Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nicey Jane Baby Rag Quilt/ Christmas Tree Hat

This is another rag quilt that I made for my Etsy shop. The fabric is called Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey. I think it would make a nice quilt for a baby, or small child. It might also look nice draped across a chair, bed, or couch. I will be making a ton of these rag quilts for my shop because I enjoy making them, and people seem to like buying them.

Another part of our shop on Etsy is dog hats. We sell a lot of these, and it has been a real blessing. We took this picture the other day to put in our shop. I thought it was just too cute. The model's name is Pickles, and she is my mom's Pug. My two Pugs, Jellybean and Pumpkin, will not wear any of these hats. 

The home inspection went really well. Thank you so much for all of the good wishes. Now we are just waiting for everything to come together through finances, and if everything does go well then we settle on November 30th. All very exciting! 

I hope to be able to do more cross stitching once everything settles down. I am still working on some Christmas presents, but I am almost finished, and I will be sure to take some pictures when I am finished. 

Thank you! 

Peppermint Girl 

Monday, November 7, 2011


Hi all,

I have just been working on my Christmas ornaments the last few days. I have three more to stitch, and then I need to finish all of them.

We are under contract with another house, and the inspection is on Wednesday. We love this house, so hopefully no cracks in the foundation this time!

I ordered 4 new patterns from Littlehouse Needleworks today. I am hoping that I will have a more productive year in 2012 for stitching. My problem is that I like to make everyone gifts, even though I know they do not care for them. I don't take enough time to stitch the patterns that I really like for me.

I am so sad about the controversy surrounding Penn State. I hope everyone realizes that it is only a few people and not the whole community. I have seen a lot of negative comments directed towards the students, and let me assure you that they had nothing to do with the situation.

Well I am so tired right now, so I am going to go rest.

Peppermint Girl

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trying to Buy our First Home

So, just in the past two weeks, my husband, Nate and I have begun the process of buying our first home. We never thought in a million years we would be able to do this, especially being fresh out of college, and because of the downward slope the economy. However, we have been given the opportunity in the past few months to pursue our dreams of owning our very first home...

Last Thursday, we went to look at three town homes. Two were terrible, and one was extremely nice on both the inside and outside. We put in an offer, it was counter-offered, and we accepted. We were so excited, but nervous for the inspection that would take place on Tuesday. We get there on Tuesday, and find out that the little deck in the back yard has a slope in the middle, and that it does not have anything actually holding it down or into the ground. When we found this out, we were a little sad that we would have to lose the deck, but the rest of the inspection went really well...and we were at the very end...and then we found out there was a crack in the foundation- EEK! We were told that it was a superficial crack, and that we should have a professional come out and look before we walked away. We left that day very discouraged, but thought we might as well get the professional out there. The next day we get a call that a town home right around ours had the same problem, and it cost $35,000 to fix. Hearing the news we decided to walk away. We were disappointed, but we found an even nicer town home in our price range, and we are looking at it tomorrow. Keeping our fingers crossed!

In crafting news...
I am working on another rag quilt for my shop Sweethoots. This one is smaller then the previous one, and would make an adorable baby shower gift, or make a nice security blanket. Of course I forgot the camera today, so no pictures :(, but hopefully soon!

Have a great day!
Peppermint Girl

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lily and Will Baby Rag Quilt

I finished this quilt about a week ago, and it's now on my Etsy shop for sale, (

Jellybean, my pug, decided that she wanted to model this quilt. I think she did a really great job! 

 I have to get back to work on the rag quilt I am making now. 

Have a good day! 

Peppermint Girl

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Year in the Life of...

We are closing in on 2011, and I have finally finished my parent's Christmas present. I started February, 24, 2011, and ended October 25, 2011. This project took me such a long time because of all the changes that have taken place in my life. I can honestly say when this year began, I never believed that I would be where I am today. I will not bore you with the details right now, but it really has been an amazing year, both good and bad. 

This pattern is by Historical Sampler Company, and it was a really fun piece. I cannot wait to give it to my parents on Christmas morning. 

Happy Stitching! 

Peppermint Girl

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snowflake Ornament 2011

I am making 37 of these for family and friends this Christmas. The pattern is from, and it was stitched on white 16 count aida. I include the 2011 into the pattern. I finished it with the fabric shown, and stuffed with Polyfil. I am thinking it would make a nice ornament. So far I have 5 stitched, and 2 finished, so I have a LONG way to go. I hope I can complete all of them.

Have a good day!

Peppermint Girl

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Once Upon a Time Completed Cross Stitch Pillow

Here are a few pictures of the Christmas present that I made for one of my nieces. She is four years old, and LOVES the color purple. The pattern is from, Grace's patterns are so fun! I stitched the finished piece on white 18 aida cloth, and I finished it with purple with white polka dot cotton fabric. It's stuffed with Polyfil. I bought a Cinderella storybook, and plan on wrapping the two together when I give it to her.

Started: January 14, 2011
Finished: January 28, 2011

I hope she likes it! 

I finished the quilt that I am making for Sweethoots, but the soap I used was so strong smelling that I need to go back and rewash. It makes me queasy, not so good with a baby. Will include pictures. 

Have to go back to stitching! 

Peppermint Girl