Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Second Crazy Quilt Wallhanging is Half Done

Just finished piecing the second block for this crazy quilt wallhanging.  I am liking how this is turning out.  It is in a similar color palette as the first one that I am embellishing.  
It has been too long since I did any handwork like embroidery or beading and I am enjoying it alot.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Master List of Sizzix - Green Dies

I have searched the internet unsuccessfully many times for a comprehensive list of all Sizzix dies.  And not finding one have started one. 

Here is a link to my flickr page for the green Sizzix dies; I think it is complete, I have searched eBay and Google and can not find any other green Sizzix dies.

Master List of Green Sizzix Dies

I am working on the rest of the Sizzix and Cricuts also; but they are not complete.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Got a New Family Member - Meet Izzy

This is Izzy, she is a Weimareiner (can't figure out how to spell that), she is working out well, gets along with the cat and the kids.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I tried photographing my sketchpad last night and will be sharing some of them with you.

This is one of my first drawings in my sketchpad.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Quilt Design

Got inspired to draw up this design last night .. I am calling it Irish Pinwheels.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday's Crazy Quilt update.

Got some time to work on the Crazy Quilt last night and tonight, yippee! 

Here are some pics

I added a multiple length green blanket stitch to this seam and then added tiny white beads.

This is a way cool vintage button with neat patina from years of love ( it is slightly blurry in the pic for some reason).  Then the seam between it and the beaded spiderweb has a pink row of leaf stitched and then I went back and added a crossbar at the intersection of each stitch.

The white washed out a little from the flash in this pic.  The white lace medallion is really two pieces I cut out of a lace edging and rearranged into this design, I added a large pale lilac bead in the center and beaded tiny pearl beads around the edge and a small spray of them coming off the upper left and trailing down.

This shows the pink edge trim that I cut from a fancier design and then added the green pearlized beads on it.  The central motif starts with a huge vintage button and has a beaded loop hanging from its holes.  I gold metallic corner is tooked under the left side.  Two beaded green loops and a large lilac bead and a seashell are up top.  Further on the right is a groupings of mother of pearl and old off white vintage buttons, interspersed with a purple bead from a pair of favorite earrings that bit the dust.

This lovely lavender motif is a vintage piece I inherited from my Grandma Kuchenmeister that adopted me.

The flash messed with this a little.  The red teardrop jewel is surrounded by tiny white beads that trail off into a flourish of larger beads.

Finally this is the block (lower left in the piece) and how it is looking so far.  You can see the small string of pink pearls that I couched down along the long purple seam in the upper right.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Update on Heritage Scraps webstore

Got all my die cut ads for my green Sizzix dies listed in my webstore, on to yellows.

If you want to take a peek and see what I've got listed go to

I have so much more to list, so keep checking back.

Opened a Webstore - Heritage Scraps

I opened a webstore called Heritage Scraps at

So far I have 47 listings there.

Please stop by and take a look; bookmark it and come back often as I have so many more stuff to list.

Thanks and have a blessed day!

Ecrater store update

Well after some long hours writing ads, I have all 73 green Sizzix die cuts ads listed in my ecrater store, Heritage Scraps.  Now on to listing my 60 yellow Sizzix die cut ads.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crazy Quilt progress

Been making some progress on my current crazy quilt project.

I am liking how this is coming along, I think it is going to turn out well.

Opened an ecrater store - Heritage Scraps

I opened an ecrater store to sell my stuff in, currently I am listing die cuts, but have much more to add. 

Heritage Scraps ecrater store

Hope you will stop by and see what I have and find something you can use in your craft projects; I have 1000s of more die cuts to list, but am listing some everyday as possible.  If you are looking for something in particular, you can email and ask.

First I am focusing on getting all my small green Sizzix dies listed.

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