Month: November 2014 Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas

Christmas PJs from a Sew-Along Project Kit

Are Christmas pajamas on your to-do list?

I know how you can get these stitched up & on your kids way ahead of Christmas… get the Sleepover Pajamas Project Kit from Whimsical Fabrics.  It’s all you need for making up a set of Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas in holiday fabrics for this seasons’ bedtimes.

I stitched up the Santa’s Workshop Project Kit for my 5 year old. Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas


Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey Enchiladas

Have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving dinner?  Here is a recipe for you.

One of my best recipe books is the 9×13 The Perfect-Fit Dish.  It is all recipes for the most popular casserole dish.  I have a vintage glass pyrex dish that I use for these main dish, side dish, and dessert recipes.

To use up that left over turkey and cranberry sauce, try this yummy dish.  It makes up a slightly sweet and slightly spicy enchilada meal. leftover turkey recipe 21 (more…)


Hoping a very blessed Thanksgiving Day for you and your family….

On this day, I am thankful for my family & friends, my health & security, and the many blessings from God…

I am thankful for the sometimes rare sunny day in the Pac NW & that there are only 20-something days until we start gaining daylight hours.  I am thankful for my developing sewing talents, my growing blog interest, & my connections to awesome women in the crafting world.  I am thankful for all my projects and opportunities. Thanksgiving Wreath

I am thankful for my youngest girl’s growing independence and constant affection for others… & that she now buckles herself in the carseat (well, most of the time).

I am thankful for my son’s new found passion in team sports… & his awesome belly laugh when he truly finds something funny, usually involving farts, bare butts, or someone falling down.

I am thankful for my oldest girl’s ambition and motivation to achieve… & especially her new driver’s license that means we are never out of milk and bread.


I am thankful for our three cats that add such joy to our family, teach responsibility and nurturing to the kids, & provide amusement as my husband tries to relate to felines. Thanksgiving Jack

I am thankful for my husband because he takes care of our ‘family business’ & he can do anything with the support of you tube and his trusty tool belt and head light.  He has fixed appliances, furniture, computers, and clogged toilets.

We are awesomely blessed!

A Family of Omni Shirts

This is our family of Omni Tempore Shirts from the Sofilantjes Pattern! Omni Tempore 2

We are a family of 5, but my youngest will have to wait a few weeks for her Omni… it is made with a soft plush pocket and hoodie.  She will find it under the tree on Christmas morning.  As will another family member who is getting an Omni shirt specially made From-a-Box.  {shhhhh……}


Pattern Parcel #7 is HERE… the Barcelona Bag

This is my first participation in the Pattern Parcel, and WOW did I luck-out on a great one!  It’s all BAGS!!!  It’s 5 unique bags pattern from classic to trendy and all super functional… plus, a bonus pattern for some extra sewing.

Pattern Parcel #7: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win


www.from-a-box Sofilantjes Iridis

It’s a Wrap Dress from Sofilantjes!

One of my favorite pattern designers is Annemieke of Sofilantjes Patterns… I was a lucky tester of her latest pattern, the Iridis Wrap Dress for girls size 12m to 14. AND ready for this? you can stitch it up in knit fabric OR woven fabric according to the pattern, or a mix of knit AND woven fabrics as many testers did.

Look at the results on my beautiful niece!

www.from-a-box Sofilantjes Iridis


Such a Sweet Skirt for Kenzie’s Holiday Tour

Since the Holidays are coming soon, my youngest daughter selected this sweet cupcake fabric that is perfect for a Kenzie Skirt!  and perfect to share on the Kenzie Holiday Tour.

Read on to see my Kenzie and for a discount code and give-away.