I am here to share my creations with you. I love making cards using rubber stamps. I also enjoy quilting whenever I get the chance. You can contact me by clicking on my profile, then you'll see my email. Thanks for visiting.
I've been married for 16yrs now on June 14th (Flag Day). I have 2 wonderful daughters ages 10 and 12. I'm originally from San Diego, I've been in Colorado for 12 yrs now. Love it, just miss the beach. I have a twin sister who's also into stamping and quilting. I've been stamping for over 14 years now. I'm also an avid quilter for 25yrs. My mom took my twin sister and I to our first quilting/sewing class when we were 18yrs old and I've been making quilts ever since. My other hobby besides crafting is being on our Harley with my husband.
Ever since I seen fabric pencil cases on my daughter's 4th class, my husband said I could make one, but if I make one I'll have to make one for my 3rd grader of course. Well after looking through the internet for an easy pattern or tutorial, I couldn't find one that I could understand the directions to. I decided to come up with my own design & directions, these are what I came up with. I used pre-quilted fabrics the same as I made their back packs with. I wish I had more of the green fabric, but didn't & my oldest daughter was ok with the brown as well as my younger daughter loved her white one with the flowers. All fabric is 100% cotton.
I've been making quilted tote bags for years now & since I found some great pen pals on Split Coast Stampers I've made several of them for each & every one. This is for another pen pal, I think I have 1 more to make as far as that goes. My pen pals seemed to love their totes so that makes me feel good. This particular one, she liked the teals & greens together so this is what I came up with. All fabrics are 100% cotton & I used polyester batting.
Well, I felt I needed to make Erin's back pack because Kaitlyn's was done. Erin picked her pre-quilted 2 sided fabric out also. I was only going to start on it, but ended up finishing it until 2:00am on a work night even. Erin wanted the straps brown along with the pocket & bottom. I think this came out pretty cute. I made my own pocket again, used Velcro on the main pocket for the closure, then there's an opening behind the pocket too.
My 7yr daughter was looking through my quilting magazines & she found a quilted back pack & asked if I could make one for her. I took her & her 9yr sister to Joanns to pick out any pre-quilted fabrics. They didn't have much of a girly selection so we settled for this, which is pretty. This ended up being Kaitlyn's who's my 9yr daughter. I'll be making Erin's this week because I took her to another Joanns & she found some cute prints using browns & creams with flowers. I think this came out pretty good, it took me awhile but I did it for being my first one.
Here's the link to Pons & Porter for The Love of Quilting March/April 2005 issue of the magazine. It's called the Groovy Back Pack.