Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Love Love

Did I tell you how much I love this fabric? Well.... I absolutly Love Love!! This is one block of the quilt that I decided to make with this fabric! I can't wait to show you the rest. Guess I will be quilting all night!!!


Just wanted to say Thanks for all the comments and good wishes from those who visited during the quilt festival! They mean a lot to me! I love you guys too!


I'm going to do it!! I am going to cut into my Amy Butler Love fabric!! And I know just what I am going to make!! Can't wait to show you!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lover's Knot

Let's try this again! I am sorry that this is not quite as good of a picture as I wanted to have to showcase my quilt. When I started this quilt it was because I wanted to show what could be made with my friend Katherina's fabric. She is the owner of Sew-n-Sew's Place in Roosevelt Utah. I know that it is called Lover's Knot but to me it represents friendship. Katherina has been a very good friend to me and has taught me many things and has given me opportunities to grow in my general sewing and in my quilting. Today another dear friend of mine died. This friendwas my 6 year old Green cheecked Conure named Zookie. Zookie was a very loved member of our family and he will be greatly missed. My quilt is dedicated to my two good friends Katherina and Zookie.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Shop Hopping

Yesterday Katherina and I went to Salt Lake and visited tons of fun Quilt shops that we have been hearing about. Boy did we get lots of fun ideas!!
We hit Pipers, Whimsey cottage(where we actually helped a customer!), and quite a few others before getting to the best one of all!! The Material Girls!!! What a cool store and how do they get their fabrics before anyone else does? We had such a good time and I couldn't leave without buying some of Amy Butlers newest line(which isn't supposed to be out until December!) I can't wait to start sewing with it! At first I was going to make a quilt out of this beautiful fabric but now I think I what to make a bag with part of it!! I bought a new bag pattern too!! I almost forgot to tell you the name of the new line! Of course those of you who have been waiting for this know already but here it is anyway "Love" and I just love this line!!!
Don't forget the Blogger's Quilt Festival tomorrow. I sure hope my quilt is ready in time. Yikes!!!
Got to get that one bound!! Watch tomorrow and see if I make it in time!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

I have decided to enter the Bloggers Quilt Festival!  This will take place on Oct. 9 thru Oct. 16.  Check out the blogs during this week and see all the different quilts!  I can't wait!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Creating through Loss

For those few of you who are waiting to see my Lover's Knot quilt finished it is being quilted!!  Yea!!

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with some extended family when I went to stay with my aunt while my Mom was down for her cousins funeral.  It is always a sad thing to go to a funeral and at the same time happy.  You mourn the loss of a loved one and reaquaint yourselves with family you haven't seen for a while.  I loved seeing my Mom, Aunts and Uncles and of course my cousins and my nephew who came so that my Mom who doesn't like to travel alone could come.  Sunday night we had a family dinner at my Aunt Midge's house.  Uncle Bob barbequed hamburgers (beef and elk) and hotdogs.  My Uncle Clair, my Mom and my nephew Nathan, and my cousin Dayna and her family were there.  We had a great time talking and eating and just enjoying each others company.  I being (what I like to call myself) a seamstress, couldn't help but notice the cute skirt that Dayna's daughter Jessica was wearing.  Dayna told me they had bought it at a garage sale for $2!  It was a cute little skirt that was made from jeans on the top and had a gauzy fabric on the bottom.  Very cute so I decide that I need to make my own version of this cute skirt and here you have it!  I took an old pair of Kimmy's jeans and my new quilting fabric and made her a new skirt!  Not a very good picture but you can get the just of it.  Jean top and classic pillow case dress for the bottom.  What a good way to use those scraps of fabric laying around!  I can't wait to play around and do the next one!  Let's see...maybe we will go the other direction with the strips!  A little more rufflly!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


I went to the best movie tonight with my friend Katherina. We went a saw Julie/Julia. It was really inspiring. What does a seamstress do when she is inspired? She sews of course!! I have been working for other people making some wonderful things but tonight I did something for myself. This is just a sample of the Lover's Knot quilt that I have been making. I finally got far enough along to show you what I love to do! I have 5 blocks done to this point with only 13 more to go!! then I can put together the rest of the quilt!! I can't wait to show you the finished product!! Stay tuned for more later!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What else I do!

Our county held it's final horse show for this year yesterday. It was a good show and the kids had fun!
McLane and Sugar Cat and Kimmy and Rainy doing Barrels!!

This is my other love and what I do when I'm not sewing!

Friday, June 5, 2009

A day in the life of a seamstress

A day in the life of a seamstress. How do you do just one day? This last week I finshed two dresses and two shirts and went to two Rodeo Queen Contests to watch the girls that were wearing my dresses. Two of them won and the other one did not. I also made a pair of chaps. put sequins on some vests, taught 4-H, practiced with the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo Riders, spent time with my husband and kids. Wow! Life never slows down! It is now July 1st and I started this post on June 5th! Let me share with you my Monday! I woke up around 5 and started working I finished putting sequins on the 24 saddle pad covers that I had made for the Dinosaur roundup Rodeo Riders(I had already finished the 26 vests!) Took Kimmy to quilting class(no I don't teach her myself!) Then I finished a zipper in a skirt, made a shirt for the 4th of July with fringe and sequins, altered two more shirts which ment putting a zipper in one shirt so it wouldn't pop open while the young lady was riding her horse and taking in the sides of the other one. All this was done before 5 p.m. when I left to go practice with the riders again! When I have more time to post I'll give a more detailed accounting of what I do all day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hi Everyone My name is Donette!

I am married to a wonderful man named Martin! We have 5 children of our own, Amanda, Levi, Melissa, Ian, Marty, and we are raising our granddaughter Kimberly. We also claim 1 more person as our own, his name is Anthony!

I have a small home based business called DB Creations thus the name of this blog spot!

I make custom Western Show Clothing, and I love it! I love seeing the faces of the girls that I make clothing for when they see them for the first time! Most of my customers are my 4-H kids. I have been a 4-H leader for 13 years and I'm sure I will still be doing it at least for another 10 years!

I love sewing and creating new and exciting new patterns and clothing!

I probably won't say anything profound or world changing on this blog, but I hope to be able to share with you what I do and why. This will be it for my first post. Hopefully the next one will be better!

Quilt Corner

These are just a few of my quilts!

Western Show Clothing

A taste of what I like to do!!