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Happy Birthday to Me!

10 Apr

Then (a wee version of me)


Now (the full-sized version)

Last year I turned 30. That was hard for me. I was depressed for months and I never could put my finger on why that was. Something about being 30 I guess.

Tomorrow I am turning 31 and I couldn’t care less about how old I am going to be. Yes, I will no longer be 30, but rather  “in my thirties” and I’m fine with that. In fact, I’m SO fine with it, that I’m telling all of you how old I am AND I’m celebrating! For my birthday, Lizze and I decided that anything in our Etsy shop will ship for just 31 cents. Anything. Anywhere at all in the U.S. From a small coffee cozy, all the way up to a huge quilt. That sounds like a great idea to me!

The kids and I are going to hang out and it will be just like any other day except that I’ll get really awesome handmade cards with stick figures drawn on them that say “I love you mommy” – the absolute best gift I could receive. I have 3 little girls and they are going to attempt to bake me a birthday cake  (ssssssh!!! It’s supposed to be a surprise!).

Celebrate my birthday with me. Stop by the shop tomorrow, April 10th, and anything that your little heart desires will ship anywhere in the United States for 31 cents! Here’s a link to take you there: http://thewanderingstars.etsy.com

I’m looking forward to sharing my birthday with everyone. I hope you stop by and say hi!



Fig and Plum Cake

30 Oct

Who doesn’t love cake? This beauty was made using a layer cake (one of each print in an entire fabric line, pre-cut in 10″ blocks). The fabric line I chose was Fig and Plum by Fig Tree Quilts. I absolutely LOVE this quilt!!! I have a problem selling most of the quilts I make because I love them all, but I think I felt a tear drop when I listed this one.

I didn’t get the fabric for the binding; I always forget about it until it’s actually time to bind it. I packed up my 5-year old son and made him go with me to the quilt shop. He hates going there. The sewing machine store (Quality Sewing and Vac) on the other hand… he loves it there. They give him cookies and Audrey makes him fancy things with his name on them with the awesome Pfaff embroidery machines.

This quilt shop trip was different. He happily put on his jacket, put a couple of hot wheels in his pocket, and ran out to the car. He didn’t fuss once while we were there AND he chose the fabric that I used for the binding. He was looking at fabrics and commenting on all the ones that he liked. I got a couple of “Ooh, mom! You should make me a blanket with this one!” Ahh, I love this boy. He makes my heart happy.

Enough mom gushing! Back to the quilt!

I don’t what to say about it really other than I love it. The pastel colors are so pretty and cheerful. It’s a very feminine quilt. It measures 61″ x 70″ which is a great lap quilt size. It seems very generous to me, but at 5 feet tall, I have a very small lap 😉 Of course it’s for sale in our Etsy shop (link on the right side of this page). If it doesn’t sell I guess I’ll just have to keep it for myself. Darn.

And before I forget, have a happy and safe Halloween! My kids are super excited and we have a jam-packed weekend with all kinds of spooky fun on the itinerary.



11 Sep

I have a couple of wallets that I made quite awhile ago. I wasn’t sure how well they fit in with the rest of our shop so I was hesitant about listing them. After having a discussion with Lizze (I sent her a photo via text and she said “those are cute! You should list them!”) I decided to go ahead and put them in the shop. One is made from Amy Butler fabrics , has been quilted, and has a hook and loop closure. The second one is knit. I made it with cotton yarn and it has a wooden button for closure.

Lizze is working on a FABULOUS quilt right now that is amazingly beautiful! As soon as it’s complete we’ll post photos for you to gawk at it’s gorgeousness 😉

Sorry to keep it so short, but there is a LOTR marathon starting today on television and I must go watch it. Have a lovely weekend.


Shop Hop Update

27 Jun

As promised, I have a few photos for you from our shop hop adventure. We had a fabulous time. Our favorite shop BY FAR was the quilt shop in Bellevue. If you haven’t been there, GO!!! Visiting that shop was the best part of our day. They had a station set up to make little drawstring bags. The lady who helped us? Now that was our kind of lady! Lizze really wants a serger now. I have one, but it certainly isn’t a Bernina. It does the job, but boy, those Berninas are nice. However, they have the price tag to go with it.

My daughter, Sara ended up tagging along for the trip. She is 10 years old and has taken a sewing class. She has made bags, pillows, and a couple of very simple quilts. She participated in the hop and got the quilt blocks too. Her and I will be working on our blocks together. Many of them use applique this year, which I hate. We will learn to do it together. It will either be a wonderful bonding experience, or an abysmal failure… We shall see.

Shop Hop

25 Jun

We managed to find a babysitter crazy enough to take on all 6 of our kids for 8 hours. So today, Lizze and I are going to join in on the Western Washington Shop Hop. With each quilt shop you visit, you get a little bag filled with the fabric needed to make one quilt block. By the time you’re finished, you have enough to make an entire quilt! Granted, we could buy the fabric to make it for less than we’ll be spending on gas money, but we’re in it for the adventure! I’ve got my Muse concert t-shirt on, my hooded sweatshirt, and my big sunglasses. This is my standard adventure outfit. I’m ready! We’ll take plenty of photos and share our little road trip with you later.

Who are we?

16 Jun

Hello, we are Selina and Elizabeth (better known as Lizze). Since this is a new blog we’ll start off  by telling you a little about ourselves.

First of all, we met online through a quilting group for moms. We would chat back and forth until one day, we decided to have a craft night with a few other ladies in the group and it was there that we met face to face for the first time. It is a bizarre experience to meet someone in person that you have only known online. Not to mention a little scary. But we are so glad that we did! We have had many adventures so far including several concerts and an impromptu trip to Canada. We have become the best of friends.

Selina grew up in Yakima, WA. She was married at 19 and has since had four children. She now lives in Puyallup, WA with her gaggle of children, loving husband, three crazy kitties, and a pug named Bijou. Selina has been sewing for about five years.

Lizze was born and raised in West Seattle. She was also married at 19. She has two gorgeous children, two kitties, and Todd the Pomeranian. Lizze has been sewing for a long time. She made her first quilt in high school and hasn’t put the sewing machine away since.

As many compliments as we get on our handmade items we decided to open a shop on the Etsy website.  We use only the best quality fabrics and threads for our wares. We both do all of our own quilting. Please check out our shop and tell us what you think. Good or bad, we can take it! We love feedback and appreciate any help in knowing what things could use a bit of work.

Come visit us at http://www.thewanderingstars.etsy.com

Best Wishes,

Selina & Lizze