Showing posts from June, 2013

Here's to Mommys

Busy, busy, not much sewing going on! Changing diapers and making bottles! Eat, play, and crash! Wake up and do it all again! But I had a big helper this week! Bounce, bounce, and bounce some more! These things are great! I have done a little crocheting with big balls of fabric! Making a very bright rug for our kitchen. We will see how I do when I start sewing it together. Hope you had a great week! We did! Our little visitor goes home tomorrow! This ol' momma bear is going to hibernate for a day or so! Until next time, create and be unique! Lisa

Quilters Candy Unwrapped June Winner

My last project The mini tumbler quilt I am working on with the Aspen Frost Moda Candy (2 1/2 charms). I used Missouri Star Quilt Co. 2 1/2 Mini Tumbler Template to cut them up really quick, and at $3.88 you can't beat the price. Then I realized I had sewn all the rows the same. With a tumbler quilt each row alternates. They are all ready to be sewn back up but my power has been off until this evening! When you live in the woods and a tree falls and breaks the power pole a mile away, it takes at least a day to put up another pole. They had our road blocked all day because the pole came down across the road. Domino effect! No traffic all day, not that we have much, but it was nice. We played with Zoey! Sometimes it is not so bad without T.V. or electronic games, just soft toys and laughter. Reminder Don't forget Half Pint Knits Also, as a special bonus, I am offering the readers of In the Boondocks a 10% discount for the month of June. Use 10BOONDOCKS at checkout to re

Not a quick project

Can you see what I did wrong? Ugh! Pick, pick, pick! Don't forget to enter Quilters Candy & Giveaway Until next time, create and be unique! Lisa

Quilters Candy Unwrapped & Giveaway

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! "What's It Look Like" name has changed to " Quilters Candy Unwrapped "! For June I have four Moda fabric lines spread out for you to see and maybe WIN two mini charms for yourself. I am a member of the Fat Quarter Shop Mini Charm Pack Club! I am finding so many projects to use these 2.5" squares in each time they arrive. Shades of Black Me & My Sister Designs Moda Happy-go-lucky bonnie & camille Moda Esprit De Noel French General Moda Aspen Frost basicgrey Moda Our sponsor is Kim from the Fat Quarter Shop! Thank you so much for your support Kim! If you are interested in 2.5" mini charm packs just click on the button and the nice people at the shop will take care of your needs! Giveaway 1. Open to everyone (if you are no-reply leave an e-mail or you can't win). 2. Answer this question in one comment a. Which one of these lines posted here is your favorite this month? 3. If you are a follower of

Half Pint Knits Winner

I really want to thank Noell for sponsoring this giveaway! She is a very talented lady. Now don't forget you can get a 10% discount at her Etsy shop until June 30th. I plan to do a little Christmas shopping myself on payday. Yes, I said the "C" word, I buy all year long, everyone is very happy on the day and I am not broke the day after. I usually never use charge cards and have that debt hanging over my head. I bet you know someone who would love one of her creations. Hello! My name is Noell and I am the owner of Half Pint Knits. I am a married momma who just loves to knit! I am married to a wonderful man and together we have a 4 ½ year old son who keeps me on my toes all day, every day. I started knitting nearly four years ago after our son was born. I can knit just about anything but stuffed animals and toys are my favorite projects. And I bet you can guess who benefits quite a bit from my love of knitting toys! Not only does my son have many of my creations bu

New bag and pouch

Sometimes you just want to make something for yourself! After putting a new face on my bag! I wanted a pouch to hold my little things (money, checkbook, wallet, pen, Chapstick, and receipts! Then keep my crocheting project in the bottom of the big bag (2 balls of yarn, crochet hook, and the current scarf). The satchel is large enough to stuff my iPad in when needed! Everything, in one place ready to go. Now, I just need to find somewhere to take it! I love all these fabrics together! The green zipper really makes the colors "pop"! All done! I hope it looks like an artists bag! Unique like me! Fabrics: all pulled out of the big scrap bin! What do you think? Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" Until next time my friends, create and be unique! Lisa Oh, and please if you haven't entered the giveaway for the lovely turtle do so HERE ends 6/20/2013 so enter quick I going to link up! What I learned? I matter too!


I bought this black canvas bag for $3.99 with an ugly print on the front and made it mine. With a quilt block from a special "BEE" and some binding. I then just sewed it over the print and ta da, it it finished. Such an easy project that anyone can do it! It would have cost me more money to buy the canvas than the completed bag! I love the closures too! WIP I got all this cut out this afternoon for a pouch to go with my DIY bag! Don't forget the Giveaway for this cute Turtle! Enter HERE ! Plume and June's Lets Get Acquainted! Monday Link up! Is at Lucy's Charm About You this week. So I am linking up! Until Next Time! Create and be Unique! Lisa

Fathers Day and a Bag

I would like to wish my father a Happy Fathers Day! I love you and miss you! Your Deedle! Now this has been quite a week in our house! Happy Anniversary Honey! 16 wonderful years I am a lucky woman to have you! You are my best friend, I couldn't do it without you! My wonderful husband turned another year older and he just keep getting better with age! Like fine wine! Happy Birthday Sweetheart! For a man who married a woman with two young children all those years ago you are a awesome father to Ashley, Kristin, and our little David! Thank you for raising them all as your own! We could not have found anyone better to share our lives. Best Dad Ever! Thank you so much for loving US! Zoey says "Best Paw Paw EVER"! I could not make this post without including my Father-In-Law, what a loving, kind and generous man he is! Always there for our whole family! The kids and I married into a great family! Happy Fathers Day Papaw! Here he is with his youngest great granddaug

Tammy Project Bag & Giveaway

This Giveaway is over! The winner of Miss Tiana the Turtle is True Random Number Generator picked # 15 who is Amy's Crafty Shenanigans June 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM Yay I am a follower :) Congratulations Amy! The Tammy Project Bag Blog Hop Day 2 Madam Samm of Sew We Quilt is a super talented lady and when I spotted that she had a free pattern she created available for this blog hop, I couldn't wait to sign up! She is also our "Head Cheerleader" but isn't she always! Gotta love her, she keeps us all busy and entertained! Thank you Madam for the great experience of creating my own Tammy Bag ! This bag is nice and roomy! Cupcake agrees with me! It has 4 great pockets to hold my lovely Aurifil thread for a stitching project! Madam Samm's pattern was the answer to a pray! By changing the piping around backwards, I could stitched it down with my machine. Of course, then I had to do a little stitching on the pockets to bring out the fabric design! Now, I had

Sometimes you have to stop and say Thank You!

I love Giveaways and if I see one on the internet I enter! I guess you could say I am a giveaway junky! For as many as I enter, once in awhile it would be expected, I win! Today I just want to say thank you to the great places that have sent me the wonderful prizes! Sinta @ Pink Pincushion had a wonderful giveaway for her 600th Post! The very talented Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs sponsored is awesome set I won. If you need a great gift for someone check out her Etsy shop! Thank you both so much! Back in January Generation Q Victoria Tymczyszyn , Technical Editor, was De-Stash her fabric and offered some to anyone who left a comment of their New Years Resolution. Earlier this week all these beautiful red fabrics showed up in the mail. Definitely worth the wait! Thank you Vicki! One of my favorite blogs is Imagine Gnats , Rachael holds Covert Robin swap each year and it is loads of fun for us all! Everyone involved is put in the hosts giveaways and I won Rachel's!

Zakka 2.0 Project 1 Peppers

The Zakka 2.0 Patchwork, Please Sew Along has officially begun! The Bell Pepper Coasters are the first project in the book Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi. But Penny @ made hot pads by increasing the pattern in the book by 180 degrees. Check out Penny's blog for other tips on hot pads instead of coasters. Realizing we would never use coasters I opted to make these hot pads. I am so glad I did! They will really brighten up any kitchen! Instead of felt for the stem I used a Robert Kaufman ribbon. I used fabric from my scrap packs I buy from Hawthorne Threads and Kona Solids. I love them! This will be item number one to enter in the County Fair. Until next time, create and be unique! Lisa I am linking up! Come see all week 1 projects @ Lindsey's LRstitched

Is someone using your blog

Recently I have found out a few things about how others use our blogs and comments to climb higher on the advertising Google ladder. I will be deleting this post in a few days because I don't want them linking their junk to my blog! So if you are the one doing this and I figure out who you are you will no longer be welcome here! I never thought about it much because who hasn't entered a Giveaway that was closed already. Or are the bad guys the only ones and me. I am just a little pissed off! If you go to the "Design" on your blog, after it opens up, you will see "Stats" click on that and open it up, then open "Traffic Sources" Removed Links Bad Guy #2 tells you they are doing it Referer spam is not against the law! Referer spam also known as log spam or referer bombing. The technique involves making repeated web site requests using a fake referer URL that points to the advertised site. Sites that publicize their access logs, including referer

Stitch on Print May Winner

The winner for the Stitch on Print May Giveaway Congratulations! #67 Lou's Quilt'n Corner Go visit Lou and show a little bloggy loven to Lou's Quilt'n Corner (I follow, hint, hint) Lou May 31, 2013 at 8:15 AM I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom ReplyDelete I have already sent Lou an email! Sorry so late! Sick kid, hurt dog, and a upset woman (me). Maybe I can talk about it tomorrow. For now I want to say congratulation to our winner! Until next time, create and be unique! Lisa

May Fresh Sewing Day

Hi, Welcome to "In The Boon Docks! This is my recap of the month of May! this month I did a lot of little things. Next month, I really need to finish a tutorial. I never knew just how hard one could be to write. I also need to finish "The Lorax" for my little guy. Back to May! I love swaps and the deadline for the Fabric Basket Swap was June 5, so I got my partners gifts in the mail early. Making my first Zakka Style Pincushion for my partner and a cute birdie basket too! I made things I really loved myself. Then I mailed them off to a new home. It is always great when your partner tells you how much they liked their gifts. It is the best part of the swap to me. I always worry it might not be good enough. I guess I still need validation sometimes. I really enjoyed making flags with the WVMQG to send To Boston With Love that are now hanging in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Bee blocks for Scrappy? Sew bee it! . Another June goal catch up on bee blocks! St