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Spell it with Fabric Moda Blog Hop

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Thank you for joining me for the “Spell it with Fabric” Moda Blog Hop.

My letter is … L

I made my block using two of my favorite fabrics from my “High Street” collection. They are  Moda 1147019 and 1147413. You can find the instructions to make this letter here.

What are your initials?
My initials are LA.

My favorite quilt block
Well, that’s a hard question but right now I’m loving the simple pinwheel motif in the “LOUISIANA” quilt block. I designed this with three of the fabrics coming out this May in my “Folklore” collection. They are as follows: Moda 1148316, 1148415 and 1148516.

Here is a sneak peek at my Folklore collection.

My favorite memory about school …
with my high school boyfriend in front of my LOCKER. I guess I was a bit of a rebel:)

My favorite book, movie or television show …
Anything starring Jude LAW!

I love quilting because …
it’s on my LIST of things to learn because truth be told I’m a bit of a novice. I have found designing quilt patterns has been an excellent way for me to learn the basics, with the help of some talented and experienced friends. Up for grabs today is my “High Street” quilt pattern as well as a layer cake. To enter, comment below about why you love quilting and I will choose a random winner on February 28th.

What if everyday was a holiday?
That would be wonderful as I’d have more time to pursue all of the creative activities I LOVE.

Is there an object, tool or anything that you cannot work without?
My LONG-SUFFERING Cintiq love designing by drawing directly on my computer monitor.

Do you have a quote or motto you live (or work) by?
This one popped up on Facebook today and kind of struck a chord.



Something I like …
. Just in case you have a pair of these coveted beauties here is a cute little project to keep them safe when travelling. Download instructions here. I made this using a “High Street” charm pack.

Somewhere I have been …

Somewhere I want to go …
, Spain is on my LIST for travel in the near future.

Someone I know ….
IsabeLLa, my eight year old daughter. The picture below is of Isabella using a pottery wheel. I just love her creative passion!

Thanks so much for joining me and a very special thanks to Moda.  Be sure to visit all of the talented Moda designers that will be posting over the next few days. Here is the link just in case:

Have a happy creative day!


High Street Keychains

Monday, August 26th, 2013

I enjoyed making these cute little keychains this weekend. They feature my High Street fabric collection. Here is a simple tutorial if you’d like to try making them yourself:)

Father’s Day Gift Labels

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Here is a quick and cute idea for a Father’s Day gift. Fill a glass jar with your Dads favorite treats and add a cute sentiment to the front. My Dad is a pistachio guy and my hubby loves roasted peanuts. We have created four cute downloadable labels just for you. Have a great weekend and wish your special guy Happy Father’s Day!


Printable Bookplates

Friday, June 7th, 2013

I hope you enjoy these printable bookplates you can use to adorn your books with. It’s great to put them on your summer reads! Enjoy:)

Organize your Desktop!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged! I have just been super busy with lots of fun projects but I’m excited to finally get back to regular blogging. Since Spring is just around the corner and ’tis the season for organizing, I thought I’d share this desktop wallpaper with you. It’s a great way to keep your files and folders organized on your computer desktop. Enjoy!

Downloadable Mini Spring Bunting Flags

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Here’s a fun printable to dress up your dessert table. Download them here. Enjoy!



Gift Tags Galore!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Here are some cheerful gift tags for you to download and cut out. I think they look prettier than the regular rectangular tags don’t you? Feel free to add glass glitter or other embellishments. Warmest holiday wishes:)

Inspiring Holiday Tradition

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

I love Thanksgiving because it’s the time to express your gratitude for the blessings in your life. Here in Canada we celebrated Thanksgiving last month and this is something I did with my family this year so I’m going to share this with my American friends who will be celebrating Thanksgiving this month.

Using these leaf templates, have your guests write about the things that they are thankful for and place them in a jar. At Thanksgiving dinner, we took turns reading notes from the jar. I think it gave all of us a warm fuzzy feeling and my wish is to continue the tradition every year.



Dress up your treat bags!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Here’s a fun and super easy Halloween craft! I used Speedball Speedy-Carve blocks readily available at Michael’s . This material cuts like butter and is so fast to work with, just use any carving knife or the following set, also available at Michael’s. I stamped my designs onto glassine bags and I think they make great goody bags for Halloween.

You can download my designs here if you’d like or create your own. Have fun and Happy Halloween!

Granville Island Farmers Market 2nd Annual Pie Contest Winner!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Hello all! It’s Sandy from the Lily Ashbury team here! I wanted to thank each of you for your inspiration towards our “Granville Island Fall Fest 2nd Annual Pie Contest” that took place last Thursday!

Having never baked a pie before, I knew I was in for a challenge when I decided to enter! So what did I do next? I researched! I read through many of your recipes, tricks, tutorials and tips and then composed a recipe for what I felt was the perfect balance of savory and sweet – Sandy’s Organic Rosemary Apple Pie, in a Meyer Lemon Crust with Caramelized Pecans! I entered the contest, and won 1st Prize for the Best Overall Pie! I also won a bonus 2nd prize for the Most Artistic Pie! With a smile stretched from cheek to cheek, I was happy to accept the beautiful prizes!

I encourage each of you to try baking this pie yourselves and have therefore written up the recipe for you! Please click here for the recipe!

And now, here’s all the recipes you submitted in one spot for your taste pleasure! :)

Apple Pies
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
Apple Blackberry Pie
Apple Cranberry Pie
Mock Apple Pie
Mom’s Apple Pie
Deep Dish Apple and Pear Pie
Apple Pie Crumble
Moosewood Apple Pear Crisp
Sugar Apple Pie
Sour Cream Apple Pie
English Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Senator Robert Doles Apple Pie
My One Slide German Apple Pie
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Kentucky Apple Festival Pie
Super Apple Pie
Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust
Cinnamon Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp
Caramel Apple Pie
Mini Apple Pie in a Jar
Potluck Apple Pie
Deep Dish Apple Pie
Sour Cream Apple Pie
Apple Crunch Pie with Red Wine Caramel
Dutch Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Sky High Caramel Apple Pie
Apple Dapple Cake
Rhubarb and Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Sue’s Creamy Apple Pie
Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust
Apple Cherry Pie
Scrumptous and I do Mean Scrumptous Apple Pie
Paula Deen Savannah High Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Thyme Scented Apple Galette
Caramel Apple Pie
Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie
Caramel Apple Crunch Pie
Apple Pie
Traditional Apple Pie
Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Dreamy Apple Pie
Would A Pie By Any Other Name Taste As Sweet Yes If Its Apple Slab
Candied Apples That You’ll Eat With A Fork
Criss Cross Apple Crowns

Lemon Pies
Lemon Icebox Pie
Layered Lemon Pie

Peach Pies
Ruston Peach Crumb Pie
Peach Pie
Peach a Berry Pie
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Peach Pie
Peach Pie
Mama Thorton’s Peach Pie

Blueberry Pies
Old Fashioned Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Custard Pie
Blueberry Cherry Pie

Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie
Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
Praline Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Pie
Eggless Pumpkin Pie
Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
Pumpkin Pie
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Praline Pie
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Soon There’ll be Frost on Pumpkin Pie

Cherry Pies
Cherry Cream Cheese Pie
Classic Cherry Pie in Butter Crust
Cherry Clafouti Recipe
Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie
Sour Cherry Slab Pie

Chocolate Pies
Missouri Mud Pie
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Pudding Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Truffle Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Chocolate Chip Pie
Cranberry Fudge Pie
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Knock You Naked Brownies
Frozen Turtle Pie
The Pie That’ll Make You Cry
Chocolate Pie Recipe with Cocoa
French Silk Pie
Mocha Silk Pie

Key Lime Pies
Easy West Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie Sorta
Betty’s Key Lime Pie

Pecan Pies
Pecan Pie
Classic Pecan Pie

Coconut Pies
Impossible Coconut Pie
Toasted Coconut Pecan and Caramel Pie
Coconut Pie
Coconut Custard Pie
Impossible Coconut Pie

Raspberry Pies
Raspberry Pie
Raspberry Lemon Pie
Raspberry Rhubarb Pie
Raspberry Peach Pie

Strawberry Pies
Strawberry Pie
Sherry Soaked Strawberry Tart
Cool n Easy Strawberry Pie
Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie
Strawberry Twinkie Dessert
Cool and Easy Strawberry Pie

Peanut Butter Pies
Peanut Butter Cream Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

More Delicious Pie Ideas
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Grandma Taylor’s Southern Chess Pie
Banoffee Pie 
Banoffee Pie
Margarita Pie with Pretzel Crust
Wacky Watermelon Pie
Milk Pie
Shoo Fly Pie
Grandma’s Sour Cream Raison Pie
Fluffer Nutter Pie
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Mocha Mousse Pie
Nantucket Cranberry Pie
Bumbleberry Pie
Blackberry Pie
Three Berry Pie with Vanilla Icecream
Cranberry Pecan Frangipane
Blackberry Pie
Sour Cream Pear Pie
Mamaw Nancy’s Butterscotch Pie
Rainbow Cheese Cake
Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
Individual Fruit Compote Pies

Savory Pies
Tomato Pie
Aussie Meat Pie
Beef Broccoli Pie
Bean Pie

Crust Recipes
The Pioneer Woman – Pam’s Pie Tutorial
Puff Pastry
Double Crust
Pate Brisse Pie Dough