Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Years Cooking – Cornish Pasties!

Last year I told you about our New Years tradition. I love our tradition. Each year we make some ethnic food that we wouldn’t normally make because it takes too much effort. Mr. Steam’s favorite is the Cornish Pasty (pronounced … Continue reading

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Triangle Tree Skirt: Concept to Completion – Step 3 and 4 Assembly and Quilting Design

M’s tree skirt is being made from a pattern, so I didn’t need to do any further design work. And selecting the fabrics was practically a no brainer. M is all about pink and purple. She everything MUST be pink … Continue reading

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Train Tree Skirt: Concept to Completion – Step 2 Design and Fabric Selection

Now that N had selected the conceptual design for his Train Tree Skirt it was time to do the final design and select fabrics. The toy train skirt from Monkey’s in My Pocket was our inspiration. But, N wanted REAL … Continue reading

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Tree Skirts: Concept to Completion – Step 1 Concept

So I am trying to stay true to my process pledge. Yesterday I shared with you the design / thought process for coming up with the quilting for Pansy Park. That quilt was 10 years in the making. My current … Continue reading

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Perfection, it takes 10 years

Ten years ago I was early into my quilting adventures I was on a quilt shop hop and found a Thimbelberries block of the month called Pansy Park. I knew it was the perfect quilt for my mom. Perfect colors, … Continue reading

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To Give a Card or Present? Why choose!

This year’s card was so much fun to put together. It’s supposed to look like a Christmas present. When you slide up the box top out pops the card. Ours had a picture on one side and our family letter … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas – Door Decorations

I love that the mini-Steam’s love to decorate. Our neighbor gave them each Halloween and Easter door decorations as a thank you for some yard work they helped with and they were THRILLED! I have been wanting to make these … Continue reading

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Homemade Christmas – Holiday Mug Rug

Sometimes you need a nice little hostess gift, teacher gift or bosses gift. I like keeping a few of these around for quick little last minutes gifts (or in my case frantically whipping them up at the last minute!). I … Continue reading

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Snow worries, you still have time to make this

We have a decades long tradition in the Steam house. Every year I make an ornament or two and give them to the kids in the family. That way when the kids grow up and have their own tree they … Continue reading

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Wishing you a Very Minion Christmas

The Mini Steams love to decorate their trees. And they (much like their Mommy) love to get ornaments. This year the kids are getting a bunch of ornaments. Along with the annual ornament (I’ll post that later) and the yearly … Continue reading

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