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Samanthalb
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Travelling Makers
Over the past summer we have done some travelling. As a maker, I am not always drawn to souvenirs. Often they are over priced made-in-china nick-knacks that I always feel I could make myself... like a shall... or a scarf.. or a postcard type of thing. Also,...
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Our Very First Give-Away!
Hello readers I am so happy you stopped by and you will be glad you did! Today I am posting to tell you about this great quilting book that has become an essential bedtime story in our family! Brandy Lynn, you probably recognize the name as she is the host ...
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Crochet - A New Go-To For Crafting in Spring Weather
With spring weather finally making an appearance here in Ottawa I keep finding myself less drawn to my sewing machine and more pulled to a sunny window - or even crazier- outside. Helene has now taken her first walk outside on the grass (she learned to walk...
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Buttercups Baby Quilt Pattern
I had some amazing baby quilts donated at our last guild meeting to the charity we coordinate for the babies in the hospital. You can really tell that the quilters are feeling the spring vibe and I wanted to jump on the wagon. This month I created this smal...
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Moving to... Montreal!
Bonjour! Today I am posting about my family's newest adventure - moving to Montreal! My husband has been offered a contract at Google in Montreal so that means we are moving! We plan on coming back to Ottawa after the contract, (that is the plan for right n...
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Re-writable Flashcards/Clue Cards/Memory Game
  Re-writable Flashcards/Clue Cards/Memory Game Flash cards are great for kids to learn their letters, their numbers and 'sight words'. Unfortunately, flash cards get bent, ripped and dirty very quickly. I created a flash card holder that I could wash, that...
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Sewing with Kids
Sewing with your kids or children in your life can be daunting. We are talking about sharp needles, electrical machines, expensive materials .. all these things can put us off sewing with our kids. I have met many obstacles while teaching my little one to s...
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Your New Sewing Buddy- A Hedge Hog! - Free Pin Cushion Pattern
This past weekend was my sister-in-laws birthday. In the past few months she has started sewing and I wanted to get her some of my very favourite pins. It took me years to finally treat myself to some quality pins. My favourite pins are these yellow flower ...
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Homemade Valentines - A Kindy Craft
When it comes to holidays, my oldest daughter thinks the entire house needs to be redecorated at every opportunity. Valentines is coming up and we never just send the 'fill your name in' kind. We try to use the holiday as an opportunity to sit at the table ...
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A Royal Baby
This baby quilt is small enough to whip up in an afternoon. It comes with a free PDF applique pattern to print, and a video showing my favourite (can't mess it up) applique method! Finished size is 24" x 24", perfect for a tummy time blanket for any royal b...
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