Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monster quilt

I can't wait to make this quilt! Eliam will be the lucky receiver. I was thinking for his first birthday but it's probably going to take me until his second birthday to finish it. :D
Look here for more on the Little Monsters quilt, the cushion and the skilled designer.
Australia has some amazing quilt/fabric designers! One of my other favorites is Melly & me.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Car roll-up mat

I've made this car roll-up mat to take along to church or other places. All the sudden my little girl loves cars! I am sure I could come up with a cool version of a doll roll-up mat too. Like a roll-up dollhouse...hmm...sewing machine where art thou...
This one was for my nephew Lorenzo. Thanks for being my guinea pig, I will make many many more.
The kids are both asleep, so dishes, here I come.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Tonight I heard that Karl Schnibbe passed away. I loved that guy.
He would bring us fresh tomatoes and other special treats while I served as a sister missionary on Temple Square. He would tell us about his experiences in life and what he went through and why he did what he did. He was bold, strong and courageous and I am sure he's happy to meet his dear friends again in heaven.
You can read more about him here:

Sunday, May 9, 2010


"We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are."
Marjorie Pay Hinckley

What's your family motto?

Last fall we were so lucky to attend a fireside by Steven Covey and he talked about his family motto: "Gathering for Zion" The whole family wears blue wristbands with the motto on it and even his grandkids can explain what it means.
I also like his life motto: Life live in crescendo!
Paddy and I still don't have a family motto figured out for our family. It's more difficult than we thought.
What's yours?

Spring jacket

I made a new jacket for Laneah and at first she hated it. She threw in the corner and said she'd never wear it. Never say never...especially when Mommy spent her precious past-kids-bedtime hours on it to sew it. Now she saw that there's an ice-cream print on it she likes it. Good girl. She'd better.
It's the Tinka-Bella pattern from Farbenmix. Can't wait to make the winter edition. :)

Happy Mother's Day

For the ones who haven't seen it yet...beautiful, truly beautiful!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Best bread recipe ever

You've got to try this:

500g spelt flour
1 pack of dry yeast
1 handfull of seeds like pumpkin or sunflower or whatever you like
10g salt
1 teaspoon bread spices
1/2 teaspoon sugar
250 ml buttermilk
250 ml water

First mix all the dry ingredients together and then add the water and buttermilk. Let it all rise in a warm place for 40 minutes and then bake in a bread form for about 40 minutes at 200 Celsius.
Let it cool down and enjoy!