Friday, November 17, 2017

DIY Game Day Pillows for Football Fans

The DIY Game Day Pillows are the perfect afternoon project to be ready for Thanksgiving Weekend football...or get a jump start on a Christmas gift for your favorite football fan.  Special thanks to Shannon Fabrics and Fairfield World for providing me with product and to Fairfield World for compensating me for this post.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

R2-K9 Star Wars Themed DIY Dog Bed

The Star Wars dog-parent in your life is definitely going to want one of these.  Although a dog bed like this can be made for any theme.  Thanks to Shannon Fabrics, Dritz, and Fairfield World for providing me with product for this dog bed and to Fairfield World for compensating me for this post.  All opinions, ideas, enthusiasm and complete geekiness is 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links.


R2-K9 get it?!?  Although K-9SO could make a great dog bed too.  A friend of mine recently became pet-parent to a rescue dog and he wanted a comfy place for his dog to sleep.  Since he is such a Star Wars fan, I thought a punny Star Wars dog joke was in order.  (Free Pattern for Star Wars Quilt-in-a-Day in photos can be found here.)

And because he wanted an extra cover for when the first was in the wash, I made a second with some
Luxe Cuddle® Weave in Silver Heather to match the dog's beautiful coat to minimize visible pet hair.

Materials to make your own:

Zippered Shield Foam Protector

Foam is an amazing material for so many things...but it can be spendy, so you want to protect it regardless of the use.  When I recently made a pet bed for a friend, I wanted it to have an easily removed cover for routine washing that still left the foam protected with a separate cover that could still be removed if a deep clean of the cover was in order.  Fairfield World and Dritz have provided me with product for this project and Fairfield has compensated me for this post.  All opinions, ideas, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.

And I wanted to show you how to make your own zippered Shield Foam Protector, perfect for pet beds, protection under softa cushions and much more.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Turkey Kids Crafts and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

I love Halloween, but I love the Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons even more.  Here's a lot of fun Turkey crafts to get you in the mood.   The
Awesome turkey kids crafts great thanksgiivng diy projects for children
These easy turkey projects for kids will keep little hands busy while big people tend to the feast and the football! They are fun for building exciting for the big day and would make darling decorations! Personalized Turkey Placemats | Toilet Paper Turkey | Turkey Quiet Page | Turkey Leaf Shirt Turkey Napkin Ring | Turkey Popsicle Stick Craft | Rice Krispie Turkey Treat | Turkey Candy Pouch Turkey Fabric Headband | Turkey Pinecode Craft | Turkey Paper Plate Craft | Turkey Golf Craft Turkey Gift Bags | Turkey Door Decor | Turkey Ribbon Shirt | Turkey Cookie Pops Turkey Candy Pouches | Turkey Candy Treats | Turkey Rolls | Turkey Wreath

Friday, November 3, 2017

Dr. Seuss Baby Quilt

Dr. Seuss is a perennial favorite, so I've been working on a batch of Dr. Seuss themed quilts for the shop.  These always go fast, so if you know a special baby or toddler who needs this one for Christmas, grab it quick.  (Disclaimer:  This post contains shop and affiliate links).

This Dr. Seuss Baby Quilt can be purchased in my Etsy Shop here.


This quilt has 18 different Dr. Seuss themed fabrics representing 8 favorite Dr. Seuss stories and characters including Horton Hears a Who, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Oh the Places You'll Go, Red Fish Blue Fish, The Alphabet Book, Green Eggs and Ham, and Hop on Pop.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

15 Candy Corn Crafts and Recipes and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

I love that candy corns can be used decorating into the Thanksgiving season.  You'll love these ideas Candy Corn Debra has put together.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rainbow Sarah Jane Magic Quilt

New Sarah Jane Magic quilt available in my Pieces by Polly Quilts Etsy Shop!  Unicorns, Dragons, and Mermaids galore.  I hope you'll love this one as much as I loved making it.  (Disclaimer: This post contains shop and affiliate links.)  

This quilt is finished and ready to ship and would make a perfect baby shower gift or Christmas gift for a special child, baby, or expecting mom in your life.  At 40" x 56" prewashed, this is my favorite size quilts to give to babies since it fits well over a crib mattress and will continue to fit the child well for years to come.  This is still the size my small 8-year-old loves best.