Monday, November 4, 2013

One little cupcake sitting in a bird cage. 
This was made using cake-ups and making paper flowers to go around the bottom.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Birthday !!!

A fun quilt to celebrate the birthday for a girl or boy.
Making  traditions and fun memories by placing the birthday quilt on the sleeping birthday child.
What a fun way for them to awake and start the day of birthday wishes.
I also think it would be fun to add the birth-dates of each child by embroidering their names and birth-dates.
This pattern will be out next month.

Making  traditions and fun Memories... is a good thing.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Anne Jacobson
Three Clever Chicks

Wendy West 

Annie Smith

Another look at our fun booth in Midway.
Hop on over to and check it out
Love the fun quilts hanging? Send me a note, love to share more info about them with you.

Best book ever on Applique.
If your looking to learn how to applique or improve your skill this book is for you.
Anne Smith is the first pod caster for quilters check her out at

 Burrito babies with toppings !

These cute little bundles will still your heart.
Find the pattern over at Three Clever Chicks.
Pattern design by my friend Anne Jacobson.  

This is display of Cake-Ups such a fun way to decorate for a special event, party or gift.


Fun time at the Midway quilt festival. My little personal assistant Gwendolyn
 sits nicely next to any work place holding your readers, pins, and other sewing needs.
She understands the need for quilters to have things close by.  
Pattern will be out on my blog soon.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New pattern coming out next week.
This sweet little backpack was inspired by my little granddaughter Autumn.
I remember packing my pajamas to go to grandmas and want her to have the same special memories.
So that is how the name came to be...
Owl be going to grandmas.

Introducing a collaborative effort called (fanfare please) 
My good and creative friends Annie Smith and Anne Jacobson will join with me to form this new trio. 
We are really excited to work together!  Creativity feeds off of creativity! 
Annie created the first podcast (ever) for quilters. It is called"Quilting Stash" and it really inspired me to begin Wendy L. West Designs.  Anne is the creator of Light Heart Arts with a sweet pattern for "Bundles of Joy" and many other clever projects and patterns.Check out their websites, blogs and the our website for Three Clever Chicks. 

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Monday, September 9, 2013

I feel SUPER excited about creating things!!! I am heading out to Mid Way for Quilt Festival in October and then then I am off to the International Quilt Mart and Festival in Huston Texas. I will be with two talented ladies, check out there fun work at and Stop be and see me at three clever chicks, love to meet you. Feeling very blessed !!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Yummy warm oatmeal cookies with a maple syrup drizzle.
This will put a smile on after school kiddos.
Another bonus is makes you home SMELL AMAZING!!!
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter (Softened)
4 eggs
2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup of raisins (Only if your kiddos want them).
Preheat over to 350
Line parchment on cookie sheets
In mixer, cream sugar and butter.
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, soda, salt, oatmeal, and raisins.
Drop by large rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper.
Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.
Drizzle the tops with maple syrup icing.
To make drizzle:
2 cups powder (Confectioner) sugar
2 tablespoons softened butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon maple flavoring more if needed to taste
2 tablespoons orange juice add a little at a time till the icing drizzles off the end of a fork.
Drizzle on top of your yummy warm cookies.
I roll my cookies in granulated sugar before I press them and bake them.

Have a good time watching the smiles come over there faces after a day of school.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My daughters had their two babies a week and a half from each other and this is them playing.
We call this photo Tarzan and Jane. Such cuteness in the wild.

Fun in the Sun with a day at the Beach.

Day at the Beach !!!

Had a wonderful day with the family at the beach. Some of the grandchild had never been to the beach so it was fun seeing them run from the waves and catch crabs, and just play.
this is what makes life sooooo good!!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

 ( Focaccia Bread ) YUMMY!!! 

Made this for my family the other night and boy did they like it.
 I do have to say, I have a house full of boys and they like there Italy food.
Here is the recipe, let me know how your family likes it.

( Focaccia Bread )

Yields a 13 x 18-inch loaf;
5 cups unbleached bread flour
21/2 cups cold water
2 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar
2 tsp. table salt
1 packet instant yeast
10 Tabs. extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt or Kosher salt, for sprinkling.

I also pressed into the dough some feta cheese,
Sun dried tomatoes cut up,
caramelized onions chopped,
salami, Italian sausage,
fresh basil from my herb garden,
pitted olives, your chose what you like,

The day before baking: Combine the flour, water, sugar, salt, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Slowly mix until the ingredients form a ball around the paddle. Switch to the dough hook and mix on medium low for about 3 minutes.
Stop the machine to scrap the dough off the hook; let the dough rest about 5 minutes and then mix on medium low for another 3 minutes, until smooth. it will look like mozzarella and very sticky.Coat a bowl large enough to hold the dough when it doubles in size with olive oil.
Transfer the dough to the bowl and rotate the dough to coat it with oil.
Hold the bowl steady with one hand. Wet the other hand in water, grasp the dough and stretch it to nearly twice its size.Lay the stretched section back over the dough. Rotate the bowl a quarter turn and repeat this stretch-and-fold technique. Do this 2 more times so that you rotated the bowl a full 360 degrees and stretched and folded the dough four times. Drizzle 1 Tbs. of olive oil over the dough and flip it over. Wrap the bowl well with plastic and refrigerate it overnight.
Next day three hours before baking: Remove the dough from the bowl and place in your baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam.
stretch the dough to fit your baking dish, they the fun begins, dimple the entire dough surface, working from the center out. working your fingertips straight down to create hallows in the dough while gently pushing the dough down and out towards the edges of the pan. If you can not push the dough all the way to the edges set it aside and let it rest for about 20 minutes. After you have finished add another 2 Tbs. olive oil over the dough's surface and dimple again adding all the yummy tidbits. Cover the dough with oiled plastic wrap, and let rise till it is about 1 1/2   times is size.
Heat oven at 475. Just before baking sprinkle a few pinches of sea salt or kosher salt over the dough.
Put the ban in the oven and reduce the heat to 450. Check after 15 minutes and rotate. Check again in another 7 minutes the top should be golden brown.
Make your favorite marinara  for dipping or on  top.
Add a green salad and your family will all be around the table with smiles. Mine husband said this was the best dinner and so did my boys. One of them liked it so much he tried to hide left overs. (Funny).
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Supper heroes to the rescue!!! 
These were made for my grandsons. They had so much fun and so did I.

                                           I made our Bryce a sling that went over his shoulder. it has a zipper to hold his treasures for when we go on hikes and elastic sewn down the middle in the front to hold his cars and a water bottle, and a place for his flashlight. Every little boy loves his pockets for treasures.
(You have to love the supper hero Face)!!!


                                The other supper heroes have on their force shield vest that has a zipper pocket and elastic to hold what every a supper hero might need close at had. It also has a light on the chest and an arm band with a light to light the way in the dark, don't forget the cape to leap off of rocks.
( These supper heroes stand for truth and justices and lots of little boy fun!!!.)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

 Baby blanket made with some very soft minky and cute pink and brown dots.  Just add our sweet baby granddaughter and heaven is in your arms.

I took this picture of our son and grandson and just loved how it came out showing their big blue eyes.
I just used my little canon and I think it turned out nice. Such handsome boys.

This was my blessing dress that my Mother had made for me they we had our daughter blessed in it and now our daughter had our sweet baby granddaughter blessed in it. 
I LOVE all the hand work on this little dress. And nothing is better than a sweet baby sleeping in your arms. 

Do you have pictures of a outfit you had as a child, It would be fun if you would share. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This is the template for making the flower garden
Cake-Up display.
Take the template and enlarge the out side circle to 3”’, then take your exactor-knife and make slits on the middle 4 rectangles. Then place on the top of your Cake-up,  top with your cupcake. This will leave a cute boarder on the out side of you cupcake.
I would love to have you share your ideas.

Cake-up display for the CHA show.
(Flower garden)

                                                       This is so simple and fun to make.
The cute paper is from ADornit and I cut out 3in" circles and placed them on the Cake-Up, they place the cupcake ring on top. I place these in a clear acrylic base.

                                            This one was made for a princess, tutu and all.
                  Look at this cute ADornit paper. One of the fun things about the Cake-Ups is you can loop the tulle and ribbon in the open slots. easy to make a Tutus.  Then I placed that cute paper under an acrylic base.
You can find Cake-Ups at
and the cute paper at

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I got to make these fun Cupcake displays using Cake Up's and ADORNit paper .
ADORNit has so many cute papers and Fabric.
This one would be for the princess in your life.
You can find Cake Up's at
The paper is at

 This cute little cupcake has a little owl sitting on top (Owl always Love you.)
 ADORNit paper and Cake Up's.
 Will you be my Valentine? Such cute paper thanks to ADORNit.
 Every man big and small like things that go and something to eat.

 Spring is around the corner, smell the flowers or cupcakes.
 Every girl needs a new spring dress and a sweet bit to eat.
 A courage for her sweet spring dress.

I am here at the CHA show introducing Cake Up's the fun new way to dress Up your party.
 ADORNit paper makes this easy to do.   

                                                       Be fun to do a garden theme party.