catching up. . .

I feel like I've been away for months but I guess it's just been a couple of weeks. I've been busy spending time with my parents who've been here visiting. Sad to see them go but I guess it's time to get back into the swing of things. I've got a few things to share with you so let me get right to it . . .

If you read my last post, you'll know that I've been working on getting some arts and crafts bags put together to donate to kids in Alabama who lost homes, etc in the recent tornadoes. I'm extremely excited to tell you that the first batch of bags were delivered this weekend to Cullman, AL and I can't wait to get more donated!

{bags created by Amy, Jeannie, and me!}

I also did a little sewing for my mum. She asked for a set of potholders so I made those and also decided to make some mug rugs to go along with them. Definitely a fun little project!

{pattern: Venti Mug Rug by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery}

{scrap buster potholder tutorial by Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts}

Last, but not least, I'm participating in TWO giveaways which both start tomorrow! One is for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day and you'll just have to come back tomorrow morning for the scoop on that ;) The other is part of I Live 2 Click's $2100 Mega Giveaway!! I Live 2 Click is a new site geared toward photographers and shares inspiration, tips and tricks, freebies, and lots more. This giveaway is part of the site's kick off so make sure to check it winner will take home $2100 worth of prizes, including their choice of any camera strap cover in my shop!

See you tomorrow :)


  1. WOW! You have been busy! Those pot holders are adorable.
    The kids are going to love those bags of goodies. What a sweet thing you have done. :-)

  2. very cute potholders! and i think it's wonderful you are making those bags!

  3. those pot holders are to die for! LOVE!!!!!!! great color combo!

  4. I forgot all about the craft bags :( bummer , ugh.

    Your pot holders are awesome and I love the matching mug rugs! The colors are fabulous!

  5. Love those potholders! I keep forgetting to make bags; I am adding it to my list.

  6. the potholders are so awesome and the much rugs are fantastic!!! you really are the best!

  7. I love your camera straps! Now if I could just use a camera.haah.ah..a
    You made your mom some really cute stuff! I know she has to love it.

  8. I think it is great to take the time to really evaluate those things in life that deserve thankfulness! Thanks for the reminder!