ultimate guide for creating a luau in your backyard

Summer is nearly over, and it is time for that one last gathering before heading back to the old grind.  How about transforming your backyard into a festival celebrating the finer things in Hawaiian culture, luau-style?  What a great way to send off the summer!  Here are 35 party planning tips, fun DIY’s, food ideas and much more […] Read the full article →

Do you love free patterns?  Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level! This month, our block goes circular!  Do you tend to avoid patterns with curves?  My new Round About Quilt Pattern has curves, […] Read the full article →

I love adding a bit of color in my motorhome.  Especially this time of year when the dry days turn all the beautiful green fields a dusty brown.  While paging through some of my old craft books, I came upon the idea to make your own window clings with fabric puff paints. So let’s create […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the Hummingbird and Coyote blocks. Two blocks that feature both fun applique and easy piecing. Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas of Arizona.  Sonoran […] Read the full article →

7 Fun Chicken Crafts!

It’s in the middle of summer and my crafting tends to go in several directions during this time of year.  Quilting is a focus, but keeping my Etsy shop stocked full of Gossiping Chickens is a full time job.  With chickens on the brain, I wanted to feature a post of unique chicken crafts. Most […] Read the full article →

camping rules chalkboard

I have a problem.  I just love those little “Rules” signs that have all different fonts in them.  Since we live full time in our RV, I have absolutely no wall space. None. But I couldn’t help myself.  I found a chalkboard, some chalk markers, and created a fun Camp Rules Pattern! Of course, I […] Read the full article →

Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level!  This month, our block is a traditional block with a twist of color and a crazy bird applique. Be sure to subscribe to Suzy’s Sitcom to receive […] Read the full article →

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

My husband and I left our corporate life three years ago, sold most everything we owned and set across the country in our motorhome to see what we could see.  It was a major life change with the purpose of living our dreams, making our life simpler, and ultimately improving our health. While in Maine, I […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the two SunBurst Blocks and the Village Block. Two blocks that feature both fun applique and easy piecing. Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas […] Read the full article →

DIY Seashell Decor!

seashell welcome sign tutorial

Do you have a bunch of seashells sitting around from that last trip to the shore?  Make a beautiful Welcome Sign using your seashell collection, foam board and a bit of paper mache!  Want to know how? I wanted to do this project with my mother as she had helped collect the shells and even […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another pattern!  Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level!  This month, our block is not as traditional.  Celebrating with red, white and blue,  we are featuring a block that has pop […] Read the full article →

Do you love to camp or know someone else that does?  I love the look of mixed media.  For this project, I created a pattern that mixes counted cross-stitch with machine applique.  It features one of our favorite phrases since we hit the road full time in our RV. This is How We Roll was […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the Bear Block and the Sun Block. Two blocks that feature fun applique and easy piecing. Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas of Arizona.  […] Read the full article →

quilled starry night paper craft

Starry Starry Night is one of my favorite paintings by Vincent Van Gogh.  I love the colors, and I love the movement and it seemed like a great piece of art to represent through the art of paper quilling.  For this completed project, I ended up using over 10,000 strips of paper! Working with strips […] Read the full article →

winnie the pooh bee soaps

Making soaps can be very simple if you use glycerin soap.  It’s basically melt and pour.  And with all the molds that are available out there, you can make most any theme that you would like.  This week, I located my bees and butterfly molds and decided to make some pretty soap and a gift […] Read the full article →