Making

Snow Day Art Projects

By Andrea | February 1, 2023 |
valentine hearts watercolor in pinks, red, and gold

Thanks to an ice storm, Mil & I had a day off yesterday. Or more specifically, Mil had a day off and I had a remote work day.  Remote work days are a little hard when you’re home alone with a 5-year-old. She really wanted me to play with her, and had a difficult understanding…

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Art Prints on Society 6

By Andrea | January 27, 2023 |
society6 store screenshot

A little while back, I decided to set up a webstore on Society 6.  The store allows me to create and sell prints of my work directly to customers online.  Right now, the store consists of a few pieces of my traditional art, along with a couple digital designs as well.  I’ve even chosen to…

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Pineapple Quilt

By Andrea | January 26, 2023 |
pineapple quilt detail.

Thanks to the massive basement cleanup, I’m back to sewing when I have the time.  My 1st completed project is a pineapple quilt that I purchased fabrics for several years ago.  It’s based on a mini quilt by Lori over at Crossquilt, which I fell in love with when she shared her project in 2015.…

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3 Blocks Away

By Andrea | September 14, 2022 |

So proud of myself.  I’ve actually been making progress on my spooky crazy quilt!  I’m down to needing to complete the sewing of just 3 blocks.  Of course, I’ll still have some embroidery work to do between the blocks, plus basting, quilting, and binding, but I MIGHT actually be able to get this quilt done…

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Making Mood Trackers for Journaling

By Andrea | March 7, 2022 |
August mood tracker

One of the ways that I have been able to improve my mental health over the last couple of years is to keep track of my mood.  I do this via a monthly mood tracker in my journal.  These can be as simple as a box for each day that you mark with a color…

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Valentine Crafts with Milli

By Andrea | January 31, 2022 |
Heart art

With Valentine’s Day approaching there are hearts everywhere at our house – from the (no longer a Christmas) tree to the crafts.  We’re decorating everything in pinks and reds, and covering all the surfaces in hearts of all sizes. Hearts have even taken over our craft space with stickers, doilies, and a variety of other…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | January 19, 2022 |
closeup of 12" block

After about a year long hiatus, I finally got back in my sewing space a couple weeks ago.  Granted, that was mostly to convert the space to do crafting with Milli, but that meant cleaning up in the sewing area.  And somehow, the easiest way to clean up my sewing projects is to finish them,…

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Art with Milli

By Matt | December 15, 2021 |

I discovered a great artist a while back named Andrea Nelson.  She does lots of bright colorful animal illustrations.  But more recently, she’s started sharing some great process art projects to do with kids. Mil and I are loving making these projects together.  And, I’m enjoying seeing how different our projects look side by side.…

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Finished Baby Communique Quilt

By Andrea | January 27, 2020 |

I’ve had this little quilt done for a bit, but the weather has been too dreadful for photos. But, thanks to a lovely Sunday afternoon, and the hubs taking the tiny human with him on errands, I was finally able to get a few photos of this fun finish. This quilt uses my Baby Communique…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | January 22, 2020 |

I’ve made some time to do a little sewing in these first few weeks of the year, and I’m happy to say that I’ve managed to accomplish a few things. The first is a new quilt top for the Scrap Quilt Challenge (#SQChallenge20 & #SQ9Patch on Instagram). The concept of the challenge is that each…

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Things to Make

The Communique

One of my favorite designs, this quilt pattern is available in three sizes. Download the baby, throw, or king-size pattern today.