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not so scary

The hopscotch scarf has been a katie jean staple for me to sew up.  Just look at my website and you will see a great rotating picture of one on my little model.  It’s actually fabric therapy, going through my fabrics and laying them all out together, mixing it up.  And then finding the perfect vintage chenille and minky to add to the back of the scarf to lay cozy against the neck. 

This past week I have been busy making a few extra scarves.  And this is the new style that I came up with.  It has a fun ruffle going down one side of the scarf.  It’s like a caterpillar!

This is the not so scary halloween scarf.  Which was extra fun to make since I found a bit of this perfect owl and cat fabric.  And some pretty soft yellow minky!  If you look at my girl’s hand, you can tell how much she likes this fabric.  She snuck a little piece of it out of my sewing room. It has now become yet another doll blanket.

And this is the scarf that you have a chance to win!  If you visit Polka Dot Chair you will actually have 2 chances to win.  Just read her post about the giveaway for you to see how.  Good luck!  And thank you for your sweet comments!



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frisbee winner

I think this frisbee dog is a girl.  And if you ask my daughter, all of the dogs from her party were girls. Of course!  Especially since they are each backed in pink gingham. Pink = Girl.

And to the giveaway.    The winner is Shell!!  Thanks for all of your sweet comments!  I love hearing from you and I love that we share so many of the same interests.

Now I need to share with you the last little bit of what I have done with this fabric and the dog.

I couldn’t resist making a shirt for her.  With just a little wunder under and brown thread.

It looks just as cute from the inside.

But, I think it is a bit too small for her.  She still hasn’t worn it and I think it feels too tight to her.  So, it will go soon to my shop!  Size 5T if you’re interested.

featuring the frisbee dog shirt


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sharing time

I wanted to show you my  last few pics of my girl’s birthday party.  And p.s.  if you read this entire post there will be a surprise at the end!

My neighbor showed me a neat trick for making these fruit bouquets.  Insert a wedge of iceberg lettuce in the pot.  These were fun to make.  I wish I had bought more pineapple, and the strawberries also had blueberries on the skewers that helped them from slipping down the stick.  The kids loved it and of course they ate it all!

I also made these huge tissue paper flowers.  They hung from the ceiling over the counter where I had the food out.  My husband thought that I bought them, what a kook :)

Remember the theme of her party was dogs.  So I ordered this simple cake with a dog bone on it.  The plastic dogs we already had and had been through the dishwasher.  I was going to put them nicely around the perimeter of the cake, but when the girls saw what I was up to, they decided to assist me!

And here is was I made for each little girl to take home with her.  A little scottie dog.  My girl even helped me add the stuffing.  It was so sweet for me to get to make them with her.  She named her dog “Frisbee”!  Gotta love it.

And here is your surprise… I made an extra little dog for you!!  Yes, you can be the proud owner of your very own frisbee dog.  Just leave a comment for a chance to win.  This giveaway will end on Sunday night.  Thanks and pass it on!


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a sweet pairing

Another giveaway, already?  Yes, already!  Though this time it will be eleven little gifts for one lucky person!  I made these 2 cute tea towels.  Each is finished a little differently and make a sweet pair!
One reader will win all eleven prizes!  Did you get that part?  I do want it to be me though.  I saw all of the prizes on My Girl Thursday, and was ready to do a little shopping.  I have a friend’s birthday this Friday so how perfect to pick out something fun for her!
Here’s how to enter…
Hop on over to each sponsors blog. Go ahead and leave a sweet comment on each blog to make their day. Come back to this post and leave your name and email address.
Bonus entry…
Follow my girl thursday on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure you leave a second comment in order to qualify your entry. Oh, and be sure to include @mygirlthursday in your tweet (so your entry can be verified). (This is a bonus entry only, you must complete the first entry in order to qualify for this contest.)
The contest will close Saturday, June 5th at 5pm est. Everyone is welcome to enter.


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I want to give out a big thank you to all of you girls who participated in my giveaway!  I do so love seeing who is following my blog, and meeting some new faces.  Truthfully, I wonder if anyone is there, or is it just me and my sisters!

Now…. the winner of the “Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Tea Towel” book giveaway is Rachel!  And she has a cute blog too  www.nestfullofeggs.blogspot.com.  Be sure to visit her and wish her a happy sewing!


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twin cities

Quilt Market in the great twin cities has been on my mind this weekend.   And for the past hour, I have been cruising again.  Cruising Flickr.  Looking at all of the wonderful pic’s from Quilt Market.

Right now, that is where my sister Mary is.  Buying fabric for her shop in Grand Forks.  I am so jealous.  But this is what I can do instead.

Look at everyone else’s photo’s plus my own from Fall QM in Houston.  It is more eye candy and a ton of inspiration that I love!

I just want to go on line and shop for fabric right now.  Buy up some of the fun stuff that I can’t get locally.

moda block quilt by elliebelle7620

If you do look through my Flickr, look through my favorites.  There is some fun stuff in there too!  I have been looking especially at using up my scraps again!  Making a little log cabin quilt.  Stay tuned for that.

p.s. please remember to leave a comment to be entered into my book giveaway!  It ends Monday.


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a thank you and a gift

It has been awhile since I have had any kind of giveaway.  And since everyone has been so generous with me lately, I thought I would pass on some of the love to you.

Remember this book?  I have two little items that were featured in here.  It was so fun to see them come to life in these pages together with over 24 other projects.

If you would like this book all you need to do is:

  1. Leave a comment here on this post. 
  2. Twitter about it and leave a second comment saying you did.
  3. Post it on your Facebook and leave another comment here saying you did.
  4. Finally, blog about it if you like and leave another comment here, saying you did.  With a link too please :)

That gives you 4 seperate chances for you to enter this book giveaway.  You can also use the book cover photo if you like.  The giveaway will end on Monday, May 24th.  I hope you have fun with it!  Sharin’ the love.

Make Tea Not War, originally uploaded by mooosh ♥ miso funky.

And to add to the giveaway, I wanted to give you another little gift.  If you order anything from my shop during the month of May, I will give you free shipping!  Just message me before you order and use the code “SWEET TEA” in the convo.
Thanks for being sweet! And for more about the book, look here.


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