Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Sometime last year I saw the cutest thing on mmmcraft ( 

They were the cutest little mice living in an old altoid tin. I knew that all my little nieces would love this type of thing.  They love little things. So I made a bunch and have them all ready to go to America with my mom later this month. Just in time for Christmas. 

They are all girls except for one. And he had a green Hulk bear. 

They all wrote a little note to their new friend and have special instructions to whisper to the mouse anything they want Aunt Sarah to know and pray about and the mouse will tell me. 

They were fun to make.  Instead of altoid tins (not easy to find here in UK) I bought some cute little tins off of ebay for £1. I forgot to take a pic of the top, but each set of sisters has a different colour mouse and tin so they know who belongs to whom. 

Yay for some Christmas gifts done in October!

Monday, October 5, 2015


A friend asked me to make a triangle quilt, which has been on my "to try" list for a long time. 

I only have the two pictures she sent, because I forgot to take some before I sent it to her, of course! 

But it was fun and easy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A year has come and gone.

It's been a year since my last post. I can't say I'm back on posting all the time, but I do have some things to share. And they'll probably always be posted from my phone because I just don't have time for the computer these days. Sorry if it's bad quality! 

I received a wonderful email from a blog friend. She asked if I was still around since she hasn't seen anything for a long time. That was such a surprise and so sweet. So, here I am!

So I've been doing a lot of paper piecing lately because I've been sitting in doctors offices a lot lately. Things are finally seeming to come under control but then it's almost winter and there's nothing better than sitting on the couch with the kids and sewing. 

This is the quilt I've been working on lately. I'm currently hand quilting it. It's not so bad actually. But I may be having some pain in my wrist from it. Or the pain could be from the new meds I'm on. Either way I'm persevering, however taking it a bit slower. 

The back is all purple. It just seemed to fit with the front. I'm still looking for the right binding. 

I'll be back soon(er) than last time. Hope you've all been well. :)

Sarah xx

Monday, August 18, 2014


Look what's finished! 

My scrap buster quilt using Little Miss Shabby's tutorial

This has been a fun long term project. I've been doing a few blocks here and there, whenever I had enough tiny scraps to make a block. I haven't touched this quilt in over a year and a half. 

I decided to get a finish under my belt. 

I joined with the purge along at Stitched in Color and happily cut up nearly every piece of scrap that I had and finished this baby up. I really like it. I seems heavier than other quilts. I'm not sure if it's because there's so many little pieces and the seams add weight or what. I do know that I love it. 

Look at his little head peaking over.  :)

Thanks for the inspiration to finish this quilt Rachel!

Linking up with CrazyMomQuilts and QuiltStory, and SewCanShe because they're cool.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I made a shirt!

I did some selfish sewing this week. 
And I made myself a new shirt!
I didn't have a pattern. I used a shirt I already had and made a rough pattern. 
This is the first time I've ever sewn clothes for myself. 
And look! It even has some gathers around the neck.
I definitely plan on making a few more of these. I'm so proud of myself! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cassidy's Quilt

Remember when I told you that I made a quilt for all three of my nieces before I left for England...over a year ago?

Well, here's the last one. I've shared Brooke's and Taylor's, and finally here is Cassidy's.

This quilt is made using a Drunkard's Path pattern.  I really enjoyed making it for Cass.
She said she wanted colors that weren't too girly.  And I thought these fit the bill perfectly.

For the quilting, I just followed the seams around.  I like how it accentuates the pattern.  And I also like how every time  I look at this quilt I see a different pattern emerge.

So here they are all together. The three quilts for the three sisters. As different as they are from each other, but all so beautiful!

Linking up to Quiltstory and Finish it Up Friday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Baby Quilt

Prepare yourself...I have some horrible pictures of a really cute quilt.

It's such a shame, too! Because this quilt is so sweet! I made it last year with my son's teacher. It's made of her daughter's baby clothes.

 Look at the little ruffles from the bottom of a onesie! Oh, I could just eat this up.  I only wish I had better pictures. 

I quilted it with swirls and hearts to go with the really girly feel of the quilt. 

The mom LOVED it and was so happy.

Most squares are 4" and then there's little 2x2" squares that I put together to make them 4". 

I used an old crib sheet to fill in some empty squares and then for the binding. 

I just love this quilt and am so glad I could help a great teacher make it!

Linking up with QuiltStory and CrazyMomQuilts.