quilters know that you understand where we are coming from!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Holiday Tea Towels are Useless

Whoever decided that Holiday Tea Towels are a good idea must have an abundance of cabinet space and perfect laundry-folding skills. And four sons.

Because holiday tea towels are useless. You have to store them somewhere, requiring extra cabinet space. If you don't fold them just right, the entire stack will come tumbling down on the next person who opens that cabinet door. Which always ends up being me.

I'm certain that when your first son gets engaged, you immediately start stocking up on holiday tea towels to give your new daughter-in-law. To store in her studio apartment.

If you have an abundance of tea towels, then I have the perfect solution for you. One that does not include a large garbage sack, though that option is to be considered. This is a tea towel to help you keep all the dates straight so that you can maximize your tea-towel usage, I created a free printable for the 2013 Tea Towel Calendar for the Appropriateness of Tea Towels.

If you'd like to make one for yourself, I'm sharing the printable with you! Just print this tea towel calendar onto an iron-on transfer sheet. The text is already reversed.Once printed you trim your sheet, iron it on the one plain tea towel hanging out in your space, and you're all set!

If your mother-in-law is defective and does not shop the post-holiday sales to get you new tea towels each year, then you can always DIY your own useless collection. I recommend starting with these tutorials for Valentine's Day Tea Towels and Christmas Tea Towels.

And I'd suggest you start finding additional cabinet space.

This is the full-sized image. Just right-click to save:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hey mom...

Kelly at View Along the Way came up with the idea of doing a "hey girl" linky where crafters create a photo along the lines of the "hey girl" meme. I thought it was a genius idea, but instead of using photos of my husband (who is smokin' hot) I decided to share with you the little dudes in my life instead. Because these are the guys who have to put up with running to the craft store, with me!

Click on over to see all the other fun Hey Girl meme participants...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Just Because I Know How to Create

Just because I know how to create, and was given an invitation to your baby shower, does not mean that I'll be stitching up a baby quilt for you. Just because I'm a crafter who has been invited to your wedding does not mean that I'm going to tat a lace tablecloth for you. Others get to swing by the store on the way to the birthday party, buy a toy, tissue paper and a gift bag, and throw it all together in the parking lot. I may know my way around a craft supply store, but that should not make me exempt from the present-purchasing-drive-by. Though you might get a handmade card.