Friday, December 31, 2010

Log Cabin Quilt

December 31, 2010

Log Cabin Quilt

In 1997 while pregnant with Oliver I took beginning quilt classes with my aunt.
It was the first time I purchased fabric and my first time using a sewing machine.
Of course I fell in love with fabric and the possibilities of creation.
I had long admired and dreamed for an armoire filled with lovey, time worn quilts.
Over the years I've hand quilted a dozen plus quilts and have enjoyed it very much.

I haven't hand quilted for several years now and I don't think I will as I'm about to pick up knitting needles for the first time.
(My sweet family has treated me to lessons this year.
There is a cute antique/yarn store a mile from my home where an older lady teaches private lessons for $20 an hour.)
In my basement there are four pieced and pinned quilts ready for quilting.
I won't be hand quilting them ever so I've decided to simply tie, bind and use them.

This log cabin quilt has been stored for seven years.
It has 64 squares and a very piecey border.
It measure 108" x 126.
It's ginormously huge and warm.
I loved making it.

I love it on my bed even more.
Best wishes and love this New Year.
xoxooxo, Camille

Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter Garland

December 28, 2010

Winter Garland

A few winters back I made a garland out of felt and batting (scraps from quilt making).

It came apart awhile ago.
I restrung it this month and added pink felt and shiny ornaments.

It doesn't scream Christmas so I hung them around the house instead of putting them up 'til next year.

It was a quick, inexpensive, fun and pretty project.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tea Party Basket

December 23, 2010

Tea Party Basket

A sweet girl I know has a tea set on her wish list.
It took me a month to gather it together and sew a few things.

The basket was thrifted for five dollars.
The liner is a very ugly country dark red so I tried to bleach it out.
It colored the whole load of whites a pretty light pink.
My usually white towels are pink.
Of course Chris and Oliver are not too keen with pink underwear.

The liner is a huge bonus with its pockets.

I spent $5.50 on the cups and saucers.
The basket was $5.
The napkins cost $12.
The fabric was from my stashes.
The tea set in the magazine cost $25
My tea party basket cost $22.50 + leg and hand work + a bit of imagination!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scenes From The Office Staring Barbie And Woody

December 21, 2010

Scenes From The Office Starring Barbie And Woody

Freya wanted to play dolls tonight.

She thought it would be fun to reenact The Office.
She chose the Christmas episode where Pam and Karen host a Christmas party as an alternative to Angela's Nutcracker themed Christmas party.

The cast is made up of Barbies and Woodies + Beaker.

Top row; left to right: Micheal, Jim, Dwight, Stanley, Andy, Kevin.
Bottom row; left to right: Pam, Karen, Kelly, Angela.
(Freya asked if we can look for Barbies at the thrift store so we can have a Phyllis and Meredith).


Best of all the cast has a nice plastic trailer where they all live together.
All is great this Winter Solstice.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


December 18, 2010


Instead of buying a Christmas tree this year I bought topiaries and such.
I figure I can keep them alive for at least two months.

I have never put up a fake tree but this thrifted find worked out well.

It's always a big task decorating for Christmas and I find ways to simplify every year.
Does it look simplified?
Have a great week!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Last Minute Scarf

December 17, 2010

Last Minute Scarf

Old sweaters, scrap fabric and left over wool.

Plus an old boyscout patch for glamour!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Elf

December 15, 2010

It snowed last night and the snow flakes in my window looked wonderful.

December 12, 2010

Happy Elf

Projects got finished this week and a new week was started off right with an impromptu family crafternoon.

We made paper snow flakes.

Chris got really into cutting out paper snowflakes.

After an hour we had 32 snow flakes.

I ironed the snowflakes.

And tied them with thread to a length of string.

This week I...

.... thrifted this vase and gave it to a best friend for Christmas.

Purchased all my gift wrap.

Finished my lawn cloth.

And fancied up some napkins for the tea set I'm putting together.
(Photo's coming soon).

It's been a good week.