Showing posts from March, 2014

Cathy Daniel Giveaway

I received some great giveaway mail on Saturday from Cathy Daniel,
a great way to start a birthday! I got to choose any item from her housewares shop! How cool is that! As you can see I chose an apron with the bear claw pattern on it. She has lots of patchwork items (mugs, coasters, and aprons).

So for the record, here I am pictured on my 50 birthday!

What is Cathy Daniel really famous for you might ask?
Pottery!Cathy Daniel Ceramics
She made these beautiful buttons! You should really check out her shops!

Thank you Cathy for the terrific gifts!

Create and be unique!
Lisa These are a few of Cathy's designs I am in love with!
Think I might just have to have to send hubby a big hint for Christmas!
Photo's are borrowed from Cathy's Gallery! Go see!

ALYOF - March Finished

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks", I hope you see something that inspires you! A Lovely Year Of Finishes is a place to set your monthly goal and try to keep them! I find lots of different ideas that I would not have thought of without going through the blogs. Take the time to stop by a few and leave encouraging comments on what you see!

I set my goals for March - ALYOF - March Goal

My goal The Madaline Dress ePatternNot one of the easiest experiments I have done since I started sewing but I definitely learned quite a bit about garment construction. I also completed one of my yearly personal goals by making Zoey this dress ALYOF Yearly Goals!

I also made Zoey a little Easter Basket Buddy

I haven't gotten any of my blocks done this month so I am behind but I am determined to continue what I start this year. Double the blocks for April!

My handsome boy earned his first tip in Tae Kwan Do! We are very proud of all his hard work! Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be Unique!

Block Magazine

I love books and magazines! I read them, collect them, and if nothing is in them I am going to create I donate them to my local library or give them to the local Senior Center. I have a few magazines I have kept 12 years. Most of those, I had cards I made that where published.
A tidbit of my life before quilting.

Back to magazines! I don't think I have ever seen one with no ads?
Have you? Most of these where in a basket by my chair or by our bed! Now, with digital magazine and books, I feel like something is missing. I could pass around a good book to everyone I knew, not with digital! Most digital books and magazines cost as much as a paper one but I cannot share an article with you or another friend. The colors on a digital magazine looks beautiful on my iPad but if I print it off - it uses a lot of ink and is
not professional looking at all!

Most magazines cost between $9.99 - $14.99, I won't say I am not buying them, but I am trying to cut down on what I spend an…

My Baby Buddy

What a sweet little Easter gift My Baby Buddypattern available for free at Craftsy! But that's not where I got mine preprinted. Have you ever ordered fabric from Modern Yardage? When you do they print free projects on the side of your fabric! Such cute extras for nothing! Just another great reason to order from Modern Yardage. My baby's clothes are designer
Strands in Multi Gold by Designer Mary TananaLove it!
Had to find the pattern to share it!
Make a few for your favorite little person for Easter or just for fun!

Create and be Unique my friends!

Think Ruffles Winner

And the winner is ...


gpc March 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM
I follow your blog! :)

Congratulations! You win the $25 Gift Certificate fromPink Chalk Fabrics!

I will be contacting you by email!

Thank you Pink Chalk Fabricsfor sponsoring this giveaway!
Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique!

Dress Experiment Finished

A Friday Finish

I appreciate all the encouragement I have received during this experiment! I think it has worked out great and I am very pleased with the end result. The test dress is done and now I hope to complete her Easter dress! But first I have another project to complete for a friend for April. Now, I just need to get my little model to put the buttons on! I might just use hooks or snaps to make the bodice a little tighter if I need to? What do you think? Additions

When I finished sewing the skirt to the bodice I realized that were they were sewn together it might rub on Zoey's delicate skin. So, I added a small piece that covered the stitches and increased the lining a little longer! Please ignore my gold thread! I am glad somethings are hidden from the outside world. The finished results

The back! The front Dress Stats
Pattern: Me Sew Crazy
Fabric: Wild Things by P&B Textiles
Made By: Elizabeth Johnson (Me)

I received this pattern by joining The Sewing Rabbit Pattern Mem…

Dress Experiment Update

Why didn't someone tell me clothes creation is a whole different ball game than quilts! Ugh! I picked out fabric from my stash that I bought for pillowcases. I am glad to because I would have been sorely disappointed!
This is just the bodice and it took four days! It looked so easy in the pattern! But low and behold it is not! I ripped and redid those flaps (5) times before I finally got it right! (The white belongs on the inside)!

Tip to new garment sewist: Use the same fabric for the lining as you do the outside it will save you a lot of grief and frustration. Worry about different fabric for the lining after you learn basic dress construction.

Yes, I thought it looked great, with the stitching around the arm holes then when I went to the next step! I found I had done it to soon. The bodice is going to look like a pincushion before I am done! Ripped it all back out! Now!

The perfect arm hole!
The bodice is done! Thank Heaven!
Next on to the skirt!

Is it just me or was your f…

Winner Giveaways and Thank you

Stitch on Prints Winner for February

I would like to thank all those who entered and left such great comments! You are all winners in my book, but there can only be one who takes home the prize! Mr. has chosen


Gill February 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM
GFC follower!
. Thank you for being a longtime follower!

Congratulations Gill you win 2 small spools of Aurifil 12 wt. Thread!

Expect an email from me this week!

Giveaway Alert!

I found an amazing artist, who makes incredible pottery, and she is having a Giveaway!
Cathy Daniels @ Patchy Details
the Giveaway is open until March 22, 2014, so follow the link and enter today! Open In The Boon Docks Giveaway!

Yes! There is a giveaway for theThink Ruffles Blog Hop (click on link) The prize you ask? A $25 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!Please come by and enter!

Thank you! Thank you!

During the Grow Your Blog Hop I won these beautiful earrings that
Carolyn @ Sew.Darn.Quiltmade. I received it in the mail today!

Look how tiny this jewelry b…

ALYOF - March Goal

A Lovely Year Of Finishes - March Goal

One of my year goals was to make "Zoey" a dress. I got the pattern from Pattern Member @ The Sewing RabbitFor $10 a month you get three patterns! I thought what a deal! One of the first patterns is a girl dress that usually sells for $6! Practically paid for itself this month! The dress is called The Madeline Dress by mesewcrazy1 I know the fabric is a little wild but I wanted to make a test dress before I cut into the beautiful yards I bought for her summer dresses! Working with directional fabric might be my undoing! I have it almost cut out all in the right direction. I think it will be quite a challenge! I have two giveaways going on at In The Boon Docks!
Please stop by and enter!

1). Win Aurifil ThreadStitch On Prints

2) Win a $25 Gift Certificate for Pink Chalk Fabrics Think Ruffles Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by!
Create and be unique!

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Think Ruffles Blog Hop and Pink Chalk Giveaway


This Giveaway is closed! And the winner is ...


gpc March 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM
I follow your blog! :)
Think Ruffles Blog Hop Welcome to "In The Boon Docks" and Day 1 of the "Think Ruffles Blog Hop"! My name is Lisa and I am so happy you are here today to see my quilt with ruffles! I have to thank Madam Samm @Sew We Quiltand Amy (Head Cheerleader)@ Sew Incredibly Crazy for arranging this great hop!
What is a ruffle? There are lots of different kinds and Madam Samm left it open to interpretation. She showed us how to make some and at the time I was thinking; ruffled bloomers, ruffled dresses, ruffled pillows. Then I saw a quilt in a magazine with what looked like ruffles! I kind of browsed through the issue of Quilt-it today, March/April 2014 issue and left it in my rocking chair and went to work. The second time I read the "Garden Path" pattern by Ann Baxter, (I had already made the quilt), it read "ruching", you don't know the horr…