Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Teacher gifts, Farm Quilts, and Jamie

We have been super busy with end of the year events. But I did find time to make some teacher gifts. These are super cute mini clip boards with scrap booking paper.  Fun and easy to make.  Find directions here.  Note I did not end up using the Modge Podge and the paper did take some extra spraying to stay in place.
I am still working my way through Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage pattern book. I love how the barns and silo's came together. I have some chicken fabric to add to the back.
And then we have Jamie.  Oh, Jamie.  Who doesn't love the Outlander books.  And the television series is divine. I was lucky enough to go to an Outlander dinner and these sexy Jamie's on a stick were the party favors.

Monday, June 6, 2016


My 10 year old son has written a book.  It is a collection of poems and short stories that he wrote all on his own.  He also decided that he would donate a portion of his book sales to the Los Angeles Public Library.  He feels that having access to so many books through the public library inspired him to write.  He also feels that it is important to encourage children to read and to use the public library. 

His book premiered at an event at his school called PJ's and Books.   This is an event where authors come in and read to the students and the students have the chance to ask questions.  There were three authors at the event and Dylan was the only child.

We self published his book using createspace.com.  This is a great self publishing tool that was totally free and very easy to use.  His book is now available on Amazon.  Please consider getting a copy.  You will not only be supporting my son's college fund but also the public library.  If you liked the book please leave a comment to share.

Link to book on Amazon