6 tissue holders, 5 cathedral blocks, 3 letters appliqued, 2 gathered clutches, and one snow storm in Nashville

It's that time of year again folks...
I think everyone is crafting like mad. There are sooo many cool tutorials out there and gifts to give.

The tissue holders came from this tutorial posted on the Sew mama sew website. Generated by the talented person behind JCasa*handmade.

My cathedral quilt is coming slowly but surely. I have five blocks down, and I've moved to machine sewing in the squares....I just can't hand sew them anymore.

I'm making a quilt for my BF and he is a huge Alabama Football fan...Roll Tide! So the quilt has a giant RTR in the middle of it in the 'bama Crimson (not red mind you, I've been corrected). This quilt has a way to go but the good news is we aren't exchanging until after the holidays :)

I made two super cute gathered clutches from this tutorial posted by the awesome woman behind the Noodlehead blog.

To top it off Nashville actually got a little snow...go figure I leave NY and the snow follows me.

Colby on the other hand was not impressed...snow makes his paws cold.


Crayon Roll Up

Well that cathedral quilt is slowly but surely moving along....
I whipped up a quickie gift for a little girl about to turn three. I'm a fan of the classic kid toys..coloring books, blocks, puzzles, stuffed animals...etc.

I made a little crayon keeper for her to store her crayons in...of course this comes with some new crayons and a coloring book too. Turns out I'm the only adult left in the world who thinks coloring is cool. There are so many expensive and wild toys out there. I had to look and look for crayons and coloring books. For 4 dollars at target I got a set of .79 cent crayons and a coloring book. I'm pretty sure my scrap eater project and cheep simple toy will be a hit...


Speaking of Heather Ross

So it's well established I just adore all things ross...
I've also never made a cathedral quilt before...
So I went through the new Far Far Away II collection I have and picked out the super cute cat and owl in the boat print. I figured out how to fussy cut the story picture and set about cutting out some muslin squares....Here's what the squares look like all folded up:

Then I sewed the squres together and now I'm sewing in the little stories... I'm super happy with it so far!

I've got a long way to go...