Welcome to my blog. I hope that you enjoy it. My goal is to keep everyone posted as to my sewing and things that will be sold in my store at http://www.idahoatheart.etsy.com/.
I'll also blog about other things that interest me like my family, cooking (sharing receipes), things I learn along the way, etc. Hope you all enjoy.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Summer Fun


These are the Summer Table Runners that I have recently finished.  They are bright and fun and are each different.  I have posted the two outer runners to my store.  Below is the listing for the runner with the blue binding.  Come take a look.  I'll post the last one, the one in the middle tomorrow morning.
Here is another fun and bright quilted summer table runner.  This one has blue binding and another fun stitch on the binding.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/507912895/colorful-quilteld-summer-table-runner

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Summer Table runner

https://www.etsy.com/listing/494201212/summer-table-runner

I have been working on some fun summer table runners.  They all are similar but different too.  This is the first of three.  I just need to bind the other two.  They are bright and fun and would look great on any table as a table runner or on top of shelves, bar tops etc.

Come take a look.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Finished projects

As you know I'm going through projects that I started over the last couple of years.  These were projects that I was almost done with and for some reason never finished.  In between finishing projects I've been organizing my sewing room and going through scraps and material to see what I have and thinking of future projects.

So a baby blanket and two Christmas Tree skirts have now been added to my store.  Take a look and tell your friends.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/507238835/pink-john-deer-baby-blanket

https://www.etsy.com/listing/493755082/western-snowman-christmas-tree-skirt

https://www.etsy.com/listing/507245041/christmas-light-christmas-tree-skirt

Have a great day and wonderful week.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Finished what I started

I am starting off the year finishing up projects that I have started over the last couple of years.  I started off finishing my daughters quilt.  It is now on her bed.
If you'd like to see it take a look at my IdahoAtHeart facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IdahoAtHeart/

Yesterday  started on a tote of unfished projects that I started for my store on etsy but hadn't finished.  I started on a purse:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/506135693/lime-green-and-brown-flowered-purse?ref=shop_home_active_1

It is lime green and brown and very pretty.  I free motion quilted it and they are very durable.  I love mine.

They make great gifts or are fun to keep for yourselves.

Next in my tote is a Christmas Tree skirt.  So if you are in need and don't want to forget for next Christmas stay tuned.  I'd like to get it posted in the next couple of days.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Store is up and running....

Hello everyone,

It has been a very long time since I have even visited this blog.  Things have changed a lot over the last few years in our house.  We moved from Oklahoma in 2014 to Illinois and now we are already looking ahead to our next move.  We move a lot which is why I have a store on Etsy.  It allows me to sell stuff from where ever we are living.  We moved here in Illinois with three beautiful girl and we have added one handsome son to the mix. 

Things are starting to settle down again and I'm having to find a new routine but I have managed to get some sewing down and have started posting to my store again.  I missed making things for others.  I love to sew but in my down time I spent time sewing for my kids.  I had forgotten how much I loved sewing things for them.  I have also been spending time teaching them to sew small projects.  They are all at different levels but things are going well.  That is another reason I use Etsy.  I can post things as I have time to sew them.

I used to think that I wanted to make a lot of different things to sell and over the last couple of years I have realized that trying to keep up with many sewing projects is more stressful than stress relieving.  So I have decided to sell only a few different things.  I will be selling flannel baby blankets.  I hemstitch around the edges so they can then be crocheted.  I will sell some of them ready to be crocheted and some already done.  I usually only buy enough fabric to do make one blanket and 2-3 burp clothes.  I have posted a few of the finished ones on my store already.  Here are a couple:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/489764365/blue-flower-flannel-crocheted-edge-baby?ref=shop_home_active_8

https://www.etsy.com/listing/479947652/kite-flannel-crocheted-edged-baby?ref=shop_home_active_3

Here is a car seat blanket:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/493445183/car-seat-flannetl-crocheted-blanket?ref=shop_home_active_2

I will add table runners as I get them done as well.  Right now I don't have any done and I'm sewing lots of gifts for Christmas so I probably wont add any til January.

Another item I would like to sell are full size blankets.  Those take longer to make so I'll add them as I get them done.

If you have seen something on my store that you like but I don't add anymore don't hesitate to ask if I can make you one.  If I have time I'd love to help you out.

I'll keep you posted as I add things to my store.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Here we go....

Hello Everyone,
It has been a while since I have posted anything here since opening my other blog IdahoAtHeart.wordpress.com.  I just reopened my store.  It doesn't have very many things on it as of yet.  I have had a busy year with packing, moving, unpacking and finding balance in my new home.  I have started sewing again and am so glad to get back to it.  I hope to get many things up on my store over the next month.

I will also be taking some older posts and pictures off so I can add new pictures and posts of things that will be added to my store.  Bear with me as I get things going again.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.  I hope that you have had a great year.  I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and that you have a great 2014.  Catch ya later.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Blog

A new blog.  Well I'm trying to create a new blog.  Word Press was recommended so I'm trying it.  I'm struggling a little bit so bare with me as I learn the new blog and change the appearance.  I'm not going to get everything done tonight but come check it out.  It is now idahoatheart.wordpress.com.  Or click here.
I added a picture there of the cute dresses.  I have several other pictures I would like to post over the next couple of days.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving

Ok well I was going to share some pictures with you but they will have to wait.  I have run out of room on this blogsite.

Anyways, we had a great Thanksgiving weekend.  My in laws came in from out of town and we had a lot of fun.  We had a good meal and did a lot of visiting.

Friday we took down all the Thanksgiving decorations and put up our Christmas decorations.  We put up our tree, our snowman up front, bought lights for the outside of the house (first year for that), and crafted some new decorations that are cute.  No we didn't do the Black Friday shopping.  I'm not willing to put up with the rude people you hear about for a sale price.

Saturday we just did random stuff around the house, yard and in the garage.

Sunday my girls wore their new beautiful Christmas dresses that their Grandma bought them.  I have pictures but sadly cannot share them with you at this point.

This week is going to be very busy trying to get as much Christmas stuff ready.  My sewing room was organized and looks much better so that will help.

Ok so now my question.  Is blogger the best free blog out there or is there others that I might should look into?  I don't want to pay for my pictures to be on my blog.  Any ideas?  Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Have a great Monday.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Snowman Christmas Tree Skirt

Here is a Christmas Tree skirt I made to sell on my store.  I grew up with Christmas Tree skirts but for the past few years we haven't had one.  So I decided to make one for us.  While doing that I decided to make one to sell.

It is made out of cotton material.  It has batting, and the binding is store bought bias binding.  I have also free motion stitched it.  It is machine washable and may need some ironing afterwards.

It is really cute.  If you want to see more information and more pictures click here.

Christmas tree skirt

Well here is our Christmas tree skirt.  I just finished it today.  I had one more picture but blogger wont let me add it for who knows what reason.  Anyways.  The first picture is actually the back in my mind.  It is reversible but I like the Santa side more.  Sarah was with me while picking out the material and these were the ones that she wanted.
 I free put batting in them and then free motion stitched them.  Then I sewed bias binding on the all the edges.  I am very excited to use this this year.  We haven't had one since we've been married and we really like this one.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What?

This week has been interesting and rough.  Sarah has been struggling in school and it has taken it's tole on me.  I know that she is only 4 and that there is a lot for her to learn but when she is struggling to behave it makes me wonder where I am going wrong.  Yesterday I spent the day just thinking over everything I do and say trying to figure out what I might be teaching her that I didn't want to teach her.  I came to the conclusion that there are a few things I definitely need to change but also in reality our kids don't learn everything from us.  I know it can suck sometimes knowing that they are picking up habits - be it good or bad - from other kids they see at school and church.

I had to take a step back and just do my best.  She was much better today and I had a much better day because of it.  Sometimes being a mom is just hard but it is definitely worth it.  So I'll keep doing my best and adjust when needed and try to be the best influence on my kids that I can be and hope that in the end they make the right decisions when I'm not around to help them choose the right.

Have a great Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Table runner finished

 I mentioned that I had been working on a fall table runner.  Here it is....finished!  I was able to finish it this afternoon in between cleaning the house and helping my kids with their chores.  It will not be posted to my store since it has already sold.  I will send it out tomorrow.
 It is made out of cotton material, batting and thread. 

 You know I like to use fun stitching on the binding.
I didn't take a very big picture of the backing material but you can see it in this picture.  I thought it would be fun to spice the back up a little.

I hope she likes it.  Have a great day.

I will pick myself back up....

So what now?  I will be honest I was upset by the way the voting went in America.  I don't understand how this can happen.  I was still upset this morning after having dreams last night about voting...over and over again.  Then a thought came to me.

Is my mood helping or hindering the situation? 

So what now?  We pick ourselves back up and dust our pants off and get to work.  We need to help each other more now.  Maybe that is what we need to learn from this.  No matter who we voted for yesterday we are America.  We are supposed to help each other.  We are supposed to support and lift each other.  The President does not control each of us and cannot stop us from being Americans...no matter who the President is.

So that is my goal.  I will look around and see where and who I can help.  What are you going to do?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday

I feel pretty good about my shopping trip today.  I went to two stores.  Walgreen's and then Walmart.  I saved $29.41 at Walgreen's between their sales and my coupons.  Then at Walmart I saved another $22.08 making my savings today $51.49.  I felt pretty good about that.  My goal has been to save $10-$15 each week so today was definitely a success. 

I was also able to get Yana to take a short nap today so I was able to get some sewing done.  Hopefully I'll have pictures of the finished product for you tomorrow.

My girls have been good and although I am feeling really tired I think I'll take them for a walk.  I'm hoping that the nap today doesn't make Yana want to get up in the middle of the night.  She has slept all night the last 3 nights but has also not had a nap for almost a week.  So we will see.  She was obviously tired because she rolled right over and went to sleep.

I am loving the cooler weather.  I think I'm freezing my family out of the house though.  At night my husband is completely covered in the blankets and I'm sleeping on top of them. 


Sorry I know today is kind of random but that happens more and more when I'm tired.  Have a great Tuesday. 
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