Tuesday, November 25, 2008

5 Min Chocolate Cake

This is the chocolate cake in a mug.....only takes 5 minutes. Who thinks up this stuff? They should be given a prize!

5 Min Chocolate Mug Cake

4 TB. flour
4 TB. sugar
2 TB. cocoa
1 egg
3 TB. milk
3TB. oil
3 TB. chocolate chips, optional
splash of vanilla
1 large coffee mug

Mix dry ingredients well in mug
Add egg and mix well
Add milk and oil, mix well
Add chocolate chips and vanilla mix again
Put cake in microwave for 3 min on high (1000 watts)
Cake will rise up over top of mug, this is okay
Allow the cake to cool a little
Tip cake out onto a plate, add ice cream and EAT!

You can add all the dry ingredients in a baggie inside the mug, write the wet indredients on a card and give as a gift!

Friday, November 21, 2008

New Dolls

Here is a well loved baby!

This is a new friend!
Here is another friendly face.

And still more friends!
One more!

I am on a doll sewing fetish. Here are more dolls! I am waiting to hear about my quilts with the Quick Quilt magazine......so I am sewing dolls for All Occasions. I had two worn out Santas, but a lady bought them right out of my house, and I didn't even get a photo.....next time!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dolls and quilts I make

This is a sample of some of the dolls and little quilts I make! These dolls are "well loved." If you are ever in Rexburg, Idaho, check out All Occasions, a great gift shop that sells my dolls and little quilts. Lora Zollinger owns the shop, she and her husband Darin make the furniture!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


These are photos of my dear friends Bonnie Olaveson of
Cotton Way, and her daughter, Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms taken at Portland Quilt Market, Spring 2008 with their new fabric line from Moda called, Cotton Blossoms. You can still get some of it in stores, but hurry before it is gone! Check out their new patterns on their web sites!........PLEASE NOTE, the table runner on the left in this picutre is MY design! I sure love that Bonnie lets me design for her!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A little more about me

I decided to tell you a little about my sewing and designing.

I have sewn since I could hold a needle and thread. I remember being very young and embroidering. My mom would have to thread the needle, put a knot in the end, and when I had sewn to the end of the thread, she would have to knot it off. I have sewn since then.

I started making dolls and little quilt to sell in my friend, Lora Zollinger's cute gift shop. One day, Bonnie Olaveson of Cottonway called me and asked if I had an interest in designing some patterns for her. The rest is history, I have been designing for her for 5 years now and it is an opportunity of a lifetime!

I have designed for Briarwood Cottage, and now I have designs going to Quick Quilts, and Quiltmania, two quilting magazines. PLUS, I have great news! I am publishing a project book with Kansas City Star Publishing Company!!!!!!!

I will post the results when they get published! Coming soon: pictures of my quilts with Cotton Way.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Hi everyone, this is my first blog post. I will post more later!