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Crayon Floral Wall Hanging

My six year old granddaughter and I decided we had time for one more project before her visit with me ended.

So we drew a project in Electric Quilt, and printed out templates.

Alyssa used Crayola crayons to color her fabric butterfly and flower.  Then she cut out and fused the parts to a simple background that we had sewed together(Grandma applied fusible web to the fabric before Alyssa cut into the fabric) .

Alyssa's Wall Hanging

We had a very enjoyable afternoon crafting together.

Alyssa's Wall Hanging

For the curious, G Mom represents Grandma.  I don’t think Alyssa could figure out how to spell Grandma.

And I see an ‘oopsie’ that we need to fix.  We forgot the butterfly antennae!  We shall get that done before she goes back home!

*Update: Featured in Electric Quilt User Spotlight.

Pillow Fun

Our daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren have been visiting with us.  Hubby and I have really enjoyed their stay!

My six year old granddaughter and I had a little craft time.


I think she likes her pillows, don’t you?


She has every right to be proud of her accomplishments!

Alyssa's Pillow

She will keep one of the pillows for herself, and give the other pillow to a cousin for Christmas.

Valencia Street Bike Basket

I have had the Valencia Street Bike Basket tutorial link saved on my Pinterest for quite some time.

My two granddaughters are six and five years old…new bike riders.   I’ve decided the time has come to make the bike basket.

Palak Shah’s tutorial is easy to follow and the basket is quick to make.  You could make it without the ties and just have a nice basket.  Or you could add ties to every corner and just leave them tied as bows for a decorative touch to  the basket.  The basket doesn’t have to be used for a bike.  It could be a useful room decoration.

I don’t have a bike, so I couldn’t tie the basket to the handlebars to show to you,  but you get the idea.

Bike Baskets

My granddaughters will be getting these for Christmas.

Bike Baskets

Art Jars

Kathy, over at Pillows-A-La-Mode, shared a fabulous gift idea for children (Do I qualify?) and I thought ya’ll might want to know about it.

Check out her Art Jars post!


These not only make great gifts, but grandparents could keep these on hand for those special visits!

Community Service

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to
improve the world.  ~Anne Frank


Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get
better.  It’s not.  ~Dr. Seuss

Washington State, where I live, has had its share of wildfires this summer.  One very small thing that I can do is join a few quilting sisters in sewing pillowcases for the many children who have been affected by these devastating fires.


Pillowcases are easy to sew, and don’t require a lot of effort.  There are lots of tutorials to be found online to make pillowcases. 

 If making pillowcases happens to be on your list of Christmas gifts to make this year, then consider sewing an extra one and donating it to your local charity.